June, 2017

Bella’s Story

Posted in Donations, Events, Mentoring on June 27th, 2017 with No Comments

For those not able to join us at our annual gala on May 12, 2017, we wanted to share one of the evening’s highlights with you.  Our guest speaker, an accomplished young woman named Bella, shared her story about how Family Services helped her overcome significant disadvantages, stay focused on school, and be prepared for personal and career success.

We are pleased to share Bella’s speech with you, and offer you an opportunity to make a contribution to Family Services in her honor, so that we can help other young people reach their full potential.

“I am here to tell you a little about myself, and how Family Services’ Stand & Deliver and Big Friends Little Friends programs have motivated me and inspired me to be a better version of myself. I come from a background of generational poverty. All my family has ever known how to be is poor. […]

6/29/2017 Fathers & Family Network Meeting

Posted in Community, Events, Fatherhood on June 21st, 2017 with No Comments

The end of the year Fathers and Family Network Meeting will be Thursday, June 29, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Family Services’ “Family and Community Resource Center” located at 530 Broadway St. Lawrence.

This meeting will focus on networking where you will be able to join community partners and have the opportunity to share and highlight your program services.  Please feel free to share this FFN Meeting Flyer with your colleagues.  As always a delicious lunch will be provided.  All are welcome!


June 2017 – Mentee of the Month

Posted in Mentoring on June 12th, 2017 with No Comments

Help us find a mentor for Elaine!  Elaine is a sweet, polite 9-year-old budding artist who dreams of going to museums and seeing great works of art. She also loves animals and hopes to have pets of her own someday. Recently, Elaine and her family lost their home to a fire but Elaine has maintained good grades and stays positive about life.

If you are interested in making a difference by being a mentor to Elaine or another child in Big Friends Little Friends mentoring program, please email Karen at ksheehan@fsmv.org or call 978.387.9705.