COVID Mental Health Response Fund

Stabilizing and expanding access to care

We exist to do the work needed in this crisis. But we don’t do it alone.

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One year ago, as the Massachusetts COVID shutdown began, we knew the mental health impacts of this pandemic would be enormous – and they have been.  

For years, generous donor support has expanded access to mental health care in our community. In response to the COVID pandemic, we established the COVID Mental Health Response Fund to enable supporters to address the profound mental health crisis and the escalating need for mental health care in the face of the COVID pandemic.  

Over the last year, the Fund has enabled us to deliver close to 1,000 telehealth visits every week, increasing our outpatient services by 23% over the previous year. Our community team has increased by five-fold services that prevent homelessness, connect families to community resources, and help those most at-risk access basic needs. And, with donor support, our BRYT Program has increased their professional development to educators and school leaders to support student, parent, and staff mental health around the country.  

But this crisis is not over — our waitlist continues to grow and the mental health impacts of this pandemic continue to impact our community.  

With your support, we can build hope and healing. Together, we can: 

  • Provide care to existing and new clients  who have  lost jobs, no longer have adequate insurance coverage,  or are experiencing financial or health-related  hardship related to  COVID-19. 
  • Design new programs  to  meet the emerging and changing mental health needs of  our community coming out of this  crisis 
  • Build capacity and up-staff to meet  a projected sharp increase in the need for care,  especially once social distancing  eases 
  • Buffer against revenue losses  related to the COVID-19 crisis  that could impact Center programs and  services. 

The services and supports that you make possible through your gift to The Brookline Center will be more important than ever as our community confronts and adapts to this changed world. Thank you for your support! 

Please email our Development Office or call (857)-707-3518 and ask for Kristen Wnuck if you have questions about your gift.

If you would like to mail a check or direct a donation through your Donor-Advised Fund, please send to: 

The Brookline Center
Attn: COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
41 Garrison Road
Brookline, MA 02445