MaineStay Youth & Family Services

Giving hope. Creating possibilities. Transforming lives.

MaineStay Youth & Family Services is an award-winning department that has been serving the mental health needs of our community for the past 46 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 and no one will be turned away due to inability to pay. Most of our programs, including counseling and psychiatric services are available only to those who live or attend school in Maine Township.

Upcoming Programs

Pride Program – 1st and 3rd Wednesdays | 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 – 1st and 3rd Tuesdays | 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.

Mindfulness Matters Yoga – November 29 | 4-4:45 pm | 4 weeks | ages 5-9 | $10
This class, taught by a certified yoga instructor, will help improve mental health and attention span, reduce stress and anxiety, and nurture children’s innate desire for movement and play.

Parenting Class – December 1 | 6-7:30 pm | 6 weeks | $40
Using an engaging blend of video and discussion, this group focuses on practical ways to be more effective parents.

Kids Winter Fest – January 6 | 1-4 pm | ages 6-12 | free
This event will feature fun and unique activities where kids can do something new and exciting while making new friends.

Art in the Town – January 23 | 4-4:50 pm (ages 6-8) | 5-6 pm (ages 9-12) | 10 weeks | free
This program helps participants enhance their artistic abilities while increasing confidence and social skills.

Workshop Improv Theatre – January 25 | 4:30-5:30 pm | 8 weeks | ages 8-13 | free
This program focuses on confidence building and expressiveness, as participants step outside their comfort zone and learn skills such as listening, public speaking, problem solving, and teamwork.

Adult Anger Management Group – January 26 | 6-7 pm | 8 weeks | ages 19+ | $40
This group helps adults better understand and gain control over anger and make positive behavior changes to manage it effectively.

Anxiety Coping Skills Group – February 1 | 5-6 pm | 8 weeks | ages 8-13 | $40
This group helps participants learn effective ways to deal with stress and anxiety and emphasizes putting these skills into practice in real life situations.

Cooking Class – February 2 | 4:30-6 pm | 4 weeks | ages 8-17 | $40
This class, taught by an experienced chef, teaches different cooking techniques, knife safety, and culinary concepts, designed to encourage healthier lifestyle choices.

Kids Anger Management Group – March 6 | 6-7 pm | 8 weeks | ages 7-12 | $40
This group teaches practical skills on how to deal with anger and frustration in a heathy manner.

Slam Poetry Society – April 13 | 5-6 pm | 6 weeks | ages 8-13 | free
This program helps participants learn how to write poetry as a way to manage and reflect on their emotions and experiences in a healthy way.

Counseling

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. Learn more…

Psychiatric Services

MaineStay, in partnership with Josselyn, offers affordable and convenient psychiatric services to residents of Maine Township via telehealth. Available services include comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, medication management, consultation, collaboration, referral, and integration of psychiatric care into each client’s overall plan. Services are available to adults and children age 12 or older. Medicaid recipients are welcome and a sliding fee is available. Learn more…

Youth Programs

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Community Programs

Restorative Justice Initiatives