• Overview 
    Sometimes you may need to seek additional support for your child.  The information on these pages is intended to provide options and direction for those seeking additional support for a variety of issues. These pages are not intended to recommend one option or service over another but to provide a general overview of local, state, and national resources.  

    Local Therapists and Mental Health Agencies 
    William James College Referral Service
    William James College offers a comprehensive referral service to participating communities in Massachusetts. They also offer in-depth information on choosing a mental health provider as well as other related topics. William James Referral Service
    Emergency Services Providers
    If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, call 911 or go directly to your local emergency room.
    Child and Family Services of New Bedford
    Serving Acushnet, Carver, Dartmouth, Duxbury, Fairhaven, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Marion, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, Wareham 
    24-hour Access Number: (877) 996-3154
    Offers 24/7 child and family community services located in Plymouth and New Bedford.
    Department of Mental Health Local Office
    The Department of Mental Health has a Central (administrative) Office, located in Boston, with five Area Offices located throughout the state.  In addition, there are local service delivery sites within each Area.  The Area offices are: Metro Boston, Southeast, Northeast-Suburban, Central Massachusetts, and Western Massachusetts.To get information about mental health services or the names of key DMH managers serving your city or town contact your local site office. 
    Plymouth Site Office
    40 Industrial Park Rd
    Plymouth, MA 02360
    Telephone: (508) 732-3000
    The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) offers a variety of resources.
    Link to DMH Resources Guides including:
    • DMH Resource Directory 
    • DMH Consumer and Family Resource Guide
    • DMH Young Adult Resource Guide