BYU Family Home and Social Science AmeriCorps Program


The BYU Family, Home and Social Science (FHSS) AmeriCorps program engages members from the BYU FHSS student body to increase the capacity of non-profit mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities. Under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional, AmeriCorps members serve in several service locations along the Wasatch Front, providing direct clinical services to clients seeking treatment.

Service Area
AmeriCorps members serve in a variety of service locations along the Wasatch Front

Contact Information
Charlene Clark

Meet a byu fhss americorps member

Elena "Lanie" Henderson was recognized as the AmeriCorps Member of the Month for the state of Utah in July of 2020.

Check out our blog post to learn why she chose to join AmeriCorps, how her service has helped prepare her for her career, and advice she has for prospective AmeriCorps members!

Meet Lanie

meet the program director


Charlene Clark has worked at BYU School of Social Work and has been the AmeriCorps Program Director there for 12 years. 

The best part of being involved with AmeriCorps at BYU is hearing what AmeriCorps members are doing each month. They make such a difference in their community.  There is a great need for mental health services and Charlene is happy that they can help with this in a small way.

Prior to working as an AmeriCorps Program Director at BYU FHSS, Charlene, with her husband, John, raised four children, and participated in PTA and School Advisory Councils.

She enjoys reading, sewing, quilting and spending time with her children and grandchildren.