Statewide Resources

  • 211 Massachusetts

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    Receive support and resources on domestic violence, food, rent/utilities, clothing/household items, and other vital needs.

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  • Handhold

    Guiding you through your child’s mental health journey.
    Life can be tough, especially for our kids. You might be noticing your child is struggling in new ways, or that old problems are getting worse. But what can you do right now to help your child with their mental health? We’ve curated a collection of resources that you can try at home today and organizations that we know can help.

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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.

    Southeast Area
    165 Quincy Street
    Brockton, MA 02302

    Fax 508-897-2024
    TTY 508-897-2102

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    BAMSI’s Helpline links people in need with services that can help them. Your call will be answered directly by a concerned staff member. All calls are confidential.

    Call: 508-580-HELP (4357)

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  • CEDAR Clinic (Center for Early Detection, Assessment & Response to Risk)

    The CEDAR clinic is for young people (ages 14-30) who are experiencing new or worsening symptoms that may be warning signs for psychosis.

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  • Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University

    Helping People with Psychiatric Disabilities Lead Fulfilling Lives.

    The Center is a research, training, and service organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons who have psychiatric disabilities.

    Our work is guided by the most basic of rehabilitation values, that first and foremost, persons with psychiatric disabilities have the same goals and dreams as any other person.

    Our mission is to increase the likelihood that they can achieve these goals by improving the effectiveness of people, programs, and service systems using strategies based on the core values of recovery and rehabilitation.

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  • Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University

    The Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University (BU CARD) is an internationally known clinical and research center specializing in helping both adults and children address a range of anxiety disorders and related challenges, such as difficulties with sleep, concentration, eating, and mood.

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  • Massachusetts Sibling Support Network

    Growing up with a brother or sister with a disability, whether the disability is mental or physical, seen or unseen, is a unique, challenging, and potentially rewarding experience.

    The MSSN supports siblings of people with disabilities in the following ways: creating welcoming communities for siblings across the lifespan; improving the range and availability of sibling support services; and providing education about sibling-related issues.

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  • Sibling Support Group with UMass Medical

    The Shriver Center works with hospitals and other agencies to address the needs of siblings and parents of children with mental health issues. The goals of the program are to build sibling resiliency and decrease trauma, teach parenting strategies that support siblings as well as increase parental confidence, and build capacity among providers. For more information, contact Emily Rubin, Director of Sibling Support, at [email protected].

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  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

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

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  • Adoption Journeys

    Adoption Journeys is a statewide program, offering post adoption support in Massachusetts. Our response teams are made up of adoption competent staff which include social worker, parent liaison, and team leader.

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  • Child at Risk Hotline

    A statewide after-hours emergency response system. The Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    To report a possible child at-risk situation in the state of Massachusetts call 1-800-792-5200.

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  • Children's Law Center of Massachusetts

    The mission of the Children's Law Center of Massachusetts is to promote and secure equal justice and to maximize opportunity for low-income children and youth by providing quality advocacy and legal services.

    Provides information on CRA and CBHI.

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  • Disability Law Center

    The Disability Law Center (DLC) is the Protection and Advocacy agency for Massachusetts. DLC is a private, non-profit organization responsible for providing protection and advocacy for the rights of Massachusetts residents with disabilities. DLC receives federal, state and private funding but is not part of the state or federal government.

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  • Health Law Advocates

    Health Law Advocates (HLA) is a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm whose mission is to provide pro bono legal representation to low-income residents experiencing difficulty accessing or paying for needed medical services.

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  • MassHealth Enrollment Center

    For questions about the status of your Medical Benefit Request (families, pregnant women, and those under age 65), or for member eligibility, call:

    MassHealth Enrollment Center
    TTY: 1-888-665-9997
    for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech disabled

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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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  • Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee

    The Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee works to enhance and protect the rights of persons with mental health concerns in key areas most closely related to their ability to live full and independent lives free of discrimination.

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  • MentalHelp

    Comprehensive mental health and mental illness information on topics like Depression, Bipolar, Suicide, Anxiety, Addiction, Schizophrenia, and more.

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  • My Brother's Keeper

    My Brother’s Keeper is a vibrant, welcoming Christian ministry with locations in Easton and Dartmouth, MA which delivers furniture and food to families in need.

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  • South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.

    South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (SCCLS) is a non-profit corporation which provides free civil legal services to low-income and elderly residents of our communities.

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  • Legal Advocacy and Resource Center of Massachusetts

    Since 1983, the Legal Advocacy and Resource Center (LARC) has operated a free legal hotline in support of its mission to help low-income Massachusetts residents with legal problems by providing quality legal information and advice, and by making referrals to legal and social service agencies.

    LARC Hotline (for brief advice and referrals): 617-603-1700 or 1-800-342-LAWS.

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  • Parents Helping Parents

    Parents Helping Parents provides ongoing parenting help through our Massachusetts network of Parent Support Groups. We offer Parents Support Groups and a 24-hour Parental Stress Line.

    Parental Stress Line: 800-632-8188
    ​24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week. All Languages Available

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  • Massachusetts Family Voices

    Massachusetts Family Voices is a state chapter of Family Voices, a national grassroots organization of families, friends and professional partners brought together by a common concern for children and youth with special health care needs. Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities.

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  • National Family Support Technical Assistance Center

    The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC) is the nation’s first Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded Center of Excellence focused on supporting families and caregivers of children, regardless of their age, who experience serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

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  • NeighborWorks Housing Solutions

    NeighborWorks® Housing Solutions (NHS) is a one-stop shop for finding and maintaining safe, affordable, high quality housing and growing financial skills and resources. We provide the answers and support individuals and families need.

    Our services include rental assistance; emergency financial help; shelter and homelessness prevention; first-time homebuyer education and counseling; financial coaching; foreclosure prevention; affordable residential and small business loans; and construction and management of high-quality rental housing across Southern Massachusetts.

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  • Department of Children & Families (DCF)

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

    Regional Office
    110 Mulberry Street
    Brockton, MA 02302

    Fax 508-554-7878

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  • Kid's Net Foster Care Resources

    MSPCC’s Kid’s Net Program provides a range of services to connect foster, pre-adoptive, and kinship families to the information, resources, respite and support networks they need to address the unique challenges that come with raising foster children. Services are available to foster families throughout Massachusetts.

    After-Hours Helpline: (800) 486-3730

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  • Project Bread

    Project Bread is committed to providing people of all ages, cultures, and walks of life with access to nutritious food.

    To find food resources in your community, call the FoodSource Hotline:

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  • The RAFT Program

    The RAFT Program is a homelessness prevention program funded by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). RAFT provides short-term financial assistance to low-income families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

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  • Retails Savings Guide For People With Disabilities

    We've provided our research on special offers and discounts available to senior citizens, women, and veterans, in our series of guides to help you find ways to save money.

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  • What Is Intensive Care Coordination?

    Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) is a MassHealth service for children and youth under 21 with serious emotional and behavioral health needs. In this video, Beth and Johanna explain how ICC works. Using a family centered, team-based approach, Intensive Care Coordinators and Family Partners work with families to develop care plans built on built on their strengths, needs and values. At the end of video, learn how you can connect with one of the 32 Community Service Agencies across Massachusetts that provide ICC.

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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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  • Department of Developmental Services (DDS)

    The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is dedicated to creating, in partnership with others, innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate fully and meaningfully in, and contribute to, their communities as valued members.

    Southeast Region Office
    151 Campanelli Drive, Suite B
    Middleboro, MA 02346


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  • Community Autism Resources

    Community Autism Resources is an autism support center committed to providing free and valuable services to individuals on the autism spectrum.

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