Vinfen cordially invites you to join us for a welcome reception at our new Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC)

Monday, December 4
from 12-1:30 p.m.
391 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA

  • Tour our new location
  • Learn about our expanded behavioral health services offerings, including Community Crisis Stabilization beds
  • Network with Lowell-area health, human services and community leaders
  • Hear from Vinfen President/CEO Jean Yang, CBHC Executive Director Daniela Johnson, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Peggy Johnson, State Senator Ed Kennedy, Lowell City Manager Tom Golden, and Lowell General Hospital CEO Amy Hoey (Remarks scheduled for approximately 12:30 p.m.)
  • Light refreshments will be served

We value inclusion and access for all participants and are pleased to provide reasonable accommodations for this event. Please contact Sophie Hansen at by 11/27 to make a request.


Mental Health And Substance Use Crisis Support Is Just A Phone Call Away.


Vinfen Behavioral Health (VBH) has expanded its community services to include a new Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC) located in Lowell. In addition to urgent and routine outpatient services, the CBHC provides crisis intervention services to support individuals and families in a variety of new ways. We provide around-the-clock, 24/7 mental health and substance use evaluation and assessment to children, youth, and adults in crisis or in need of support. Instead of going to the emergency room, services can be provided to you over the phone, in your home, at school, or in another community setting.

24-hour Crisis Line: 866-388-2242
or 978-674-6744

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, please contact our locally-based crisis intervention services team.

VBH Community Services offers crisis, urgent, and routine mental health and addiction services, care coordination, peer supports, and screening and coordination with primary care.


Same-day and next-day services and expanded service hours are currently available. Serving youth (4-18) and adults. To learn more about our outpatient services, click here.

VBH Outpatient services include:

  • Individualized assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis
  • Individual, family, and/or group therapy
  • Substance use & recovery services
  • Structured Outpatient Addiction Program (SOAP) groups ( 18+)
  • Behavior management
  • Medication management
  • Urgent outpatient services (UOP)
  • Crisis intervention services
  • Case management and care coordination services
  • Consultative services


VBH’s Mobile Crisis Intervention (MCI) provides a 24/7/365 mobile response in the home, school, workplace, or other community settings for youth and adults experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. Clinicians work with the individual in crisis and, when appropriate, family members or other supportive people in their lives.

VBH MCI services include:

  • Triage, evaluation, and assessment
  • Intervention and de-escalation
  • Development of a risk management/safety plan
  • Coordination and collaboration with all youth and family services
  • Referrals and links to community supports


VBH’s Community Crisis Stabilization (CCS) program provides assessment and stabilization through short-term 24-hour treatment for youth and adults experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis in a structured, home-like, and supportive environment. The CCS youth and adult programs are distinct and separate.

VBH CCS services include:

  • Therapeutic programming including group, individual, and/or family therapy
  • Individualized treatment and aftercare planning
  • Support from peer and recovery support staff
  • Crisis prevention planning
  • Medication evaluation and monitoring
  • Case management and care coordination
  • Nursing services
Get to Know Vinfen's CBHC


Long waitlists and limited resources can make finding support for a mental health and/or substance use crisis difficult. Vinfen’s Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC) of Greater Lowell is helping to expand access to care for the communities we serve.  To view this video in Spanish, click here.


40 Church Street
Lowell, Massachusetts 01852



To provide the most comprehensive CBHC services to the region, Vinfen has partnered with two longstanding and highly respected behavioral health providers, Advocates and Wayside Youth and Family Network to provide VBH Mobile Crisis Intervention (MCI) and VBH Community Crisis Stabilization (CCS) services.