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Family & Childrens Service of Greater Lynn Inc

 111 North Common Street
 Lynn, MA 01902
[P] (781) 598-5517 x 227
[F] (781) 581-6614
Gina Maniscalco
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-2235959

LAST UPDATED: 01/14/2019
Organization DBA F&CS
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No



Mission StatementMORE »

Family & Children's Service of Greater Lynn, Inc. has been helping families thrive since 1885. Our mission is to strengthen the life skills of families, children and individuals of all ages. This is accomplished through a range of preventive programs offered directly or in collaboration with other organizations in our community.

Mission Statement

Family & Children's Service of Greater Lynn, Inc. has been helping families thrive since 1885. Our mission is to strengthen the life skills of families, children and individuals of all ages. This is accomplished through a range of preventive programs offered directly or in collaboration with other organizations in our community.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015
Projected Income $1,729,511.00
Projected Expense $1,729,511.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Elder Care Management
  • Family Resource Center (FRC)
  • Youth Programs

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

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Mission Statement

Family & Children's Service of Greater Lynn, Inc. has been helping families thrive since 1885. Our mission is to strengthen the life skills of families, children and individuals of all ages. This is accomplished through a range of preventive programs offered directly or in collaboration with other organizations in our community.

Background Statement

F&CS can trace its lineage back to 1885, when Lynn Associated Charities was first organized. This same year advancements in manufacturing brought the industrial revolution to Lynn and with it an influx of blue collar and immigrant populations in search of factory work. This was a time of great innovation, when automation created opportunities for work and business ingenuity resulted in the sudden accumulation of wealth. For many, this presented an opportunity to address the social ills and hardships of the neediest of society.  This genuine concern for the welfare of families and children brought together a group of committed citizens whose benevolence has spanned 130 years as part of Family & Children’s Service of Greater Lynn, Inc.  
The history of F&CS shows our progression from a number of small nursery and family service programs to an organization that strengthens the life skills of families, children and individuals of all ages.  Through this evolution, F&CS has played an integral role in the development of family service models still in place today. These include health and wellness programs and services which educate and strengthen families as well as foster care, mentoring and adoption services. The spirit of collaboration which guides our mission today is inherent in our founding: While operating as the Child Welfare House we forged important collaborative relationships with equally long-standing
institutions such as Catholic Charities, the Visiting Nurse Association and the Junior Aid Society. In the 1950’s in order to streamline services we merged with five other organizations to establish a community-based service organization committed to the needs of local children, families and disenfranchised populations. 

Today, F&CS provides early childhood programs, which support healthy child development and parent education and support programs, to build strong families. Our Youth Programs build resiliency and confidence, and connect at-risk youth with positive role models. Our Elder Care Management and Emergency Financial Assistance programs serve those vulnerable, isolated or in despair. We are one of the few agencies that serve individuals and families concurrently through generations; that teaches skills and supports learning in the achievement of long-term goals that contribute to community wellness. True to its founding, F&CS continues the work and spirit of its predecessors into the 21st century.

Impact Statement

F&CS provides preventive and capacity-building programs which work to expand opportunities for children, youth and families from at-risk populations in Greater Lynn and support their efforts to reach their
fullest potential.Through the provision of services, our goals are to: 
·Supplement the educational offerings available to preschool children in Lynn
·Reduce familial stress through the provision of parent education and support
·Support and facilitate the achievement of Lynn youth
·Promote diversity and foster inclusion in our community
·Ensure the safety and well-being of vulnerable populations

Despite the challenges of a difficult economy, F&CS has successfully maintained continuity in all program services, including those
sustained completely through private sources. F&CS has expanded its family services to include Home Visiting to young parents in Chelsea, East Boston, Revere and surrounding communities. In 2016, we provided direct services to more than 5,000 people in Lynn and the North Shore

Needs Statement

Many of our direct service programs for children, parents and families, to include our Parent Education and Family Support Programs and our Asset-Building Groups for Girls, were developed in direct response to unmet concerns in our community and depend completely on private donations for sustaining support. Through diligent outcomes measurement and client feedback we recognize the success of these programs as dynamic and responsive models of service and actively seek a diversity of support for these most vital and highly-utilized offerings. Therefore, financial support, given as unrestricted donations or grants for general operating support are vital to ensure that these important services for at-risk families and children remain available in Greater Lynn.   

In order to leverage scarce resources, expertise in the following areas delivered as pro-bono consultation and support is also needed:

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Geographic Area Served

F&CS serves the Greater Lynn, Massachusetts community, which includes Chelsea, East Boston, Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Peabody, Revere, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, 

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Children's and Youth Services
  2. Youth Development -
  3. -

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Elder Care Management

F&CS is one of only five providers state-wide which provides guardianship services through a contract with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA). TheElder Care Management Programprovides
case management and fiduciary services to frail or at-risk senior citizens who are unable to manage their affairs. The goal of the program is to ensure that each ward (1) is in a safe and protected situation/environment, (2) has his or her initial financial needs met (3) has his or her legal rights advocated (4) has relationships that are safe and secure and (5) will have his or her money appropriately used for themselves. Services provided entail performing all tasks
necessary to ensure the health, comfort and safety of each ward, to include arranging for social and health services as necessary, making appropriate financial decisions regarding real and personal property, and representing the interests of each person in legal actions as permitted by law.    

Budget  $212,885.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Case Management
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 

F&CS is assigned Guardianship of elders and assumes responsibility for their care and protection through court appointment after referrals are made by EOEA. Some of these wards live in the community,
while others reside in assisted living facilities or nursing homes. Our caseworkers visit each elder at least twice per month and provide for their needs and interests within the constraints of their abilities and budgets. The program’s bookkeeper handles the elder’s accounts and the agency has an established relationship with a local law firm which specializes in elder affairs. During the past year F&CS has provided Guardianship services to 33 elders in Eastern Massachusetts.       

Program Long-Term Success  F&CS has been providing Elder Care Management services through contracts with EOEA for more than 20 years. Guardianship typically remains in place for the rest of the elder’s life to ensure that they receive the compassionate care and respectful attention they deserve and to handle matters of their estate once they are deceased. 
Program Success Monitored By 

The caseworkers of the Elder Care Management Program are licensed social workers who keep written case notes which detail all visits, communications and correspondence between the agency, its
vendors and the wards. These notes are also utilized during court proceedings to establish the agency’s authority to act in the best interest of the elder; for example, when a decision is made to move to a nursing home or when a family member challenges the guardianship. Care and planning meetings are often held with other service providers in order to coordinate an efficient and comprehensive level of care. 

Examples of Program Success 

Gladys* was living in the home she shared with her husband until his passing several years before. The couple had no children and few people
visited the house. Over time the yard became overgrown and the house fell into disrepair. Concerned neighbors called police for a wellness check, which revealed that Gladys was living in horrible conditions as
a hoarder. EOEA appointed F&CS as guardian and the property was condemned. F&CS managed the removal of Gladys’ possessions and the sale of the property and arranged for her to move to senior housing. Our caseworkers counseled her through the process of sorting through items and getting control of her life. Although she still tends to collect things,
Gladys now receives regular visits from her F&CS Guardianship worker as well as a home health aide, and participates in activities in her housing


Family Resource Center (FRC)

The services of the FRC focus on healthy child development and include parenting education and support, family enrichment activities, resource and referral information and services that foster early childhood literacy.
Budget  $381,591.00
Category  Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5) Families Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees
Program Short-Term Success 
Our parenting education programs are based on the Incredible Year's curriculum and teach parents the importance of understanding the different stages of their child's development and how to use this information to encourage positive behaviors.  Each year the program graduates more than 100 parents who report a reduction in the use of corporal punishment and greater understanding of the importance of self-care and stress management as nurturing and supportive parents.   
Program Long-Term Success 
The programs of the FRC ensure that parents are aware of their role as their child's first and best teacher.  Through educational and cultural activities parents learn to encourage early literacy and support their child's healthy development.  Families are connected to services in the community which support these goals, to include early childhood screening and education as well as the local public schools. 
Due in part to their connections to the FRC, more Lynn families are registering their children for preschool and kindergarten and participating in community activities with their children. 
Program Success Monitored By 

Our programs utilize the Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI). AAPI is designed to assess the attitudes towards parents and child-rearing of both adult and teen parents, as well as non-parents. Responses to the inventory provide an index of risk towards abusive and/or neglectful parenting. The AAPI provides scores in five parenting behaviors known to contribute to the maltreatment of children:  a) inappropriate expectations of children b) parental lack of empathy towards the needs of children c) strong parental belief in the use of corporate punishment d) reversing parent-child family roles e)oppressing children’s power and independence. The AAPI is administered as a pre test and as a post test. Parents take the AAPI (A) before they start the parenting classes and complete the AAPI (B) when the group ends. This allows us to review their profile and to analyze if there has been an improvement in their parental attitudes towards children.

Examples of Program Success 
Program evaluations conducted during the past year have yielded the following results: 
  • 44% of the parents demonstrated increased empathy for their
  • 47% of parents demonstrated an increased understanding of the value of positive discipline practices and movement away from the use of corporal punishment. 
  • 29% of the parents demonstrated that they understand that their personal needs can be met without sacrifice to their children. 
    The results of the AAPI indicate that TheI ncredible Years parenting curriculum has significantly increased parental empathy and reduced the incidence of corporal punishment among the families surveyed. These factors are important in our goal to
    ensure that children are raised in safe and nurturing environments. 

Youth Programs

F&CS facilitates programs for at-risk youth which utilize an asset-based approach to encourage educational attainment, positive self-esteem, social competency and community connections. Services are
designed to introduce new experiences, build confidence and encourage youth to imagine an optimistic and productive future:

The Right Moves is an asset-building program for 5thgrade girls hosted in Lynn elementary schools. The program empowers girls to make healthy decisions and nurtures the development of positive self-esteem. 

TEEN SCENEis a year-round Drop-In center for youth age 10 to 14 which offers structured recreational and educational activities in a safe, supervised setting and connects middle school youth with high school age mentors.  

RESTART/Lynn is part of the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative (SSYI) and offers intensive interventions for violent first time offenders age 14 to 17 designed to reduce recidivism and juvenile crime.      

Budget  $330,263.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 

Outcomes from our youth programs support our confidence in the success of these initiatives.  In our Drop-In, recent measures indicate that 75% of youth feel that the program significantly help them do better in school, and 70% have developed a new interest in participating in recreational activities. In addition, 73% report that the program helps
them get along better with peers and 73% credit the Drop-In with helping them to avoid violence and fighting. Recent outcomes for our Girls Groups report that 77% credit the program with helping them work better with others, 75% believe that they are better at standing up
for what they believe, 85% are better able to say “no” to things that they know are wrong, 83% report that the group has helped them stay away from violence and fighting and 90% say that they now feel better about themselves. As youth become more resilient and involved in their communities they are better able to avoid negative behaviors.

Program Long-Term Success 

F&CS strives to serve a cross-section of the community in order to
create a core mass of youth who serve as a positive peer influence. Our Girls Groups are hosted at 5 different elementary schools throughout the city and our Drop-In conducts outreach at both of the city’s Middle Schools. 
School administrators at program schools report fewer disruptions and
credit these efforts as contributing factors. 
In the ten years we have been in the schools, high school graduation
rates have increased in female populations and teen pregnancies have decreased. These statistics are indicative of our program success. 

Program Success Monitored By 

Our youth programs utilize the Colorado Trust: Toolkit for Evaluating Positive Youth Development. This tool was designed to measure youth
outcomes at after school programs that promote positive youth development. The outcome tool or survey can measure eight domains: academic success, arts and recreation, community involvement,
cultural competency, life skills, positive life choices, positive core values
and sense of self. In our youth programs this survey is used to measure impact in the development of assets identified by the Search Institute as those necessary to ensure that young people to grow up healthy, caring and responsible: life skills, positive life choices, positive core values and sense of self. Since its creation in 1990, Search Institute’s framework of Developmental Assets has become the most widely used approach to positive youth development in the United States ( These assets represent qualities that young people need to thrive.

Examples of Program Success 
"Cara"* joined The Right Moves as a new student at her school. She told the group that every day she is teased and that the teachers are not aware of how bad it is. Cara also recently lost her grandmother and felt violated when her house was robbed. In group, Cara was often dramatic when she talked about her problems. The other girls were impatient at first, but then began to share their own stories of loss. They began to try to help her when she cried or refused to complete an activity. This empathy made Cara less dramatic. She has stated that she feels that she “can be herself in group” and the other girls accept her.  Cara has stated that she disliked coming to school but loved coming on Monday because of the group. This group has helped Cara with her self-esteem and gave her a safe environment to express herself.  It also taught all the girls the importance of empathy in helping others face and overcome their challenges. 


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Ms. Maroli Licardie M.Ed.
CEO Term Start Dec 2006
CEO Email
CEO Experience

Marolí Licardié, M.Ed. has over 20 years experience in Human Services, most recently at the Latin American Health Institute, Boston, serving in positions of increasing responsibility, including the Executive Director for Family Services. Marolí earned her BA in Communication and Special Education from Morelos State University, Cuernavaca, Mexico, and her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from Tufts University.

Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Mrs. Jo Ann Noyes MSW, LICSW May 1994 Dec 2006
Mr. James Singleton Jan 1972 May 1994

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Debbie Lozzi Business Manager --
Ms. Gina Maniscalco Director of Institutional Advancement --
Ruben Montano Director, SSYI --


Award Awarding Organization Year
-- -- --


Affiliation Year
United Way Member Agency 1961
Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association Massachusetts

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --


F&CS works closely with community leaders and other organizations in our community through shared resources and direct services.  
Local Partners include:
Catholic Charities North
Communities that Care Coalition (CTC)
Lynn Public Schools 
Lynn Economic Opportunity
Lynn Housing Authority
Lynn Police Department
Lynn Public Health Department
Girls Incorporated of Lynn
Straight Ahead Ministries
United Way of Mass Bay and Merrimack Valley
We provide Community Leadership through our involvement as:
  • The lead coordinator of Services for Youth funded under the
    Shannon Grant
  • An executive member of the Communities that Care Coalition
  • A community member on the Head Start Policy Council
  • The supervising agency for the City of Lynn’s Safe and Successful Youth Initiative (SSYI)
  • A Member of the Lynn Nonprofit Business Association
We provide educational opportunities for student interns through our associations with:
Boston College School of Social Work
Gordon College
North Shore Community College
Salem State University 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 13
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 12
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 77%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 4
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 12
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions


Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually


Board Chair Mr. Francis T. Mayo Esq.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Attorney at Law
Board Chair Term June 2012 - May 2014
Board Co-Chair Ms. Virginia Field
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term June 2015 - May 2014

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Colleen Collins M.D. Lynn Community Health Center Voting
Allison Donovan homemaker --
Ms. Virginia Field Volunteer Voting
John Ford Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Ive Gonzalez Eastern Bank Voting
Maroli Licardie Family & Children's Service of Greater Lynn, Inc. NonVoting
David Lopez Santander Bank --
Brian Magrane Magrane Travel Voting
Francis T. Mayo Esq. Attorney in Private Practice Voting
Meghan McGowan homemaker --
Rev. Viola Morris-Buchanan Bethel AME Church Voting
Esther Mulroy No Affiliation Voting
Mr. Joseph Scianatico Salem Five Voting
Brendan Ward lawyer --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 7
Male: 7
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 53%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 0%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

  • Building
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Nominating

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015
Projected Income $1,729,511.00
Projected Expense $1,729,511.00
Form 990s

2013 990

2012 990

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

Audit Documents

2014 FCSGL Audited Financials

2013 FCSGL Audited Financials

2012 FCSGL Audited Financials

2011 FCSGL Audited Financials

2010 FCSGL Audited Financials

2009 FCSGL Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $1,559,034 $2,415,506 $1,930,438
Total Expenses $1,620,249 $1,414,499 $1,460,452

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$155,002 $154,046 $155,842
Government Contributions $855,326 $749,300 $715,491
    Federal -- -- --
    State $633,349 $555,546 $559,017
    Local $221,977 $193,754 $156,474
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $187,029 $224,867 $296,891
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $43,688 $66,976 $58,931
Investment Income, Net of Losses $264,293 $1,214,240 $676,396
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind $53,608 $6,055 $26,715
Other $88 $22 $172

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $1,219,855 $1,146,731 $1,168,252
Administration Expense $307,733 $238,824 $228,479
Fundraising Expense $92,661 $28,944 $63,721
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.96 1.71 1.32
Program Expense/Total Expenses 75% 81% 80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 8% 3% 5%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $7,610,258 $7,644,798 $6,657,724
Current Assets $4,747,370 $4,702,145 $4,060,824
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $69,856 $43,181 $57,114
Total Net Assets $7,540,402 $7,601,617 $6,600,610

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --

Financial Planning

Endowment Value $6,400,000.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage(If selected) 5.0%
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 3.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 67.96 108.89 71.10

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's audited financials.  United Way funding is listed under foundation and corporation.


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.


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