In today’s global economy, high-quality education is no longer just a path to individual opportunity, but also the way to community safety, economic prosperity, and social well-being. Thus, we have a stake in helping all students develop into responsible, educated, productive, and caring adults.
The HEAL Center is an initiative of NorthStar Learning Centers that is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Gun Violence Prevention Intervention, Treatment and Recovery Services. The HEAL Center’s mission is to work with you ages 17-24 who have had first-hand experience and exposure to gun violence, in promotion of their healing, overall health, and well-being.
In our work with youth, our job is to awaken a sense of possibility and opportunity and help them take action steps toward achieving the new personal, educational, and vocational goals they have set for themselves.
The purpose of the NorthStar Mental Health Outreach Program is to improve the lives of people with mental health challenges and the lives of their families and friends. Our mental health program model strives to create an environment that brings self-sufficiency and recovery to all participants and promotes services maximizing their dignity and self-determination.
For the past four years, researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have partnered with NorthStar on a research project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) STAR Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) initiative that explores how a combination of factors may be increasing disease rates among city residents.