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July 7, 2011

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July 7, 2011

The Brookline Community Mental Health Center is an amazing community organization that provides invaluable services to the Brookline and Greater Boston Communities. A true gem, the Center is a place adults, children and youth can call their home in times of need. Having been on the Board for 4 years, I am proud to be associated with the Center and to support all of the wonderful programs the Center provides. Without the Center, so many individuals would be without quality mental health services, violence protection and educational services ... all of which are greatly needed.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Being involved with the Organization.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make more people aware of all the wonderful programs offered.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

July 1, 2011

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July 1, 2011

I joined the Board about 4 years ago, previously having hardly been aware of the existence of the Brookline Community Mental Health Center. It didn't take long to realize the wonderful compassion and dedication of the Board's staff, and to appreciate the Center's role at the heart of Brookline. Its services to families, individual adults, and children, as well as its involvement with the public schools and collaboration with other town agencies, all contribute mightily to the vibrancy of this community. And the Center provides its services to all who come through its doors with dignity and efficiency. The generous support it has won from so many Brookline residents and businesses testifies to its success.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

discussing the work of the Center with its clinicians, and learning about the experiences of its clients. I've also seen the dedication of the staff and the Board's leaders in many meetings and events.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue to grow its ability to attract significant support from Brookline residents and major Boston-area businesses in order to nourish the Center's ability to serve its clients, to innovate, and to inspire similar efforts in other communities.

July 1, 2011

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July 1, 2011

The Brookline Mental Heath Center is truly a neighborhood resourse. The reimbursement for mental Heath services is quite poor, yet due to some very little public funding and some very excellent fundraising, they continue to provide FIRST rate mental health services.

Many years ago, a
good friend was killed in a very horrific and widely publicized accident. She had 2 young children. The counselors at the BMHC helped those kids grieve and get on with their lives...and without the stigma generally associated with receiving mental health services.

The Brookline Mental Health center is truly a neighborhood gem.

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Yes..see above

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No

July 1, 2011

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July 1, 2011

The Brookline Community Mental Health Center is a community gem. Delivering the best possible care with attention to dignity, the Center supports families and children within the environments where they live and work. It is a privilege to be a part of this truly wonderful organization.

The Great!

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Seeing the results of great care delivered in our schools and throughout the community.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help to get the word out even more, so that others can step up to help and support. Once members of the community hear of the work that the Center is doing, they immediately want to become involved and support the Center is whatever way they can.

June 30, 2011

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June 30, 2011

The Brookline Community Mental Health Center has a has a wonderful staff dedicated to helping Brookline residents facing a wide range of problems. They help young, old and in between without regard for ability to pay.

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I have heard first hand stories by clients who were grateful for the services that allowed them to overcome or cope with their problems.

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Their model of treatment by multi-disciplinary teams should be replicated in other communities.

June 30, 2011

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June 30, 2011

The Brookline Community Mental Health Center is a hidden jewel within the greater Boston community. For over 50 years the Center has provided mental health services and social support to countless of children and their families, adults and the elderly. Their services range from direct patient mental health services, to homeless prevention, to mediation, to providing transitional housing for independent teens. The Center does all of this with professionalism and, above all, care for their clients.

The Great!

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Witnessing young adults who have gone through the Center's BRYT program speak eloquently in public about how the Center made it possible for them to return to an active life in high school following a long struggle with depression.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make everyone in the greater Boston area aware of what an incredible organization the Center is.

June 30, 2011

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June 30, 2011

Brookline Community Mental Health Center creates a community where all children and families have access to mental health and social services, regardless of income or insurance coverage. The Center helps people live healthier, happier and fuller lives - and works to eliminate the stigma attached to mental health. Whether people are struggling with mental illness, a social disorder, or the adversity we all experience in life at one time or another, the staff at BCMHC offer amazing, comprehensive and affordable care and support.

The Great!

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seeing the presence the Center has and work they do in partnership with Brookline public schools.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help the Center disseminate its healthcare models nationally and provide more funding so that more people can be served.

June 30, 2011

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June 30, 2011

The Brookline Center's model is simple: they care. No red tape, no lingo, no bureaucracy. Just. Caring. And, in doing so, they transform lives , heal communities AND remind us what health care ultimately is all about.

The Great!

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the stories of its clients.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

replicate their programs.

June 30, 2011

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June 30, 2011

This is a wonderful center that fosters compassionate care for a myriad of community members. It is wonderful to know how well the BMHC represents the community it serves.

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This is a rare and special organization.

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Keep the momentum!

June 30, 2011

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June 30, 2011

I have heard young high school women in the Brookline community tell courageous stories of how the Center saved them from their deep sense of inadequacy and fear. This strugle is familiar to many of us as we pass through the toucg years of adolescense.

The growth these women made with the
help of the Brookline Mental Health Center is a true testament to this wonderful resource that we are so lucky to have.

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meeting children that have been saved from possible suicide

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not be able to easily think of how to improve on what is being done so very well.

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