We believe in possibility.
What does our care mean in people’s lives?
The Brookline Center’s clients, partners, and donors are proud to share their stories.
We believe: Every child can grow up to be a healthy, well-functioning adult. Every person can live life to its fullest potential. Every family can access affordable, outstanding mental health care. Brookline can be a community that makes all of this possible.
We invite you to find out from our clients exactly how The Brookline Center creates hope, healing, and brighter futures. To learn from our donors what motivates their commitment and generosity. And to witness, through the eyes of the community professionals who are our partners, the impact of outstanding, affordable mental health services in our community. This is what it looks like when together we invest in community well-being.
Another Chance at Life: Trudie’s Story
“Why am I still here?” A year ago, this was Trudie’s constant refrain. Severe depression coupled with numerous medical concerns prompted a string of hospitalizations, and none of the treatments she tried helped.
A Place to Belong:
From early on, it was clear that Jonah needed more support than his school and parents could provide.
A Future Made Possible:
Zeny & Karen’s Story
The change in their relationship was, says Zeny, “like a 180—from we couldn’t talk to each other unless we were screaming to, literally, my mom’s like my best friend.”
Two Generations, a Singular Commitment to Brookline: The Kaplan & Peck Families
Cathy Kaplan first got to know the Center as a young mother in need of help. Forty years later, her daughter, Jane Kaplan Peck, joined the Center’s Board of Directors.
Long-Time Brookline Residents Shape Their Legacy: Nancy & Reddi
Nancy and Reddi chose to give to The Brookline Center’s Legacy Society, where donors transform the lives of adults, children and families in need for years to come.
Addressing a Need in Their Backyard: Soumen & Sutanuka’s Story
“We intend to be here for a long time, with a child who will be entering the public schools soon. We get so much from living here, and we want to contribute what we can in return.”
For years, The Brookline Center had collaborated with local hospitals to serve patients in our community, but one population proved challenging to help: those who frequent emergency rooms because their complex medical and mental health issues often generate crises.
The Brookline Center and Brookline Council on Aging work in a longterm, multi-layered collaboration. Our staff regularly share ideas and combine resources to get Brookline seniors the support they need.
The Brookline Center works side by side with educators keeping children healthy, safe, and ready to learn.
The Brookline Center’s partnership with the Brookline Police Department helps officers better recognize and respond to mental health challenges.