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31 Heath Street, Boston MA 02130 617-523-6400

For More Information Contact:
Center for Behavioral Health: 617.523.6400

Family Based and Youth Services: 617.523.6400

Family Independence Teen Living Program: 617.541.0944, or 617.427.9966

About Us

We are innovative, pro-active, strategic and disciplined. And we’re making an impact.

Since 1835, Family Service of Greater Boston has focused on improving the lives of children, youth and their families.

Family Formation
We ensure healthy cognitive, physical and social-emotional development in children by supporting strong families and teaching parents how to be effectively engaged.

Family Wellness
We enhance wholesome relationships by equipping families with the skills to resolve conflicts and improve communication.

Family Coping Skills
We help decrease violence, abuse or destructive behaviors in families by addressing the pressures that lead to such actions. To this end, we focus on healthy child development, youth risk reduction and leadership development, successful parenting skills and effective behavioral health management. These programmatic themes are reflected by leading Family Service initiatives that, taken together, promote overall family well-being and healthier, thriving communities.

Principal among these:

Strong Start is an early intervention/prevention program that promotes healthy social-emotional development in at-risk, disadvantaged children who bring the effects of emotional, psychological and physical trauma into early education settings. YouthAim! focuses on vulnerable teens at a critical, formative life stage by providing them skills necessary to make good decisions and protect themselves from harmful behavior. Helping Fathers be Fathers is a life and parenting skills development program promoting responsible fatherhood among multi-challenged, urban males.

Family Service is an affiliate of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimac Valley and is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Families (COA). Our clinical services are licensed and approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Office of Early Education and Care.

Hours of Operation
Family Service offices are open daily, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Behavioral health appointments are available until 8:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

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