Saugus Resources

Saugus has a rich and diverse community of learners. There are many wonderful programs and resources available to the Saugus community.

Screening young children is an effective, efficient way for professionals to check a child’s development, help parents celebrate their child’s milestones and know what to look for next, and determine whether follow-up steps are needed. It’s also an essential first step toward identifying children with delays or disorders in the critical early years, before they start school.

COVID-19 is putting incredible pressure on families. Many families are worried about their child’s mental health, but they aren’t sure where to turn or how to get started. HandholdMA.org, a new family friendly website, can help.

The website, created by a team of mental health and child development experts in partnership with parents who have “been there,” was designed for parents of school-aged children in Massachusetts. 

 

It’s so hard for parents to tell the difference between when their kid is just having a bad day, or when their #child might be struggling with a more serious challenge to their #mentalhealth. Hear parents like you share their experiences: https://youtu.be/4fp9y6PypBU

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HandholdMA.org

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North East ARC Early Intervention

Early Intervention is an integrated developmental service available to families of children from birth to age three consisting of home visits, center-based visits, assessments, parent-child groups, parent support groups, service coordination, referral and transition assistance. Services are provided by a team of professionals representing a variety of disciplines, such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, social workers and developmental specialists.
Early Intervention (EI) services are for: (a) children with identified disabilities like Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, and Autism; (b) those with developmental delays, as in walking or speaking; or (c) those at risk for delays in development due to risk factors related to birth and/or environmental circumstances.

For a referral: http://earlyintervention.ne-arc.org/

 

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Behavioral and Health Support Services

M.S.P.C.C. Behavioral Health Support Services

49 South Union Street

Lawrence, MA 08143

Attn: BHSS Intake

Call (978)682-9222

Fax (978) 681-9508

Supporting and Promoting the social emotion developoment and social readiness of young children in North Eastern Massachusetts.

 

Eliot Human Services

20 Wheeler Street

Lynn, MA 01902

Mental Health Center: (781)596-9240

Emergency and Crisis Evaluation 1(800)988-1111

 

First Signs, Inc.

Dedicated to educating parents and pediatric professionals about the early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders; provides tools, training and resources to those helping young children to stay on a healthy developmental path.

email: info@firstsigns.org

website: firstsigns.org

 

 

 

 

Family Resources

Child Protective Services

(978)686-9222

 

Family Forward Resource Center

(339)883-2401

103 Johnson St.

Lynn, MA 01902 

https://centerboard.org/family-services 

Career, education, family support, LGBTQ, peer support, substance abuse

Family Ties of Massachusetts

(1-800-905-TIES or 8437)

Family TIES of Massachusetts provides information and referral services, emotional support and trainings to parents of 

children with special needs. Family Ties of Massachusetts is a project of the Federation for Children with Special Needs, funded by and in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition, Division for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs

HAWC (Help for Abused Women and their Children

Hotline:(978)744-6841 , office: (978)744-8552

27 Congress St. Salem

Services for victims of domestic violence, 24-hr hotline, emergency shelter, and court advocacy.

WIC Women Infants and Children

(781)599-7290

23 Central Avenue

Lynn, MA 01901

Education and Supplemental Food program