Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health
BPHC works with youth, parents, families, healthcare providers, and community partners, and more. It aims to promote and improve mental health and wellness for everyone in Boston. BPHC aims to remove the stigma associated with finding support and treatment for mental health issues. BPHC provides many mental health services, resources, and programs. BPHC works with partners to teach K-5 students and school staff important social emotional skills. Our trauma response and recovery team coordinates with community members to provide immediate support following a violent event. We provide hands-on learning and experience through year-long and summer programs. BPHC works with and supports youth to engage in health coping strategies.
There are many more programs at BPHC that provide support and resources to meet the unique needs of everyone in Boston. Read below to learn more.
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Programs and Services
Peer Leadership Institute (PLI)
The Peer Leadership Institute (PLI) promotes healthy lifestyles for Boston's inner-city youth. PLI is a peer to peer experience. It focuses on health education. It also empowers youth to take ownership of their personal health and engage their communities
Youth Development Network (YDN)
The Youth Development Network (YDN) partners with three Boston public high schools to reduce chronic absenteeism among students. Our services are completely voluntary for students and families. With current staffing, YDN serves 200-300 students a year.
Health Resource Center (HRC)
The Health Resource Center (HRC) is a collaboration between BPHC and Boston Public Schools. It brings comprehensive sexual health education, in-school health counseling, referrals, and community health care resources to high school students.
Overdose prevention education is vital to the health and safety of the Boston community. Click for more information on overdose prevention.
Providing Access to Addictions Treatment, Hope and Support (PAATHS)
The PAATHS program helps individuals, families, community partners, and other treatment providers. For those who are looking for information about or access to treatment, we offer phone support, community support, and walk-in services.
Youth Prevention Program
The Youth Prevention Program supports Boston stakeholders, community partners, and residents through educational material, health education, engagement with youth populations, and coordinating prevention efforts.
LGBTQ+ Crisis/Support Lines:
- The Trevor Project: 866-488-7836
- the Network/La Red: 617-742-4911 (voice) 800-832-1901 (Toll-Free)
- Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
- BlackLine: 1-800-604-5841
Domestic Violence Help Line:
Sexual Violence Help Line:
Community Violence Support Line:
- NTT Network Support Line: 617-431-0125
Peer Support / Warm Line
- Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community (MBRLC): 877-733-7563 , seven days a week, 4 - 7:45 p.m.
- Kiva Peer Support Line: 508-688-5898 Monday - Friday, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.
- Wildflower Alliance Peer Support Line: 888-407-4515, Monday - Thursday, 7 - 9 p.m.; Friday - Sunday, 7 - 10 p.m.
- Edinburg Peer Warmline: 617-875-0748, seven days a week, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
- Physicians Support Line: 888-409-0141
Behavioral Health Crises Support Options