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Mental Health Support

JF&CS is committed to helping individuals and families build a strong foundation for resilience and well-being across the lifespan.

Supporting the emotional and mental health of our clients and families is an important part of this goal. Whether someone needs short-term support during a life transition or challenging situation, or ongoing support to manage a chronic condition, JF&CS is here to help.

Mental Health Connect

A free, confidential information and referral service. Contact us or call 781-693-5562 to talk with a JF&CS mental health professional who will take the time to understand your situation and connect you with expert advice and appropriate resources.

Path to Well-being

Path to Well-being is a new joint initiative of McLean Hospital, Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), and JF&CS. Participants access this no-cost, six-to-eight-week, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) from a laptop or via an app on a tablet or smartphone. It provides practical strategies that can help you feel better, even during stressful times. To learn more, email us or call 781-693-5562.

Support for Families with Young Children

  • Weekly visits and support for parents who are adjusting to parenthood, isolated, or overwhelmed
  • Support groups for parents of babies under one year old
  • Therapeutic interventions for young children and parents impacted by trauma, postpartum depression or anxiety, perinatal mood disorders, and related stressors
  • Consultations for parents with a child under the age of 3
  • Support for substance-exposed newborns and their families

Support for Families with School-Aged Children

  • Hands-on assistance and advocacy, including special education advocacy, for parents with a child with mental health challenges
  • Support group for children who have a sibling with special needs
  • Consultations for parents with a child with a disability or mental health challenge

Support for Adults

Support for Meeting Basic Needs

Support for Community Organizations

  • JF&CS experts provide training and support to integrate knowledge and practice and meet the needs of professionals and public and private organizations working with infants, young children, and families; people with disabilities; and older adults.

JF&CS Mental Health Connect is not a crisis line, and is only staffed during JF&CS business hours. 

If you are experiencing a crisis please contact the Massachusetts Emergency Services Program at 1-877-382-1609, call 911 or visit your nearest hospital emergency room.

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781-647-JFCS (5327)
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Waltham, MA 02451

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