Community Resources & Services

Important Telephone Numbers


Child Care

Newton Childcare Commission (Resource and referral services for childcare)

Counseling/Psychological Services

Emergency services

City of Newton Community Social Worker (information, referrals, outreach and emergency services for Newton Residents)
Riverside Emergency Services

Adult, Child and Family Services

Riverside Community Care (offering a wide range of services for children, families, and adults in Newton and surrounding towns)
Family Access of Newton (Early education and child care, family counseling, education and support, teen enrichment)
The Freedman Center at MSPP (Support for families, educators, mental health professionals)

Disabilities/Special Needs

Google: “Disabilities services Newton MA”
The Freedman Center at MSPP (Support for families, educators, mental health professionals)
Charles River Center (services for children and adults with developmental disabilities)
Family Ties of Massachusetts (parent-to-parent support, information and referral services)
Federation for Children with Special Needs (advocacy and support)
Learning Disabilities Association of Massachusetts (information on learning disabilities)
Learning Prep School (language and learning for disabled students ages 6-22)
Massachusetts Network Information Providers (information source at Univ. of MA Medical School for people with disabilities)

Early Childhood Supportive Intervention Programs

What is Early Intervention?
Early Intervention services are mandated by the state to families with children between birth and three years of age, who display a developmental delay, a medical diagnosis and/or risk factors that may hinder their development. Any child is eligible if he/she is diagnosed with a physical, emotional, or cognitive condition that may result in developmental delay, or is at risk for developmental delay due to various biological and/or environmental factors. Services include: Developmental screening and evaluation, home visits and therapies, and play groups.

Boston Early Intervention for Children and Families:
Criterion Child Enrichment (Early intervention for children 0-3)
Riverside Early Intervention (Early intervention for children 0-3)


GED Training: Google “GED training in Newton MA”
Higher Education: Google “Higher education in Newton MA” for information on colleges, universities, and other post-graduate institutions in Newton.
Newton Community Education
Playgroups: Google “Infant playgroups Newton MA”
Preschools/nursery schools: Google “preschools Newton MA”
Newton Private Schools:
Newton Public Schools:
After school and vacation programs:
Special Education: (see Disabilities/Special Needs)
Vocational Training: Google “vocational training in Newton MA”

Employment and Career Information

Employment and Training Resources (ETR)

English Language Learners (ELL)

ELL & Literacy Program (free individual and small group tutoring and classes for adults in ELL and reading)
Newton Community Education (More than 350 courses for adults and children in many subjects, including ELL.)

Environmental Organizations

Faith-Based Organizations/Places of Worship

How Do I?

Immigrant Services

American Immigration Resources on the Internet:
Asian American Civic Association (helps Asian immigrants and refugees)
Catholic Charities of Boston (refugee and immigration services)
Foreign Consulates in Boston
Immigrant Resources Search for immigrants living in Massachusetts:
International Institute of New England (Services and advocacy for immigrants and refugees)

Senior Services

Boston Senior Home Care (languages spoken include Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Creole, Vietnamese & Russian) – helps elders, disabled, and people who care for them.
Catholic Charities of Boston (comprehensive services for older adults)
Central Boston Elder Services (Helps Boston area seniors remain self-sufficient and in their homes.)
Elder Abuse Hotline: 800-922-2275
Jewish Family & Children’s Services/Waltham (non-denominational comprehensive services for elderly that serves Newton as well.)
Lifelong Learning
Lifetime Learning (8-week courses on a wide variety of topics for seniors)
  • Newton South High School
  • Newton South High School
    Newton Senior Center (classes, recreation, counseling, healthcare, financial assistance, etc. for Newton seniors with transportation provided)
    Special Needs Therapeutic Recreation Programs
    Springwell (information and care for seniors)
    Transportation for Seniors


    Bazaar International Gourmet (International food, especially from Eastern Europe)
    Farmer’s Market (Fresh produce markets from July to October are held at Cold Spring Park and the American Legion Post , 440 on California St. Another is held from November through June at the Hyde Community Center)
    Hong Kong Supermarket, (Asian food court and supermarket)
    Russo’s Market (Fresh produce, cheese, baked goods, prepared food)


    Airporter, 617-899-6161

    Bus Lines

    Greyhound Bus Lines, 617-969-8660
    Peter Pan Trailways, 617-965-7040
    Logan Airport Shuttle, Shared ride to airport
    MBTA Schedules available in Newton City Hall Lobby
    MBTA Commuter Rail (Train into Boston with stops at Auburndale, West Newton and Newtonville in Newton and Back Bay and South Station in Boston.)
    The Ride (The MBTA’s transportation system for eligible individuals)


    Newton Yellow Cab, 617-332-7700
    Newton Taxi Co., 617-244-6600
    Red Cab of Newton, 617-796-7770
    Veterans Taxi, 617-527-0300

    Arts, Cultural, Ethnic & Religious Organizations

    Meet other people from other foreign countries
    Meet people from your country
    All Newton Music School
    American Chinese Art Society
    Arts in the Parks
    Asian American Civic Association
    Asian Boston Media Group (Asian community organizations in Boston area)
    Boston Ballet School, Newton Studio
    Boston Healing Landscape Project (Program for the study of cultural, therapeutic and religious pluralism. Website provides resources in Boston related to many countries. Sponsored by Boston University)
    Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association (Asian community organizations in Boston area)
    Haitian and Haitian-American Resources in Boston(Haitian community organizations in Boston area)
    Hebrew College
    Hispanic/Latino and Portuguese-Speaking Community Resources in Boston:
    International Institute
    Islamic Center of New England
    Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
  • · 333 Nahanton St. · Newton Centre MA 02459 · 617-695-9990
    Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs
    New Art Center in Newton
    • · 61 Washington Park · Newtonville MA 02460 · 617-964-3424
    Newton Art Association
    Newton Cantonese School
    Newton Choral Society
    Newton Community Chorus
    Newton Cultural Affairs
    Online resources for Boston's Jewish community
    Online tours of Newton
    Russian Community Association of Massachusetts
    Step-into-Art (art education programs for children)
    Suzuki School of Newton
    Taipei Economic and Cultural Office(TECO)
    • 90 Lincoln St. · Newton MA 02461 · 617-965-8801
    Youth Pro Musica

    Health and Medical Services


    Poison Control and Emergency: 800-222-1222
    • Alcoholics Anonymous: 617-426-9444
    • Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence: 617-338-2350 (multilingual hotline: 617-338-2355)
    • Child at Risk: 24 Hour Hotline: 800-792-5200
    • Elder Abuse Hotline: 800-922-2275
    • MA Substance Abuse Helpline: 800-327-5050;
    • Personal or Family Crisis: Contact Help Line Psychiatric Crisis Intervention
    • Rape Crisis Center: 617-492-8306
    • Spouse Abuse/Battered Women: 24 Hour Hotline: 800-899-4000
    • Suicide Prevention Hotlines: 800-273-8255
    Find a doctor/dentist: To find a doctor or a dentist, seek referrals from friends or colleagues or consult the “Find a Doctor” online resources at hospital websites.


    Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    • 272 Chestnut St. West Newton MA 02465 · 617-796-7170
    Brigham & Women’s Ambulatory Care Center
    Brigham & Women's at Newton Corner
    Newton-Wellesley Hospital
    Mental Health Services: Consult with your physician for a referral.

    Law/Legal Assistance

    Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau (legal services to income-eligible individuals)
    District Court of Newton
    • 1309 Washington St. Newton MA 02465 · 617-244-3600
    Greater Boston Legal Service (legal services to income-eligible individuals)
    • 197 Friend St. Boston MA 02114 · 617-371-1234 · Hotline: 800-342-5297
    HUD Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Office
    Legal Advocacy and Resource Center (free legal resources for low-income individuals)
    Massachusetts Bar Association/Lawyer Referral Services
    Mass. Commission Against Discrimination
    Rental Housing Resource Center (information and assistance to tenants, mediation of landlord/tenant disputes)


    Arnold Arboretum
    • · 125 Arborway Jamaica Plain · 617-524-1418
      • · 70 Crescent St. Newton MA 02466 · 617-796-1500
      • Boys & Girls Club of Newton
        • · 675 Watertown St. Newton MA 02460 · 617-630-2066
        • Athletic Leagues (Adult and youth):
          Camps (See for camps run by the City of Newton)
          • Acres in the Falls (Grades 5-8), 617-212-6458
          • Albemarle Acres (Grades K-5), 617-965-1669
          • Arts in the Parks (18 mos. – 4 years), 617-796-1540
          • Auburndale Station (Grades K-5), 617-938-4974
          • Camp Echo Bridge (ages 5-21, 617-796-1527
          • Centre Acres Day Camp (Grades 1-6) and Counselor in Training (Grades 8-10), 617-244-9434
          • Extreme Outdoor Adventure, (Grades 4-8), 617-796-1500
          • Funtastic Summer Vacation Program (Grades 1-6), 617-796-1500
          • Kids Korner Pre-School Summer Camp (age 3.5 – pre K-5), 617-796-1500
          • Newton Youth Theater (Grades 1-6), 617-796-1540
          • Mount Ida Summer Day Camp, 617-969-8334
          • Newton Centre Hut, 617-796-1527
          • Outdoor Adventure (Grades 2-6, 617-796-1500
          • Puddlestompers (Grades 1-3), 617-527-2000
          • Space Program, 617-559-6147
          • T-Ville Trails Camp, 617-796-1523
          Jewish Community Center Camps
          Massachusetts 4 - H Program
          West Suburban YMCA · YMCA Camps


          Charles River Canoe & Kayak
          Community Rowing
          • · Nonantum Road Newton MA 02458 · 617-964-2455 (Apr.-Oct.) · 617-782-9091 (Nov.-Mar.)


          Leo J. Martin Golf Course
          • · 185 Park Rd. Weston MA 02493 · 781-893-8582
          Newton Commonwealth Golf Course
          • 212 Kenrick St. Newton MA 02458 · 617-630-1971


          Crystal Lake
          Gath Pool
          • · 256 Albemarle Rd. Newton MA 02460 · 617-552-7126

          Ice skating

          Special Needs Day Camp

          Special Needs Day Camp
          Special Needs Therapeutic Recreation Programs
          • 617-796-1527

          Senior Recreation Programs

          City of Newton Senior Recreation Programs
          • 617-796-1506

          Teen/Youth Programs

          TeenReach – drop in centers; mentoring
          Catholic Charities of Boston – supportive services for youth