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Adult Family Care

CLASS's Adult Family Care program supports caregivers, both family and nonbiological matches, who wish to provide for elders and adults with disabilities in their home setting. Care managers tailor the program to meet each family's needs. Qualified caregivers receive a tax-exempt monthly stipend through MassHealth based on the level of care the individual requires.

 

For more information, please contact:

Ana De La Cruz, Manager

[email protected]

978-975-8557, ext. 1273

www.CLASSinc.org

Facebook: CLASS

Twitter: @CLASSIncMA

Department of Youth Services

At DYS, we strive to promote positive change in the youth committed to our care and custody by engaging in partnerships with communities, families, and government and provider agencies. By working in close collaboration with these entities, we can continue to provide rehabilitative services to youth and help make communities better and safer places to live. Visit our website to learn more about our services.

 

For more information, please contact:

Fermin Peralta, Acting District Manager

[email protected]

978-651-2350

www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-youth-services

Twitter: @Mass_DYS
 

Success Mentors

Family Services of the Merrimack Valley is pleased to be the lead organization for the "Massachusetts Success Mentors Collaborative". The collaborative is a partnership between Family Services, Mass Mentoring Partnership, Springfield School Volunteers and Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holyoke. These organizations have come together to implement the evidence-based "Success Mentors model" which identifies students at risk of becoming chronically absent and connects them with a school-based mentor. Ultimately, our goal is to increase attendance and school engagement. The Success Mentors program in Lawrence, Massachusetts will serve 100 students during the 2018-2019 school year at the Lawrence High School and the Arlington Middle School.

 

For more information, please contact:

Michelle Martinez, Success Mentors Coordinator

978-327-6688

[email protected]

 

Family & Community Resource Center

We assist families and offer supportive services by providing educational programs, early childhood services, information, referrals, and advocacy for youth and parents. We also have cultural events and other opportunities for families and expecting moms. Serving children from 0-18 years of age. We offer free services for all families in Essex County and we welcome walk-ins.

 

For more information, please contact:

Maggie De Los Santos, Senior Family Partner

[email protected]

978-975-8800

www.fsmv.org/parenting/fcrc/

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Teen Parenting Program (TPP)

The Teen Parenting Program (TPP) is designed to support support up to eight teen mothers and 16 children in apartment-style settings. This program is for pregnant or parenting teens typically between the ages 17 through 21 and their children.TPP enables young mothers to continue their education and provides them with training in parenting skills, economic empowerment, education and career planning. To learn more about TPP, please click here.

 

For more information, please contact:

Karina Fontanze

[email protected]

978-682-3039

www.ywcanema.org

Facebook: YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts

Counseling Services

We offer free and confidential counseling services to survivors of sexual assault and/or domestic violence. We work with children, youth, adults and their loved ones by providing crisis intervention and psychoeducational sessions. We also offer a 24 hour hotline, support groups, accompaniment to the hospital, police stations and/or court. Additionally we impart educational trainings/workshops and make referrals.

 

For more information, please contact:

Mariel Batista, Director of Community Services

[email protected]

978-682-3039

www.ywcanema.org

Facebook: YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts