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Since the 1990s, Riverside Community Care has helped Massachusetts communities deal with emotional trauma and recovery after critical incidents. In 2006, Riverside received funding from the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health to establish Riverside Trauma Center. Its mission: to provide trauma response services to the cities and towns in its core service areas of eastern and central Massachusetts. In November 2007, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health gave funds to expand the Suicide Prevention program statewide (with the exception of Boston).

Some of the community incidents at which we provided community outreach, consultation, and/or counseling to support people include:

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

As part of Massachusetts’ efforts to support the behavioral health needs of residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Riverside Trauma Center was awarded a Federal Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health to develop and manage a new crisis counseling assistance program. The new program, MassSupport, is made available through a federal disaster declaration. Riverside Trauma Center is deploying its trauma response and crisis intervention expertise in a statewide initiative to bring behavioral health resources, information, and referrals directly to individuals and communities.  To reach MassSupport, anyone in the state can call 888-215-4920 to be connected with local support. Counseling is available in multiple languages.