Health & Human Services



The mission of the department is to protect, promote and sustain the health, harmony, and well-being of all Newton residents, in a culturally-sensitive, customer-friendly manner. Our focus is on prevention.

Our department is organized into five different divisions: Environmental Health, School Health, Public Health and Education, Emergency Preparedness, and Human Services.

Deborah Youngblood, PhD
City Hall Room 107
1000 Commonwealth Ave
Newton, MA 02459
(617) 796-1420

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13 Reasons Why Newton Cares on Wed. 5/24

Join us for an important community conversation regarding the trending Netflix series '13 Reasons Why' and how to engage people of all ages in safe, positive discussions regarding suicide prevention & mental health.

Wednesday, May 24th


City Hall War Memorial

This event is intended for adults, especially: Parents, caregivers, educators, coaches, youth mentors, group leaders and any adult who cares about young people.

To RSVP (requested, not required), please click here.

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QPR Suicide Prevention Training, June 1st

Newton Cares invites you partake in the suicide prevention training QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer on June 1st, 6:30-8:30 at Newton City Hall, room 209.

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Blood Drive

June 6th

The Dana Farber Cancer Institute/ Brigham and Women’s Hospital Blood Mobile will be at Newton City Hall (1000 Commonwealth Ave.) in the War Memorial Circle for a blood drive.

Appointments: (appointments are recommended, walk-ins will be taken as time allows).

Questions about eligibility, please email: or call 617-632-3206.

*All blood collected benefits patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR NEW DONORS

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2017 Camp License Application Now Available

The license application for 2017 Recreational Camps in Newton is now available. Applications are due May 19, 2017. Click here for more information on camps and camp licensing in general. For other questions, call 617-796-1420.

As you prepare for camp, please note that new camp regulations are being developed (Click here for draft regulations. See “Christian’s Law” and “Recreational Camps for Children”). Until they have been finalized, the current regulations are still in effect (See "Christian's Law" and “Recreational Camps for Children”).

2017 Camp Application

New Sharps Collection Location

Sharps collection has moved to the Rumford Avenue Resource Recovery Center at 115 Rumford Ave.
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Suicide Prevention Resources

Newton Cares is a community coalition for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health. Many local and national resources are listed on the website as well as an anonymous online mental health screening. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. Never worry alone, reach out.

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