Waltham Community Health Resources
- Al-Anon/Alateen -
Al-Anon is a fellowship of men and women whose lives have been or
are being disturbed by another's compulsive drinking. Al-Anon groups
meet to seek solutions to the problems created by alcoholism.
is a part of Al-Anon for teenagers. Call for meeting times and locations.
- Alcoholics Anonymous -
is a fellowship of men and women who share
their experience, strength and hope with each other to solve their
common problem and help others recover from alcoholism. Call
for meeting times and locations.
- American Cancer Society Waltham/Watertown Unit -
255 Bear Hill Road - 781-890-2266
The American Cancer Society
raises funds for research, education and patient services,
sponsors programs for cancer patients and on tobacco and breast
health, and provides rides to medical oppointments for cancer patients.
Volunteer opportunities: Fundraising, driving patients, office help.
- Beaverbrook Guidance Center -
118 Central Street - 781-891-0555
Beaverbrook Guidance Center provides counseling for children and
families with emotional problems related to family, school, social,
work or peer situations.
- Center for Mental Health & Retardation -
157 Prospect Street - 781-894-8440, 926-5806 (24-hour crisis line), 781-894-4973 (TTY)
The Center provides outpatient and residential treatment, day activity
services, and drug and alcohol counseling for adolescents and adults.
- Children's Charter -
77 Rumford Avenue - 781-894-4307
This is a clinic for trauma victims, particularly those who have suffered
sexual and physical abuse. The clinic offers evaluations, individual
and group counseling, and art therapy.
- Children's Development Screenings -
Contact: Geraldine Ellison, R.N. - New England Rehabilitation Center at Waltham - 40 Second Avenue, Suite 520 - 466-8860
The center offers free children's developmental screenings four times
each year for children with speech, hearing, attention or coordination
difficulties. Screenings are performed by certified occupational
therapists, physical therapists and speech pathologists.
- Communicative Health Care Associates -
Contact: Peg Iarossi - 59 Vernon Street - 781-899-4709
Communicative Health Care Associates offers free screenings for
children relating to speech, language and swallowing difficulties.
- Early Intervention at Wayside Beaverbrook -
118 Central Street - 781-891-0555
Early Intervention is a program sponsored by the
Massachusetts Department of Public Health which helps parents to
recognize and understand the development of their young child, ages 0 to
3 years old. Parents are helped regarding ways to foster their childs
developmental growth through activities incorporated into routines in a
family's typical day. Specific areas include feeding, speech and
language, movement (gross motor and fine motor), cognition, and
social/emotional. Clinicians on staff include physical therapist,
occupational therapist, registered nurse, social worker, developmental
educator, and speech therapist. Anyone can refer a child, such as parent
or a pediatrician. Please call for more information.
- Healthy Waltham - Judy Fallows, Project Coordinator - 781-314-3031 -
Healthy Waltham is a civic group committed to improving the quality of life for people who live, work, and learn in Waltham. Based on the Healthy Communities movement spreading across Massachusetts, Healthy Waltham embraces the principles of community involvement, shared community values, a vision for the future, and community based solutions.
- Hospice West, Inc. -
254 South Street - 781-894-1100
Hospice West provides services to the terminally ill and their families.
Volunteer opportunities: Patient and family support, bereavement
support, administrative and fundraising assistance.
- Jane Doe Inc. - The Massachusetts Coalitions Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
- Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services
- The Medical Foundation's Information & Referral Services
National site for mesothelioma resources
- Middlesex Regional Addiction Treatment Center -
Middlesex Human Service Agency - 775 Trapelo Road - 781-894-0004
The Addiction Treatment Center is an in-patient drug and alcohol
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Massachusetts Chapter -
101 First Avenue, Suite 6 - 781-890-4990
The MS Society provides information, counseling, education, pen pals,
legal referrals, advocacy and some financial assistance to people with
MS and their families.
Volunteer opportunities: Fundraising, office work, services.
- Outpatient Substance Abuse Counseling -
Middlesex Human Service Agency - 24 Crescent Street - 781-899-1502
Middlesex Human Service Agency's outpatient substance abuse
counseling center offers men, women and adult children of alcoholics
assessment and group, individual and family therapy.
- startyourrecovery.org -
Support for overcoming substance misuse
- TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) -
Contact: Lori Collura/Lucille Chaisson - 137 Lake Street - 781-891-8166, 781-894-9596
TOPS is a weekly peer support group for men, women, teens and
preteens to help them lose weight and keep it off. Waltham has
two ongoing groups.
Volunteer opportunities: Speakers on nutrition, exercise and fashion.
- Waltham Branch of Mass. Cystic Fibrosis -
Contact: Steven Fogg, c/o Waltham Police Department - 155 Lexington Street - 781-893-3700 ext. 3335
Waltham Cystic Fibrosis raises money to fund research for a cure to
this disease. The group also sponsors event that involve children with
Volunteer opportunities: Fundraising and events.
- Waltham Council on Aging -
- Waltham Nutrition Education Program -
Contact: Nancy Stutzman - UMass. Extension Center - 240 Beaver Street - 781-891-0650
The program provides nutrition education and food safety information,
training and workshops, and home study courses.
Volunteer opportunities: Teach nutrition training classes.
- Waltham Visiting Nurse Association -
764A Main Street - 781-893-1405
The VNA provides nurses and home health aides for home care and
offers a variety of clinics on children, nutrition, blood pressure,
diabetes, and flu shots. Physical and occupational therapists, speech
therapists and a medical social worker are also available for home
visits through the VNA.
The text following some of the entries, such as (2000/07/28),
is the date when I most recently updated or verified the data in that entry.
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