Therapeutic Mentoring JRI Children’s Friend and Family Services

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Contact Information

JRI Children’s Friend and Family Services
Contact: Amy Ackroyd, Site Director
Email Address:
Phone: 978-744-7905

15 Union Street, Suite 200 Lawrence, MA 01840
Area Served: Northeast

Map Location Therapeutic Mentoring


With a lack of organized activities for youths in poor neighborhoods and the rise of single-parent families, the need for mentors and positive role models is greater than ever. Mentors help children learn to understand and communicate feelings, relate to others their own age and cultivate positive relationships with adults.

Children’s Friend offers structured, one-to-one, strengths-based support services for at-risk youth with an emphasis on daily living, social and communication skills. Our program utilizes a variety of interventions to help children reach their goals, including:

  • Enhanced interpersonal skills
  • Increased emotional control
  • Better problem solving skills
  • Improved communication with both peers and adults

Youth must be referred to the Therapeutic Mentoring program through Outpatient Mental Health Counseling, In-Home Therapy or Intensive Care Coordination to qualify.

JRI Children’s Friend and Family Services 5 - 8, 9 - 13, 14 - 18, 19 – 22 Lawrence Amy Ackroyd 978-744-7905 17446 Therapeutic Mentoring Counseling, Mental Health 3) Northeast Mental Health 15 Union Street, Suite 200 Site Director 01840 Behavior Disorder, Mental Illness Local Area Site Director LAWRENCE, METHUEN, ANDOVER, NORTH ANDOVER, HAVERHILL, LOWELL, TEWKSBURY

Service Types

  • Mental Health

Program Type

  • Counseling
  • Mental Health

Populations Served

  • Behavior Disorder
  • Mental Illness

Ages Served

  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22

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