Assistance & Government Aid

handsThese are some great additional resources and links for assistance and government aid found online.

Center for Mental Health Services
The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is the Federal agency within the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that leads national efforts to improve prevention and mental health treatment services for all Americans. CMHS pursues its mission by helping States improve and increase the quality and range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services for people with mental health problems, their families, and communities.

Mass.gov
The Official Web site of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Mass Resources.org
MassResources.org provides useful information about a wide range of assistance programs for people in need living in Massachusetts. It provides information on what benefits are available, how to apply, eligibility requirements, benefit amounts, and answers to commonly asked questions.

Disability Information
Contained within this site is a wealth of information for people with disabilities, their friends, families and the people who serve them. Information within this site focuses on Massachusetts.

NCSTAC
NCSTAC was established in 1998 by a grant from the Center for Mental Health Services. Our purpose is to strengthen consumer organizations by providing technical assistance in the form of research, informational materials, and financial aid.

Social Security Administration
Social Security Administration’s online site.

Consumer- Driven Services
Welcome to the Directory of Consumer-Driven Services (CDS), a project of the National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse. The purpose of the Directory is to provide consumers, researchers, administrators, service providers, and others with a comprehensive central resource for information on national and local consumer-driven programs. Such programs have a proven track record in helping people recover from mental illnesses.

Disability Information
Welcome to DisabilityInfo.org maintained by New England INDEX. Contained within this site is a wealth of information for people with disabilities, their friends, families and the people who serve them. Information within this site focuses on Massachusetts.

SAMSHA
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s)vision as an agency of the Federal Government is "A Life in the Community for Everyone." The web site provides access to current research, publications, services, grants etc., related to recovery from mental health and substance abuse issues.