Community Health Programs

Trauma Services/PTSD treatment and support

Violence is widely recognized as a major public health issue.  Whittier’s Trauma services are designed to help victims process and express feelings about trauma while also working on community-wide prevention and intervention.

Whittier’s Behavioral Health Department partners with Madison Park Development Corporation’s VIP team to serve as the Roxbury Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT).  The NTT provides response, connection to resources and support to individuals, families and the community as a whole, when impacted by incidents of community violence and trauma.

These services are also provide support to other Whittier Mission Based Services – Whittier Youth Services Enrichment Program, Domestic Violence Prevention and Support, DecisionArts for at risk girls, and Defending Childhood.


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).