Behavioral and Mental Health Resources

Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative

The Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) is an interagency initiative of the Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services whose mission is to strengthen, expand and integrate Massachusetts state services into a comprehensive, community-based system of care, to ensure that families and their children with significant behavioral, emotional and mental health needs obtain the services necessary for success in home, school and community.

Parent Professional Advocacy League

The Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL) is a statewide family organization dedicated to improving the mental health and well being of children, youth and families through education, advocacy and partnership.

Mass Department of Mental Health

This department sets the standards for the operation of mental health facilities and community residential programs, provides clinical rehabilitative and supportive services for adults with serious mental illness and children and adolescents with serious mental illness and children and adolescents with serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbances

The ARC of Bristol County- Family Support

Families face many challenges in their search for appropriate and available resources and services. Whether families are looking for a particular resource or are interested in knowing what resources exist, Family Support staff can provide direction. Staff are knowledgeable about federal and state benefits, services available under Mass Health, Social Security, guardianship, adaptive equipment, future planning, transition services, Educational services and programs, early Intervention services, Positive Supports training, Community resources, counseling programs, specialists, support groups, and other commonly needed resources and supports requested by families.

Community Counseling of Bristol Counseling

Child and Family Services at Community Counseling of Bristol County provides children, birth to 19 years, with comprehensive outpatient treatment for emotional, developmental, and behavioral problems. Our responsive and flexible programming is offered both in our offices and in the community

Southeast Behavioral Health Center

Justice Resource Institute, INC

Behavior health center located in Taunton, outpatient community and clinical based services. Therapeutic services will be based on the behavioral needs of each individual.

Community Care Services

Community Care Services is a private, non-profit corporation that provides emotional, educational and behavioral support to more than 7,500 children, adults, elders, and families annually throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Our licensed social workers, clinicians, medical professionals, counselors, teachers, trained mediators and administrative staff are uniquely qualified to support you and your family.

South Shore Mental Health

South Shore Mental Health is a leader in providing services for children, teens, and families experiencing serious emotional problems, behavioral issues, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse. South Shore Mental Health has grown to include outpatient clinics in Quincy, Marshfield, Plymouth, and Wareham. We also offer services along the continuum of care including day treatment, intensive wrap-around services, and community and job skills for adults and adolescents focused on increasing each client’s independence. In addition, we provide child and family services in the home, school, childcare center, group residence and other community settings.

Walden Behavioral Health Care

In-patient or out-patient therapy for adolescent treatment for Eating Disorders. Working with children 12-17 years old. Multiple locations available.

May Institute

May Institute is an award–winning non-profit organization that provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs

South Bay Outpatient Therapy

At South Bay, the goal of treatment is to encourage individuals and families to become self-sufficient and live as independently as their abilities allow. In support of our clients’ self-sufficiency, South Bay provides a continuum of services including intensive family therapy individual therapy, dual diagnosis, school based services.

DCS Mental Health, Inc.

DCS provides services to children, adolescents, and adults, as well as to couples and families, experiencing a wide array of concerns including, but not limited to:

low self-esteem
parent and child conflicts
school and learning problems
relationship conflicts
loss and transition issues
stress management
depression and anxiety
medication management

The Children’s Room: Center for Grieving Children and Teens, Inc


The mission of The Children’s Room is to help grieving children, teens, and families in our communities to go on living fully.

 The Compassionate Friends-Grief Support After the Death of a Child

Whether your family has had a child die (at any age from any cause) or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process.

Through a network of more than 650 chapters with locations in all 50 states, as well as Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam, The

Compassionate Friends has been supporting bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.

Hope Floats

Hope Floats Healing and Wellness Center is an educational center for individuals and families who are grieving or face other life challenges. The center helps people cope with

bereavement, improve their wellness, and explore mind-body-spirit connections.