Programs

The MARK Program

The goal of the MARK (Mentoring At Risk Kids) program, is to raise self-esteem and social functioning by providing youth with life coaching in combination with a Game Plan. Our main priority in working with young people is to build a positive trusting relationship that will motivate clients to recognize their full potential. The NECS model focuses on the importance of guiding and supporting young people by helping them take small realistic steps towards accomplishing their goals, which we call a Game Plan.

The GEMS Component

As a component of the MARK Program, GEMS (Girls Excelling in Maturity and Strength) promotes the well being of adolescent girls through group activities and dinners that encourage team building. Female youth will have access to the wide range of services offered to all MARK program participants. However, they willl also have additional services that are female specific.

The MYA Program

The New England Community Services Inc. (NECS) Mentoring Young Adults (MYA) program is the answer to the question: “What happens to at-risk kids who age out of The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) Family Stabilization Services (FSS) program support?” By integrating the NECS signature Game Plan into MYA, young adults will benefit from life changing support from high school through college. The MYA program will focus on young adults between the ages of 15 to 21, who are on the cusp of adulthood. MYA is designed to be a mentoring support mechanism for young adults who are aspiring for success in education, career guidance, and civic-minded leadership. Through MYA, at-risk youth gain the needed support to become successful functioning members of their families and communities. MYA participants will have access to educational enrichment activities and skill building resources that were previously deemed unavailable.

*Availability is Limited for MYA

The Malchester Reeves Scholarship Fund

 

In loving memory of Malchester Reeves (father of NECS founder and Executive Director, Mark Reeves), we provide educational and enrichment opportunities to the people we serve. Malchester Reeves was the former Senior Vice President of GTECH Corporation in Providence, RI. Through his strong influence and impact on his family and American history, Mal's strong belief in the importance of mentorship and education is the drive behind a lot of NECS principles.

Parent Coach (Parent Support) Program

In collaboration with parent(s), a Game Plan is developed that supports improved mental health, self-esteem, parenting and social functioning so that parents are better prepared to support their children and household.     

Comprehensive Family Work (Combination) Program

Through conversational interviews and famili activities, we observe and gather information towards assessment and family Game Plan. In partnership with our clinical consultant, NECS will assess risk, safety, and family functioning from a social, cultural, and mental health perspective. This program is provided in comination with two or more of our other available programs.

Comprehensive Evaluations (Clinical Assessment) Program

An integrated assessment and analysis of the interacting endogenous, familial, environmental and systemic concerns is needed to identify the primary and secondary enabling issues that are severely limiting the healthy growth of our clients.  Up to this point, service fragmentations have been a major treatment impediment for this population.  With integrated and accurate data accessible to NECS from psychological evaluations, services can be individualized and coordinated for the identified client.  

Family Assessment Program

Through conversational interviews and family activities we observe and gather information towards assessment and a family Game Plan.  In partnership with our clinical consultant, NECS will assess risk, safety and family functioning from a social, cultural and mental health perspective. This program is provided and customized in combination with our available services.

NECS Community Garden

The NECS Community Garden is a budding initiative born out of the NECS Community Service Committee. Although very unique in our approach, what started as a single idea has blossomed into one of many therapeutic services NECS has to offer our youth. The garden consists of a single plot within the Kennedy Garden located in Mattapan, MA. We have been granted the opportunity to afford our youth a chance to experience what it means to attain a sense of peace and tranqulity, while learning a skill that can be used in their everyday life. It is said that plants provide us an escape; whether through passive viewing or active gardening, our minds let go of current worries and become absorbed in positive thoughts of beauty, renewal, and wonder. NECS looks forward to witnessing the growth of our youth through the growth of the garden.

“Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotion nor conflict.” –Freud
 
We would like to thank Norfolk Hardware & Aubuchon Hardware for the generous donations of the supplies and materials for the NECS Garden. 
 

http://www.norfolkhardware.com/ 

https://www.hardwarestore.com/

 

 

The MARK Program

The goal of the MARK (Mentoring At Risk Kids) program, is to raise self-esteem and social functioning by providing youth with life coaching in combination with a Game Plan. Our main priority in working with young people is to build a positive trusting relationship that will motivate clients to recognize their full potential. The NECS model focuses on the importance of guiding and supporting young people by helping them take small realistic steps towards accomplishing their goals, which we call a Game Plan.

The GEMS Component

As a component of the MARK Program, GEMS (Girls Excelling in Maturity and Strength) promotes the well being of adolescent girls through group activities and dinners that encourage team building. Female youth will have access to the wide range of services offered to all MARK program participants. However, they willl also have additional services that are female specific.

The MYA Program

The New England Community Services Inc. (NECS) Mentoring Young Adults (MYA) program is the answer to the question: “What happens to at-risk kids who age out of The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) Family Stabilization Services (FSS) program support?” By integrating the NECS signature Game Plan into MYA, young adults will benefit from life changing support from high school through college. The MYA program will focus on young adults between the ages of 15 to 21, who are on the cusp of adulthood. MYA is designed to be a mentoring support mechanism for young adults who are aspiring for success in education, career guidance, and civic-minded leadership. Through MYA, at-risk youth gain the needed support to become successful functioning members of their families and communities. MYA participants will have access to educational enrichment activities and skill building resources that were previously deemed unavailable.

*Availability is Limited for MYA

The Malchester Reeves Scholarship Fund

 

In loving memory of Malchester Reeves (father of NECS founder and Executive Director, Mark Reeves), we provide educational and enrichment opportunities to the people we serve. Malchester Reeves was the former Senior Vice President of GTECH Corporation in Providence, RI. Through his strong influence and impact on his family and American history, Mal's strong belief in the importance of mentorship and education is the drive behind a lot of NECS principles.

Parent Coach (Parent Support) Program

In collaboration with parent(s), a Game Plan is developed that supports improved mental health, self-esteem, parenting and social functioning so that parents are better prepared to support their children and household.     

Comprehensive Family Work (Combination) Program

Through conversational interviews and famili activities, we observe and gather information towards assessment and family Game Plan. In partnership with our clinical consultant, NECS will assess risk, safety, and family functioning from a social, cultural, and mental health perspective. This program is provided in comination with two or more of our other available programs.

Comprehensive Evaluations (Clinical Assessment) Program

An integrated assessment and analysis of the interacting endogenous, familial, environmental and systemic concerns is needed to identify the primary and secondary enabling issues that are severely limiting the healthy growth of our clients.  Up to this point, service fragmentations have been a major treatment impediment for this population.  With integrated and accurate data accessible to NECS from psychological evaluations, services can be individualized and coordinated for the identified client.  

Family Assessment Program

Through conversational interviews and family activities we observe and gather information towards assessment and a family Game Plan.  In partnership with our clinical consultant, NECS will assess risk, safety and family functioning from a social, cultural and mental health perspective. This program is provided and customized in combination with our available services.

NECS Community Garden

The NECS Community Garden is a budding initiative born out of the NECS Community Service Committee. Although very unique in our approach, what started as a single idea has blossomed into one of many therapeutic services NECS has to offer our youth. The garden consists of a single plot within the Kennedy Garden located in Mattapan, MA. We have been granted the opportunity to afford our youth a chance to experience what it means to attain a sense of peace and tranqulity, while learning a skill that can be used in their everyday life. It is said that plants provide us an escape; whether through passive viewing or active gardening, our minds let go of current worries and become absorbed in positive thoughts of beauty, renewal, and wonder. NECS looks forward to witnessing the growth of our youth through the growth of the garden.

“Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotion nor conflict.” –Freud
 
We would like to thank Norfolk Hardware & Aubuchon Hardware for the generous donations of the supplies and materials for the NECS Garden. 
 

http://www.norfolkhardware.com/ 

https://www.hardwarestore.com/