BROOKLINE — Chief Andrew Lipson is pleased to announce that the Brookline Police Department’s civilian social worker will begin hosting weekly virtual office hours as in-person services remain limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beginning Wednesday, May 20, and continuing each Wednesday until further notice, Brookline Police Social Worker Annabel Lane will hold virtual office hours from 3-6 p.m. via Zoom.
The virtual office hours will be open to Brookline residents in need of support or resources related to mental health needs, substance use recovery and additional needs for themselves or loved ones in the community. The services are free and confidential.
To access the virtual office hours, click here. Upon accessing the link, participants will be placed in the waiting room and be admitted one-by-one to speak with Lane. Participants may also access the office hours using the meeting ID: 815 7170 5817 and password: 2268.
“The work that Annabel does to support people in our community who are facing mental health and substance use disorder challenges is as important now as it has ever been,” Chief Lipson said. “These virtual office hours will provide a key resource for those in need and fill a gap left by the COVID-19 pandemic on the ability of service providers to assist those most in need. I invite anyone in town who feels they need support to make use of this option to connect with Annabel virtually.”