Children & Youth,
Children & Youth Services,
Family Services for Adolescent Parents,
Sports Associations & Training Facilities
Mission: Newton Community Service Center (NCSC) is a multi-service agency that strengthens children, youth, families and communities through educational programs and a network of support services. We promote social and emotional wellness and continuity of care. The agency serves a racially, ethnically, economically, and culturally diverse population from Newton, Waltham and surrounding communities.
For individuals and families from childhood to mature years, NCSC fulfills our mission through education enrichment programs and support services. We have developed a unique ability to nurture parent/child and teacher/student relationships and use them to enhance growth and development at every stage of life.
Programs: For children, teenagers and young parents at risk of repeating cycles of neglect and abuse, we offer the Parent Child Home Program (a home-visiting early literacy program that teaches parents methods to stimulate and enhance verbal and cognitive skills of their children); Teen Reach (Adolescent services that include a drop-in Youth Center, mentoring program, individual and group counseling, court-restitution program, classes in cooking, computers, yoga, music and basketball, outdoor experiential program in Vermont, leadership development and community service); Parents Program (Comprehensive support services for teens and young adults during pregnancy and the early years of child rearing including: counseling, parenting education, support groups, parent-child connections and a transitional living program); and Child Abuse Prevention Program-CAPP (A professionally supervised, volunteer-driven program offering a workshop curriculum in all Newton Elementary schools that teaches children simple strategies to reduce their vulnerability to sexual assault and violence).For families struggling to find quality affordable day care, education and recreation programs, our Preschool, Family Day Care, on-site Child Care and Summer Camps and Vacation Programs offer solutions.For the adult children concerned about their impaired elderly parent isolated at home, we provide Adult Day Health Care (center-based health services and recreational activities for frail elders and adults).Service Opportunities After Retirement (SOAR) provides meaningful volunteer opportunities to recently retired professionals.We are a local resource for collaborative programs, including affordable housing initiatives, food drives, community forums, and the annual Newton Community Prayer Breakfast.