Dr. Mathieu Bermingham
Mathieu Bermingham, MD, graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently completed a combined residency in adult psychiatry and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. He is the Medical Director of Children Services of Roxbury, Owner and CEO of Family Care Partnership (a preschool Wrap-around Program). He has a private practice in Metro-West: the Metro-West Center for Well Being. The Center is founded on the principle that peace and well-being are essential for all people in order to maintain a balanced life, a healthy environment and a community without violence, conflict and disease. He is a consultant to the Department of Mental Health in early childhood mental health. He is the former psychiatrist for Central Massachusetts MCPAP region, and he was a consulting psychiatrist at Coordinated Family-Focused Care. He was a founder of the Haitian Mental Health Network created in response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
In medical school, as an Albert Schweitzer Urban Fellow, Dr. Bermingham developed a violence prevention program for middle schools in Dorchester. He is on the boards of the Professional Parent Advocacy League (PPAL); Massachusetts Association for Infant Mental Health: Birth to Six (MassAIMH); Board or Directors President for the Massachusetts chapter of National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI); and the Professional Advisory Committee on Child and Adolescent Mental Health of the State Mental Health Planning Council (PAC). He is also the current co-chair of the Massachusetts Psychiatry Association’s Committee on Integrative Care.
Malika Arty is the Director of Program Operations and Strategic Development at Family Care Partnership, where over the last 7 years she has worked to build a strong team serving over 400 families annually. Malika’s resume includes Coordinator of Family Driven Practice for the Department of Mental Health and Department of Children and Families, System of Care Program Manager at the Boston Public Health Commission and Behavioral Health Department Trainer at Children’s Services of Roxbury. Her formal education at Lesley University is complemented by Early Childhood Mental Health endorsement, certifications in Reflective Supervision, Positive Parenting Program and DC 0-5. Her experience is grounded in building and supporting the Behavioral Health System of Care in Massachusetts through learning collaboratives, technical assistance and even writing, hosting, and producing a podcast! Malika is sought out to develop strategy, engage with partners to understand their work and identify projects, support development, training and management of community-based teams and is a tireless advocate for elevating family voice.
Malika realized early on that her life’s work would be in service to youth and families in her community. Malika is a certified Wraparound Trainer and Wraparound Process Mentor and has found her passion where her lived experience, education, and professional training meet to promote family driven practice throughout child and family serving systems.
Health Care Without Walls staff dedicate themselves to providing meaningful care to all of our clients. We help these vulnerable women and their families receive the attention and care they need to access mainstream medical care, achieve stability and well-being, and reconnect with family and the community.
Our Nurse Practitioners provide a level of care and connectivity that is not available anywhere else for homeless women and their families. Our consistent and compassionate care builds trusting relationships that encourage our clients to seek long-term care and address health issues, large and small. These Nurse Practitioners are among the most kind and generous people you will ever meet.
Our team also includes Community Health Workers and housing specialists who facilitate the health care process for some of our most vulnerable population, such as homeless women who are pregnant or elderly. The Community Health Workers assist with everything from connecting with primary and specialty care providers, making and accompanying clients to medical appointments, filling out forms and applications, providing for transportation, meals, and so much more.
Clinicians are led by our Chief Medical Officer who see clients themselves and set policies and procedures to ensure that women are cared for using a trauma-informed model of care. In addition, we are fortunate to have the services of a number of volunteer physicians who donate their expertise, time and compassion to work in our clinics. Recognizing that many doctors and other medical professionals want to ‘give back’ but lack the connections, the proper equipment or the nursing support to do so, Health Care Without Walls makes volunteering as simple as possible. Coming from specialties that range from internal medicine, emergency medicine, dermatology and psychiatry, these physicians value the ability to give back, taking time to get to know our clients and help them in ways that traditional medical practices don’t always allow.