(617) 471-8400

Main Office:

1120 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

(617) 471-8400

Main Office:

1120 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

History

History of Bay State Community Services, Inc. (BSCS)

BSCS was formed in 1991 through a merger of five community-based agencies that had an extensive history (over 100 years) of providing innovative, responsive, and accessible programming to the communities of Southeastern Massachusetts. Those agencies were: Survival Inc. of Weymouth, South Shore Council on Alcoholism of Quincy, Mayflower Mental Health Association of Plymouth, Center for Community Counseling and Education of Walpole, and Billings Human Services of Norwood.

Our founding agencies began in the early 1970s, brought to life by grass roots initiatives forged by local citizens and community leaders who recognized the devastating impact of substance use on our neighborhoods. These leaders brought communities together to address the needs of the individuals and families impacted by substance use disorders, behavioral health challenges and poverty. We started with 35 employees in two sites. Today, we have 350 commited and dedicated employees and approximately 80 programs in numerous locations, a result of our commitment to research and implement effective services and provide valuable resources for those in need.

State and federal officials categorize BSCS as a “safety net” agency. We are the last resource for the poor and underserved in our area. Without our agency, many individuals would be without any supports or resources. We have provided support for over 45 years and are committed to continuing this proud tradition in the following areas: Child and Family Services, Outpatient Counseling, Prevention and Intervention Resources, Correctional Substance Use Treatment, Residential Treatment, Day Treatment Programming, and by hosting community programs that are peer driven.

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Our Service Delivery History Timeline

  • Survival, Inc.  of Weymouth (1970)
  • South Shore Council on Alcoholism of Quincy (1970)
  • Crisis Line (1970)
  • Drop-in Centers (1970)
  • Outpatient Services (1970)
  • Street Workers (1970)
  • Billings Human Services of Norwood (1971)
  • Center for Community Counseling and Education of Walpole (1971)
  • Driver Alcohol Education (1971)
  • Mayflower Mental Health Association of Plymouth (1971)
  • Whiteman House (1972)
  • Odyssey Family Treatment (1973)
  • Host Homes Program (1974)
  • Family Team Intervention (1976)
  • Teen Emergency Shelter (1979)
  • Substance Abuse Prevention and Resource Center (1980)
  • Child and Adolescent Outreach and Tracking Program (1982)
  • Family Intervention Program (1982)
  • Intensive Adolescent Case Management and Mentoring (1984)
  • Granite House (1988)
  • Impact Quincy (1990)
  • Therapeutic Activities Program (1990)
  • Bay State Community Services formed from merger of five community agencies (1991)
  • Teaching, Education, Assessing and Motivating Youth (TEAM) Program (1991)
  • Family Assessment Program (1992)
  • Lead Agency (1992)
  • Intensive Family Intervention (IFI) (1992)
  • Multiple Disciplinary Assessment Team (1992)
  • Community Health Network Areas (CHNA)  (1993)
  • Project SAFE (1993)
  • Second Offender Aftercare Program (1994)
  • Youth Intervention Program (1994)
  • Community Support Program (1996)
  • Family Stabilization Team (1996)
  • Tobacco Cessation Grant (1996)
  • Norfolk County Community Corrections Center (1997)
  • Child Specific Casework (1999)
  • Mentoring Adolescent Action Team (MAAT) (1999)
  • Women’s Resource Center (2000)
  • Middlesex Community Resource Center (2001)
  • Parent Advocate (2001)
  • Wraparound Milwaukee Model (2001)
  • Connections Program (2004)
  • Community Service Agency (2009)
  • Plymouth Resource Center (2007)
  • Plymouth STARR (2007)
  • Beal Street (2010)
  • Dianne DeVanna Center (2012)
  • A New Way Recovery Center (2014)
  • Quincy Family Resource Center (2015)
  • Hospital Emergency Action Recovery Coach Team (HEART) in the ER (2015)
  • Suffolk County Community Corrections Center (2016)
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