Department of Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents

Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

The Department of Mental Health’s (DMH) Division of Child and Adolescent Services provides a variety of supports to Massachusetts youth with significant mental health needs and their families.DMH believes that families are experts on their children and both youth and family participation in treatment is essential to recovery process.
Every youth and family has strengths, which are important to help overcome challenges, and DMH services focus on building upon those strengths. Services offered through DMH are intended to be strengths-based, trauma- informed, family-driven, youth-guided, and respectful of the culture and preferred language of the youth and family.

To apply for DMH services, contact the Southeast Area DMH office at 508-897-8970.
Authorization for services considers the youth’s behaviors, mental health diagnosis and symptoms, the length of time the symptoms have been present, and how well he/she is able to function in the community.Services offered are based on needs and preferences of the youth and family and available resources
To access DMH Child/ Adolescent Application Forms, click on this link:                DMH Application

Southeast Area  

Howard Baker-Smith, Area Director

Ron Dailey, Director of Field Operations

Theresa Harpold, M.D., Area Medical Director

Plymouth Site Office 40 Industrial Park Rd., Plymouth, MA 02360
Carver, DuxburyHalifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton

Telephone #
(508) 732-3000
Fax (508) 746-3224
TTY (508) 746-0847

Person in Charge
Loretta Lyonnais
Site Director

Brockton area: 65 Quincy Street,  Brockton, MA 02302

Phone (508) 897-2000
Fax (508) 897-2024
TTY (508) 897-2102

Julia Meehan, Director of Child/Adolescent Services

Mary O’Regan, Ph.D., Area Forensic Director