Programs Overview

Family Services of the Merrimack Valley offers many programs to meet the diverse needs of our community. Some of our program offerings include:

  • Youth Development: Family Services is committed to helping 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 a positive relationships. Through mentoring, life skills training and leadership programs, Family Services ushers young people onto the path of success. In FY2018, Family Services served 1,008 young people through eight youth development programs.
  • Parent Education: Programs under this area provide individual and group support to parents, guardians 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. In FY2018, Family Services served 2,440 parents and guardians through seven programs.
  • Emotional Wellness: Most people, at one point in their lives experience trauma or struggle with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. For many, professional help is required. Family Services provides a wide array of prevention and treatment services with the goal of enabling all people to achieve emotional wellness for today, and hope for the future. In FY2018, Family Services helped 3,968 people through six emotional wellness programs.