Children's Friend and Family Services

Children's Friend offers therapeutic treatment of children and families experiencing stress, behavioral challenges, or other mental health concerns. In addition to our general services, we specialize in treatment of the effects of trauma in children and adults; and we also have special training in treatment of early childhood behavioral challenges (tantrums and the like!). Many of our staff are trained and accredited in Triple P (the positive parenting program) or TFCBT (trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy). All of our staff are trained in ARC (attachement, regulation and competency).

Organization Name: 
Primary Contact Person: 
Christin Brown- Cape Ann and Salem Area Director
Physical Address: 
Children's Friend and Family Services
110 Boston Street
01970 Salem , MA
Languages Spoken: 
Key Programs Offered: 

Outpatient Therapy (all ages) *

In Home Therapy (family intervention based on a child under 21)*

Therapeutic Mentoring (skills-based one-on-one community based service sometimes added in conjunction with therapy)*

*Most forms of Mass Health accepted. Blue Cross/Blue Shield also accepted for Outpatient therapy. Some additional services may be available through alternative grants that we have. Please call for more information

Call the office and select intake option to give your information and request services. If you would like more information on any of our services before signing up; our administrative assistants can help you; or they can put you in touch with a supervisor or director who can help you determine the best type of care for yourself or your child.

Hours of Operation: 
Call or come in 8:30am- 5pm to reach the front desk. Pre scheduled office visits are generally available: Mondays 8:30am-6pm Tuesdays 8:30am-8pm Wednesdays 8:30 am- 8pm Thursdays 8:30am-7pm Fridays 8:30am-5pm we are closed most holidays.
Special Needs Accommodations: 
the office is wheelchair accessible; we can also do outreach to homes, schools or community settings when needed and indicated
Community Meeting Space Available: 
Additional Information: 
Children's Friend has been proud to serve the North Shore area for 180 years. One year ago we joined the Justice Resource Institute ( and are happy to be part of their wide array of services across Massachusetts. In addition to our Salem office, CFFS has locations in Lynn, Lawrence, Lowell and Gloucester. We are the local Community Service Agency for Lynn and Lawrence.