Family Services of the Merrimack Valley offers many programs to meet the diverse needs of our community. Over 20 programs are offered in four core areas of service:
- 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. Last year, 1,270 young people (aged birth-18) were served through nine youth development programs.
- Parent Education programs provide individual and group support to parents and caregivers to help them raise children in healthy, happy homes. Grounded in evidence-based practices, parent education services help parents understand child and adolescent development, gain skills for responding to challenging behaviors, and offer opportunities to nurture and care for all family members. Last year, the organization served 3,401 parents through seven programs.
- 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. Family Services helped 2,121 people through six emotional wellness programs over the past year.
Click here for an up to date directory on current programs with contact information.