Hope Center

Current COVID-19 Status

The Hope Center is currently closed due to concern about COVID-19.

Here are groups offered by the Hope Center, open to all peers:


 1pm: Creative Writing -Join us to spend time together responding to several fun writing prompts and sharing with the group. Great for those looking to hone their writing skills as well as those just looking for a fun activity to enjoy with others.
– 2pm: Practicing Gratitude – We will be exploring the role of gratitude in our lives and practicing new ways to experience and express gratitude, even during difficult times. Enjoy discussion and peer support as well as gratitude-based activities such as guided meditation.

– 1pm: Lunch Chat – Enjoy a lunchtime discussion about anything that’s going on with you, chat about interesting topics, and give and receive support. Eating is welcome! 
2pm: Brain Games and Activities – Looking for fun ways to keep your mind active and explore new topics, interests, or hobbies? This is a time to explore riddles, brain teasers, and all kinds of enriching virtual activities.

 1pm: Self Care – Join us to explore the different ways in which we can care for ourselves. This is a space to talk about self care planning, changing routines, fun self care activities you’ve tried – anything self care related!
2pm: Arts and Music – We will be following fun and creative “drawing prompts” while listening to a playlist of tunes that people who attend will select. All drawing skill levels are welcome – from stick figure to da Vinci.

As always, if anyone has questions about the Hope Center or is looking for support in accessing the virtual Center, they can reach out to me directly at my Google Voice number: (617)454-4621.

To access any of the groups on our schedule, people can use the Hope Center’s Zoom Link:https://zoom.us/my/hopecenter

Using this link to access the Hope Center Meeting Room does not require a Meeting ID or Password. However – for those dialing in by phone, the Meeting ID is 989 029 5063. 

Here is the phone access info:
Meeting ID: 989 029 5063
Dial by your location
        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 301 715 8592 US
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US
People wanting to access Hope Center groups can do so using any of the phone numbers above. They will then be prompted to dial the Meeting ID plus # and will enter into the waiting room to be let into the group.

For up to date information, call Julie Anne Entwistle, Center Coordinator at (617) 912-7867.

The Hope Center is located at:

Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center, Plaza level
25 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114

The Hope Center is open from 10:00am-3:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Download our flyer here.

Download our current schedule here.

For more information contact:
Julie Anne Entwistle, Center Coordinator at (617) 912-7867

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