The Provider information below was last updated on 12/07 and may no longer be valid. These two links may be useful to get current information:

Department of Public Health
Bureau of Substance Abuse Services
Approved Adolescent Outpatient Providers

Updated 12/07

This page includes information about youth residential substance abuse treatment services. Also included is information about services in all REGIONS of Massachusetts:

  • Boston (Boston, Chelsea, East Boston, Roxbury, South Boston)
  • Central (Fitchburg, Milford, Southbridge, Worcester)
  • Metro-West (Cambridge, Framingham, Marlborough, Norwood, Somerville, Waltham)
  • Northeast (Bradford, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Salem, Wilmington)
  • Southeast (Attleboro, Brockton, Centerville, Fall River, Falmouth, Mashpee, New Bedford, Plymouth, Pocasset, Provincetown, Taunton)
  • Western (Florence, Great Barrington, Greenfield, North Adams, Palmer, Pittsfield, Springfield, Westfield, West Springfield)


Bay Cove Human Services, Inc./Chelsea ASAP
100 Everett Avenue, Unit 4
Chelsea, MA 02150

Bridge Over Troubled Waters
47 West Street
Boston, MA 02111
Anna Lee or Karen Allen

Dimock Community Services Corporation
41 Dimock Street
Roxbury, MA  02119

Dimock Community Services Corporation
56 Dimock Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
Laurie Kaslow, Child Behavioral Health Manager

JRI Health Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center 130 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Liz Geisel, Assessments

Noddle’s Island Multi Service Agency, Inc.
14 Porter Street
East Boston, MA 02128
Anna Lee or Karen Allen

North Suffolk Mental Health Agency
Noddle's Island Mulit-Service Agency

37 Hawthorne Street
Chelsea, MA 02150

South Boston Community Health Center
South Boston Collaborative Center
8 Burke Street
South Boston, MA 02127
Andrew Ward


Community Health Link
275 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01604
Joe Paquette

Community Health Link
12 Queen Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Sharon Bush makes appts for Aaron Hoffman

Harrington Memorial Hospital
George B. Wells Human Services Center
29 Pine Street
Southbridge, MA 01550
Randy Krogstad, Head of the Child and Family Dept.

Henry Lee Willis Community Center, Inc.
44 Front Street
Suite 380/490
Worcester, MA 01609

L.U.K. Crisis Center, Inc.
545 Westminster Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Sandra Donahue, Clinician
Dave Hamalsky, Clinician

L.U.K. Crisis Center
1280 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01603

Spectrum Outpatient Services
76 Summer Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Spectrum Outpatient Services
585 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Wayside Youth and Family Support Network
10 Asylum Street
Milford, MA 01757

Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc. (Y.O.U., Inc.)
81 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01604


Advocates, Inc.
340 Maple Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

Bay State Community Services
275 Prospect Street
Norwood, MA 02062

Bay State Community Services
385 Court Street
Plymouth, MA 02360

Bay State Community Services 13 Temple Street
Quincy, MA 02169
617-471-8400 x121
Marcia Murray, Referrals

Bay State Community Services
32 Common Street
Walpole, MA 02081

Bay State Community Services
549 Columbian Street Weymouth, MA 02190

162 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
Julie, Clinician

Genesis Counseling Services
24 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01701
Bill Horn, Clinician

Mount Auburn Hospital
330 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Dot Duda, Out Dir for SA Svcs

Somerville Mental Health Association
5 Hall Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144
Tom Farina, Dir SA Prog

Wayside Youth and Family Support Network
88 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA 01702

Wayside Youth and Family Support Network
118 Central Street
Waltham, MA 02453


Cab Health and Recovery Services, Inc.
27 Congress Street, Ste, 105
Salem, MA 01970
Lisa Innis, Intake Coordinator

Lowell House
555 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Chris LaClair, Intake Coord

Team Coordinating Agency, Inc.
4 So. Kimball
Bradford, MA 01835

Team Coordinating Agency, Inc.
31 Kimball Street
Bradford, MA 01835

Team Coordinating Agency, Inc.
Phoenix East
20 Newbomb Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

Team Coordinating Agency, Inc.
66-76 Winter Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
978-373-1181 x42
Peggy, Intake Coordinator

Team Coordinating Agency, Inc.
82 High Street
Wilmington, MA  01887

The Psychological Center, Inc.
One South Union Street
Lawrence, MA 01843
Myrna Burgos, Intake Coor.


Community Care Services
140 Park Street
Attleboro, MA 02703

Community Care Services
70 Main Street
Taunton, MA 02780

Gosnold, Inc.
111 Torrey Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Gosnold, Inc.
1185 Falmouth Road
Centerville, MA 02632

Gosnold, Inc.
196 Ter Heun Drive
Falmouth, MA 02541

Gosnold, Inc.
681 Falmouth Road
Mashpee, MA 02649

Gosnold, Inc.
870 Country Road
Pocasset, MA 02559

Gosnold, Inc.
30 Conwell Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

High Point Treatment Center
100 North Front Street, 3rd Floor
New Bedford, MA 02740

High Point Treatment Center
842 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

High Point Treatment Center
2 School Street
Plymouth, MA 02360

High Point Treatment Center
4 Post Office Square
Taunton, MA 02780

Seven Hills Behavioral Health
Melville Plaza
850 Pleasant Street, Suite 2
New Bedford, MA 02723

Seven Hills Behavioral Health
1402 Pleasant Street
Fall River, MA 02723

South Bay Mental Health
37 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Ask for Sharolta Sebe, Dual Diagnosis Team Director

Stanley Street Treatment and Resources, Inc
386 Stanley Street
Fall River, MA 02720


Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Outpatient Behavioral Health
10 Main Street
Florence, MA 01062
Chris Rose, Director

Gandara Center, Inc.
2155 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01104
Natalie Hall, Director

Providence Behavioral Health Hospital
2112 Riverdale Street
West Springfield, MA 01040
413-539-2973 or 1-800-274-7724
Lisa Golembiewski, Clinical Manager

Sloan Clinic, Baystate Health System
140 High Street
Springfield, MA 01199
Phil Day, Director

The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Inc.
60 Cottage Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230
413-528-9156 The Brien Center for Mental Health  and Substance Abuse Services, Inc.
25 Marshall Street
North Adams, MA 01247

The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Inc.
251 Fenn Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Jim Mucia , Director

The Carson Center for Human Services, Inc.
20 Broad Street
Westfield, MA 01085
Linda Reis, Director

Wing Memorial Hospital
Griswald Center
40 Wright Street
Palmer, MA 01069
Maria McCarthy, Clinician

Community Improvement Associates
10 Park Street
Greenfield, MA 01301

Phoenix Outpatient Program
15 Mulberry Street
Springfield, MA 01105

Youth Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Services

The Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) offers services throughout Massachusetts for youth with substance abuse issues. In addition to community-based outpatient assessment and counseling, comprehensive alcohol and other drug residential treatment services are provided for youth through residential substance abuse treatment programs. Access to the programs is coordinated through the Central Intake and Care Coordination (CICC) at the Institute for Health and Recovery, which simplifies the referral and placement of youth in the appropriate residential program through facilitation by the CICC staff.

Program Description

The BSAS-funded youth residential substance abuse treatment programs offer a comprehensive, integrated approach. There are currently seven gender-specific residential programs (four male and three female). Each programs has fifteen (15) beds that are funded by BSAS only.  These are short-term substance abuse treatment services for medically stable youth ages 13-17. Although the average length of stay in the program is approximately 3 months, this may vary based on the youth’s treatment needs.

Qualified staff creates an individualized treatment plan for each adolescent. Professional staff include:
  • Program Director
  • Clinical Director
  • Recovery Specialists (Counselors/Case Managers)
  • Aftercare Coordinator
  • Group, Individual and Family Therapists
  • On-call Psychiatrist and Nurse
Each youth participates in highly structured, developmentally appropriate individual, group and family clinical services in addition to having his/her medical and psychiatric needs addressed. An in-house Educational Coordinator coordinates educational objectives with the child’s school from his/her community.

Youth treatment services are ADA compliant and offered separately from adult treatment services. Relapses are addressed clinically in accordance with program policies. Programs are equipped to work with youth engaged in opioid addiction treatment. Girls who are pregnant are eligible for services in accordance with program policies.

When a client leaves the program, aftercare services are provided to assist the youth in recovery. Services include relapse prevention education, follow-up plans and integration to community resources and/or outpatient programs.

Every effort is made to see that youth are served within their communities, as appropriate. However, programs will accept youth from across the state and will coordinate and provide transportation as needed for youth coming into their programs. Programs are located in:
  • Danvers (boys)
  • Quincy (boys)
  • Springfield (boys)
  • Lawrence (girls)
  • Worcester (girls)
These programs are funded by the Department of Public Health and through a sliding-scale client cost-share policy. At intake the program will review the sliding scale with families, and if a family can contribute to the cost of treatment they are asked to. However, cost will not be a barrier for youth in receiving treatment.

Eligibility Criteria for Residential Treatment

  • Residential substance abuse treatment is appropriate for high-risk youth experiencing health, emotional/behavioral, family, developmental and/or social dysfunction as a result of alcohol and other drug use, and whose issues have not been resolved in less intense, community-based levels of care.
  • Eligible youth meet the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) criteria and meet the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) for adolescent residential treatment service as relevant to the program model.

Screening, Assessment and Referral

High-risk behavior may be identified by a community provider through a screening tool, who would then refer the teen for a more comprehensive evaluation. Youth that exhibit high-risk behavior in school, at home, or in court may also be referred for a full substance abuse assessment. The referral is made to a BSAS-approved outpatient adolescent services provider for a full substance abuse bio-psychosocial assessment.

The Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline (800-327-5050) can provide information on approved adolescent outpatient programs and answer questions about the referral process.

If the assessment indicates a need for residential substance abuse treatment, the completed assessment should be faxed to Central Intake and Care Coordination (CICC), located at the Institute for Health and Recovery (617-661-3991, toll free number 866-705-2807). The CICC staff includes Maggie Giles, Director of Youth Services, and Michelle Walsh, CICC Supervisor. Staff reviews all assessments from approved outpatient providers for completion and coordinates admission to the appropriate residential program. If it is appropriate to refer the youth to an alternative program, the staff will offer suggestions, such as outpatient treatment.

The CICC staff will coordinate all referrals to residential treatment including referrals from the Department of Social Services (DSS), the Department of Youth Services (DYS), and the juvenile courts.

More Information

If a member of the community wishes to refer a youth for residential treatment they should contact the Central Intake and Care Coordination office (617-661-3991, toll free number 866-705-2807) or the Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline (800-327-5050) for information on assessments and the referral process.

In addition to the residential programs coordinated by CICC, there are also two youth, gender-specific residential programs at Cushing House in South Boston that operate on a recovery home model. For more information, contact John ­­­­­McGahan at

Youth Detoxification and Stabilization Unit
Motivating Youth Recovery (MYR), operated by Community Health Link
12 Queen Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Phone: 508-860-1244
Fax: 508-860-1245