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Centerboard is a community based organization that supports families and young people through housing, access to employment and education, and financial empowerment. They work with parents and teens to achieve independence by providing trauma informed care and case management.  


The Department of Children and Families works diligently to build a strong system for protecting children and families across the Commonwealth.  Lynn DCF works with a diverse population of families and children in the Lynn area.  DCF's adolescents are in foster care and are at a crossroad in their young lives.   


Lynn Community Health Center School Based Program at Ford Elementary (LCHC Ford Elementary) collaborates with the Lynn Public School System to provide primary, mental, and behavioral health services in the schools. Our program increases access to care through individual and family therapy, parent training, and education for students and families with needs surrounding trauma and abuse, self esteem, stress, depression, grief and loss, anxiety, as well as anger and behavioral issues. Ford Elementary is one of the 12 schools collaborating with LCHC to provide these services. With roughly 500 students, Ford has an incredibly diverse landscape with many of our students being first generation Americans. Many of our families come from underserved and impoverished backgrounds and are dealing with significant economic struggles. We work closely with these families and get to know their struggles very well; helping all physical, mental, emotional, and community needs as possible. Around here they just call it the Ford Family.




The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) program, is a voluntary school desegregation program funded by a grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Participating students arrive by bus daily, from Boston and Springfield.  This year, Marblehead has 80 students participating in the program spanning in age from 1st to 12th grade.  Marblehead has been a METCO community since 1967 and is the furthest out from Boston of any of the METCO school systems.


The Lynch / van Otterloo YMCA after school program is a fun, educational program that helps children develop self confidence, interpersonal relationships, positive values, academic achievement and builds a sense of community.




Children’s Friend and Family Services offers a comprehensive Teen Parenting program at Salem High School, designed to give at-risk teen parents the support they need to be nurturing, effective parents – all while completing their high school education.


​​Lifebridge’s mission is to end the crisis of homelessness. Research shows that two factors are responsible for the problem of homelessness: a lack of affordable housing and the persistence of poverty in our community. Lifebridge believes the way to solve this crisis, one person at a time, is to provide housing with supportive services, to encourage personal and income development, and stability in physical and mental health.


Salem Academy Charter School is a small public 6-12 school designed to educate the city of Salem's diverse student population.  Through a unique integration of college predatory classes with service to the community, the school's goal is to graduate informed, articulate and proactive individuals of strong character. 


Salem Public Schools




Swampscott Social Services