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Student Social Services offers a referral service to resources in the community. To meet with someone at NECC to discuss your need, please use the Community Support Services Referral Form to submit your request.

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Counseling and Related Services

MA 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. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research. This critical mission is accomplished by working in partnership with other state agencies, individuals, families, providers and communities.

MA Department of Mental Health Website

Office Location: 15 Union St, Suite 13, Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone: 978-738-4500

Arbour Counseling Services

Arbour Counseling Services offers a full range of programs and clinical specialties that include individual, couple, family, and group counseling for all ages, emergency assessments during times of crisis, evaluation and treatment of anxiety, depression and stress-related issues. Treatment can also include individual plans developed in close collaboration with patients’ and referrers’ goals and needs. Primary therapists work to coordinate all treatment issues and to maintain communication with other involved professionals. Please note that some of the counseling services require a fee, contact Arbour for more information.

Arbor Health Website

Lawrence Location

599 Canal Street, Suite 1 East, Lawrence, MA 01840

Phone: 978-686-8202

About ARBOUR Counseling Services of Lawrence (PDF)

Haverhill Location

116 Summer Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
Phone: (978) 373-7010

About ARBOUR Counseling Services of Haverhill (PDF)

Brickett’s Mill Counseling Associates, Inc.

At Brickett’s Mill, counseling is a private, personal experience conducted in “living room” setting.  Their counselors begin by listening to understand your needs. The counselor’s skill and experience are used to ask appropriate questions that can help you sort through your issues and concerns and pick a starting point. The counselor’s perspectives will help you discover new alternatives. Brickett’s Mill counseling provides services to help with grieving, trauma, abuse, behavioral issues, relationship, depression, anxiety, and recovery from addictions along with a wide variety of other services.

Brickett’s Mill Counseling Website

Office Location: 10 Brickett’s Mill Road, Hampstead, NH 03841
Phone: 603-329-4379

Center for Eating Disorder Management

The Center for Eating Disorders Management has been providing specialized outpatient treatment for eating disorders since 1988. CEDM now treats persons considering Bariatric Surgery and children and adults with a wide range of disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Severe Obesity. The Center’s multidisciplinary outpatient treatment consists of a team of nurse practitioners, psychotherapists and registered dieticians. They provide specialized medical, psychological and nutritional assessments and treatment using a holistic approach. It is their belief that the key to success lie in early detection and intervention and they are pleased to offer a caring supportive environment to clients and their families as they work towards good health.

Center for Eating Disorders Management Website

Office Location: 360 Route 101, Unit 10, Bedford, NH 03110
Phone: 603-472-2846

Center for Family Development (COSI Counseling Center)

The COSI staff provides services to children, adolescents, adults and elders, which include diagnostic evaluations, psychiatric assessments, case consultation, 24 hour emergency coverage, psychological testing as well as individual, family, and group counseling. COSI operates as multi-disciplinary teams at each site, with both child and adult board certified psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse clinicians heading up the medical staff, along with psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and Master’s Level clinicians. They are highly trained and experienced in a full range of therapeutic and counseling services. COSI strives to provide the highest quality of service in a safe and confidential environment. This coordinated clinician team concept offers clients the assurance of receiving a comprehensive, professional care in a comfortable, friendly environment. In addition to clinician’s professional expertise, they provide a genuine sense of caring, compassionate understanding, and a warm, nurturing attitude.

COSI Counseling Center Website

Office Location: 45 Merrimack Street, Suite 200, Lowell, MA 01852
Phone: 978-459-2306
Email: cfd@cosicounseling.com

Center for Life Management Behavioral Health Systems (CLM)

As a provider of behavioral and mental health services, CLM is an organization dedicated to helping people achieve their optimal mental health and overall well-being. CLM also assists individuals by helping them maximize family and other important relationships in their lives, and providing supportive services to help them be as healthy, successful and productive as possible in their daily lives. CLM provides services and effective treatment options specifically designed to meet the needs at each stage of life and for children, adolescents, adults, and those who are in an emergency situation.

CLM Website

Office Locations nearest NECC

44 Stiles Rd, Salem, NH 03079
Phone: 603-893-3548

10 Tsienneto Road, Derry, NH 03038
Phone: 603.434.1577

218 East Road Hampstead, NH 03841
Phone: 603.434.1577

Counseling Associates of Dracut and Methuen (CADM)

CADM helps individuals deal with feeling by offering individual, couple, family, group, grief, and play therapy. Counselors help with addictions and substance abuse through evaluations and treatments, CADM encourages individuals to take control of their lives by being responsible for their thought, feelings, and behavior in order to develop a sense of personal power. CADM emphasized the process of valuing ones self and others and help adult and children discover their inner potential which leads to the creation of strong relationships in personal and group situations.

CADM Website

Office Location nearest NECC:

236 Pleasant St, Methuen, MA 01844
Phone:  978.683.0133

Dracut Village Square
14 Broadway Rd, Dracut, MA 01826
Phone: 978-934-9444

Family Services of The Merrimack Valley

Family Service, Inc. is a non-profit social service agency located in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Originally established in 1854 as a relief society for the area’s newly arriving immigrant mill workers, Family Service has grown in recent years from a small mental health clinic to a large and dynamic organization providing over 20 programs and services. Family Service believes that every person’s emotional health and well-being is most influenced by the group of people that they call “family”. To achieve our mission and strengthen families, we provide a broad range of treatment and prevention programs that meet the unique needs of each member of a family. Family Service’s mission is to strengthen individuals and families by building skills for successful home, school, work, and community life.

Family Services Website or www.fsmv.org

Office Location: 430 North Canal Street, Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone: 978-327-6600
Email: Info@FamilyServiceInc.com

General Psychological Associates

General Psychological Associates is a group of dedicated professionals who provide the highest quality care with a wide range of outpatient mental health services on location. Services include counseling for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families as well as counseling regarding grief, eating disorders, and gender issues. The center also includes services for neuropsychological testing, treatment of depression and anxiety, management regarding ADD, ADHD, behavioral issues, as well a learning disabilities. The center provides a wide variety of services under a highly trained and professional staff.

General Psychological Associates Website

Office Location: 3 Dundee Park, Suite 203, Andover, MA 01810
Phone: 978-475-3590
Fax: 978-475-7620

In Home Therapy (IHT)

IHT is meant to be a short-term, intensive service provided by a team consisting of a master’s level therapist and a qualified paraprofessional.  One or both members of the team work with the families on the identified goals.

Location: 12 Methuen Street, Lawrence, MA 01840
On Call Phone: 978-590-1471

Massachusetts Eating Disorder Association (MEDA)

MEDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating. MEDA’s mission is to prevent the continuing spread of eating disorders through educational awareness and early detection. MEDA acts as a mentor to the community to raise awareness and understanding of eating disorders, empowers individuals to live free of body, food, and weight issues, develops new and diversified forms of treatments for patients and loved ones, and assists individuals by offering their skills and support to encourage recovery. MEDA serves as a support network and resource for clients, loved ones, clinicians, educators and the general public.

MEDA Website

Office Location: 92 Pearl Street, Newton, MA 02458
Phone: 617-558-1881

Mental Health Associate of Greater Lowell (MHaGL)

MHAGL is a non-profit associate looking to promote mental health, prevent mental illnesses, and improve care and treatment services for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled. MHAGL provides counseling for individuals, families, as well as groups and has a crisis intervention program, psychological testing and medication services. MHAGL also provides help with depression, anxiety and panic disorders, stress management and substance abuse.

MHA Lowell Website

Office Location: 99 Church St, Lowell, MA 01852
Phone: 978-458-6282

Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester

The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (The Center) is a private, non-profit, charitable organization that provides psychiatric and substance abuse services to more than 9,000 people each year. The Center serves children, teenagers, adults, families and seniors with comprehensive services that ensure that individuals receive not only the best care, but also the most appropriate service possible. The Center provides counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors, as well as specialized services such as community support services and medication services.

Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester Website

Office Location: 401 Cypress St, Manchester, NH 03103
Phone: 603-668-4111 (Psychiatric Emergency)

Merrimack Valley Counseling Association

Merrimack Valley Counseling Association is a private, out-patient counseling facility offering a wide range of treatment services to adults, couples, children and families in the Nashua area. The counseling center provides comprehensive assessments of problems, immediate assistance in crisis situations, close monitoring of client’s progress and commitment to help clients attain their therapeutic goals. They specialize in offering time effective treatment interventions for life adjustment issues, as well as comprehensive out-patient services for serious disorders that might otherwise require expensive in-patient or partial hospitalization.

Merrimack Valley Counseling Website

Office Location: 39 Simon St, Unit 2, Nashua, NH 03060
Phone: 603-888-4347 or 800-795-0973

MSPCC Programs and Services

MSPCC’s comprehensive array of programs and services includes child abuse and intervention programs, mental health treatment, and adoption services.  Services are provided bothe in the home and through community-based locations across the state of Massachusetts.  Whenever possible, MSPCC assists families at home, in the context of their own family dynamics.

MSPCC Website

Location: 439 South Union Street, Lawrence, MA 01843
Phone: 978-682-9222

The Farmer & Sons/Bethany Bereavement Center

The Farmer & Sons/Bethany Bereavement Center is a non-profit resource open to anyone in the community and is committed to continue to provide comfort and care to family and friends following the death of a loved one. This program offers support services and information regarding the coping process after dealing with a death. The center holds programs in November, May, and June that specifically deal with how to cope during the holidays, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day. The center offers numerous support groups as well as counseling to help deal with loss.

Farmer Funeral Homes and Cremation Services Website

Office Locations:

210 South Main Street, Bradford, MA
106 Sumer Street Haverhill, MA

Phone: 978-372-9311
Fax: 978-372-8987

Seacoast Mental Health Center (SMHC)

Seacoast Mental Health Center, Inc. (SMHC) is a private, not-for-profit agency governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.  SMHC, Inc. is a comprehensive provider of psychiatry, counseling, and psychological services on the New Hampshire and southern Maine seacoast and provides services to children, adults, and elders. Services include individual, group, couples and family therapy, psychiatric services, sexual and substance abuse counseling, community and home based services, as well as a wide variety of others. SMHC strives to provide the highest quality of service in a safe and confidential environment where patients are recognized as unique, and deserving of understanding and respect.

SMHC-NH Website

Office Location: 1145 Sagamore Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: 603-431-6703

South Bay Mental Health

South Bay is a community-based, behavioral healthcare center offering a continuum of services including Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling, Day Treatment and Partial Hospital Programs, and Early Intervention.

South Bay Mental Health Website

Location: 15 Union Street, Second Floor, Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone: 978-688-5222

Silverman & Associates

Silverman & Associates is a group of professionals with a variety of backgrounds and training in human behavior and relationships. The staff utilizes a team approach of psychologists, child psychologists, family therapists, group therapists, social workers, and spiritual and holistic healing therapists who entered this field out of a deep love for people.

Office Location: 4 Birch St, Suite 201, Derry, NH 03038
Phone: 603-432-3271

The Somers Trust Psychological Associates

The Somers Trust Psychological Associates is a center of comprehensive psychological services, made up by a group of licensed psychologist who specialize in a variety of backgrounds and training ranging from cognitive/behavioral therapy for adolescents and adults who have problems with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, stress and relationships, family therapy, women’s issues, relational issues, trauma, eating disorders, and mood disorders.  Please visit their website for more information regarding their services.

Somers Trust Website

Office Location: 873 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA 01845
Phone: 978-688-8004

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Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resources

Hearts and Minds –Information for Change

Tollfree: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) (Toll-free National Child Abuse Hotline; available 24/7)
Tollfree: 1-800-2-A-CHILD (1-800-222-4453) (Toll-free TTY Hotline)

Call either of the above numbers if a child is being maltreated. Staff can tell a caller where to file a report and can help caller make a report.

National Family Violence Hotline

Tollfree:1-800-222-2000 (Toll-free Hotline)

 Rape Crisis Center-Statewide Massachusetts

Tollfree:1-800-841-8371 (English, general toll-free Hotline)
1-800-223-5001 (Spanish, toll-free Hotline)
1-800-688-4889 (TTY, toll-free Hotline for the hearing-impaired)

The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH)

NDVH is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families. The Hotline answers a variety of calls and is a resource for domestic violence advocates government officials, law enforcement agencies and the general public. NDVH also provides crisis intervention, safety planning, referrals to local agencies, information on domestic violence, assistance in both English and Spanish and well as many other services.

NDVH Website

Hotline: 800.799.7233 (TTY: 800.787.3224)

North Shore Rape Crisis Center

North Shore Rape Crisis Center Website

Phone (Toll free): 1-800-922-8772 (Toll-free rape crisis Hotline)


YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all by way of the Hallmark Programs. Each local YWCA implements Hallmark Programs, although specific programs vary from one community to another based on the unique needs of each market. These Hallmark Programs have direct impact and create meaningful change with measurable results. YWCA not only intends to raise awareness of the issues, but intends to affect real change. The goal is not to pave the way for the future to create a better future.

Site Locations near NECC:

38 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone: 978-687-0331

107 Winter Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
Phone: 978-374-6121

YMCA Lawrence Website
YMCA National Website

Alternative House

The mission of Alternative House is to facilitate the creation of a society in which violence against women will no longer exist. As a means to this end, they offer shelter, support, options, counseling and advocacy for all battered women and their children who seek our help. The Alternative House is committed to the empowerment of women toward self-sufficiency and do not discriminate against any race, class, culture, age group or sexual orientation. In addition, they provide community education to reform societal attitudes that allow violence against women.

Alternate House Website

Alternative House Phone: 978-937-5777
Crisis Hotline: 888-291-6228

Emerge: Counseling and Education to End Domestic Violence

Emerge’s mission is to eliminate violence in intimate relationships. In working toward this goal, Emerge seeks to educate individual abusers, prevent young people from learning to accept violence in their relationships, improve institutional responses to domestic violence, and increase public awareness about the causes and solutions to partner violence. With the development of parenting education groups for fathers, Emerge has expanded its mission to include a goal of helping men to become more responsible parents.

Emerge DV Website

Office Location: 2464 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 101, Cambridge, MA 02140
Phone: 617-547-9879
Fax: 617-547-0904

Healing Abuse Working for Change

HAWC – Healing Abuse Working for Change, formerly known as Help for Abused Women and their Children, was founded in 1978. Since then HAWC delivered free services to victims of domestic violence. Today we continue to develop and expand our services in our unyielding effort to find more effective ways to prevent domestic violence. Our hotline is available 24 hours each day. Staff and volunteers can be accessed in hospitals, courtrooms, police departments and classrooms. No one deserves to live in fear and together we can and will stop the violence.

HAWC Website

Office Location: 27 Congress Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 978-744-8552
Fax: 978-745-6886
Hotline: 24 Hour Hotline 1-800-547-1649

Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, Inc.

The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center envisions a culture in which domestic violence and abusive behavior are not tolerated and helps to empower members of the community to live free from fear, intimidation, violence or the threat of abuse but means of various programs, advocacy, support, and education. Programs include a crisis hotline, counseling, support groups, legal and court advocacy, safe homes and shelters, and many more.

Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Website

Office Location: 2 Harris Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone:  24-Hour Hotline: 978-388-1888
Office: 978-465-0999

New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is a statewide network of independent member programs committed to ending domestic and sexual violence. This organization seeks to prevent future violence by education the public, ensures quality services to victims and survivors, as well as influence and change public policy. The services provided are free, confidential, and available to all victims regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability or financial status and include emergency shelter and transportation, legal advocacy, hospital, police, and court accompaniment, and information and help in obtaining public assistance.

New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence Website

Office Location: 33 East Pearl St, Nashua, NH 03060
Phone: 603-883-3044

Crisis Line: 603-833-3044
Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 866-644-3574
Sexual Abuse Crisis Line: 800-277-5570

Turning Point

Turning Point, Inc. develops human service programs that promote empowerment, independence, and self-sufficiency for individuals with mental disabilities and disadvantages; Women and their children who are victims of domestic violence and/or abuse; and for individuals in need of substance abuse counseling. Turning Point also provides counseling and treatment for those who are in need of criminal behavior modification. The programs provided include an initial safe house with counseling and recovery that will eventually help those in need emerge back into society confidently.

Turning Point Website

Office Location: 5 Perry Way, Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone: 978-462-8251
Fax: 978-462-5488
Email: admin@turningpointinc.org

Women’s Resource Center

Women’s Resource Center of Greater Lawrence/Haverhill provides services to battered women and their families. The primary purpose of the center is to be one of the many forces dedicated to the elimination of violence against women and children. Their mission also includes services for victims of rape and other forms of sexual assault. Their guiding philosophy is that all women must be empowered in every way possible, in order to grow and develop, and ultimately reach their fullest potential. The philosophy should encompass all our public and private activities: psychological, emotional, political and economic.

Office Location:  599 Canal St., 5th Floor, Lawrence, MA 01840
Phone: 978-685-2481  
Fax: 978-683-4510

The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BRACC)

The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) is a national leader in providing comprehensive, free services including a 24-hour hotline, 24-hour medical advocacy, individual and group counseling, and legal advocacy. We also provide community awareness and prevention services through partnerships and training with organizations and communities. BARCC assists thousands of sexual violence survivors and their families, friends and communities each year, regardless of sex, gender identity, race, physical/developmental disabilities, income, ethnicity, class, religion, or sexual orientation. With the help of their professional staff and more than 100 dedicated volunteers, they serve 29 cities from offices in Cambridge and Boston and community sites in Chelsea and Dorchester. They provide services in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French, with other languages available upon request.

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Website

Office Location: 99 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-492-8306
Hotline: 800-841-8371

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN is an organization dedicated to the prevention, education, and awareness and issues related to sexual assault and helping communities understand this issue but working with the entertainment industry, the media, colleges and local communities. RAINN has various programs designed to help victims such as personal speakers comprised of sexual assault survivors, friends and family members from communities all over the country. Members frequently share their personal stories with local community groups and hometown media to educate the public about this issue. RAINN also has an anonymous sexual abuse hotline in order to help provide support services for rape, sexual assault and incest victims.

RAINN Website

Phone: 978-452-7721
Hotline: 800-656-4673

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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender and Questioning Resources

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender National Help Center (GLBT)

The GLBT National Help Center is a non-profit, tax exempt organization dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community and those questioning their sexual orientation and gender identity. The GLBT offers several different programs including two national hotlines and an extensive list of support and service resources that help members of the community talk about and deal with the important issue in day to day life. The GLBT aims to held end isolation that many people feel by providing a safe environment on the phone or via the internet to discuss certain issues.

GLBT National Help Center Website

National Hotline: 888-843-4564
Youth Talk line: 800-246-7743

Boston Alliance for Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Youth (BAGLY)

BAGLY provides weekly and monthly social activities and special events for people ages 22 and under. These activities provide an opportunity for youth to socialize, have fun and develop a sense of personal and community identity. BAGLY also has HIV, STD, Drugs, and Alcohol education and prevention programs in place to actively educate and empower youth in making wise decisions regarding their health. Every other Wednesday BAGLY offers free HIV testing and counseling.  For health care concern and other needs BAGLY also make referrals to the appropriate LGBT friendly health service providers. BAGLY is a youth-led, adult supported organization, that creates, sustains and advocates for programs, policies and services for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender youth community.

BAGLY Website

Office Location: P.O. Box 960814, Boston, MA 02196
Phone: 617-227-4313
Fax: 617-227-3266

Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) Information Line

GLAD provides legal information on GLBT matters and rights. Inquiries are completely confidential, and GLAD will not disclose any information that you provide. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but you may call at other times and leave a detailed message; or go to the above website and email your message to GLAD in the form provided.

GLAD Website

Toll-Free Information Line: 1-800-455-GLAD /1-800-455-4523
Information Line: 617-426-1350

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Helpline at Fenway Community Health

The Peer Listening Line and Helpline provide information, referrals, and support. If you are age 25 or younger, call the Peer Listening Line, which is staffed with peer volunteers. Hours are generally 6:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.; however, sometimes not all hours are covered, due to lack of availability of people to manage the phones.

Fenway Health Website

Toll-free Helpline: 1-888-340-4528
Helpline: 617-340-4528
Toll-free Peer Listening Line: 1-800-399-PEER/1-800-399-7337

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Health and Related Services

AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts

Founded in 1983, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts is a not-for-profit, community-based health organization whose mission is to stop the HIV/AIDS epidemic by preventing new infections and optimizing the health of those already infected.  Through a cooperative and mutually supportive effort between over 70 staff and hundreds of volunteers, AIDS Action seeks to assist and constructively work with people of all cultures by providing services, education, advocacy and prevention. AIDS Action accomplishes that mission by providing support services for people living with AIDS and HIV; educating the public and health professionals about how to prevent HIV transmission; and advocating for fair and effective AIDS policy at the city, state and federal levels.

AAC Website

Phone: 617-437-6200 (TTY: 617.437.1394)
Hotline: 800-235-2331

Children’s Medical Security Plan (CMSP)

CMSP is a basic health insurance program offered by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services for Massachusetts children and teens under the age of 19 years who do not qualify for MassHealth. CMSP covers preventive and non-preventive outpatient care, dental services, family planning, and prescription drugs and medical equipment. It does not cover hospitalization. Depending on income, some families pay a monthly premium for CMSP coverage, while others pay no premium and most services require a small co-payment.

CMSP Website

Phone: 800-531-2229  (TTY: 888-665-9997)

Health Quarters

Health Quarters is a non-profit provider of confidential reproductive health care, prevention, and education services for low-income women, men, and teens in Northeastern Massachusetts with little or no insurance. Health Quarters provides medical and prevention services such as reproductive system medical exams, birth control and emergency contraception, cervical and breast cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, as well as pregnancy testing and counseling. It is Health Quarters mission to provide quality, sensitive, and affordable clinical care, education and advocacy and serve the community as a trusted source of up-to-date and accurate information on reproductive and sexual health through its educational programs.

Health Quarters Website

Office Locations near NECC:

101 Amesbury St, Suite 202, Lawrence MA 01840
Phone: 978-681-5258
Fax: 978-681-5387

215 Summer St, Suite 16, Haverhill, MA 01830
Phone: 978-521-4444 
Fax: 978-521-9898

National Cancer Institute Information (NCI)

The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients. The NCI supports, conducts, and coordinates research project conducted by universities, hospitals, research foundations, and within its own labs. The NCI website provides extensive information on cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment as well as specialists to answer any and all questions regarding cancer.

NCI Website

Phone: 800-422-6237 (TTY: 800-322-8615)

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Learning and Behavioral Support Services

Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE)

AANE is one of the first Asperger Syndrome organizations in the United States, it was founded in 1996 by a small group of concerned parents and professionals, shortly after the diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (AS) first appeared in the U.S. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. While their primary mission is to assist individuals affected by AS, AANE is an inclusive organization that also serves people who have other neurological differences or who feel our services would be helpful. Individuals do not need to have a professional diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome in order to benefit from AANE’s services. AANE builds a supportive community by providing education, information and referrals to individuals with AS, their extended families, and the professionals who assist them.

AANE Website

Office Location: 51 Water Street Suite 206, Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: 617-393-3824 ext. 10

Autism Services Association (ASA)

ASA was established in 1963 by a group of concerned parents, citizens, and community leaders to serve the needs of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities in Central and Eastern Massachusetts. ASA is a private non-profit human service agency which provides community employment services, supported employment, “Day Habilitation Program”, and other clinical supports to young adults and adults with autism and other challenging developmental disabilities. In order to be admitted to the ASA, you need to be 16 years-old or older, have a diagnosis of autism and/or other developmental disabilities and be in need of services integrated into the community.

ASA Website

Office Location: 47 Walnut St, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Phone: 780-237-0272 ext. 17
Email: autismasa@autismservicesassociation.org

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

CHADD is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.  Please visit their website for more information on their services and network.

CHADD Website

Nearest Chapter Location: Wayland, MA
National Hotline: 1-800-233-4050
Phone: 508-302-2425

The Arc of Massachusetts

The mission of The Arc of Massachusetts is to enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through advocacy of supports and services based in the community.

Arc of Massachusetts Website

Office Location:  217 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453
Phone: 781-891-6270
Email: arcmass@arcmass.org

Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services

The state of Massachusetts has a comprehensive system of specialized services and supports to give individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities the opportunities to live the way they choose. The Department of Mental Retardation (DMR) is the state agency that manages and oversees this service system. Every day, DMR provides these specialized services and supports to approximately 32,000 adults with mental retardation and children with developmental disabilities. The types of specialized services and supports include day supports, employment supports, residential supports, family supports, respite, and transportation. DMR provides these services through facilities and community-based state operated programs and by contracting with 235 private provider agencies.

Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services Website

Office Location: 200 Main Street #8, Haverhill, MA 01830
Phone: 978-521-9432 (TTY: 978-521-4391)

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

NAMI is an organization of individuals with brain disorders and their family members whose mission is to eradicate these illnesses and improve the quality of life of persons of all ages who are affected by them. The primary functions of NAMI are support, education, and advocacy for consumers and their families, research and services, and to educate professionals, providers, and the general public. NAMI promotes the scientific judgment that “severe mental illnesses” are brain disorders, which are neither preventable nor curable, but are treatable and manageable with combination of medications, supportive counseling, and community support services, including appropriate education and vocational training.

NAMI Website

Office Locations nearest NECC:

400 West Cummings Park, Suite 6650, Woburn, MA 01801
Phone: 800-370-9085 or 781-938-4048

15 Green St, Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 800-242-6264 or 603-225-5359

Tourette’s Syndrome Association (TSA)

The TSA of Massachusetts is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to support the needs of families affected by Tourette Syndrome (TS). Their goal is to advocate for individuals with TS, educate the public and professionals about TS, and promote awareness. TSA offers resources and referrals to help people and their families that occur with TS, as well as raise public awareness and counter media stereotypes about TS.

TSA of Massachusetts Website

Office Location:  16 Fieldstone Way, Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 617-277-7589
Email: info@tsa-ma.org

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Substance Abuse and Related Support

Al-Anon and Alateen of Massachusetts

The Al-Anon and Alateen is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics.  They offer support groups for recovering alcoholics and their families.  The meetings are free, confidential and anonymous.  The objective of the organization is to help individuals by providing a safe environment where people can share their common experiences and hopes to solve their substance abuse problems.  The organization is not affiliated with any political group or religious entity.  Meetings are held throughout the state; please visit their website for dates and times of meetings.

Massachusetts Al-Anon and Alateen Website

Office Location: 57 East Main Street, Suite 109, Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: 508-366-0556

Lahey Behavioral Health

Lahey Behavioral Health Website

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Hotline

The Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Hotline provides free and confidential information and referrals for alcohol and other drug abuse problems and related concerns. The Helpline is committed to linking consumers with comprehensive, accurate, and current information about treatment and prevention services throughout Massachusetts. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Language interpreters are always available.

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Hotline Website

Phone: 800-327-5050

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

NA is a community-based association for recovering drug addicts. Membership is open to all drug addicts, regardless of the particular drug or combination of drugs used and provides a recovery process and peer support network that are linked together. One of the keys to NA’s success is the therapeutic value of addicts working with other addicts.  Members share their successes and challenges in overcoming active addiction and living drug-free, productive lives through the application of principles contained within the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of NA. There are no social, religious, economic, racial, ethnic, national, gender, or class-status membership restrictions. There are no dues or fees for membership.

NA Website

Helpline: 888-624-3578

Team Coordinating Agency, Inc. (TCA)

TCA advocated for the physical and mental well being of individuals, families, and the communities by providing a wide range of services that remain committed to the founding mission. Programs available by TCA include Structured Outpatient Addiction Program (SOAP) for adults and adolescents, gambling services, individual and group therapy recovery groups, child protection, HIV/AIDS prevention and education as well as a wide variety of other services. TCA provides advocacy, education and treatment to promote personal development and growth that empowers individuals to lead personally satisfying, meaningful, and productive lives.

Team CA Website

Office Locations:

76 Winter St, Haverhill, MA 01830
Phone: 978-373-1181

82 High Street Wilmington, MA
Phone:  978-694-9997

Detailed information regarding the specific services provided by the institutions on this page have been copied directly from institutions’ websites or acquired materials.

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