The schools previously had a part-time drop-in model and they thought putting full-time clinicians in the schools would be cost-prohibitive; that they'd need a $25,000 subsidy. We convinced them that we could come in with a much lower number. The ramp-up cost can be higher, but it comes down if they hang in there." — Robert Kilkenny, executive director of the Alliance for Inclusion & Prevention.
For refugees from Somali who live in Boston, "Walking through the portal that says 'mental disease' is a big step. There is a gigantic stigma." — Robert Kilkenny, executive director of the Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention.