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The MBRLC is made up of financial and non-financial partnerships throughout Metro Boston. Imagine a wagon wheel with the MBRLC as the hub, with different resource centers and other programs and services as the spokes. The entity who has financial oversight is the Boston Medical Center, recipient of the initial three year RLC contract from the Department of Mental Health.

Currently the MBRLC has six major services. We have five Recovery Centers:

These centers offer a dedicated space for peers to drop in and partake in classes, groups and other activities. Each Recovery Center is a little bit different: the BRC and the Hope Center offer classes and groups as well as access to fitness centers; the CSRLC focuses on education, whereas the PERC focuses on employment.

This is a compassionate telephone support and referral service staffed by Peer Operators and managed by a Peer Coordinator. Our support line is accessible through a toll-free number: 877-733-7563 (877 PEER LNE).

Other Partners and Services

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness – Massachusetts chapter (NAMI-MA). Through NAMI-MA and its local and only peer-run affiliate, NAMI Greater Boston Consumer Advocacy Network, various programs and services are offered. NAMI-MA trains MBRLC staff in facilitating NAMI Connections Groups. Connections groups are peer facilitated structured support groups. NAMI also has the In Our Own Voice (IOOV) outreach and education program, that hires peers to present their recovery story and discuss there life managing mental health issues, the challenges and successes.
  • The MBRLC also offers the resources of the Jonathan O. Cole, MD, Mental Health Consumer Resource Center (The Cole Center) at McLean Hospital in Belmont. The Cole Center is the first peer run resource center in the United States. The MBRLC staff receive consultation on management, strategic planning, project development and peer-coaching.


  • Download our MBRLC brochure 5-15-13 (PDF)