Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community

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Contact Information

Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community
Contact: Yuka Gordon, Director of Metro Boston RLC
Email Address:
Phone: 617-305-9976
Alternate Phone: 781-642-0368

85 East Newton Street, G11 Boston, MA 02118
Area Served: Boston

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Welcome to the Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community page. You may access all our information at our webite listed here (

We are a peer-run program which means our leadership and staff all identify as having received mental health services currently or in the past.

We are a collection of partnerships within Metro Boston area, but we provide services to anyone who walks through our doors, there is no barrier to services. We are focused on providing services for all people with mental health and/or substance use histories. A person who self identifies (says that they have mental health issues, past or present) is welcome. A person does not have to have been diagnosed by a mental health professional or have been admitted to a hospital for psychiatric reasons.

Our main service to the community at this time is "In-Reach," meaning that people need to come to us. We have currently have four active locations that serve as Recovery Centers, where, depending on the schedule of operation, people can just drop in, without any intake procedure or prior notice and immediately participate in groups, classes and other activities. Our staff are all "Peers." What we mean by "Peers" is that all our staff, from our Directors to our Specialists all identify as being a "Peer," they all identify as having mental health and/or substance use issues, challanges and histories.

Our four Recovery Centers are:

The Boston Resource Center, 85 E. Newton Street, Ground Floor, Boston,  617-305-9900; Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 930am-3pm   Director Paul Styczko can be reached at 617 305 9991 and operations manager Yuka Gordon can be reached at 617 305 9975.

The Cambridge Somerville Recovery Learning Center, 35 Medford Street, 1st Floor, Suite 111, Somerville (Press 1R and go through the elevator to get to the back) 617-863-5388; Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (hours vary)

The Hope Center, 25 Staniford Street, Plaza Level, Boston, 617-626-8687; Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11am-3pm    NAMI GBCAN staff meeting Boston Room 11am-1230pm on Tuesdays, volunteers always needed. See and

Peer Education Resource Center, 3313 Washington Street Suite 2
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130  617 788 1034 Tuesday 1-5pm, Thursday 1-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm

The MBRLC has a Peer Warm Line that provides a compassionate peer operated telephone service 7 days a week, 4pm-8pm. 1-877-PEER-LNE or 1-877-733-7563. This is a toll-free call and we now have a Spanish-speaking operator on Sunday evenings.

We also have other partners:

NAMI Greater Boston Consumer Advocacy Network also known as NAMI GB/CAN

The Cole Resource Center


Boston Medical Center provides the financial oversight of this DMH funded service collective.

Wheelchair Ramps, Elevators, Near Public Transportation, Accessible Public Transportation Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community 19 – 22, 23 – 59, 60 + Boston Yuka Gordon 617-305-9976 781-642-0368 10921 Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community Advocacy, Counseling, Day/Work Activity, Education, Information/Referral, Jobs, Medical, Mental Health, Recreation/Arts/Social and Leisure, Support Groups 1) Boston Community Based Day Program, Disability Awareness, Financial Assistance, Job Counseling, Job Seeking, Job Skills, Job Support, Job Training, Mental Health, Outpatient - Mental Illness, Outpatient-Substance Abuse, Socialization Activities 85 East Newton Street, G11 Director of Metro Boston RLC 02118 Free Service Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyper Activity Disorder, Autism Spectrum, Behavior Disorder, Depression, Dual Diagnosis - ID/MI, Eating Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Mental Illness, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Abuse Local Area Director of Metro Boston RLC Japanese, Spanish, English METRO BOSTON RESIDENTS ARE OUR PRIMARY SERVICE RECIPIENTS, BUT WE WELCOME ANYONE WHO WALKS THROUGH OUR DOORS, NO MATTER WHAT PART OF THE STATE THEY LIVE IN

Service Types

  • Community Based Day Program
  • Disability Awareness
  • Financial Assistance
  • Job Counseling
  • Job Seeking
  • Job Skills
  • Job Support
  • Job Training
  • Mental Health
  • Outpatient - Mental Illness
  • Outpatient-Substance Abuse
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Jobs
  • Medical
  • Mental Health
  • Support Groups

Populations Served

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavior Disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Illness
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Substance Abuse

Ages Served

  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Languages Spoken

  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Public Transportation
  • Elevators
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service