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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

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Twitter: @CLASSIncMA

Successful Transition and Responsive Support

STARS is a fully funded day habilitation program at CLASS serving young adults with autism. Adults with autism receive support to encourage personal growth in their areas of choice. They become more engaged in identified areas of interest through a holistic and strengths-based approach. Through specialized, person-centered, and evidence-based services, CLASS assists individuals to meet their goals. Individuals are supported through funding from the Department of Developmental Services.

 

For more information, please contact:

John Byrne, Director of Quality and Program Supports

[email protected]

978-975-8587, ext. 1220

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

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

Twitter: @Mass_DYS

Youth Empowerment Programming

Our Elevated Thought youth programming encourages students to examine societal issues, specifically the ones they see in and around their community, and pushes them to explore new ideas and creative solutions to social issues through discussion and debate, poetry, and various visual art mediums. History, philosophy, critical thinking, collaboration, public outreach, and organizing are all elements of the program. We believe that exposure and access to this type of learning can empower our students to lead and organize for systematic equality in education, their cities, and beyond. Limited seats available.

 

For more information, please contact:

Amaryllis Lopez, Executive Assistant

[email protected]

978-420-7920

www.elevatedthought.org

Facebook: Elevated Thought

Instagram:@Elevated_Thought

Lawrence Youth Council

The Lawrence Youth Council (LYC) was created under the City of Lawrence Mayor’s Health Task Force (MHTF) with awareness-raising and activism as some of its core elements, carried out through the lens of social justice and health equity, in line with the MHTF. LYC members are charged with representing youth in the city of Lawrence, creating opportunities to give youth a voice, advocating for issues important to youth, and organizing and developing youth-related projects, programs, events and activities. Through a contract with the city, Elevated Thought has coordinated the LYC for the past three years.

 
For more information, please contact:

Marquis Victor, Executive Director/LYC Coordinator

[email protected]

978-420-7920

www.elevatedthought.org

Facebook: Elevated Thought

Instagram:@Elevated_Thought

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