• Beth Perdue

Meet a local hero: Pam Bolarinho

Today’s conversation is with Pam Bolarinho from Child and Family Services. Pam leads a team of staff who do crisis evaluations in the Southcoast. She was motivated to help others with their mental health through her own experiences as an immigrant observing the struggles of those who could not speak English.

Name: Pam Bolarinho

Lives in: New Bedford

What she does: Director of Emergency Services

Her Superpower is: Multi-tasking and staying positive


How does your work contribute to better mental health in the Southcoast?

Supervise over 75 staff that do crisis evaluations for over 18 communities.


What inspired you to work to end mental stigma?

I have been in this field for over 20 plus years and started working in the field as I am an immigrant and saw the struggles that non-English speaking immigrants have and wanted to be a voice and advocate.


What's the best way for people to get in touch, follow you and/or learn more about what you do?

Call 508-996-3154 or visit http://child-familyservices.org/new-bedford/.


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