Family & Community Resource Center

About the Family & Community Resource Center

Family Services of the Merrimack Valley has partnered with the Department of Children and Families to provide the Family & Community Resource Center to help families raise children in healthy, stable homes. All services are free and open to all families in Essex County.

The Family & Community Resource Center is located at One Union Street in Lawrence (located behind the Essex Art Center, adjacent to Union Crossing.  Please Note:  Use 60 Island St. on GPS to locate our entrance).

Services Include:

  • Assessment and family support planning.
  • Peer-to-peer support groups for youth, grandparents raising grandchildren, and “Parents Helping Parents”.
  • Life skills workshops for youth, parents and families, such as bullying prevention, financial literacy and behavior management.
  • Cultural, social, recreational, and community service activities, including holiday gatherings, bingo nights, and National Night Out.
  • Information and referral services.
  • English as a Second Language classes.

Contact Us:  

Lisette Cid, Director
[email protected]
978.975.8800 x 102

To make a referral or receive more information, please complete the form below.