For historically marginalized communities, traditional systems of care may overlook cultural and historical factors that affect mental health and resiliency. For more information about culturally responsive treatment see the resources below.
Culturally Responsive Resource Hub
Complied by Network of Care MA, this free online directory that includes over 5,200 listings for behavioral health and related social services across Massachusetts. This tool is designed to help support Black, Latinx, and Asian American individuals by making it easier to connect with groups that are providing care that affirms their lived experiences and speaks to their social, cultural, and linguistic needs.
Pure Spark Wellness Directory
PureSpark uses social media and our web interface to provide resources and daily coping mechanisms that would otherwise be out of reach for someone who is unfamiliar with the mental wellness system. While open to providing information for everyone, the organization’s focus is on Black women.
The Wellness Collaborative
The Wellness Collaborative (TWC), founded by three Black women – an internist, a pediatrician, and a psychologist – is a nonprofit that provides an innovative solution to eliminating health care disparities. We provide education, insight, and best practices that promote sustainable personal and community health, wellness, and resilience.
New Generation Consultants & Associates
NGCA is a Consultant and Mental Health Organization that promises to provide the utmost professional development, clinical, coaching, and mental health service in Boston and surrounding communities. The staff is comprised of consultants and associates who are licensed and license-eligible mental health counselors, psychologists, social workers, and student interns.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. They also have an online treatment locator to assist you in finding local help.
Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)
The Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery aims to organize recovering individuals, families and friends into a collective voice to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other addictions. They partner with treatment providers to provide education about the stigma of addiction to assure access and quality care for addicts and their families.