Communities of Care
On July 1, 2012, the Communities of Care Youth and Family Center in Fitchburg, MA transitioned to become a Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) funded Family Resource Center, under the direction of North Central MA Community Connections Coalition and the Montachusett Opportunity Council. This transition allowed for a seamless continuation of most services offerred by the Center, upon completion of SAMHSA and State grant funding to Communities of Care that had supported it previously.
The Family Resource Center will continue to provide supports for adolescents with social and mental health challenges and their families, focusing on center and school-based group programming. This programming will complement new programming targeted toward younger children and their families. The Fitchburg Family Resource Center will be a model for other DCF funded Family Resource Centers throughout the Commonwealth for supports and services specific to older youth and their families.
Communities of Care is delighted that its grant-funded program has been sustained! The phone number for the new Family Resource Center is 978-829-0163.