Yawkey Foundation: Ensuring All Kids Can Thrive

Yawkey Foundation leadership joined Boston Medical Center’s closest supporters and clinical leaders on Wednesday, March 29, for an official ribbon-cutting and first look at the new home for BMC’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic.

With help from a $3 million grant from the Yawkey Foundation, the clinic’s move to a new location—in the BMC Crosstown building at 801 Massachusetts Avenue—will create an accessible single-stop location for quality medical and behavioral pediatric and family care later this spring. The building is also home to BMC Pediatrics, General Internal Medicine and Family Medicine departments and services, along with coordinated care and navigation services, including transportation, social worker, and interpreter support.

The pandemic, inflation, and more has put pressure on families, with kids’ mental health needs at an all-time high. Thanks to the Yawkey Foundation, BMC’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program will get essential funds to ensure kids in the Boston area receive the support they need to thrive.

“Our Trustees know that this investment in Boston Medical Center, our longstanding partner, will meaningfully improve access to world-class, integrated pediatric behavioral and medical health care, and in particular, increase BMC’s capacity to support the growing demand for in-person treatment among the children and adolescents it serves with such care, respect, and expertise,” said Maureen H. Bleday, CEO of the Yawkey Foundation.

Since 2003, Yawkey Foundation has provided more than $16 million in charitable grants to BMC for health care and human service programs and capital projects.