Improving care. Changing lives.

A century of proven leadership.

Learn how Judge Baker is improving the quality of children’s mental health.

Explore our Programs & Services

Quality Care Initiative

Helping to ensure that children and families have access to the highest quality care

Manville School

A therapeutic day school for students from kindergarten through 10th grade

Outpatient Services

Providing focused short-term treatments for children and their families

Camp Baker

A six-week day camp for children ages 6-12 with ADHD

Next Step: College Success

Fostering skills of independent living for students in grades 10-12 with social communication deficits

Professional Training

Training that helps improve the quality of services for children and their families

Founded in 1917, Judge Baker Children’s Center is a Harvard Medical School affiliate with proven leadership in children’s mental health. Committed to bridging the current gap between research and practice, Judge Baker integrates research, professional training and direct service.

News & Announcements

LGBTQ+ Youth and Mental Health

June 11, 2021

By Dr. Fabienne Bain, Clinical Director of The Baker Center for Children and Families at Waltham 

As we end the second week of Pride Month, it’s important to acknowledge why we celebrate in the first place. While Pride’s origins are largely historical, the month is used as an opportunity to put a spotlight on the specific issues and challenges the LGBTQ+ community has overcome or continues to fight against.

Judge Baker's 2019-2020 Biennial Report

April 22, 2021

We are pleased to unveil our FY 2019-2020 Biennial Report which details the major milestones and accomplishments we've made over the past two years. The report also includes an overview of our financials during FY 2019 and FY 2020, including the names of our incredibly generous donors. We hope you'll find the report informative and engaging.

Click here to view our 2019-2020 Biennial Report

Upcoming Events

MATCH Training

September 13, 2021 to September 17, 2021

The MATCH Intervention

Massachusetts Child Abuse Emergency Line

Judge Baker Children's Center directs the Massachusetts Child Abuse Emergency Line, a statewide after-hours emergency response system.  Each year, Judge Baker's highly trained staff responds to more than 170,000 requests for crisis intervention, information, or referrals.

NE Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors

Judge Baker Children's Center is home base for the New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors (NEACWCD), a consortium of child welfare agency leaders and staff members from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Research at Judge Baker

Judge Baker Children's Center has nearly a century of proven leadership in advancing understanding about children with mental health and behavioral problems. Judge Baker’s innovative research is aimed at developing and improving strategies to help children find—and stay on—the best course...