What We Do
Family Services of the Merrimack Valley offers many programs to meet the diverse needs of our community. Over 20 programs are offered in three core areas of service: youth development, parent education, and emotional wellness. Click here for an up to date directory on current programs with contact information.
Youth Development programs help young people navigate the difficult stage of adolescence by recognizing and building on their strengths. Key to this approach is providing young people with opportunities to discover their strengths and create positive relationships. Through mentoring, life skills training, pregnancy prevention and child advocacy programs, Family Services ushers children and youth onto the path of success.
Grounded in evidence-based practices, parent education services help parents understand child and adolescent development, gain skills for responding to parenting challenges, and offer opportunities to nurture and care for all family members. Parent education programs include one-on-one support as well as group education and peer support.
Mental health and emotional wellness programs assist people who have experienced trauma or are struggling with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues, and require professional help. Family Services provides a wide array of prevention and treatment services, from a state-licensed mental health clinic to suicide prevention helpline, that enable people to achieve emotional wellness for today, and hope for the future.