• Amherst Central Family Support Center


    The center's goal is to foster family communication and well-being, healthy youth development and success in school.

    If students are struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem/self-image, substance use, family conflicts, peer relationships or serious school academic or behavior concerns, the Family Support Center can help.

    Our program will assist parents with getting their children and family the most appropriate, affordable support in a timely manner. We can also assist parents/caregivers with their own counseling needs or parenting support.

    We sponsor workshops and events that are open to any family that lives within the Amherst CSD school boundaries!

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Video: Get to Know the FSC

Our Mission

  • Through the center, Amherst Central School District is partnering with community human service agencies to provide support for families’ social, education, mental and physical health needs. With on-site school district school counselors located at the center, the Family Support Center model provides easy access to a host of community services. We anticipate that the center will provide a “lifeline” for some of our families. The Family Support Center is another level of intervention in the district's student support services. The entire family is incorporated into counseling and support to address all facets of what may be affecting the student's academic progress at all levels.

    How does the FSC work?

Contact Us

  • Staff

    716-362-3071 (confidential voicemail)

    General Inquiries? Email familysupportcenter@amherstschools.org

    Juliane Grover, School Counselor, FSC Liaison
    716-362-3071, Email

    Patti Dean, School Counselor
    716-362-3072, Email

    Brittany Keesler, School Counselor
    716-362-3073, Email

    Marlana Howard, LCSW

    Download the Family Support Center Brochure

    Hours
    Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Evening hours are available upon request. Call to schedule appointments outside of office hours.

    The FSC follows the ACSD academic calendar. If Amherst schools are closed for emergency or snow days, so is the FSC.


    St. Pauls Lutheran Church

    Location
    St. Paul's Lutheran Church
    4007 Main Street, Eggertsville
    Entrance is through a doorway in back parking lot

    exterior entrance