Family Continuity is a privite, non-profit mental health and social services agency supporting Eastern and Central Massachusetts from hub offices in Peabody, Lawrence, Whitinsville, Worcester, Plymouth, and Hyannis for more than 30 years.
The agency was founded in 1985 to provide individuals with community-based resources that reduced the need for institutional care. As a pioneer of this movement, Family Continuity’s behavioral health services approach every relationship from a place of respect and the deeply held belief that we all hold the keys to our own personal success.
Our mission statement is to: “Support family success in every community by empowering people, enhancing their strengths, and creating solutions through partnerships to achieve hope, positive change and meaningful lives”.
Our 36 program portfolio provides a spectrum of emotional, developmental, and behavioral programs for children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and seniors. Our services encompass community and home-based services as well as outpatient clinics that provide evidence-based, best practice therapies for individuals and families. Our treatment philosophy begins with meeting an individual’s basic needs and creates a collaborative partnership between client and clinician.
In 2014, Family Continuity experienced an administration change which has brought about new growth and potential for our organization. Over the past two years, we have been expanding and growing our services to more fully achieve the above vision. Innovative programs such as our Integrated Care Service, that connects FCP clinicians with medical offices and schools, and our collaborative work with municipalities to create Jail Diversion Programs that respond to addiction with treatment rather than jail, are at the cutting edge of the way we approach mental health in our state.
As we look to the future, we are more excited than ever at the agency’s potential for significant impact in our community. Continued partnerships with community stakeholders, health officials, and policy makers, help us to achieve our goal of providing a true continuity of supportive care to individuals and families that can transform, not only our clients, but the community as a whole.
Family Continuity is proud to be a member of and supports important Human Services and Advocacy organizations such as:
- The Children’s League of Massachusetts
- The Commonwealth Alliance for Children and Families
- The Professional Advisory Committee to State Human Service Departments
- The Children’s Behavioral Health Task Force
- The Strengthening Families Coalition