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Program Information
Program Name: Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community
Agency Name: Boston Medical Center
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Address: 85 East Newton Street
Ground Floor
Boston, MA 02118
Telephone #: 781 642 0368
Fax #: 617 414 1972
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Persons on Inpatient Units, Adults
Program Setting:
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: provide peer support individual and through groups including general support, DRA and specialty groups We operate four resource connection centers and a warmline We do education and training and help people return to work
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The mission of Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community is to offer peer-to-peer services for people in recovery from mental health and/or substance abuse issues, through the utilization of peer support, advocacy, referral, education, career coaching and job readiness in a trauma-sensitive and person-centered manner.
Additional Information: Welcome to the Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community (MBRLC) an entirely peer-run organization dedicated to providing support, education and advocacy by providing opportunities and resources to assist individuals in finding their own path to mental health recovery. Every Recovery Center has no barrier of access for people who self-identify as having a mental health issue in the past or present and/or having substance abuse issues. All the services of the Recovery Centers are free of charge. It does not matter if a person is or was connected to a mental health agency or provider, it does not matter if a person was ever diagnosed with a mental health issue, it does not matter if a person was or was not hospitalized. Our doors are open to everyone and anyone who feels they belong and wants to join a recovery community

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