• Healing Lives, Strengthening Community

    Wellesley, Weston, Wayland

  • "There is no more important work, and no place does it better than HRS."

    (David Dinwoodey, former HRS President)

  • Skilled. Caring. Committed.

    That's how HRS helps

  • "HRS has always responded to our schools' needs."


  • "You helped me stay sane and climb out of my depression."

    (High school student)

Human Relations Service

Counseling Services

HRS is the private, non-profit mental health agency serving families and children in Wellesley, Weston, and Wayland. Our mission is to heal lives and strengthen our community: to treat, reduce, and prevent mental illness and to support the well-being of children, families, and institutions in our towns.

Our clinical service offers a broad range of outpatient diagnosis, crisis intervention, and treatment to any resident. We are the principal provider of outpatient mental health services in the three towns, serving hundreds of individuals each year.

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Our History

Serving since 1948

HRS was the first community mental health agency in the nation — not the first facility to treat psychiatric illness, but the first to adopt the mental health of a community as its mission and to provide systematic programs that foster coping. It was founded by Erich Lindemann, MD, and a group of local citizens to apply the findings of Dr. Lindemann’s pioneering research in the areas of psychosomatic illness, grief, and crisis intervention. Much that is now standard in the treatment of grief, in crisis intervention, and in the practice of community mental health and consultation was developed at HRS by Lindemann and his colleagues.


Needs, funding, more

The need for our specialties‚ high-quality treatment and prevention‚ has never been greater. The mental health of children and families is under growing pressure. Changes in public funding and insurance make it harder for low and moderate income families to find and afford the services they need. Please consider helping us with a gift.