MaineStay Youth & Family Services

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MaineStay Youth & Family Services is an award-winning department that has been serving the mental health needs of our community for nearly 50 years. Our mission is to support the growth of healthier families in the Maine Township community by providing affordable strength-based counseling and comprehensive programs focused on prevention and education. Since our founding in 1975, we have worked diligently to ensure that all Maine Township residents have access to treatment because lack of financial resources should not be a barrier to accessing mental health services. All our programs are either free or low-cost. We offer flexible payment options to accommodate your financial situation. Many of our programs, including counseling, are available only to those who live in Maine Township or attend a Maine Township school.

Full Program Schedule and Online Registration

Upcoming Programs

*NEW* Social Wellness Nights – May 28 | grades K-5 | $5
This program supports youth in socializing with peers, promotes positive mental health, and includes a pizza dinner and a variety of activities to help children connect, have fun, and learn important social skills.

*NEW* Seeds of Friendship: Fostering Healthy Relationships Among Girls – June 24 | 5-5:50 pm | 10 weeks | girls in grades 2-5 | free
This group incorporates activities and discussions that promote positive social interactions, empathy, communication skills, and conflict resolution. It provides a safe and supportive environment where girls feel comfortable expressing themselves and building meaningful connections with their peers.

*NEW* Quest Seekers: An Impulse Control Journey – July 22 | 6-7:15 pm | 4 weeks | grades 2-5 | free
Program participants embark on a quest-themed journey to understand impulses and develop self-control skills. By infusing creativity and adventure into each session, the program creates an engaging and empowering experience for youth to navigate the challenges of impulse control. This program will meet twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Summer Camp – June 10 & July 8 | 2 weeks | ages 8-13 | $50
This program provides a supportive and structured environment where children can improve their social skills while being exposed to new activities they may not otherwise be able to experience.

Pride Program – 1st and 3rd Thursdays | 6-7 pm | ages 13-17 | free
This program provides a safe environment for young people who identify as LGBTQ+, who are questioning their affectional orientation or gender identity, or who are allies.

Mentoring – every other Tuesday | 6-7:30 pm | ages 8-12 | free
Our award-winning Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program meets in a structured group setting and helps children enhance their social skills, confidence, and academic success.

MaineStay offers high-quality, compassionate counseling services for the whole family both in person and via telehealth. Our family therapists use a respectful, strength-based counseling approach designed to assist you in meeting your goals as quickly as possible. We work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Services are available at a reduced cost using a sliding fee scale.

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