Your Support Matters

Believe in Brookline Kids plays a critical role in our community, raising funds needed to sustain Brookline Community Mental Health Center’s life-changing work.  Over the past four years gala supporters have contributed nearly $1 million to this effort!

Brookline Community Mental Health Center

Brookline Community Mental Health Center transforms lives, helping adults, children and families heal in times of need. We ensure that everyone in our community has access to outstanding mental health care. Over the past decade we have invested more than $10 million in free and reduced fee care for children and families, helping kids overcome challenges, build resilience, live more safely, and experience better health.

Your Support Creates Possibility for Kids

All children deserve a chance to grow up healthy, safe, supported by their families and accepted in their community. Together, we can:

  • Sustain and grow programs and services that safeguard the wellbeing of children and strengthen families in Brookline every day.
  • Keep the Center’s doors open for all kids who need care and provide critical services not covered by insurance or inaccessible when insurance runs out.
  • Bring outstanding mental health care to children when they need it, where they need it, and for however long they need it – including at all nine Brookline public schools.

Use your Super Powers! By providing access to care you can stop childhood mental health issues from defining a young person’s life.

BIBK Supported Programs

Believe in Brookline Kids supports the Center’s free and reduced-fee programs for at-risk children and teens in Brookline and throughout Greater Boston. Additional Brookline Center programs for children, teens and families – all supported in part by the gala – include:

In-Home Therapy (IHT) Program, supporting families in crisis so that children can live safely at home and function more effectively in school.

Project GROW (Girls Relationships Offer Well-Being), helping elementary and grade school girls develop strong identities and healthy relationships.

Social skills groups for kids with autism, a therapeutic program for children ages 5-14,including girls with spectrum disorders

Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program, helping families regain their footing and stabilize their lives;

Therapeutic Mentoring Program, providing additional clinical support and life guidance for at-risk adolescents and teen.

Bridge for Resilient Youth in Transition (BRYT), founded at Brookline High School to help teens and their families transition back to school following extended absences due to a mental health or medical needs, BRYT had been adopted by more than two dozen communities in Massachusetts.

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