We Can Help Your Family!

  • 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, we 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.

    How Does it Work?
    First, you will speak with the Family Support Center Coordinator and depending on your needs, you will either be seen directly at the Family Support Center or we can refer you to another service in the community.

    The Center's goal is to foster family communication and well-being, healthy youth development and success in school. In order to accomplish this, there is a spectrum of services available, including: 

    • Individual and family counseling
    • Support groups
    • Parenting groups
    • Referrals and information to outside community resources
    • Wellness activities

    On-Site Services at the Family Support Center for the convenience of families with the following collaborative partners:
    Parent Network of WNY
    Mental Health Advocates of WNY
    Gateway Longview Behavioral Health 
    NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness Buffalo & Erie County (Family support groups, see calendar)

    Referrals and Appointments
    Your child's school counselor, social worker or psychologist can make referrals to the Family Support Center. You can also contact the Family Support Center or contact your child's school counselor, social worker or psychologist to make an appointment with the Family Support Center. 

    The Family Support Center also partners with community agencies
    Amherst Task Force for Health Communities and Healthy Youth
    Town of Amherst Court
    Town of Amherst Police Department
    Town of Amherst Youth and Recreation Department
    Amherst Central School District Tiger’s Den Food Pantry