Adolescent Services Program

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The Adolescent Services Program (ASP) is a one-stop program which provides services to adolescents and teens and connects them with useful resources. We aim to provide programs and services that encourage the healthy development of youth and while helping them gain the necessary education, access to resources that build empowerment skills to manage and lead productive lives within the community.

Additional Information

Funding

Boston Children's Hospital's Adolescent Services Program at the Martha Eliot Health Center is funded jointly by grants, private and corporate donations, contracts and contributions from our partners.

Recent contributors we would like to thank include:

  • Citizens Bank Foundation
  • The Louise Crane Foundation
Citizens Bank Donates $300,000 to Community Health Program

The Citizens Bank Foundation has announced a $300,000 grant to the Martha Eliot Health Center (MEHC), Boston Children's Hospital's community health center in Jamaica Plain. The three-year grant will support the Adolescent Services Program.

Resources for Teens

Helpful Resources

Hotlines Contact
BMC Public Health Clinic 617-414-4290
Domestic Violence Hotline 877-785-2020
MA AIDS Hotline 800-235-2331
MA Substance Abuse Hotline 800-327-5050
Mayor's Youthline 617-635-2240
National Hopeline 800-SUICIDE (748-2433)
National Runaway Hotline 800-621-4000
Peer Listening Line (GLBT support) 617-267-2535

Helpful Links

Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, has health tips and information, especially for teens boys, on everything from nutrition to safe sex.

BCYF Community Center's, help promote and enhance the quality of life for children, youth and families through numerous programs at many different locations.

Boston Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Youth (BAGLY) is a youth-led, adult-supported, social support organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning youth and their straight allies, 22 years old and under.

Bikes Not Bombs promotes social justice and peace by receiving unwanted bikes and parts and updating them and sending them to many underprivileged countries. They also have a program for the local community where children can earn a bike.

Boston Gay & Lesbian Adolescent Social Services (GLASS) is a non-profit project of JRI Health committed to giving gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning young adults a safe place to meet, talk and hang out.

Boston Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) is a research program that works to educate health care providers on how to care for teens. Features a list of health services and resources for teens for things like mental health, eating disorders, sexuality, girl power and substance abuse.

Boston Youth Fund, through its Hopeline, has Boston youth summer job registration info and job opportunities.

BostonYouthZone.com has activities, opportunities and other fun stuff for kids and teens. Plus it has important information and resources for parents.

Center for Young Women's Health provides information on general health and nutrition, reproductive health issues, emotional health and much more for teen girls.

Hyde Square Task Force offers programs for both children and families that help create positive relations and opportunities. All programs are based on the need of the community.

I Wanna Know is a website for teens by the American Social Health Association. It has articles on teen sexuality, contraception and STDs.

Peersuasions Program is a program directed at high risk 11-14 year old girls that educates about substance abuse prevention and leadership development.

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts is a program that offers training for teens on sexuality and relationships, as well as pregnancy counseling and other reproductive health care services.

Spontaneous Celebrations, promotes and creates community cultural life that unites and empowers people for positive change through the arts.

TeensHealth has tips for girls and boys who are going through puberty.

Teenwire is Planned Parenthood's website for teens. It has info about male and female body development.

The Cool Spot is a place for young teens to get info on alcohol and resisting peer pressure.

Youth for Prevention and Action and Change through Thought or YPACT, is a year long, youth leadership development, education and empowerment initiative that trains urban youth to become advocated for urban communities.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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