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About AYCC

The Arlington Youth Counseling Center (AYCC) is a licensed, community-based mental health counseling center serving Arlington youth (ages 3-21) and their families. AYCC provides a variety of high quality, innovative, and therapeutic outpatient and school-based mental health services including individual, group, and family counseling, psychiatric evaluation and medication management. AYCC accepts most major health insurance plans, and offers grant funding to income-eligible families who are uninsured or underinsured.

Through local grants and other fundraising initiatives, AYCC also provides case management services to residents with basic resource needs (housing, food, fuel assistance, health insurance coverage etc.), and offers support groups to identified at-risk populations, including survivors of domestic violence, substance-involved youth, and youth on the autism spectrum.

Mission

AYCC is committed to promoting and supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of all Arlington's youth and families, regardless of ability to pay. 

Need Help?

Would you or someone you know benefit from AYCC's services?  To speak to someone at AYCC, or to schedule an intake, please contact 781-316-3255. To complete an intake form, please click here.

Support for AYCC

Many of AYCC's programs and services are supported by grants, agency fundraisers, and corporate and community donations. Please consider supporting AYCC by making a charitable donation hereAll donations are tax deductible.  By contributing to AYCC, you will help ensure that comprehensive mental health services are accessible and affordable for all youth and families in the community.

The Board of Youth Services provides ongoing advisory, fundraising, and outreach support to AYCC. For more information, of if you are interested in becoming involved with the Board, please call 781-316-3259.

 BYS Open House

 

Thank You Cummings Foundation!

AYCC is proud to be the twice-recipient of a Cummings Foundation $100K for a 100 grant, awarded in 2015 and again in 2019. For more information about the Cummings Foundation, please visit the website www.CummingsFoundation.org.

 Cummings Grant 2019

 

 

 

 

 

A Silent Epidemic: The Mental Health Crisis in Our Schools

A silent epidemic

 

 

 

 

 

This is a great piece on NPR about mental health problems in schools. Fortunately, in Arlington, the Arlington Public Schools partner closely with AYCC to identify and help children in need.