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.
GIRLS INC. In partnership with schools and at Girls Inc. centers, we focus on the development of the whole girl. She learns to value herself, take risks, and discover and develop her inherent strengths. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Informed by girls and their families, we also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities and rights for all girls.
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.
TEEN SCENE's mission is to strengthen the life skills of families, children, and individuals of all ages. This is accomplished through a range of programs offered directly or in collaboration with other organizations in our community. Further, their goals are to: supplement the educational offerings available to preschool children; reduce familial stress through the provision of parent education and support; support and facilitate the achievement of youth; promote diversity and foster inclusion in our community; and ensure safety and well-being of vulnerable populations.
THE HAVEN PROJECT was created to fill a gap in services for homeless young adults in the city of Lynn and surrounding areas, a population that had previously been underserved. It is well known as a key advocate and provider of services on the North Shore. It continues to grow in the number of clients assisted as programs are expanding to meet the growing and complex needs of the homeless young adult population.
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 of Boston of any of the METCO school systems.
CHILDREN'S FRIEND AND FAMILY SERVICES offer 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.
OPEN DOOR IMMIGRATION SERVICES MA developed as a ministry of Highrock North Shore and seeks to love our immigrant neighbors through the provision of affordable legal services, which are not always readily or affordably available to those moving here from other parts of the world.
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.