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Evelyn Fennell
Director, MaineStay
MaineStay Youth & Family Services

The mission of MaineStay Youth & Family Services 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. We have been serving residents since 1975. Many of our programs are focused on helping kids channel their energy into healthy activities that will build self-esteem, increase social competence, help them avoid getting into trouble, and encourage their development as responsible members of the community. MaineStay can assist adults with the important responsibility of effective parenting and provide guidance on how to be more successful in their lives and relationships. We offer an income-sensitive sliding fee scale to residents of Maine Township and no one will be turned away due to inability to pay.
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Counseling Services
MaineStay offers strength-based counseling services in English and Spanish to families, couples, individuals, and children at a reduced cost using a sliding scale based on ability to pay. Our therapists are trained to help with a wide range of concerns including communication problems, marital conflict, depression, anxiety, peer pressure, and behavioral issues. Learn more...

Anxiety Coping Skills Group *NEW*
This research-supported treatment group helps children learn effective ways to deal with anxiety and stress. Learn more...

Bullying Support Group *NEW*
This group teaches middle school students the skills needed to respond effectively to bullying and also provides ways for other students concerned about bullying to learn how to get involved and make a difference. Learn more...

Future Leaders Program *NEW*
Our Future Leaders program provides the opportunity for high school students to serve as positive role models to younger students through a peer mentoring relationship. Learn more...

Life Skills Group *NEW*
This program is designed to teach high school students important life skills necessary for success in today's world. Learn more...

Parenting the Love and Logic Way Parenting Class
This six-week parenting class uses a blend of video and discussion to help parents learn fun and practical ways to parent with more energy and less stress. Learn more...

Secrets of Relationship Success Couples Workshop
Join us for a six-week journey to discover what it takes to make a relationship work. In this practical, information-packed course using a blend of seminar, video, and discussion, you'll learn how to strengthen and be more successful in your relationship. Learn more...

Adolescent Anger Management Group
This eight-week group helps adolescents recognize what makes them angry and teaches them skills to use to handle difficult situations with more success. Learn more...

Youth Mentoring Program
This program pairs youth ages 8-13 with an adult mentor in a structured environment to provide personal attention and a positive influence. Learn more...

Community Education
MaineStay hosts several single-evening seminars throughout the year on topics related to youth and families. This is a great opportunity to stay informed about the latest issues and trends facing families today. Learn more...

Art in the Town
Art in the Town is a free after school creative art program, co-sponsored by the Brickton Art Center, for qualified children ages 8-14. Youth explore various art mediums such as acrylics, clay, collage, and painting. Learn more...

E.A.R.N. (Encourage Adolescent Responsibility Now)
MaineStay believes one of the best ways to foster responsibility and independence among our youth is to provide opportunities to earn money. E.A.R.N. matches youth ages 14-19 with township residents requesting yard care, cleaning, moving, snow removal, painting, computer help, childcare, and shopping. Learn more...

FISH (Friends Indeed Serve & Help)
FISH has been providing residents with transportation to medical facilities in and near Maine Township since 1971. FISH was created by a group of Maine Township residents who wanted to help their neighbors and has provided thousands of rides during the program's nearly 40 years of service. Learn more...

Adventure Maine Township Summer Camp
This camp provides qualified children ages 8-13 with an opportunity to experience a two-week day camp filled with many educational, cultural, and fun-filled outings such as amusement parks, baking classes, professional theater, zoo, miniature golf, fishing, beach party, museums, swimming, and much more. Learn more...

Reilly-Bialczak Scholarship Fund
The Maine Township Reilly-Bialczak Scholarship Fund was initiated to provide an opportunity for the children of qualified residents to participate in organized recreational programs. Learn more...

MaineTRAC (Maine Township Restitution for Adolescent Change)
MaineTRAC is a juvenile restitution program for youth ages of 12-17 who have admitted to minor, non-violent offenses. This program aims to reduce juvenile delinquency by keeping first-time offenders out of the juvenile justice system and by requiring those offenders to increase personal responsibility by providing restitution for their offense. Learn more...

Peer Jury
This alternative justice program for juveniles allows first-time offenders to bypass the court system and instead be sentenced to community service by a jury of their peers. Learn more...

Teen Center
The TLC Teen Center is a partnership between Maine Township and the TLC (Total Learning Community) program. The TLC Teen Center is available for all youth in Maine Township in 5th-8th grades and provides many activities including indoor and outdoor sports, basketball league, cooking classes, and field trips. Learn more...

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