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State Resources:
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:

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

Massachusetts Health and Human Services:

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:

National Domestic Violence Hotline:

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:

ADHD Info:

Asperger's Association of New England:

Autism Speaks:

B. U. Center For Anxiety and Related Disorders:

Families for Depression Awareness:

Kid's Health:

Mass. Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC):

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education: 1-800-327-5050 or

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness:

Narcotics Anonymous:

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:  Focusing on our Children Divorce Education Services Norwood Hospital (781) 237-5064 Contact: Ann Steele

Foster Care/Adoption:
Foster Care and Adoptive Community:

Mass. Adoption Resource Exchange, Inc. (MARE):

Adoption Lifebooks:

Autism Services:
The May Institute:

The Halcyon Center:

South Norfolk County Arc:

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

Child & Family Psychological Services
89 Access Road, Unit 24
Norwood, MA 02062

Riverside Community Care
190 Lenox Street
Norwood, MA 02062

SMOC Behavioral Health Services
300 Howard Street
Framingham, MA 01702

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

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:
Dana Group Associates:

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