CAPS is dedicated to helping you and your student access necessary resources and tools outside of the educational space. If there is a resource that you need that isn’t on this page,
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Mental Health

ūüö®Emergency Mental Health Resources

Adult Mental Health Emergency Services: Community HealthLink  800-977-5555
16+ Mental Health Emergency Services: UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital 978-466-2000

ūüö®Suicide Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  800-273-8255
(call or text)
Samaritans Statewide Hotline  977-870-4673
(call or text)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Suicide Hotline  800-799-4889
The Trevor Helpline
(Specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)
(online chat available)
Youth & Teens Runaway Safeline
(online chat available) 
(online chat available)
(call or text)

Mental Health Support Groups

National Alliance on Mental Illness of North Central Mass Contact Courtney:
508-331-2921 or
Mental Illness Support Groups for Family Members Contact Paul:
or Cathy Gaudet:

Developmental Services

Department of Developmental Services

Franklin/Hampshire Counties 413-586-4948
North Central MA 978-342-2140
Worcester 508-792-6200

Food & Shelter

Shelter Resources

Our Father’s House (Fitchburg) 978-345-3050
Montachusett Interfaith Hospitality Network Shelter 978-466-1704
DayBreak YWCA (Devens) 508-755-9030
Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center (Gardner) 978-632-9601

Food Banks

Westminster Community Food 978-874-7970
United Neighbors of Fitchburg 978-342-2069
Highland Baptist Church 978-342-9646
St Vincent de Paul 978-342-4608
Christ Church Food Pantry 978-342-0007
Worcester County Food Bank (Fitchburg) 508-842-3663
Veterans Agent for Westminster at Town of Gardner, Lynette Gabrilla 978-630-4017
Fitchburg VA Outpatient Clinic 800-893-1522


Family & Relationships

Department of Children & Families

Greenfield 413-775-5000
North Central MA 978-353-3600
Worcester (East) 508-793-8000
Worcester (West) 508-929-2000

Domestic Abuse Resources

Battered Women’s Resources (Fitchburg/
877-342-9355 or
YMCA 24 Hour Helpline  508-755-9030
Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233
Pathways for Change  800-870-5905
Voices of Truth (Gardner)  978-230-6446

Substance Use

Drug/Alcohol Assistance

Recovery Centers of America (Westminster) 978-571-6050
Alcoholics Anonymous Worcester HALTine  (Meetings in Gardner) 508-752-9000
AdCare Hospital (Worcester) 508-799-9000
Spectrum Health Services (Leominster) 800-464-9555
Narcotics Anonymous  (Meetings in Gardner) 855-602-6100 or
McLean Naukeag at Prescott  (Residential in Petersham) 877-361-2024
The Dana Day Treatment Program  (Outpatient) 978-724-0012
Spectrum Health Systems (Worcester) 508-854-3320