Mental Health Resources

Need immediate support? If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat
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, or any other kind of emotional distress. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

Resources for Mental Illness

Children’s Charter is a Specialty out-patient mental health clinic for survivors of sexual, physical, emotional, and interfamilial/multigenerational trauma.
77 Rumford Ave, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02453

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

Click here for a list of mental health resources.

The Baker Center at Waltham provides scientifically proven specialty treatments 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

The WPS Counseling Department provides a comprehensive list of counseling resources for students and parents.
Click here for a list of mental health resources.

WPY works to ensure that the wealth of resources in and around Waltham are available for the 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

617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA 02452

Click here for a list of community resources

Through the Helpline that operates Monday-Friday from 9 AM- 5 PM, callers from subscribing communities will work with a Resource and Referral Counselor who will help them navigate the challenges of finding mental health services. Each caller from a subscribing community will be assigned a lead counselor who will provide matches to services, as well as provide information and resources about mental health and wellness.
888-244-6843 (toll free)
617-332-3666 (Waltham)
Click here to learn more

Mental Health Hotlines and Emergency Support

24/7 suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-273-8255
24/7 crisis text line: Text "Home" to 741-741
Interface Hotline Provider Referrals: 888-244-6843
Adolescent Substance Abuse Program(ASAP) at Waltham: 617-355-2727

Click here for a list of mental health resources


Phone: 24/7 Assistance 781-433-0672 

Riverside Trauma Center provides responses and support to children and adults who are experiencing post-trauma stress after incidents such as suicide, domestic violence, violence in school/work, and communities affected by natural disasters. Support services include on-site response, grief counseling, training, consultations, and referrals to help people after critical incidents. 

Samaritans Talk Support Text Line 24/7

Call or text : 877-870-4673(HOPE)

Samaritans is a suicide prevention program that offers help if you are feeling suicidal or depressed, have lost a loved one to suicide, and offers different ways that you can help someone who is struggling with suicidal thoughts. Mental Health screenings are also available.

Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Services

Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Services are available virtually. If you are experiencing mental health or emotional crisis, please call (800) 640-5432 to speak to an Advocates crisis clinician. Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Caregiver Coronavirus Support Line

Sponsored by the National Domestic Workers Alliance, they offer free chat services (text, live webchat, and FB messenger) to provide caregivers and domestic workers to get the support they need.

Offers a multitude of advocacy services for those with mental health concerns, developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and substance abuse problems.

675 Main Street, Second Floor, Waltham,MA 02452

24/7 crisis support: 1-800-640-5432

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

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.


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


Jewish Family and Children's Services

Resources for any need related to older adults: 1-800-980-1982 or

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

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

Bereavement support groups: contact Barbara Sternfield at

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

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

Other Health Resources