Community Resources

These resources may be helpful for counselors, therapists, friends and family of people struggling with a serious mental health condition.

Mental Health Resources

Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership
The Emergency Services Program/Mobile Crisis Intervention (ESP/MCI) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Anyone may contact ESP/MCI for assistance at 1.877.382.1609

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness, Nationwide Chapter)
Support, services and treatment options for people struggling with a mental illness

NAMI Massachusetts (Statewide Chapter)
NAMI Mass provides programs, support groups, information, advocacy and training for people with mental illness and their supporters.

NAMI – Central Massachusetts (Local Chapter)
Support for people with mental illness and the friends and family who love them in Central Massachusetts.

NAMI Mass COMPASS Helpline
The COMPASS Helpline at NAMI Massachusetts provides information and resources to help people navigate the mental health system. COMPASS is staffed by people with experience navigating the system for themselves or a family member

Umass Memorial Community Health Link

Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital

Kiva Center
The Kiva Center provides training, peer support, support groups, advocacy, and policy change to support individuals with trauma, mental illness, and substance abuse problems

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Support Groups for the Worcester Area
Contact for Worcester Chapter:

Emergency Resources

Queen Street Emergency Homeless Shelter
25 Queen Street
Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 872-4853

Worcester Area Emergency Housing and Food Assistance

Abby’s House
Domestic violence housing and support for women and families.

AdCare Hospital
Emergency Substance Abuse and Detox Services.

Other Resources

Worcester Community Action Council
Services to help individuals become self-sufficient

DayBreak YWCA Worcester
Domestic violence support and services

Dual Recovery Resources
12-step programs for people with a dual mental health condition and substance abuse

Young Adult Peer Support Groups

Online Peer Support Groups from DMH Recommendations