Community Health Programs


Whittier Street Health Center’s Arts Therapy Department runs multiple Decisions Arts groups across the year for adolescent and pre-adolescent girls who have been subjected to violence. Whittier Arts and Dance Therapists, both Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC’s),  run the groups. This 8 to 12 week offering focuses on adolescents or pre-adolescents and offers multimodal ways of processing and expressing feelings, with a strong emphasis on making healthy choices in multiple areas of functioning.

Whittier Street Health Center Decision Arts for adolescents includes the following:

  • Introduction
  • Self Esteem: Individuality, Identity, Diversity
  • Self Esteem: Body Image
  • Healthy Relationships: Family, Peers
  • Healthy Relationships: Romantic, Teen Dating Violence
  • Healthy Choices: Coping with stress, anxiety, depression, and anger
  • Health Choices: Nutrition, Exercise
  • Healthy Choices: Drugs and Alcohol
  • Art Show

The groups for pre-adolescent girls are edited for age-appropriate topics and decision-making.

For more information, please call (617) 989 – 3121

Fax Number: (617) 989-3227

A note about Whittier and COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in our area, we ask all clients and patients to call ahead before coming to any of our sites. We are working to take care of most clients/patients via phone/video encounter so we can meet your ongoing healthcare needs. This is for your safety and so we can provide the highest quality of care to you while following CDC guidance for COVID-19. Please call 617-427-1000 for any questions or concerns.

Whittier will provide COVID-19 testing from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday to Friday. Following CDC guidance, we recommend testing if you have a fever AND one of the following three symptoms: cough OR shortness of breath OR sore throat. Please bring your picture identification and your insurance card (if you have insurance).