Resources For Support

INTERFACE: Free mental health referral service for Winchester residents.  Call 888-244-6843 (Monday through Friday; 9am to 5pm) or visit their website.  INTERFACE is supported by a generous grant from Cummings Foundation.


Winchester Hospital Emergency Department    1-781-756-2000

Lahey Health Emergency Department                 1-781-744-8100

Lahey Behavorial Health          1-978-968-1700 (Mon – Fri); 1-877-382-1609 (After Hours)

McLean Hospital                         1-800-333-0338

MA Bureau of Substance Abuse Services         1-800-327-5050 (Toll free)
TTY 1-888-448-8321 (Toll free)

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids        1-855-DRUGFREE (Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) (toll free)

Advocates, Inc.                           1-800-540-5806

Social Work Therapy Referral Service  —  a free, confidential therapist referral service in Massachusetts. We provide professional, personalized referrals to licensed clinical social workers, matched for location, specialty and insurance or fee requirements.  Contact:  617-720-2828; 800-242-9794;

Support Groups:

Learn to Cope – A peer led support network for families dealing with addiction and recovery

Parent Support Group – There is a group of parents who meet the last Tuesday of every month at St. Eulalia’s Church (50 Ridge Street, Winchester) from 7 to 8 p.m. Access the church conference room through the door off the parking lot. For more information, contact

NAMI Family Support Group

Reconnect, rebuild and find understanding and hope with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) confidential support groups. All are ongoing, drop in, and free to participants. They are facilitated by NAMI trained volunteers familiar with mental health concerns. The Family Support Groups welcome family members and caregivers of people living with a mental health diagnosis. Second Tuesdays, 6:45-8:45, Winchester Unitarian Society, 478 Main Street, Contact Maria at 781-258-8823 or For more info and additional locations look to or call 781-982-3318.