Bedford Specific Mental Health Resources
Bedford Social Services Department
The Town Social Workers are available to any Bedford resident, student of Bedford Public School, and/or anyone employed in the Town of Bedford. Social workers can help someone get connected to resources for a wide variety of issues including but not limited to:
- Mental health
- Substance addiction
- Housing issues
- Transportation issues
- Food insecurity
- Domestic violence
If you are a resident who is 60 or older please contact Social Worker Danika Castle in the Council on Aging at 781-275-6825.
If you are a resident under the age of 60 you can contact Social Worker Christopher Bang in the Youth and Family Services Department at 781-918-4328.
Eliot Community Human Services
Eliot Community Human Services has licensed clinicians available by appointment to all Bedford residents and are trained to address a variety of mental health needs. Please note that Bedford residents do not pay a co-pay for therapy through Eliot and lack of insurance is not a barrier to services. The social workers can connect you to Eliot or you can reach them directly at 978-369-1113.
Bedford Public Schools Counseling Department
School counselors and social workers are available to connect with students to support their social-emotional needs and help address any questions and feelings of loss or confusion over recent events. Contact your child's school directly:
- Davis 781-275-6804
- Lane 781-275-7606
- JGMS 781-275-3201
- BHS 781-275-1700.
Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Service
The Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Service team is always available to offer skilled, compassionate support and connections to resources and services during difficult times. If you are experiencing mental health or emotional crisis, please call 800-640-5432 to speak to an Advocates crisis clinician. They are available to help 24 hours a day, every day.
Advocates Community Behavioral Health Center - NEW Resource in 2023!
Advocates Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC) is a regional resource to assist with access and coordination of treatment and support when ou or a loved one are experiencing emotional, mental health, or substance use challenges. They provide routine appointments, same-day access for urgent issues, and 24/7 crisis intervention for people of all ages. CBHC services are also provided in community locations such as schools and homes.
Advocates is located at 675 Main Street, Waltham and can be reached at (781) 893-2003.
Their routine and urgent service hours are: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Their crisis service hours are: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
INTERFACE Referral Service
INTERFACE Referral Service is an outpatient mental health resource and referral Helpline, open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 am-5 pm, and Tuesday and Thursday from 8am - 6pm, and available to Bedford residents and students of Bedford Public Schools. The Helpline can be reached at 888-244-6843 for resource information and/or outpatient mental health provider referrals from a trained resource and referral counselor.
Diaper & Personal Item Bank
In July of 2020 Bedford established a Diaper and Personal Item Bank in recognition that there are essential items that SNAP benefits do not cover.
If you are a Bedford Resident in need of:
- Diapers Sizes Premie, Newborn, 1-6
- Pull-Ups / Overnight Diapers
- Baby Wipes
- Pads / Tampons
- Tooth Paste
Please don't hesitate to call YFS at 781-275-7727 or the Community Social Worker at 781-999-4017. Diapers and Personal Items are also available by request at the weekly Bedford Food Bank drive-up (more information here).
If you are interested in donating to the Diaper and Personal Item Bank, please use our Amazon Wishlist.
Bedford Food Bank
To assist and support Bedford residents in need, the Town of Bedford provides an ongoing Food Bank service. The Food Bank is run by the Department of Health and Human Services and operates out of the Town Center Building (yellow building behind Town Hall) at 12 Mudge Way on the Town Campus every Thursday from 4:00 - 5:30 pm. No pre-registration is required. Visit the Bedford Food Bank website for more information.