Who We Are
The mission of the Massachusetts Resiliency Center as well as our approach to promoting resiliency was developed based upon the needs of the community of survivors. Our goals were developed with input from physicians, mental health and trauma specialists, and going forward will be informed by an established Victim Advisory Panel. We are committed to offering high quality, culturally competent, evidence-based information and programming to survivors to promote healing and resiliency.
The Massachusetts Resiliency Center is the first survivor-oriented organization of its’ kind in the nation. This center was specifically created to provide a safe, welcoming space for survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing to heal and stay in touch with one another; a virtual hub for a widely dispersed community whose lives have been impacted by the tragic events of April 15th and the events that followed in the apprehension of the suspects.
The approach of the Massachusetts Resiliency Center is a holistic one. Our center provides a survivor informed, strength based approach to recovery and resilience.
The Massachusetts Resiliency Center utilizes nationally recognized expertise in “resilience-oriented, behavioral health disaster response” services that are the gold standard in helping survivors adapt to their “new normal.” Our intent is to assist in the unique needs of survivors by presenting a single-point-of-entry model of service delivery.
The Massachusetts Resiliency Center is comprised of individuals and collaborators working together to offer a multi-disciplinary, trauma-informed network, all with the common objective of supporting survivors and facilitating healing, recovery and overall resiliency.