Children’s Friend and Family Services Therapeutic Mentoring- Gloucester Justice Resource Institute

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Contact Information

Justice Resource Institute
Contact: Crystal Contrino, LMHC, Site Director
Phone: 978-283-7198

33 Commercial Street Gloucester, MA 01930
Area Served: Northeast

Map Location Children’s Friend and Family Services Therapeutic Mentoring- Gloucester


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.

Service Types

  • Mental Health

Program Type

  • Counseling
  • Mental Health

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22

Additional Information

  • Fees: MassHealth, Private Insurance