BSCS is a not-for-profit human services agency dedicated to improving the social functioning of adults, adolescents, and children within a framework that recognizes the primary importance of family and community. To this end, the agency’s mission is to support individual, family, and community empowerment through an integrated, culturally competent continuum of social, mental health, addiction, and correctional services.
BSCS was formed in 1991 through a merger of five community-based agencies that had a 100-year collective history of providing innovative, responsive, and accessible programming to the people of the Greater Boston and southeastern areas of Massachusetts. We believe in partnering in a strength-based culture of recovery that affirms the importance of dignity, of belonging, of relationships, of collective action for the collective good.
Most programs offer assistance based on need regardless of ability to pay. Special attention has been given to reach out to vulnerable and high-risk populations.
BSCS is one of the few agencies approximately equally funded by the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Public Health and the Office of Community Corrections and County Sheriffs Offices. Additional support is provided by Medicaid, Managed Care Entities and private donations.
Offices are located in several Greater Boston and southeastern area locations. Not all services may be available at all sites. For program information and directions, please contact our main office or refer to our website. – less