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Amherst Family Assessment & Support Team

The Family Assessment and Support Team (FAST) offers a variety of services to youth and families residing in the Amherst Central School District. FAST services include, but are not limited to, family counseling, mental health counseling, afterschool activities, treatment for eating disorders and Gambling addiction, forming a block club and finding an apartment or securing a home. Interested families living in the Amherst Central School District should contact their school social worker, or Kathy Mobarak-Miller at (716) 631-7132 ext. 7523.

Erie County Council on the Prevention of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services

Coordinates SafeHomes and parent education programs for this substance abuse prevention and referral agency.

For more information about this program, please call (716) 839-1157.

School Intervention Service & Family Treatment Program

The School Intervention Service (SIS) is an integrated service for in-school youth who are experiencing school difficulties, youth who are in family crises, and youth people who have left school before graduating. The Family Treatment Program of Amherst is designed to help families meet the challenges of modern life.

Please call the Catholic Charities Amherst Office at (716) 839-4066 to learn more about this service.

Speaker's Bureau

The Amherst Youth Board Speaker's Bureau is one way of keeping the community informed. Our presentations cover a wide variety of topics and there is no charge for most.

Sweet Home Family Support Center

The Sweet Home Family Support Center serves any individual or family in the Sweet Home Central School District. It is meant to be a "lifeline", reaching out to strengthen and support families. Students and families living in the Sweet Home Central School District can receive coordinated human services through this program.

The Family Support Center is a link to community-based human services in a convenient school setting with flexible hours.

For more information, call Anne Nowak, Coordinator of the Family Support Center, at (716) 250-1229.

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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    (716) 631-7000
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    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221