Children’s Friend and Family Services Lynn Site Launches Parent Café

Children’s Friend and Family Services (Children’s Friend) Lynn site will be launching a Parent Café this month. Parent Café is an opportunity for parents involved with Children’s Friend to meet other parents and partake in topic discussions about real issues happening every day.  “It’s a time to enjoy a free dinner, support one another, and […] Read more »

Hope Continues to Blossom at Children’s Friend and Family Services

A lovely Community Garden continues to blossom at the offices of Children’s Friend and Family Services on Commercial Street in Gloucester.  Thanks to the generosity of Black Earth Compost, eight mentors and twelve mentees from Children’s Friend and Family Services’ Therapeutic Mentoring Program a lovely community garden is blooming. The garden is outfitted with recycled materials. This year the […] Read more »

Children’s Friend and Family Services Honors Mental Health Awareness Day

Children’s Friend and Family Services (Children’s Friend) recently honored the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day by galvanizing supporters at an event at the Danversport Yacht Club.  Joining President and CEO Carla M. Saccone and the Children’s Friend board of directors to mark the tenth anniversary were Senator […] Read more »

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 »

Children’s Friend and Family Services Joins More than 1,100 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Celebrations Across the Country

Salem, MA — Children’s Friend and Family Services will join more than 1,100 communities across the country in celebrating the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day to highlight the importance of positive mental health from birth. Thursday, May 7th  marks the tenth anniversary of National Children’s Mental […] 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 »