Family Services of Merrimack Valley Inc.

The Lawrence Hub

“This grant award will allow the Lawrence Hub to formalize its policies and procedures; form an outreach team to intervene proactively with high-risk individuals and “hot spots”; provide professional development opportunities to Hub providers; and enhance data collection.”

CATEGORY: Community Change
LOCATION: Lawrence, MA
AMOUNT: $98,814 over One Year
YEAR AWARDED: 2019


Helping Students Deal with Mental Health Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis for too many young people. Even before the pandemic, depression, anxiety, and suicidality rates were sharply rising among teens in America. In 2019, rates of adolescents reporting a major depressive episode were up 60 percent from about ten years prior.[1] Articles appear in the media … Continued