The following towns are supported by LOSSteam MetroWest:
We provide both in-person and virtual visits in these inaugural towns.
Belmont, Blackstone, Douglas, Duxbury, Framingham, Grafton, Harvard, Lowell, Mansfield, Marlborough, Marshfield, Medway, Millbury, Millville, Natick, Norfolk, Northborough, Northbridge, Norwell, Plainville, Sharon, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Stow, Sutton, Uxbridge, Watertown, Westborough, Westwood, Wrentham
We provide immediate virtual crisis support to these towns. These communities participate in the Co-Response Jail Diversion Program, founded on the understanding that by working together, clinicians and law enforcement can respond most appropriately to the needs of individuals in the community who are in crisis. Co-Response clinicians are often the first responders on-scene who activate our Team.
Ashland, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Sherborn, Wayland
We provide both in-person and virtual visits in these towns. Activations are initiated directly through local police departments and MetroWest Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention member organizations.
"Advocates Co-Response Jail Diversion clinicians are called to a variety of situations alongside our police partners. An unfortunate, but also rewarding, part of our role is to support families and friends after losing their loved one by suicide. Our clinicians offer support to the best of their abilities. We often refer to clinicians as a “tool on an officer’s tool belt.” LOSSteam MetroWest is a tool on our clinician’s tool belt. Having a team of providers who are able to truly empathize with those going through this loss is vital. Having worked with LOSSteam MetroWest on several calls, I cannot describe how much I appreciated having someone answering the phone and being available for support. They are a wealth of resources in a time where things seem utterly overwhelming. It is a comfort to know that our community members have LOSSteam MetroWest available to them for help after our clinicians have left the scene. It is additionally helpful to know that LOSSteam MetroWest has expanded further and are able to provide remote support as our team has grown as well. We continue to be abundantly appreciative of our partnership with LOSSteam MetroWest as we continue to navigate the tragedy of suicide in our communities."
SHEENA MAHONEY, LICSW
CO-RESPONSE JAIL DIVERSION PROGRAM SUPERVISOR