Services to the MetroWest community
Wayside has been an integral part of the MetroWest community for more than 35 years. We got our start as one of the region’s first emergency shelters for teen runaways in 1977. Today, we operate many counseling and family support programs and services, as well as the Wayside Campus, a residential, day and educational facility. We partner with local schools, medical health professionals and community leaders to identify areas of need and to develop services to support children, youth and families.
MetroWest Services include:
OUTPATIENT COUNSELING A full range of mental health services for children, adolescents, and their families including diagnostic assessments, psychological evaluation, medication evaluation and treatment,on-call emergency services, and individual, group and family therapy.
IN-HOME THERAPY & FAMILY-BASED SERVICES Clinical and supportive in-home services to families needing more than outpatient therapy.
MOBILE CRISIS INTERVENTION 24/7 mobile, on-site, face-to-face therapeutic response to youth experiencing a behavioral health crisis.
CONTINUUM SERVICES A collaborative initiative between the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Department of Mental Health (DMH) providing intensive services to high-risk children and families.
PARENT SUPPORT SERVICES Guidance, resources, and support to parents of children and adolescents with social, emotional, behavioral, learning differences or mental health needs.
TEMPO YOUNG ADULT RESOURCE CENTER A one-stop resource center helping young adults transition to adulthood.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AGENCY Care Coordination to help families raising a child with behavioral issues successfully juggle multiple providers and supports.
FAMILY NETWORKS A partnership between Wayside and the Department of Children and Families (DCF), which offers case management and care coordination for families needing more intensive services.
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER Offering families multi-cultural nurturing programs, support groups. early childhood services, information and referral resources, and education.
EMERGENCY SHELTER FOR HOMELESS TEENS Wayside’s Basic Center Program provides FREE emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth (ages 12-17) in the MetroWest area for up to 21 days, as well as emergency assistance, support and services for youth who are at-risk of becoming homeless.