Preventing relapse, school failure, and out-of-home placement among high-risk adolescents

The Foundation's Local Initiative Funding Partners Program is a matching grants program designed to establish partnerships between the Foundation and local grantmakers in support of innovative, community-based projects that improve health and health care for underserved and vulnerable populations.The purpose of this project, based in a large urban high school, is to anchor students during their critical period of re-entry after psychiatric hospitalization, incidents of substance abuse, or incarceration. These adolescents are at very high risk for relapse, school failure, and persistent mental illness. In this model program for cost-effective service delivery, two mental health coordinators provide individualized case management and clinical care for the teens in school and help their families negotiate the service network. The funding partners are: Brookline Community Fund; Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation; BHS 21st Century Fund; Brookline Tuberculosis and Health Society; Brookline Housing Authority; Brookline Bank; Bay State Federal Savings Charitable Foundation; Friends of Brookline Public Health; and Sovereign Bank.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $300,000.00

Awarded on: 6/28/2004

Time frame: 7/1/2004 - 6/30/2009

Grant Number: 51441


Brookline Community Mental Health Center Inc.

41 Garrison Road
Brookline, 02445-4445


Henry S. White
Project Director