Family Services of Merrimack Valley Inc.

Catchafire Pilot

“The Foundation invited ten organizations from across our four focus areas and funding catchment area to participate in a pilot of an online capacity building platform, Catchafire. This platform matches nonprofit organizations to skilled professionals interested in volunteering their time to help with capacity building needs. This cohort of organizations will help to inform the Foundation on the usefulness and applicability of Catchafire in meeting their capacity building needs.”

CATEGORY: Strengthening Partner Capacity
LOCATION: Lawrence, MA
AMOUNT: $2,000
YEAR AWARDED: 2018
WEBSITE: www.familyserviceinc.com


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