111 NORTH COMMON STREET, LYNN MA 01902 (781) 598-5517
95 FOURTH STREET, CHELSEA MA 02150 (617) 409-9360

Our Mission

Our 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.


Home is where the heart is, and that means family. Here at Family & Children’s Service, we believe in strengthening and supporting families through education, empowerment and connection with community resources. We offer multiple programs under two main categories of service:

1. Parenting Education and Family Support

Center- based Services

Parenting classes and support groups in Spanish, English and Khmer. Offering The Incredible Years curriculum for mothers and fathers with children ages 0-8.

Home Visiting Services

Assistance for pregnant and parenting mothers and fathers in their homes, including adolescents.

2. Youth Services

Asset-building programs for at-risk and proven-risk youth, as well as health education that promotes prevention practices targeting STD/HIV and unintended pregnancies. TEEN SCENE after-school drop-in center at Lynn location.


Family & Children’s Service is a community-based nonprofit organization that has been operating for 132 years. In 2017, our programs impacted the lives of more than 5,000 people, including direct services to approximately 3,500 low-income, primarily immigrant families, individuals and children. F&CS delivers a unique array of services to the Chelsea, Charlestown, East Boston, Lynn, Revere, and Winthrop area.

Our programs reach across demographic and gender lines through our multi-lingual, multi-cultural programs for parents and their children, and our youth initiatives like Project Advance for young men whose lives have already been scarred by violence.

These people rely on our services to help them maneuver an often unfamiliar and unfriendly environment.

And we rely on the generosity of people like you to keep our services robust. Please contribute today.


Thank you for your support!

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