Together, we can create solutions to the mental health crisis.
Why give now?
Today in the US, there is a dire shortage of mental health providers. By one estimate, the number of clinicians working in behavioral health is sufficient to cover just 13 percent of the actual need for mental health services. The federal government predicts we will need 5.17 million new clinicians by 2025 to meet growing demand.
At the same time, the occurrence of mental health issues, which had reached crisis levels before the pandemic, has now become an epidemic of its own.
The parallel challenges of a workforce shortage and a historically high level of need demands innovative solutions to expand clinical capacity and increase care access.
Established five years before the signing of the Community Mental Health Act, The Brookline Center has been known throughout its 60-plus-year history for its field-defining work. In response to today’s enormous challenges, the Center is re-imagining its core work as the development and sharing of innovative cross-system programs and services designed to transform mental health care, creating a system that is effective and equitable for all.
With your support, we can continue to deliver the highest quality outpatient mental health care to adults and children in Brookline, Greater Boston, and across the Commonwealth.