Below are some frequently asked questions about The Baker Center and our work. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at info@jbcc.harvard.edu

  • Yes. You may have known us as our previous name, Judge Baker Children's Center. As of May 2022, we have officially rebranded as The Baker Center for Children & Families.

  • The Baker Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the mental and behavioral health of children and supporting their families. 

    With a legacy of over 100 years of service, The Baker Center aims to uplift children by providing a wide range of programs and services to meet the needs of the communities we service.

  • The Baker Center provides resources for children, adolescents, and young adults (ages 2-22), as well as their parents, caregivers, and other family members.

    We also provide education and training for mental health trainees, licensed professionals, schools, clinics, and other organizations. 

  • We offer a broad range of services to meet each need of a child with mental health challenges. This includes:

    • A summer camp for kids with ADHD
    • An outpatient mental health treatment clinic
    • A special education school
    • A college prep program for teens on the spectrum
    • A child abuse emergency hotline
    • Advocacy and progressive policy initiatives 
    • Training to ensure quality mental health care
    • Child welfare resources 
  • We accept BlueCross insurance at our clinic, as well as MassHealth. Scholarships and other financial assistance are available for each of our programs based on need.

  • Throughout the year we hold many different community events, including fundraising events, training events, and more. To attend an event, visit our Events Page or sign up for our email list.

  • Our organization and programs are run by a highly experienced and passionate team of mental health professionals. You can view our senior leadership team by clicking here.

    In addition, our Board of Trustees is made up of a team of both professionals and parents with lived experience caring for a child with a mental health challenge. 

  • There are multiple ways to stay connected with The Baker Center including: