Community Assistance Network: A Home-Based Case Management Program

The Community Assistance  Network (CAN) helps individuals of all ages to function better in their communities and learn and/or maintain a variety of life skills. CAN clinicians provide practical and emotional support to help you achieve your goals.

Following an initial assessment, you and your CAN clinician work together to identify strengths and weaknesses, areas where support is needed, and goals toward stability and change. Generally, services are available for one to three hours per week, during regular business hours. Services are provided on a fee-for-service basis. All CAN services are billed at an hourly rate. These services are not reimbursed through your health insurance.

CAN Services

Your CAN clinician can help you:

  • Get to and attend medical, dental, and psychiatric appointments
  • Organize your household
  • Pay bills and create and maintain a budget
  • Find vocational training and employment opportunities
  • Work on daily living skills
  • Apply for and maintain health insurance and other entitlements
  • Coordinate care with your medical and/or psychiatric providers
  • Work on academic and organizational skills (for teens)
  • Search for housing
  • Find other services tailored to your needs

How To Apply

To schedule an initial assessment or learn more about CAN, please contact:

Molly Hopkins, BA
CAN Program Coordinator
Brookline Community Mental Health Center
617-277-8107 ext.246

If you are currently a BCMHC client, you can ask your clinician about how to participate in CAN.