Bay State Community Services, Inc.
BSCS is a not-for-profit human service 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.
The agency will further its mission by partnering in a strength based culture of recovery that affirms the principles of self determination and individual dignity while fostering the mutual aid inherent in belonging, in relationships, in collective action for the collective good.
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 area and Southeastern areas of Massachusetts.
BSCS is one of the few agencies significantly funded by the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Public Health, and the Office of Community Corrections. Additional support is provided by the United Way, Medicaid, Health Maintenance Organizations, and private donations.
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 has long understood that services must be aligned and integrated at the local level in order to be responsive to the unique needs of individuals, families, and communities. We pledge to address persistent and emerging behavioral health issues in as direct, honest and wholehearted a manner as possible.