Mental Health Services
Elder Mental Health Outreach Team (EMHOT)
EMHOT serves elders ages 60 and older, whose problems are impacting their emotional well-being. Outreach staff meet with elders in their homes, or another location of their choice, to discuss their concerns and to think through options, come up with solutions, and identify resources to help. Telephone and videoconference sessions are also options.
Sometimes one or two visits may be needed. Other times, a team member may work with an individual for longer periods of time or help arrange for ongoing community supports. In addition to addressing emotional well-being, the team may help the individual access other services such as housing, fuel assistance, money management, or other programs to assist with day-to-day needs.
The program is free for all elders living in Franklin County, Athol, Petersham, Phillipston, and Royalston.
For more information, please call 800-732-4636, 413-773-5555, 978-544-2259, or TDD 413-772-6566, FREE, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.