What is the Family Support Center?
Our Mission: To strengthen families so children can become independent, productive and contributing adults by supporting families' social, educational, mental and physical health needs and facilitating collaboration between community providers and the district.
Since 1993, the Sweet Home Family Support Center has been used as a model for the development of other centers throughout the state.
The Family Support Center is another level of intervention in the district's student support services. 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 families the most appropriate , affordable support in a timely manner. We can also assist parents/caregivers with their own counseling needs or parenting support.
For the convenience of our families and students, we currently offer school-based mental health counseling by therapists from Gateway-Longview Behavioral Health Clinic, BestSelf Behavioral Health, Horizon Health Services, Mobile Counseling of NY and Williamsville Wellness Center. Families can also be linked to locations/offices in the community.
Additionally, we can assist families looking for health insurance, financial assistance, housing, recreation programs. We are a one-stop shop for Sweet Home families, linking residents with human service organizations and community resources that can help with specific needs.
We sponsor programs for staff/ parents and caregivers on a variety of topics, including parenting, mental health awareness, child safety, trauma, and drug/alcohol awareness/prevention.
The regular office hours are 7:45 am- 3:45pm Monday through Friday.
Amherst Task Force for Healthy Community • Healthy Youth
Autism Services, Inc.
BestSelf Behavioral Health
Brylin Behavioral Health Center
The Prevention Council of Erie County
Erie County Dept. of Social Services
Gateway-Longview Behavioral Health Clinic
Horizon Health Services
Mental Health Advocates of WNY
Mobile Counseling of NY
Parent Network of WNY
St. Christopher's Outreach
Sweet Home Central School District
Town of Amherst Police Department
Williamsville Wellness Center, LLC
Town of Amherst Youth & Recreation Department