Many of our Community-Based Mental Health Services are available only to people who are eligible to receive support through the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH). However, some of Vinfen’s Mental Health services can be accessed by self-referral. These services include Clubhouses, Recovery Learning Centers (RLCs), and young adult services provided at access centers including YouForward locations in Lawrence and Everett and at YouthQuake in Lowell.
For more information on the criteria that is evaluated for DMH service authorization, please click here.
To access an application for DMH Service Authorization, please click here.
INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES
Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services are available to people who are eligible to receive support through several different partners and funders including the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS), MassHealth, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC), Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB), Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and various cities and towns. Additionally, all services are eligible for private pay and other funding sources.
To be approved for state-funded services, please contact your state agency. Once determined eligible, we will coordinate referrals to Vinfen and other appropriate service providers.
Behavioral Health Services are self-referral. To schedule an appointment or make a referral for outpatient services, contact Vinfen’s outpatient clinics Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. by calling 978-674-6744.
Brain Injury Services are available to people who are eligible to receive support through several different partners and funders including the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS), the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC), and various cities and towns. Additionally, all services are eligible for private pay.
Vinfen supports individuals on one of three waivers: the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) waiver, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) waiver, or Moving Forward Plan (MFP) waiver. To be eligible for a waiver, a person must meet certain eligibility criteria. To see if you are eligible, please click here.
Once determined eligible, MRC and DDS will coordinate referrals to Vinfen and other appropriate service providers. For more information about waiver eligibility, you can call the DDS Central Office at 617-727-5608 or click here for access to MRC Connect.
There are currently four different Care Coordination Services programs available, which include Behavioral Health Community Partner Program (BHCP), Long Term Services and Supports Community, Partner Program (LTSSCP), One Care Health Home Program, and Community Support Program.
For information on all eligibility requirements for each program, click here.
Staff are on site at the Family Support Center Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Families can also access staff through our on-call system. For more information on Vinfen’s Family Support Center, please email FamilySupport@vinfen.orgor call 617-562-4094.
However, our youth and young adult access centers, YouForward and YouthQuake, are self-referral and open to anyone between the ages of 14-25 having difficulty regulating their emotions or facing substance use or mental health challenges.