The Front Line Initiative (A regional Police Mental Health Collaborative)

Since 2016, the collaboration between Billerica, Tewksbury, Chelmsford, Dracut and most recently Tyngsborough, has proven to be an undeniable asset to the region.  In 2019 our Police Mental Health Collaborative (PMHC) received expansion funding from the Department of Justice, allowing for the creation of The Front Line Initiative.  This has allowed us to expand our services by adding a Regional Director and two Master’s Level Crisis mental health clinicians to the staff.  The Front Line Initiative has also added two Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC) as well as a mental health Peer Specialist.  These resources are available to every resident in Billerica as well as any resident living in the five town region.  A general description of services are as follows:

  • Teletherapy
  • Phone Follow-up
  • Individual and Group Recovery Services
  • Case Management/Referral Services
  • Access to Crisis Care
  • General Support

Our Commitment is to serve our communities and provide direct connection to behavioral health and substance use services in a whole-person, trauma-informed way.  Our focus is on supporting you, the community. Our approach to this is three tiered: prevention, crisis response, and recovery.  Programming in these key areas provide access to clinical staff, peer support, and educational opportunities to all members of the communities we serve regardless of insurance, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual preference, age, race, and there is no requirement that you are police involved.  Follow The Front Line Initiative on Twitter:

Call Our Community Line for Local Support:  (978) 215-9642