Therapeutic Mentoring – Brightside for Families and Children Mercy Medical Center

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Contact Information

Mercy Medical Center
Contact: Maria Zygmont, Family Support Program Director
Phone: 413-788-7366

1233 Main Street Holyoke, MA 01040
Area Served: West

Map Location Therapeutic Mentoring - Brightside for Families and Children



Youth under age 21 with a serious emotional disturbance. Youth must have MassHealth and must be receiving a clinical "hub" service: outpatient therapy, in-home therapy, or intensive care coordination. Best suited for youth who present with some distress tolerance skills and not at imminent risk of harming self or others.

Therapeutic Mentoring provides a structured 1:1 strength-based relationship between a youth and a mentor to address identified daily living, social, and/or communication needs in the home and community.

Therapeutic mentors support, coach, and teach skills related to age-appropriate behaviors, effective interpersonal communication, problem-solving, and conflict resolution. Mentors can help youth expand natural supports and get involved in chosen community activities.

Service Types

  • Mental Health

Program Type

  • Counseling
  • Mental Health

Populations Served

  • Behavior Disorder
  • Mental Illness

Ages Served

  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22

Additional Information

  • Fees: MassHealth