Yesterday I was living in the shadow of my illness in isolation, loneliness, and despair. Today, within the safe, supportive, and compassionate harbor of the Cole Center, I am actively living my recovery. The Cole Center has been a powerful catalyst for a dramatic renewal of my confidence and self-worth.
— Bettina, Cole Resource Center volunteer

Programs And Resources 

The Cole Resource Center offers access to a wide variety of programs and resources on mental health challenges and pathways to wellness for peers and families. Our staff members are available to provide guidance in navigating the many resources for health insurance, housing, availability of low-cost medications, transitions to employment, and treatment options.

for individuals with lived experience

Reach out to us for referrals to clinicians, housing, or other referral needs, consultations on Social Security benefits, and  assistance identifying ways you can help including meaningful volunteer opportunities.

Or we invite you to join us for one of our programs: 

Barkin/Whitman Workforce Development Program | Meet with a coach who will help you identify your unique contributions and talents, craft a door-opening resume, and guide you on a clear path into today's workforce. To apply, contact Joanne Grady Savard at 617-855-3298 or

Men's Peer-To-Peer Support Group | Every Tuesday from 1:30-2:30 pm at the Cole Resource Center. To sign up, contact Brian Scott at 617-855-3298 or 

Cole-To-Teen Mentoring | For inpatient participants of the Adolescent Psychiatry Program at McLean Hospital aged 13-18 seeking support for building relationships during and after their hospital experience 

for family members and friends

We can connect you with programs and clinicians, volunteer opportunities that make a difference, educational workshops and webinars, and referrals to advocacy groups who create positive change

Or join us at:

Moms' Compassionate Chat Support Group | Tuesdays from 11 am-12 noon and Thursdays from 6-7 pm at CRC. To join the conversation, contact Joanne Grady Savard at 617-855-3298 or