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young black womanSo many of our young people carry burdens beyond their years and find it difficult to manage life’s challenges. If your child is receiving any of our clinical services, you can also request a Therapeutic Peer Mentor. A Therapeutic Peer Mentor can help your child think about different ways to handle daily life situations and learn new skills.

Therapeutic Peer Mentors are not Big Brothers or Big Sisters. Working hand-in-hand with a clinician and with input from the youth, parents, caregivers, school personnel or other influencers in the individual’s life, a Therapeutic Peer Mentor will go into the community with a youth, helping the young person set and achieve goals, develop strategies that support positive interactions with peers and adults, or increase their participation in recreational, athletic, artistic, educational, vocational and social activities.

Services & Benefits

  • Navigate social situations, learn new skills and make functional progress
  • Role-plays and behavioral rehearsal
  • Practice age-appropriate skill in social situations
  • Enhance conflict resolution skills
  • Develop communication skills
  • Access to telephone support


If your child is receiving any of our behavioral health services, you can ask for a Therapeutic Peer Mentor for your child. Your clinician may also recommend a Therapeutic Mentor.

To request services or to make a referral, please click on, complete and submit our Referral Form, or call our Behavioral Health Department’s referral line at 617-989-9486. You will be contacted within one business day to schedule a meeting. If you call after-hours or during the weekend, please leave a message. You may also visit us at 520 Dudley Street in Roxbury, Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Health Insurances Accepted

  • Most MassHealth Service Plans