The Lawrence/Methuen Community Coalition has been helping families, improving neighborhoods, and creating community in the City of Lawrence and surrounding municipalities, since 1995.

Community Connections in Lawrence and Methuen

Youth & Family Initiative - PATCH

Who We Are

LMCC’s Family & Youth Initiative (FYI) (also called the PATCH Program) is dedicated to serving children and their families with a range of programs and services. Located at 130 Parker Street in Lawrence, FYI is accessible to all community members in need of services.

Families are also encouraged to walk in and visit our center, learn about what services are available, and get help accessing programs and services. We also encourage families to take our monthly calendar of events because we have a range of fun, interactive, family-based activities held every month!
We Can Assist You & Your Family With:
  • Food bags – Neighbors in Need Food Pantry every Wednesday morning
  • Clothing, coats, backpacks, furniture and/or household items
  • Support for students and parents with Lawrence Public Schools
  • Workshops/training for parents
  • Bingo Nights for the family
  • Neighborhood Association Meetings
  • Northeast ARC (Autism Resource Center) Parent Support Group
  • Service Provider Network Forums
  • ESOL Classes for adults (morning and evening groups)
  • Parent Leadership Development Program
  • Parents support group
  • Other fun activities for the entire family