Family ACCESS (formerly The Newton Community Service Center) strengthens families and the community in Newton, Waltham and surrounding areas by providing programs that support healthy child development, enable parents to balance work and family life, promote effective parenting and encourage volunteerism. The agency actively engages a racially, economically and culturally diverse population.
Since 1907, Family ACCESS has served the diverse needs of children and families from Newton, Waltham, and surrounding communities with educational programs and a network of support services.
Our four distinct, well-integrated program areas include:
Early educational and child care
Family counseling, education and support
Child abuse prevention
Volunteer service opportunities for adults 55+
We have developed an ability to foster the type of nurturing parent/child and teacher/student relationships that enhance childhood development. For more than twenty years, we have also conducted educational programs that focus on children's personal safety. Through our SOAR 55 program, we engage and train older adults to provide our community with valuable volunteer services.
Family ACCESS programs, led by passionate prfessionals produce these outcomes;
Stronger family attachments
Increased early literacy and improved language skills
Improved parenting skills for new and young parents