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State Resources:
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: http://www.cms.hhs.gov

Massachusetts Resources: (food/housing programs, job training, energy assistance etc.) http://www.massresources.org

Massachusetts Health and Human Services: http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=eohhs2homepage&l=1&l0=Home&sid=Eeohhs2

Parental Stress Line - A 24-hour hotline in Massachusetts - 1-800-632-8188
When the stress of parenting becomes too much, turn to the Parental Stress Line for support and guidance. A 24-hour hotline, the Parental Stress Line is staffed by trained volunteer telephone counselors who care and are concerned about the preservation of families.

Parents Helping Parents: http://parentshelpingparents.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline: http://www.ndvh.org

Suicide Prevention Hot Line: The Samaritans Suburban West: Speak to a teenager 3-9 PM daily or an adult anytime 1-877-SOS-TEEN

Online Information:
Alcoholics Anonymous: http://www.aa.org

ADHD Info: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/adhd-listing.shtml

Asperger's Association of New England: http://www.aane.org

Autism Speaks: http://www.autismspeaks.org

B. U. Center For Anxiety and Related Disorders:  http://www.bu.edu/card/

Families for Depression Awareness: http://www.familyaware.org

Kid's Health: http://kidshealth.org

Mass. Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC): http://www.pplace.org

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education: 1-800-327-5050 or http://www.helpline-online.com

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness: http://www.nami.org/

Narcotics Anonymous: http://www.na.org/

Divorce Issues/Parent Education:
Milford Consider the Children Divorce Education, Inc. Milford High School 31 West Fountain St. (508) 435-4745 or (508) 473-4674 Contact: Diane Ferkler or Samuel Chiancola

Needham This court mandated educational program for divorcing parents meets weekly at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham. For further information, call Ann Steele at 781-237-3405.

Norwood Parents Apart Child & Family Psychological Services, Inc. Norwood Junior High School (781) 551-0999 Contact: Coordinator Website: www.cfpsych.org  Focusing on our Children Divorce Education Services Norwood Hospital (781) 237-5064 Contact: Ann Steele

Foster Care/Adoption:
Foster Care and Adoptive Community: http://www.fosterparents.com

Mass. Adoption Resource Exchange, Inc. (MARE): http://www.mareinc.org/documents/adoptionresources.html

Adoption Lifebooks:  http://www.adoptionlifebooks.com

Autism Services:
The May Institute: http://www.mayinstitute.org

The Halcyon Center: http://www.halcyoncenter.org

South Norfolk County Arc: http://www.sncarc.org

Community Counseling Resources

NOTE: This is a list of local resources compiled by the counseling staff. We do not specifically endorse or sponsor any of these community resources, but rather provide the list as window to counseling options in the area.

Arbour Counseling Services
38 Pond Street, Suite 101
Franklin, MA
Tel: 508-528-6037
http://www.arbourhealth.com/

Child & Family Psychological Services
89 Access Road, Unit 24
Norwood, MA 02062
781-551-0999
http://www.cfpsych.org

Riverside Community Care
190 Lenox Street
Norwood, MA 02062
781-769-8670
http://www.riversidecc.org

SMOC Behavioral Health Services
300 Howard Street
Framingham, MA 01702
508-879-2250
http://www.smoc.org/

Wayside Youth and Family Support Newtwork
Wayside Metrowest Counseling Center
88 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Tel: 508-620-0010

Wayside Community Counseling
10 Asylum Street
Milford, MA 01757
Tel: 508-478-6888
http://www.waysideyouth.org

Therapy Referral Services
Social Work Therapy Referral Service
Tel: 1-800-242-9794

Therapist Referral Network
Tel: 1-800-843-7274.

Social Skills Groups:
Academy Metrowest: http://www.academymetrowest.com
Dana Group Associates: http://www.dana-group.com

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