New Bedford Area Resources

  • Bay Coast Behavioral

    Bay Coast encourages strong family relationships that promote social and functional skills in an effort to reduce and/or eliminate at risk behaviors. Our approach incorporates the needs and the agreed upon goals of the family to provide stability in the family and independence of the client.

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  • Bay State Community Services

    Bay State Community Services (BSCS) is a not-for-profit human services agency, dedicated to improving the social functioning of adults, adolescents, and children within a framework that recognizes the primary importance of family and community. To this end, the agency’s mission is to support individual, family, and community empowerment through an integrated, culturally competent continuum of social, mental health, addiction, and correctional services.

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  • Child & Family Services - Community Service Agency (CSA)

    CSA is a community-based organization whose function is to facilitate access to, and ensure coordination of, care for youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED) who require or are already utilizing multiple services or are involved with multiple child-serving systems (e.g., child welfare, special education, juvenile justice, mental health) and their families.

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  • Child & Family Services - Emergency Mental Health Services

    Emergency Services offers assessments and interventions to children and adults who are in a crisis situation. Interventions with children ages 0-20 can occur at any location including homes with Emergency Services involvement for up to 8 hours the first day and an additional 6 days of support as needed. Outreach for children ages 0-20 is provided 24/7.

    Contact Information

    Emergency Services
    Child & Family Services
    543 North Street
    New Bedford, MA 02740
    (508) 984-5566

    Emergency Services Crisis Center
    Child & Family Services
    543 North Street
    New Bedford, MA 02740
    (508) 996-3154

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  • Department of Mental Health (DMH) - New Bedford Site

    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.

    800 Purchase St.
    New Bedford, MA 02740

    508-996-7900

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  • Department of Children & Families (DCF) - New Bedford Site

    The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is charged with protecting children from abuse and neglect and strengthening families.

    98 North Front St.
    New Bedford, MA 02740

    508-910-1000
    Fax 508-990-7321

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  • Department of Transitional Assistance

    DTA provides 1 in 8 Massachusetts residents with food and nutritional assistance, cash assistance, and employment supports.

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  • Emotional Wellness Counseling

    3267 Acushnet Ave
    New Bedford, MA 02745

    (508) 995-1400

  • Greater New Bedford Community Health Center

    The Greater New Bedford Community Health Center is a private, non-profit health care organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, representative of the economic, educational, and cultural diversity of our community.

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  • Family and Community Resources, Inc.

    Our mission is to serve individuals and families whose lives are impacted by trauma at home, school or in their community. FCR, Inc. is committed to providing the highest quality of services including advocacy, support, individual and group treatment, case management and community education and training.

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  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

    Resources and information for grandparents raising grandchildren, including support groups and legal information.

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  • Health Imperatives Violence Intervention & Prevention

    24-Hour Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Hotline
    508-588-8255

    For nearly four decades Health Imperatives has been at the forefront of responding to the health and safety needs of local families and individuals, and today our programs and services are structured around our two main areas of focus and expertise: health care and violence intervention and prevention services.

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  • JRI (Justice Resource Institute) - Community Service Agency (CSA)

    JRI is designated by the Commonwealth as a Community Service Agency (CSA) for the Cape and Islands. CSAs help families to identify the resources they need and then they coordinate the services delivered by those resources. CSAs provide two particular services: Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) and Family Support and Training (FS&T). ICCs uses “Wraparound” care planning where care coordinators work with families to complete safety plans and home assessments, assemble the care planning team, develop individual care plans, and ensure that services in the plan are effectively implemented. Wraparound is an approach to care where the family is put in the center of the planning process and a team is built around the family’s vision for their child’s future. With Family Support and Training, staff members called Family Partners work with the Care Coordinators to help families understand how to navigate the child serving systems, how to get supports, services, and how to reach the goals in the care plan.

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  • Making Sense: A Parent's Guide to a Child's Psychiatric Hospitalization

    This Guide was written with the help of parents and professionals who understand that having a child hospitalized psychiatrically can be stressful, confusing, and frustrating. The advice and guidance in these pages can help clear up confusion and reduce frustration.

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  • Map Academy

    Introducing Map Academy, a new public charter school located in Plymouth, designed to provide a free option to students that want or need something different than the traditional high school.

    We put students at the center and designed a school to meet their individual needs. Flexible scheduling and support, personalized academics, career development opportunities, and more.

    Opening in Fall 2018. Welcoming students from anywhere in Massachusetts.

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  • Mass 2-1-1

    Every day, someone somewhere in Massachusetts needs to find essential community services, an after school program, a food bank, or where to secure care for an aging parent. Many face these challenges,
    but don't always know where to turn for help.

    The Solution is to Dial 2-1-1.

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  • Mind Matters Monthly TV Series

    Mind Matters is a local TV show designed to discuss topics related to behavioral health issues. A new topic is discussed each month. The videos can be viewed via the DCTV Channel 18 website, or you can watch on DCTV Channel 18 in the Dartmouth area.

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  • Mobile Market - Greater New Bedford

    Greater Boston Food Bank partners with community health centers to bring fresh produce to low-income working families. Mobile Markets offer fresh produce from July – October at health centers in your community.

    Greater New Bedford Community Health Center hosts the Mobile Market for the Greater New Bedford area.

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  • Mobile Market - New Bedford North/South and Wareham

    Greater Boston Food Bank partners with community health centers to bring fresh produce to low-income working families. Mobile Markets offer fresh produce from July – October at health centers in your community.

    United Way of New Bedford hosts the Mobile Markets for New Bedford North, New Bedford South, and Wareham.

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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.

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  • New Bedford Community Connections Coalition

    NBCCC was established in 1995. We are one of twenty two coalitions across Massachusetts that is federally funded through the Department of Children and Families. Our mission is to facilitate the organization of comprehensive family support systems in the neighborhoods of the City of New Bedford while promoting a community centered child welfare best practices approach within the DCF system.

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  • NAMI Mass Compass

    Navigating the mental healthcare system can be complicated—we help individuals and families affected by mental health issues find their way.

    The NAMI Mass Compass is operated by peers and family members who have dealt with these issues first hand. Navigators are available to answer a wide range of questions and refer to NAMI support & education programs and other community resources.

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  • New Bedford District Court

    75 North 6th Street
    New Bedford, MA 02740

    508-999-9700

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  • Phoenix Rising Psychotherapy and Retreat Center

    Phoenix Rising provides both individual and group therapy for a variety of concerns depending on the needs of each client.

    Phoenix Recovery Services provides Substance Use psychotherapy, Intensive Recovery Groups, and Dual Diagnosis groups.

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  • Pathway's Counseling Services

    284 County Street
    New Bedford, MA

    774-628-0001

  • Psychology Today

    Psychology Today is a web magazine that offers a searchable database of therapists, psychiatrists, support groups, and treatment facilities.

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  • St. Luke's Hospital

    St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford is a leading health care provider in Southeastern Massachusetts, continually growing in scope and technologies to meet the diverse needs of the families of Greater New Bedford.

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  • Seven Hills Behavioral Health - New Bedford

    Seven Hills Foundation provides exceptional integrated clinical, educational and community-based supports to children and adults with disabilities and significant life challenges.

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  • Social Security Office - New Bedford

    Social Security delivers a broad range of services online.

    53 North 6th Street
    New Bedford, MA 02740

    508-999-3101

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  • Southeast Center for Independent Living

    The Philosophy of Independent Living maintains that individuals with disabilities have the right to choose services and make decisions for themselves. This belief is the foundation and guiding principle of all of policies and operations of the Southeast Center for Independent Living. SCIL provides training,information and support to help consumers achieve individual goals, experience personal growth and participate fully in community life.

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  • Tobey Hospital

    Tobey Hospital is the Greater Wareham area's major health care resource and a growing center of surgical excellence that combines high technology with personalized patient care.

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  • The Women's Center

    The Women's Center provides free and confidential 24-hour easily accessible services to those in need. We provide counseling, education, outreach, referrals and resources. We may be called the Women's center, but we serve men and children as well.

    24-Hour HOTLINE
    508-999-6636

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  • Wareham District Court

    2200 Cranberry Highway
    West Wareham, MA 02576

    508-295-8300

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