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Mental Health

Boston area mental health program and agencies

Arbour Hospital

Inpatient psychiatric hospital for adults and adolescents. Provides free care if referred by BEST crisis team (800-981-4357). Mass health clients must go through BEST team to be admitted.

49 Robinwood Ave
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Phone: 617-522-4400
Fax: 617-390-1591

Arbour Hospital, Partial Hospitalization Program

Voluntary short-term mental health treatment for thsoe who might not meet criteria for inpatient care but need immediate services and stabilization. The program provides a highly structured short-term intensive mental health treatment five days per week from 9 to 3pm. Services can include medication evaluation and a referral to outpatient counseling at the completion of the program. The program has three options: adult psychiatry, dual diagnosis (mental health and substance abuse) and Latino adults.

157 Green Street
Boston, MA 02111

Phone: 617-524-5887; 617-390-1320 for referrals
Fax: 617-414-8306

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

Operates the ASAP (Asian Shelter & Advocacy Project), which provides 90-day emergency shelter; 14-day temporary safe home, community outreach and education; multilingual advocacy, comprehensive stabilization services for both residential and non-residential families. Including housing and legal advocacy, mental health counseling, English as a Second Language tutoring and a children's program.

Phone: (24-hotline): 617-338-2355; (office): 617-338-2350
Fax: 617-338-2354

P.O. Box 120-108
Boston, MA 02112

Bay Cove: Bay Cove Human Services

Provides services to children and adults who face the life-long challenges of mental illness, drug and alcohol dependency, and developmental disabilities. Operates Bay Cove Academy, a 766-approved day school serving adolescents ages 12-21. Provides employment training through Bay Cove Consolidated Industries. Other services in treatment, day support, and employment programs available.

66 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-371-3000
Fax: 617-371-3100

Bay State Community Services

Bay State Community Services (BSCS) is one of the most comprehensive community-based human service agencies in the state. The purpose of BSCS is to improve the social functioning of adults, adolescents and children within a framework that recognizes the primary importance of family and community. Most programs offer help based on need, regardless of ability to pay. Intervention programs seek to prevent the further dependency on alcohol and other drugs, impact teens and adults charged with alcohol and drug-related offenses and/or violent behavior. These services link up with the district courts and the Norfolk County prison system to serve teens, women, and men on probation and parole who have substance abuse problems. Anger management program.

1120 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Phone: 617-471-8400, 617-479-4534
Fax: 617-376-0619

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

Provides hotline crisis counseling, adolescent and family services, support groups, medical advocacy, and legal advocacy. Survivors of sexual assault receive 12 weeks of free counseling. BARCC also provides violence prevention education workshops. HOTLINE (English): 617-492-7273 OR 800-841-8371 HOTLINE (Spanish): 800-223-5001
99 Bishop Allen Dr. Cambridge MA, 02139

Boston Asian: Youth Essential Service (Y.E.S.)

Youth services agency for Asian youth from Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and other Asian countries. A range of languages are spoken: Vietnamese, three dialects of Chinese, Khmer, and English.
199 Harrison Ave. Boston MA, 02111

Boston Behavioral Medicine

Boston Behavioral Medicine is a behavioral health center that offers professional psychotherapy and specialized behavioral medicine services.

Our clinical services include: relaxation training, hypnosis, biofeedback, DBT, and integrative psychotherapy to treat a variety of mental health and medical problems.

They can do a fee as low as 40.00

Boston Emergency Service Team (BEST)

The Boston Emergency Services Team sends mobile crisis clinicians to homes, schools, outpatient clinics and many other community locations. Lead Agency: Boston Medical Center Partners: Mass General Hospital Acute Psychiatry Services, Bay Cove Human Services, North Suffolk Mental Health Association The Boston Emergency Services Team provides 24-hour response to adults and youth in need of crisis intervention for mental health and substance use concerns.
24 hour hotline: 800-981-4357

Boston GLASS

Peer Support Services directly responds to people who are infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS by providing a myriad of one-on-one and peer-led social support activities. These activities include support groups for HIV+ Gay and Bisexual men (18-90yo), HIV+ Women, Perinatally Infected youth, and Serodiscordant Couples.
Drop in center at 93 Mass Ave. Boston MA, 02115 open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 11:30-6:45, Wednesday 1-6:45, and Friday 1-4:45

Boston Resource Center

The Boston Resource Center (BRC) is a resource connection center located at Boston Medical Center. The BRC is located on the Boston Medical Center campus. The Boston Resource Center has various support groups, gym access, a library, computer access and the Karl Ackerman Recovery is Real Instruction Lab and opportunities to connect with other people with lived experience with mental health issues. Open to the public on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am-3pm. Accessible by bus 18,10,47,CT1,CT3, and silver line.
85 E. Newton St. Ground Floor Boston MA, 02118

Boston Youth Sanctuary provides a safe and nurturing environment where at-risk youth are encouraged to express themselves positively and gain sustainable coping skills that aid in academic, community and home life success. Youth that attend BYS After School Program will graduate feeling empowered and better equipped to face the challenges that arise in their daily lives.

Bournewood Hospital

Provides complete care including 24-hour triage, emergency beds, inpatient hospitalization, outpatient, day and evening programs, and residential services. Offers Adult Psychiatric program, chemical dependance and dual diagnosis services, child/adolescence treatment, acute residential treatment programs, and assistance with residential placement. Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross, Tufts, and Harvard Pilgrim. Assessment: 800-468-4358
300 South St. Brookline MA, 02467

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston: Youth Connect

Clinical social workers connecting at-risk youth to positive choices, in partnership with the Boston Police Department!

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Serves runaway. homeless, and seriously at-risk youth. Services include: counseling, education/career development programs, health services/mobile medical van, residential programs, street work, transitional day program, 24-hour runaway service, food, showers, and laundry. Operates in three locations in Boston and Cambridge
47 West St. Boston MA, 02111

Brighton Allston Mental Health (Italian Home for Children)

Multiple services including inpatient and outpatient mental health, in-home therapy, school based mental health , therapeutic mentoring, and after school programs.
77B Warren St. Brighton MA, 02135

Brookline Community Mental Health Center

Community health center that provides a comprehensive, broad range of adult, child & family, community, and group services.

41 Garrison Road
Brookline, MA 02445

Phone: (617) 277-8107

Brookside Community Health Center

Provides comprehensive care with services in the following areas: adult medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics (including midwifery), family planning, gynecology, dentistry, oral surgery, nutrition/WIC, mental health, and social services. Features bilingual Spanish and English staff. Offers evening and weekend hours and a licensed clinical service operated by Brigham's and Women's Hospital. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8am-7pm, Wednesday 9:30am-7pm, Friday 8am-5pm, and Saturday 8:30am-12pm.
3297 Washington St. Jamaica Plane MA, 02130

Carney Hospital

Includes 16 adult beds and 14 adolescent beds on locked until specializing in short term crisis intervention. Operating under a multidisciplinary team approach, the focus is on diagnostic assessment, reduction of acute symptoms, and development of an aftercare plan. To make a referral call: 617-296-4012
2100 Dorchester Ave Boston MA< 02124

Catholic Charities Family Intervention program

Counseling services that are flexible to families needs and those who may not have been successful in traditional outpatient settings. Provides office and home based treatment, and other programs including: Youth Empowerment and Stabilization (617-506-6600) Refugee Settlement (617-464-8100)
Laboure Center: 275 West Broadway South Boston MA, 02127

Catholic Charities South

Catholic Charities South serves people in need throughout the city of Brockton and the metro south region, aiming to help families in times of crisis and to assist people in leading more productive and fulfilling lives. Programs include driver alcohol education, substance abuse clinic, and substance abuse prevention for families with young teens.
169 Court St. Brockton MA, 02302

Center Club Boston

Center Club is the oldest and largest Clubhouse in New England for people with psychiatric disabilities. The five-day-a-week program combines employment, housing and education services with social activities, wellness initiatives, and advocacy using a holistic approach that is highly empowering.
31 Bowker st. Boston MA, 02114

Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders | Boston University

The Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University (BU CARD) is an internationally known Clinic specializing in helping both adults and children address a range of anxiety disorders and related challenges, such as difficulties with mood, sleep, concentration, and pain. We stand at the forefront of research in providing treatments that work and are dedicated to keeping high standards for the services we provide. Our faculty and staff strive to deliver state-of-the-art clinical services to individuals of all backgrounds.  We also offer assessment and therapy on a sliding scale fee in order to accommodate individuals with limited income.  For more information on who we are and what we do, please explore our website. Feel free to contact us by calling 617-353-9610, or e-mail Bonnie Brown, our Nurse Administrator and Health Communications Specialist, at


Center for Health Resources

Center for Health Resources

Provides court approved 16-hour anger management course as well as group and individual treatment specializing in families and children. Emergency: 978-815-8761
3 Baldwin Green suite 303 Woburn MA, 01801

Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery | BIDMC of Boston

The mission of the CVPR is to provide services to victims/survivors of interpersonal violence; to train healthcare providers to identify and respond to patients who are experiencing or have previously experienced violence in their lives; and, finally, to improve the connection between healthcare providers and community agencies that provide violence prevention and recovery services. Learn more about the Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery at BIDMC in Boston.
All services provided are private, confidential and free.