A Resource for the Re-entry Population of Greater Worcester

LUK Inc.

Four Locations:

1. 545 Westminster St. Fitchburg, MA 01420

2. 40 Southbridge Street, 4th floor Worcester, MA. 01608

3. 99 Day St. Fitchburg, MA 01420

4. 251 Main St. Webster, MA. 01570

1-800-579-0000:  contact number for all sites

 

LUK Mentoring Program

Services:
Free mentoring for youth between the ages of 6 and 17 in Central MA. Services available in English. Spanish translation is available.

LUK’s one-to-one community-based and site-based programs serve youth ages 6 to 17 living in the 65 cities and towns of Central MA. Adult volunteer mentors meet with mentees for at least one hour per week for at least one year, provide support through friendship, and focus on improving mentees’ social competencies, academic engagement and performance and preventing and decreasing offenses.

Mentors, youth, parent/guardians are all interviewed and information gathered helps determine who the mentor and youth will be paired with.

All volunteer mentors agree to a background check and attend training before they are matched with a youth

Eligibility and additional information:
Eligible youth are boys and girls ages 6 – 17.

The majority of youth involved in the LUK Mentoring Program are youth with a learning, emotional or behavioral disability. We also serve youth living in the foster care system.

Any youth who would benefit by having additional adult support may be a part of the program.

The program is provided free of cost.

Support Groups

Types of Groups: Therapeutic support group and support group for parents/guardians of adolescents who are using or in recovery.

Services:
Childcare and transportation is available for both programs. Stipends may be provided when applicable.

Therapeutic support group helps those who have been impacted by an under the influence incident including, but not limited to, the loss of a loved one while the other support group is for those in recovery.

The other support group is for parents and guardians of adolescents who are using or in recovery.

Eligibility and Scheduling:

Therapeutic support group is for anyone affected by someone operating under the influence incident. All ages encouraged to attend. Program is free. Meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm (at Southbridge location).

The other support group is for parents & guardians of adolescents who are using or are in recovery from substance abuse. Participation is based on a rolling admission. Program is at no cost to you. Date and times are based on location. Every Thursday from 6-7:00 pm (LUK Worcester office), every Wednesday from 6-7:00 pm (LUK Fitchburg office), every Wednesday from 6-7:00 pm (Lowell General Hospital)

 

Behavioral Health Clinic

Services:
LUK Behavioral Health Clinic – Mental Health Services serves youth and families. With Family Counseling, Individual Therap, Couples Counseling, Expressive Art Therapy, Group Counseling, Psychoeducation Groups, Psychological Evaluations, Medication Management, Psychiatric Consultation, Individual and Family Assessment and Parenting Assessment.

LUK Behavioral Health Clinic  also helps with Substance Abuse. The Moving On Program – Uses the evidence-based Motivational Enhancement Therapy/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an effective treatment of youth. CLYR (Continuous Learning for Youth in Recovery) – Using the evidence-based Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach/Assertive Continuing Care, an effective home-based recovery support and treatment service for youth. CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training)–an evidence-based support group for parents of youth in recovery. In addition they provide Substance Abuse Evaluations and Outpatient substance abuse treatment.

Spanish & Portuguese capacity for some programs.

Central Massachusetts Child Trauma Center provides evidence-based trauma-focused treatments for youth ages 0-18 including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Trauma in Schools. They also do training in trauma-focused evidence-based treatment for youth ages 0-18 and training in trauma-informed services.

Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative Services division provides In Home Therapy.  An intensive therapy for a youth and family to treat the youth’s behavioral health needs and assist the family as they support the youth in the home.Therapeutic Mentoring  is also available and consists of 1:1 coaching and support for youth to learn social skills, and better ways to interact with other youth and adults. Finally In Home Behavioral Services assist youth and family with specific problem behaviors that get in the way of everyday life.

Victim Services operates the STEP Program,  which provides therapeutic services, advocacy, and outreach for individuals (and their friends/families) who have been impacted by an under-the-influence accident.

Languages:

Spanish, Cantonese, Twi, French, French Creole, and Polish capacity .

Payments:

Accepts various insurances, including the following MassHealth products: MBHP, Neighborhood Health Plan, Beacon, Network Health, Fallon, Medicaid, Limited Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Tufts, Children’s Medical Security Plan. There is limited funding available  for uninsured/underinsured for substance abuse treatment. Private pay with sliding fee scale available. CLYR Program is grant funded through DPH and SAMHSA.

The Victims Services is free for individuals who have been impacted by an under-the-influence accident.

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