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Child & Family Services, Inc.'s mission is to heal and

strengthen the lives of children and families.  

Programs Offered: 


Caring Network (CN)

Provides weekly free  psycho-educational groups to children

between the ages of 4-14 who have witnessed or experienced 

violence in their home, school, and community.

Community Service Agency (CSA)
Designed to help families coordinate the care for children

and adolescents (up to 21 years of age) who are at risk of



Empowering Families for Success (EFS) 

Works with families and youth (birth to 22) with acute mental health needs approved for DMH (Department of Mental Health) flexible support services and provides in-home outreach clinical services in the Greater New Bedford and Greater Fall River areas.

In-Home Therapy (IHT)
Provides a structured, strength-based therapeutic relationship with a team approach to work in the home with children/youth (up to 21 years of age) and their family members to promote healthier functioning within the family.


Therapeutic Mentoring (TM)
Offers structured one-to-one, strength-based support

services to youth (under the age of 21) for the purpose

of addressing daily living, social, and communication needs.

School Based Counseling Services
Services are provided in school, a setting that is both familiar

and comfortable for students, as part of their regular school


Adult Community Crisis Stabilization (ACCS)

Provides an alternative to inpatient hospitalization for

adults (18+) in need of short-term, overnight crisis care with

home-like, friendly, and comfortable environments offering

a feeling of community while maintaining a safe and secure setting.

Youth Community Crisis Stabilization (YCCS) 

Is an alternative to inpatient hospitalization for youth (18 & under) in need of short-term, overnight crisis care with home-like, friendly, and comfortable environments offering a feeling of community while maintaining a safe and staff secure setting.

Mobile Crisis Intervention (MCI)
Services are offered in the homes, schools, and other

community based settings for children and adults. 

Evaluations conducted with MassHealth youth (up to 20

years of age) involve clinical intervention and support

which can last up to seven days based on the needs of

the youth and family. MCI works collaboratively with existing

Children's Behavioral Health Initiative.

Young Adult Access Center/Beyond House (YAAC) 

Provides a youth driven safe space for transitional aged youth

from 16-21yrs of age up until their 22nd birthday. Provides

opportunities for social connectedness, peer support, referrals

for clinical services, with training opportunities in life skills,

employment/educational supports, housing, & engagement in creative arts.

ASPIRE (Achieve Success Promote Individual Resilience and Excellence)

This is a free, supportive resource available to any student enrolled at Keith, Normandin, or Roosevelt Middle School with a focus on high-risk youth . The goal of our program is to help students build skills that enable them to be successful in school and the community.

Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC)  

Entry point for timely, high-quality and evidence-based treatment for mental health conditions and substance use disorders, including routine appointments, urgent visits, and 24/7 community-based crisis intervention as an alternative to hospital emergency departments

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CEO: Wendy Botelho

Address: 3057 Acushnet Ave.

Phone Number: (508) 742-1040

Email Address:

Hours of Operation: Varies from site to site and programs. Office hours at 3057 Acushnet Ave. Administration are 7:30am-5pm.

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