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Peer Support groups for consumers and family members can be located by calling the following numbers:

Vinfen is a provider of psychiatric rehabilitation services. For more information about Vinfen call (617) 441-1800.

M-POWER
Massachusetts People/Patients Organized for Wellness, Empowerment and Rights
Greater Boston (617) 464-1400,
Lowell, (978) 685-1658,
Worcester, (508) 795-1197, ext. 2618
A consumer/survivor/ex-patient advocacy and leadership development organization.

NEC
National Empowerment Center
1-800-POWER-2-U
Consumer run mental health education, information and advocacy.


NAMI-MASS
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Massachusetts
1-800-370-9085
Family to Family Groups, education, information and advocacy.


WMEC
Western Massachusetts Empowerment Center
(413) 533-1133
Advocacy, information and education by and for consumers.


Jonathan Cole Consumer Resource Center
Rehabilitation Building, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA
(617) 855-3298
Literature, guides, self-help books and gifts.


PAL
Parents/Professionals Advocacy League
1-800-537-0446
State wide support groups are run by and for parents
of children who have been diagnosed with mental illness.


MDDA
Manic Depression and Depression Association
Rehabilitation Building, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA
(617) 855-2795
Monthly meetings, education, information and friendship.


Recovery Inc., of New England
(617) 969-0475
A self-help mental health group. State wide meeting directory.
Self-help groups conducted by and for consumers.


NEPDA
New England Personality Disorders Association
Bowditch Building at McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA
(617) 855-2429
Groups for family support, information and education.


CAUSE
Consumers & Alliances United for Supported Education
(617) 770-4000, ext. 297
Assists people with psychiatric disabilities
who are attending institutions of higher education.


PFLAG
Parents of Lesbians and Gays
(617) 547-2440
Information, advocacy and support. State wide meetings.


Smart Recovery
(781) 891-7574
An alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous, for recovery from addictions.
State wide meeting list.


Alcoholics Anonymous
Eastern MA (617) 426-9444,
Western MA (413) 532-2111
For people who are deaf or hard of hearing,
please ask to be connected to the relay operator
Statewide meetings for alcoholics/addicts.


Al-Anon/Al-Ateen Family Groups
Eastern MA (781) 843-5300,
Cape (508) 394-4555,
Worcester (508) 791-3431,
Pittsfield (413) 445-5852,
Springfield (413) 782-3406
For friends and families of alcoholics/addicts.


Overeaters Anonymous
Metro-Boston (781)-641-2303
Cape Cod (508) 775-9306
Central (508) 754-7712
South Costal (781) 585-6578
Metro West (781) 875-0001


Emotions Anonymous
(781) 729-7011
Dealing with emotional problems in 12 step format.
Call for state wide listings of meetings.


Voices in Action
1-800-7VOICE8
Incest and child sexual abuse, local groups, information and education.


Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling
1-800-426-1234
TTY/ (617) 426-1877
Call to get a current list of Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon meetings.


Peer Educators Project
(617) 491-2457
Call for information about Recovery Workshops (in Spanish and English), and Double Trouble in Recovery groups.



The following numbers may be of general interest to consumers and family members:


Parents Anonymous
1-800-882-1250
Group therapy approach to learning parenting skills.


Parental Stress Line
1-800-623-8188
TTY/(617) 288-1500
Counseling, information and referral.


Child At Risk Hotline
1-800-792-5200
Anonymous call in for suspected abuse
or neglect of children up to the age of 18.


DPPC
Disabled Persons Protection Commission
Voice/TTY/1-800-426-9009
Anonymous call in for suspected abuse
or neglect of adults between 18 and 65 years old.


Elder Abuse Hotline
1-800-922-2275
Anonymous call in for suspected abuse or neglect
of people 65 years old and older.


Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-992-2600
A multi-lingual hotline for counseling, shelter and education.


HELP-Line
1-800-327-5050
TTY/(617) 536-5872
The Medical Foundation
Massachusetts substance abuse information and education.


First, Inc.
1-800-327-5050
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Hotline.


INDEX
1-800-642-0249
Referrals for all disabilities, including
mental health and substance abuse.


Information Center for People with Disabilities
1-800-462-5015
Referral and problem solving on disability and health related issues.


Mass. Correctional Legal Services
1-800-882-1413
For people involved with the criminal justice system.


Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
Office of Client and Ex-patient Relations
(617) 727-5500 ext. 405


Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
1-800-245-6543
TTY (617) 204-3868
Disability Determination Services,
1-800 551-5532
Independent Living Centers, 1-800-223-2559


Social Security Administration
1-800-772-1213
For help with SSI, and SSDI.


Health Care for All
1-800-272-4232
Accessing health services for the uninsured


AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts Hotline
1-800-327-5050
Information, referral and advocacy.


HIV Counseling and Testing
1-800-696-2437
Free and anonymous testing and counseling.


Smoking Cessation Information
1-800-422-6237
TTY/1-800-332-8615
Multi-lingual National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Hotline


Center for Public Representation
Eastern MA (617) 965-0776
Western MA (413) 584-1644 ext. 265
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee
1-800-342-9092
Legal services, concerning mental health law, for consumers.


Disability Law Center
V/TTY 1-800-872-9992
Legal services for people with any type of disability.


Clubhouse Coalition
(781) 788-8803
Call to find a clubhouse in your area.


Mental Illness Education Project
(617) 562-1111
Chris Ledoux, or Jack Churchill


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