Children’s Friend and Family Services Awarded Grant from 2015 Harvard Pilgrim Healthy Food Fund for Therapeutic Mentoring Garden Project

Just in time for spring Children’s Friend and Family Services has been awarded a grant from the Harvard Pilgrim Healthy Food Fund for its Therapeutic Mentoring Garden Project. The Therapeutic Mentoring Garden Project aims to build upon smaller gardens planted in the past and to incorporate healthy vegetables that will be available to youth and families.  […] Read more »

Kerry Smith Joins Children’s Friend and Family Services as Human Resources Director

Kerry Smith, SPHR has joined Children’s Friend and Family Services (Children’s Friend) as the Human Resources Director. She brings twenty years of progressive Human Resources Generalist experience in various size manufacturing companies and nonprofit organizations to her new post. Smith spent eleven years as Director of Human Resources at the Trustees of Reservations, a statewide environmental […] Read more »

Children’s Friend and Family Services Youth Mentoring Program Receives Grant from Merrimack Valley General Fund at the Essex County Community Foundation

Children’s Friend and Family Services (Children’s Friend) Volunteer Youth Mentoring Program has been granted $2,000 by the  Merrimack Valley General Fund at the Essex County Community Foundation. This grant resources will target match support of program operations to help grow the Lawrence area volunteer mentoring matches. In 2014, 15-year old North Shore Children’s Friend Volunteer […] Read more »

Children’s Friend and Family Services Marks National Mentoring Month with Outreach to Recruit New Mentors

January marks the 14th Annual National Mentoring Month and Children’s Friend and Family Services is participating in this campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring opportunities to connect more of our community’s young people with caring adults by recruiting new mentors. “There is a powerful mentoring effect demonstrated by research and the experiences of young people […] Read more »

NSUW Features a Children’s Friend Success Story

The North Shore United Way features a success story from our Youth Mentoring Program: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs194/1101748679611/archive/1118864762799.html. If you’re interested in making a difference in a young one’s life, or know someone who would benefit from having a mentor, call Samantha Alves at 978-219-1528. Read more »

Children’s Friend and Family Services Receives 3-Year Grant from Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation for Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative

Children’s Friend and Family Services has been awarded a 3-year grant from the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation for its Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative. Goals of the project include Early Screening and Referral, Parent Education and Support and Behavioral Health Navigation. “We are so grateful to the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation […] Read more »