Mental Health Resources

Emergency Mental Health Assistance 

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) offers 24/7 call, text, and chat access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis. Counselors are available to provide supportive resources to individuals experiencing emotional distress. 


Advocates, Inc.

Advocates provides support, safety assessments and local referrals and resources for emergency mental health needs in Waltham and surrounding towns.

675 Main Street Waltham, MA 02451
(781)-893-5110 (toll free)
https://www.advocates.org/services/mental-health-services


Samaritans Talk Support Text Line 24/7

Samaritans is a suicide prevention program that offers help to those individuals that are feeling suicidal or depressed or have lost a loved one to suicide. 

877-870-4673(HOPE)


Mental Health Counseling - Local Providers

Children's Charter in Waltham

Children’s Charter is a Specialty out-patient mental health clinic for survivors of sexual, physical, emotional, and interfamilial/multigenerational trauma.

MassHealth Standard. State funding is available for Spanish-speaking clients who have MassHealth Limited or no insurance.

77 Rumford Ave, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 894-4307
https://www.key.org/programs/childrens-charter


The Baker Center For Children at Waltham

The Baker Center provides specialty treatment to children, young adults, college students, families, and caregivers struggling with ADHD, anxiety, depression, school and behavior problems, high functioning autism spectrum disorders, PTSD, and other behavioral health challenges.

746 South St 2nd Floor, Waltham, MA 02453
(617) 278-5300
https://www.bakercenter.org/


Art Relief Therapeutic Center

Art Relief specializes in expressive arts therapy, community mental health and wellness, training and education. Individual and group therapy offered.

Insurance Accepted:  Masshealth- MBHP, Steward Healthcare Choice, Community Care Cooperative, Partners HealthCare Choice, Tufts Health Together, Tufts Health Direct, Wellforce, Fallon, BMC, CCA

51 Kondazian St, Watertown Massachusetts 02472​​
617-924-1285 (toll free)
https://www.artrelief.info/


Boston Neurobehavioral Associates  

Boston Neurobehavioral Associates providers offer care for a broad range of mental disorders and emotional difficulties. Patients can expect an accurate diagnosis, followed by an integrative treatment plan that is tailored for their unique needs. The practice regularly cares for patients who are dealing with depression, bipolar, anxiety, insomnia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and OCD, among other conditions.

Insurance Accepted:  MassHealth Accepted 

20 Hope Ave, Suite 204, Waltham, MA 02453
(508) 979-5557 (toll free)
https://www.advocates.org/services/mental-health-services


Charles River Community Health 

​​Children’s Charter is a Specialty out-patient mental health clinic for survivors of sexual, physical, emotional, and interfamilial/multigenerational trauma. The clinic was founded in 1985 and is located in Waltham.

 Insurance Accepted: MassHealth Standard and MassHealth Limited

43 Foundary Ave, Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 698-3800 (toll free)
https://www.key.org/programs/childrens-charter


Riverside Community Care    

The focus of Riverside is serving young people who struggling with a variety of mental or behavioral health issues. Riverside offers a variety of counseling for children and their families. Offers outpatient care and counseling for children and families. 

Insurance Accepted: MassHealth Standard and MassHealth Limited

64 Eldredge Street Newton, MA, 02458
617-969-4925
https://www.riversidecc.org/child-family-services/outpatient-counseling-medication/


Family Access Of Newton 

Family ACCESS Counseling and Consultation Services provides comprehensive clinical services and social-emotional support to parents and their young children (0-5 years of age), with the goal of strengthening family relationships and reaching individuals’ full potential. 

492 Waltham St, Newton, MA 02465
(617)-969-5906
https://familyaccess.org/cchild-and-family-counseling/


Wayside Youth and Family Support Network

Wayside offers mental health support to youth and families. Services include help with in-patient care, outpatient care, assessment, and a rape crisis hotline among many others.

Insurance Accepted: MassHealth Standard.  Accepts MassHealth Limited for limited number of sessions only

1 Frederick Abbott Way, Framingham, MA 01701
508-879-9800


Free Referral Services- For Help Finding A Therapist/Counselor

Interface Referral Service 

Through the Helpline that operates Monday-Friday from 9 AM- 5 PM, callers from subscribing communities work with a Resource and Referral Counselor who will help them in navigating the challenges of finding mental health services. 

Contact Information:
888-244-6843 (toll free)
617-332-3666 (Waltham)
https://interface.williamjames.edu/community/waltham


Mental Health Connect (JF&CS)

Mental Health Connect provides supportive resources for individuals struggling with emotional and mental health concerns. Our counselors offer short-term and long-term support during life transitions or challenging situations.

Contact Information:
1430 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451
(781)-647-5327
https://www.jfcsboston.org/Our-Services/Mental-Health-Support


Disability Resource Network at JF&CS

The JF&CS Disability Resource Network (DRN) is a free information, referral, and consultation service. JF&CS serve individuals with disabilities and mental illness, their families, and community agencies. Counselors provide professional assistance in identifying resources related to education, vocational training, housing, finances, religious life, recreation, and other aspects of community living.

781-693-5640
email: drn@jfcsboston.org


Substance Abuse Resources

24/7 Hotline: MYLife MyQuit: Call/Text 855-891-9989

Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) at Waltham: 617-355-2727

Narcotics Anonymous - Find a Meeting
Alcoholics Anonymous - Find a Meeting


Smart Recovery

The SMART program provides effective recovery methods to help overcome addiction behaviors. Smart Recovery offers in-person and online support meetings. 

Online support meetings, Thursdays at 11am on zoom. Information on how to join on their website.


Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community

MBRLC is an umbrella organization of peer support centers in the Boston area for mental health and susbstance abuse support.

https://www.mbrlc.org


Additional Resources:  Substance Abuse Treatment


Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center offers free confidential support to survivors of sexual violence. Survivors of all genders are welcomed. We work with middle & high schools, colleges, businesses, community groups & organizations. 

Eligibility: age 12+

New clients: submit a request online or call 617-492-8306. English and Spanish services are available.

Hotline:  24/7 1-800-841-8371, and online 9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. at barcc.org/chat.


REACH Beyond Domestic Violence

Operating remotely. Click here for an online chatline for survivors seeking domestic violence help. REACH provides shelter and safety for survivors of domestic violence.

24/7 Hotline: 800-899-4000.
Updated Online Chat Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10am-8pm & Thursday 1pm-8pm.

Email: info@reachma.org


Senior Citizen Support

Jewish Family and Children's Services

Resources for any need related to older adults. Resources for individuals, families and caregivers living with dementia.  Virtual support groups for family members and online/telephone memory cafes. 

Beth Soltzberg bsoltzberg@jfcsboston.org
1-800-980-1982 or info@CJPSeniorDirect.org

Resources for people with Parkinson’s disease and family members: support groups and online programs. 

Anne Muskopf at amuskopf@jfcsboston.org

Bereavement support groups

Barbara Sternfield at bsternfield@jfcsboston.org


Newton Wellesley Hospital Elder Care Services Council

We offer programs at the Newton-Wellesley Community Collaborative that are supported by strategic councils funded through the generous support of our community. Providing support and resource options for those struggling with supporting elderly family members

Click here to find upcoming events

617-243-6000


Other Mental Health Resources

Community Health Network Area 17 (CHNA 17)

CHNA 17 is focused on supporting efforts around mental health, and racial equity by providing resources and funding.

http://chna17.org/resources/


Waltham Public School Counseling Department

The Waltham Public Schools Counseling Department provides a comprehensive list of counseling resources and support for students and families.

https://www.walthampublicschools.org/page/office-of-pupil-services


Waltham Partnership for Youth

Waltham Partnership for Youth works to ensure that the wealth of resources in and around Waltham are available for youth and families who need them most. We facilitate high-impact community partnerships that support health and wellness, leadership development, and economic opportunity for Waltham youth

Contact Information:

617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA 02452
(781)-314-3367
https://walthampartnershipforyouth.org/community-resources.html


Developmental Disabilities Services

The Edinburg Center

Only for clients with major mental illness or developmental disabilities who have been found eligible by DMH (Department of Mental Health) or DDS (Department of Developmental Services). Offers mental health support as well as assistance to those with co-occurring substance abuse problems or developmental disabilities. Services include community support, day treatment, outpatient treatment, intervention services, peer support and advocacy, and family support and advocacy. The Potter Place Clubhouse offers pre-vocational, vocational, and social opportunities in Waltham.

205 Burlington Road Bedford, MA 01730
781-862-3600  


Potter Place Clubhouse in Waltham: http://www.cwpotterplace.org


Mental Illness Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)- Massachusetts

Offers support and advocacy to those with mental illness and their families.

Helpline: 800-370-9085


The Schrafft's Center

529 Main St, Suite 1M17 Boston, MA, 02129
617-580-8541


Link to Health Insurance Resources



Substance Abuse

24/7 Hotline: MYLife MyQuit: Call/Text 855-891-9989


Smart Recovery

The SMART program provides effective recovery methods to help overcome addiction problems. Offers in-person and online support meetings. 

Online support meetings, Thursdays at 11am on zoom. Information on how to join on their website.

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

Offers free confidential support to survivors of sexual violence. Survivors of all genders are welcomed. They also work with middle & high schools, colleges, businesses, community groups & organizations. 

Eligibility: age 12+

New clients: submit a request online or call 617-492-8306. English and Spanish services are available.

Hotline:  24/7 1-800-841-8371, and online 9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. at barcc.org/chat.


REACH Beyond Domestic Violence

Operating remotely. Click here for an online chatline for survivors looking for help with domestic violence. REACH provides shelter and safety for survivors of domestic violence.

24/7 Hotline: 800-899-4000.
Updated Online Chat Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10am-8pm & Thursday 1pm-8pm.

Email: info@reachma.org


Offers mental health support to youth and families. Services include help with in-patient care, outpatient care, assessment, and a rape crisis hotline among many others.

1 Frederick Abbott Way, Framingham, MA 01701

Phone: 508-879-9800
24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline: 800-511-5070

Seniors

Jewish Family and Children's Services

Resources for any need related to older adults: 1-800-980-1982 or info@CJPSeniorDirect.org

Resources for people living with dementia and family members: virtual support groups for family members and online/telephone memory cafes. Contact Beth Soltzberg bsoltzberg@jfcsboston.org

Resources for people with Parkinson’s disease and family members: support groups and online programs. Contact Anne Muskopf at amuskopf@jfcsboston.org

Bereavement support groups: contact Barbara Sternfield at bsternfield@jfcsboston.org


Newton Wellesley Hospital Elder Care Services Council

The programs and offerings of the Newton-Wellesley Community Collaborative are supported by strategic councils funded through the generous support of our community. The councils are formed around focus areas with compelling community impact.

Click here to find upcoming events
617-243-6000

Disability Services

Disability Resource Network at JF&CS

The JF&CS Disability Resource Network (DRN) is a free information, referral, and consultation service. They serve individuals with disabilities and mental illness, their families, and community agencies. Callers receive professional assistance in identifying resources related to education, vocational training, housing, finances, religious life, recreation, and other aspects of community living.

Contact the Disability Resource Network at 781-693-5640 or email your questions to drn@jfcsboston.org.


Other Health Resources