Human Services Department
| Director of Social Services
For Suicide Prevention and Mental Health information, please visit www.newtonma.gov/newtoncares
The City of Newton offers online mental health screenings at http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/NEWTON. 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
CRISIS OR EMERGENCY INTERVENTION
When an emergency or crisis occurs, Case Managers
may be able to refer or assist Newton
• Emergency oil
• Utility shut-offs
• Emergency shelter
• Emergency food
• Financial assistance
• Legal referrals
• Mental health referrals
• Domestic violence
ASSISTING INCOME-ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS
The Case Managers can assist residents in
the application process and obtaining the proper
documentation to apply for:
• Food stamps
• Fuel assistance
|The Senior Center at 345 Walnut St. in Newtonville is the intake site for the Fuel Assistance program.
This is a Federal program administered by Action for Boston Community
Fuel assistance is completed for the 2014-15 season. Information will be available for the winter 2015 heating season here.
QUICK COMMUNITY LINKS
|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
• 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
- The Secret Life of a Massachusetts Teen
Monday, March 21st
Newton South HS Auditorium
Upcoming Youth Commission Meetings:
All Youth Commission Meetings are open to the public.
Click Here for more information about the
Youth Commission and Meeting Minutes.
Youth Applications to join the commission can be found here.
Adults interested in joining the Advisory Board please submit a resume.
|Upcoming Newton Teen Voices Meetings:
Newton Teen Voices meets weekly.
Click Here for more information about Newton Teen Voices. Please join our Facebook group if you are a teen who is interested, or email the Youth Services Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.