May Institute

Children's Therapeutic After-school Program

The Children’s Therapeutic After-School Program in West Roxbury,  Mass., provides structured, therapeutic activities to at-risk children
between the ages of 6 and 12.

We work with children with diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and intellectual
disability. Often, children approved to be in this program have  experienced significant trauma. Therefore, all our staff receive additional training in trauma-focused treatments.

Our staff members work closely with families, schools, clinicians, and other service providers to ensure that children who attend our program receive age-appropriate and individualized care. The program is operated by May Institute’s Behavioral Health Services and funded by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH).

Program offerings include:

  • Assessment and treatment planning
  • ƒƒGroup therapy and activitiesƒƒ
  • Individual therapy
  • Family support
  • ƒCommunity-based recreational activitiesƒ
  • Expressive art therapyƒ
  • Summer camp
  • Academic assistance
  • Transportation
  • Collaboration with other providers (physicians, therapists, schools, etc.)

To participate in the program, children must be determined eligible for  and approved to receive DMH services by completing and submitting an
application. You may access the DMH application for Children/Adolescent
Services here.

The program is available through the May Counseling Center in West Roxbury. A Massachusetts Department of Mental Health referral is necessary.

Download the flyer to learn more and view frequently asked questions.