LUK is a not-for-profit social service agency located in central Massachusetts dedicated to improving the lives of youth and their families. We offer a full spectrum of programs addressing mental and behavioral health, trauma, addiction and substance abuse prevention, and homelessness.
LUK was established on the belief that all people have inherent worth and every community is empowered to make changes to ensure the well-being of its members. LUK has a long standing reputation of being person-centered, with qualified, caring and compassionate professionals working with community members ‘where they are at.’ Each individual is met with qualified staff who provide personalized services to help people meet immediate needs.
Since our founding in 1970, LUK has offered strength-based services, which means that each person receives individualized care, sets their own goals with the support of LUK staff, and has a voice throughout their care. Many of LUK’s staff members have a long tenure with the agency, and have helped LUK to grow, develop, and utilize the best models for care.
Each year LUK delivers crisis care, social service and behavioral health care to over 2,500 children and adults: keeping children safe through foster and residential care, strengthening families through counseling and mentorship, and offering youth a pathway to a healthy future through life skills training. LUK also reaches over 10,000 community members through positive youth development activities, community organizing around youth substance abuse prevention, responses to trauma, autism spectrum services, and street outreach.
Our organizational culture and services are designed to be flexible, creative, and responsive. Through innovative prevention programs, tailored therapeutic interventions, residential programs, and our inclusive support and counseling services, LUK offers multiple levels of support for members of our communities.
LUK annual events include a 5K/Day in the Park, Common Ground Community Day, and Kids at Heart Mentoring Gala.
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