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BAMSI
Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc. (BAMSI) is a statewide human services organization dedicated to “bringing people and services together.” Since 1975, BAMSI has delivered high-quality services to individuals and families throughout Massachusetts. We strive now more than every to reach out to members of the community, as more and more citizens find themselves in need of the quality support and services we offer. Through a dedicated staff of more than 1,300, BAMSI supports over 25,000 individuals a year, operating more than 110 programs throughout the Commonwealth

10 Christy’s Drive
Brockton, MA 02301
508-580-8700
www.bamsi.org

 

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DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH (DMH)
The Department of Mental Health, as the State Mental Health Authority, assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research. This critical mission is accomplished by working in partnership with other state agencies, individuals, families, providers and communities.

Southeast Area Office
165 Quincy Street Brockton, MA 02302
Phone (508) 897-2000
Fax (508) 897-2024
TTY (508) 897-2102

 

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PARENT/PROFESSIONAL ADVOCACY LEAGUE (PPAL)
Parent/Professional Advocacy League is a statewide, grassroots family organization that advocates for improved access to mental health services for children, youth and their families. PPAL’s goals are to support families, nurture parent leaders and work for systems change. PPAL is the only Massachusetts organization whose work focuses solely on the interests of families whose children have mental health needs. Founded in 1991, PPAL continues to work on behalf of children, youth and families as a critical voice shaping policy and practice.

Statewide Office (Boston)
15 Court Square
Suite 660
Boston, MA 02108
Toll Free: (866)815-8122
Fax: (617)542-7832
info@ppal.net
www.ppal.net

 

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FEDERATION FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (FSCN)
The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. We are committed to listening to and learning from families, and encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities. The Federation believes in the power of parents helping parents and has infused a proven model of peer support throughout all its work. Most Federation staff members are parents or family members of children with disabilities and people with disabilities.

529 Main Street, Suite 1M3
Boston, MA 02129
Phone: (617) 236-7210, (800) 331-0688 (in MA)
Fax: (617) 241-0330
fcsninfo@fcsn.org
www.fcsn.org

 

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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

3803 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203
Main: (703) 524-7600
Fax: (703) 524-9094
Member Services: (888) 999-6264
HelpLine: (800) 950-6264
www.nami.org