Community Resources

Riverside Community Care

Riverside Outpatient Center : 64 Eldredge Street Newton MA 02457 (617)-969-4925

Riverside Emergency Services: (24/7 mental health crisis line) (800)-529-5077

Riverside provides a number of services including outpatient therapy and assessment as well as crisis intervention. Riverside also offers in-school counseling so that students can be seen at school, during the school day.


MSPP Interface

(888)-244-6843 x1411

This is a free, confidential referral service for individuals across the lifespan living in Newton and other communities. Callers are matched with licensed mental health providers from their extensive database. Each referral meets the location, insurance, and specialty needs of the caller. The website also has information and resources about a wide range of mental health and wellness topics including parenting issues, mental illness and health and wellness.


Newton Cares: Coalition for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

(617)-796-1420

The mission of Newton Cares is to raise awareness and identify strategies to assist in creating a healthy, empowered community that promotes emotional well-being across the lifespan. They offer a wide range of educational resources, workshops and community discussions about mental health topics across the lifespan.


Newton Police Department, Community Services Bureau

(617)-796-2103

The Newton Police have assigned youth officers to the schools. These officers work with the students and staff across the city in a number of capacities including safety and security issues, education and challenging situations.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800)-273-8255

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.


Samaritan Helpline

(877)-870-HOPE (4673)

Do you feel sad, lonely, hopeless, or suicidal? Samaritans is here to listen to you, 24 hours a day. Samaritans works to prevent suicide and support those who have lost someone to suicide. Each year, more than 300 volunteers answer over 75,000 calls and texts on our Helpline. If you need to talk to someone about how you’re feeling, grieve the loss of a loved one to suicide, or learn how to help others in crisis, you can find support with Samaritans.


Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline

(800)-327-5050

The Helpline is the only statewide, public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery services. Helpline services are free and confidential. Their caring, trained Specialists will help you understand the treatment system and your options.


Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

(800)-841-8371

BARCC's mission is to end sexual violence. They empower survivors of sexual violence to heal and provide education and advocacy for the social change needed to prevent sexual violence.