2016 Mental Health Resource Guide – City of Providence
The Mayor’s Substance Abuse Prevention Council (MSAPC), 2016
The Mayor’s Substance Abuse Prevention Council (MSAPC) is the lead drug and alcohol prevention voice and policy making body for the City of Providence. The vibrant and diverse Council is made up of more than 25 committed individuals and organizations from across the City that represent and work with Providence youth to keep them healthy, safe, and able to reach their full potential. The MSAPC is a program within the City of Providence’s Healthy Communities Office.
The Resource Guide is divided into 5 primary focus sections that give a general idea to what an organization’s overall focus is: 1. Basic Needs- emergency food, clothing, emergency housing assistance, rent, mortgage, and utility assistance. 2. Children, Youth, and Families– programs mainly focused on the family unit, child welfare, and mothers. Specialized resources for Spanish-speaking and LGBTQ+ residents are included. 3. Inpatient Treatment– hospitalization and addiction recovery resources. 4. Mental Health and Recovery Services- behavioral healthcare and outpatient treatment services located in the community. 5. Other Services– various other resources that are important to mental health but cannot specifically be categorized into the previous sections.
Each entry in this resource guide details a different organization that serves the Providence community and includes information that lists the services the organization provides, the clientele they serve, any special programs the organization offers, the languages the organization speaks, and the forms of payment that are accepted by the organization. While we strive to provide the most current information, please note that organization services may change.
In the event of a mental health or substance use crisis, call to connect with a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bilingual support and medications to assist with recovery are available.