We at the William James College INTERFACE Referral Service are keenly aware of the shortage of mental health providers of color and how racial inequities exist in medical and mental health care. The College’s Black Mental Health Academy, Center for Multicultural and Global Mental Health, and other programs and academic offerings are playing a critical role in reversing this trend. We invite you to read a statement from our Black Mental Health Graduate Academy Scholars, and to stand with us as allies to drive change and address systemic racism.


The City of Newton is committed to promoting and sustaining the health, harmony, and well-being for all Newton residents in a culturally competent manner for all people across the lifespan. Newton’s city departments (health, human services, parks & recreation, schools) and many nonprofit agencies work together to help families learn and grow. 

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