What is the Family Support Center?

  • 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 on-site clinical mental health counseling from Gateway-Longview Behavioral Health Clinic, BestSelf Behavioral Health, Mobile Counseling of NY and Williamsville Wellness Center.  Families can also be linked to locations in the community for counseling as well.

    In addition, if families are looking for health insurance, financial assistance, housing, recreation programs, we can help find those services in our community as well. 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.

    Throughout the year, the Family Support Center sponsors programs on a variety of topics. Some of these include: parenting, mental health awareness, bullying prevention, and drug/alcohol awareness/prevention. 

    Additional services offered at the Family Support Center's location include a resource library for parents and adolescents relating to parenting, adolescent and social issues.

    The regular office hours are 7:45 am- 3:45pm Monday through Friday.