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Racial / Social Justice Resources
The Lexington Human Services Department stands together against racism and injustice in any form.
- We understand and are committed to the basic rights of our fellow citizens, and will stand united for justice for all.
- We will continue to encourage every citizen to treat one another with respect and civility regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.
- We will continue to support and advocate for to those who have experienced hate and discrimination, and encourage others to do the same.
- We take this pledge fully aware that the struggle to eliminate racism will require an ongoing transformation within our community, as well as within the institutions and structures of our society.
It is our responsibility to educate ourselves and others about the privileges afforded to some, and not all, have profound impacts on the world in which we all live. While no words can heal an unjust world or solve the pain that has been caused, we all must listen with an open heart and speak out whenever necessary. Racism has no place in our world and the time for change is now.
If you or a loved one would like to speak to a clinician for support contact:
- The Lexington Human Services Department at 781-698-4840
- Mental Health Referral Service (William James Interface) - The William James Interface Referral Services is a free and confidential service that connects Lexington residents and students in Lexington schools with ongoing mental health supports. Call 888-244-6843.
Supportive Resources in & near Lexington
- Lexington Human Rights Committee (LHRC) - If you believe you or another Lexington resident had their human right(s) violated please complete a Human Rights Complaint Form on the LHRC webpage.
- Find Your Therapist of Color
- Mental Health for Queer and Transgender Communities of Color Resource List
- Mass General Mental Health Resources for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)
- South Cove Community Health Center (Asian Community Health Center)
Cultural & Affinity Groups in Lexington
- ABCL - Association of Black Citizens of Lexington
- CAAL - Chinese American Association of Lexington
- CALex - Chinese Americans of Lexington
- IAL - Indian Americans of Lexington
- Indian Family Activities Association of Lexington (IFAA / LexDESI)
- JPLex - Japanese Support Group of Lexington
- KOLex - Korean American Organization of Lexington
- Lexington Community Coalition
- LexPride - Lexington Pride Coalition
- Email Lextinas
Racial / Social Justice Organizations in Massachusetts
- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts
- Anti-Defamation League (ADL) New England
- Black Lives Matter Boston
- Coalition for Social Justice
- Communities for Restorative Justice
- Justice and Social Action Resources
- Lawyers for Civil Rights
- National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls
Mental Health Resources for Black, Indigenous & People of Color (BIPOC)
- Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA)
- Asian Mental Health Collective
- Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American (APISAA) Therapist Directory
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America - find help by demographics
- InnoPsych - Find a Therapist of Color
- Stonehill College BIPOC Mental Health Resource List
National Organizations for Racial Justice
- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
- Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum
- Black Lives Matter
- Campaign Zero
- Center for Policing Equity
- Color of Change
- DeHQ - Desi LGBTQ+ Helpline for South Asians
- Equal Justice Initiative
- NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- Books for Discussing Race and Racism at Home (PDF)
- Building Amity, Sean Osborne (PDF)
- Cary Librarys No Hate November Booklist (PDF)
- Cary Librarys Race Relation Book List for Kids and Teens (PDF)
- Racial Trauma and the Black Community brochure (PDF)
- Racism Recovery Plan Steps (PDF)
- The Impact of Racism on Asian and South Asian Communities Resources (PDF)
- Twenty Films on Race Relations (PDF)