We are here to help the community

I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to the community as the new clinical director of emergency services for Harbor Homes and The Partnership for Successful Living. In this role, one of the services I will have clinical oversight of is, the Mobile Crisis Response Team.

I have recently joined the Partnership for Successful Living having previously worked for the Lahey Health System in Burlington and Lawrence, Massachusetts. At Lahey Health, I served as an emergency department medical and psychiatric social worker and the manager of the Lahey Lawrence Mobile Crisis Team.

I hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts. I have a diverse knowledge of psychiatric crisis interventions, community social work practice, population health management and advocacy for patient choice in medical/behavioral health care. In addition, I am licensed as an independent clinical social worker by the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice.

My purpose in reaching out to all of you today is to share with you that the Harbor Homes Mobile Crisis Response Team stands ready to provide evidenced-based counseling interventions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to any resident of Nashua, Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Mason, Merrimack, Milford and Month Vernon. These interventions are completed by master’s-level mental health clinicians and are aimed at providing stability to the client in a psychiatric crisis with the ultimate goal of diverting them from a psychiatric hospitalization or emergency room visit when not clinically appropriate.

In addition to having Master’s-level counselors available for face-to-face evaluations, 24/7/365, we also offer peer support assistance, case management and crisis apartment stabilization to clients that engage with us for crisis services. These additional services allow the MCRT team to work beyond the initial crisis intervention in order to connect patients with local medical and behavioral health providers in assisting the client on a path of continued stabilization.

Residents of the communities we serve can access our services 24/7/365 by calling 603-816-0101 and a Master’s-level counselor will answer the phone to begin the process of supporting them. We are community based and mobile to wherever the client needs us, whether that be at their home, a street corner or another community-based location. We are a faster alternative than the emergency room for any client seeking compassionate mental health treatment, care and stabilization.

As a resident of Nashua, I can say without hesitation that I am beyond honored to lead the Harbor Homes Mobile Crisis Response Team in the community that my wife, children and I call home!

If you would like to learn more about the Harbor Home Mobile Crisis Response Team, please feel free to reach out to me anytime. Going forward, I also will be attending the monthly Greater Nashua Continuity of Care meetings. I look forward to meeting you all there and answering any questions I can regarding this wonderful service Harbor Homes has to offer to the Greater Nashua Community.

Melbourne R. Moran Jr. is the clinical director of emergency services for Harbor Homes and The Partnership for Successful Living. He lives in Nashua.