Day Services: Create, Respect, Empower, Wellness (CREW)

CREW is a structured year-round therapeutic after school program designed to meet the emotional and behavioral health needs of children and adolescents ages 6 through 18. The length of stay in the program is based on the individual needs of the youth.

CREW provides a safe and nurturing environment to assist participants in managing their behavioral health symptoms, meeting psychiatric needs and increasing stability in the community. Participants utilize CREW to improve and develop coping skills, social skills, life skills and healthy relational interactions.

CREW utilizes multiple treatment approaches, including milieu, group therapy, Dialectical Behavior Treatment (DBT) skills and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills. The program is strength based, goal oriented and designed to be flexible to adapt to the individual needs of its participants. CREW is funded and monitored by the Department of Mental Health (DMH).

Funding Source

The program is funded by the Department of Mental Health (DMH).


Referrals are made through the Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Community Service Agency (CSA). Participants must demonstrate the ability to function safely in the community. Participants are expected to attend group activities and work toward personal goals. For more information, please contact our Program Director at 617-471-8400 x161.