Human Services Department

 Human Services Department staff are available to provide assistance and resources to Newton residents.

Explore our website for information, or contact Director of Social Services, Pam Weissman, at (617) 796-1420.



For Suicide Prevention and Mental Health information, please visit 

For a mental health screening, click here. The screening is anonymous and confidential. After answering a few questions, the user will receive feedback, educational materials, and treatment resources if necessary.

Newton's Case Managers provide the following
to Newton residents in need:

• Information and referrals
• Outreach services
• Connections with private, public and other city
• Education and support

When an emergency or crisis occurs, Case Managers
may be able to refer or assist Newton
residents with: 
    • Emergency oil 
    • Utility shut-offs 
    • Emergency shelter 
    • Emergency food 
    • Financial assistance 
    • Legal referrals 
    • Mental health referrals 
    • Domestic violence

The Case Managers can assist residents in
the application process and obtaining the proper
documentation to apply for: 
    • Food stamps 
    • Housing 
    • Fuel assistance


o Food Pantries
o Fuel Assistance
o Newton Community Life!

Newton Youth Services is here to:

    • Create and encourage communication about youth
         issues and problems
    • Assess needs and gaps in youth services in Newton
         and find resources/solutions to address them 
    • Inform community members about Newton resources
        and programs 
    • Create and implement avenues for youth voices to be 
        heard in our community 
    • Increase connections and collaborations among 
        organizations that currently provide youth services

For more details please visit the following links: 
    • Youth Commission 
    • Youth Services
    • Summer Youth Internships


    o Middlesex County Juvenile Court 
    o Middlesex County District Attorney 
    o Newton Community Life! 
    o Newton Public Schools 
    o Newton Police Department 
    o Newton Parks & Recreation 
    o Riverside Emergency Services 
    o Riverside Child & Family Services 
    o Youth Services Resource Guide 2013
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