Home and Community-Based Services

In-Home Therapy (IHT)

IHT services are delivered by one or more members of a team consisting of professional and paraprofessional staff, offering a combination of medically necessary In-Home Therapy and Therapeutic Training and Support (TT&S). Services are designed to enhance the family’s capacity to improve the youth’s functioning in the home and community with the goal of preventing the need for the youth’s admission to an inpatient hospital, psychiatric residential treatment facility, or other treatment setting. IHT is a flexible service that allows providers to deliver intensive family therapy to the child or youth in the home, school, or other community settings. IHT providers work with the family to understand how the family functions and how relationships can be strengthened to benefit the child. In this service, a clinician and a trained paraprofessional work with the family to develop and implement a treatment plan, identify community resources, establish helpful routines, resolve difficult situations, or change patterns of behavior that interfere with the child’s development. In-Home Therapy offers greater flexibility than Outpatient Therapy, not only in intensity, but also in treatment setting. Therapeutic work in a home or community environment can offer opportunities for rehearsing new strategies not available in a clinical setting.

Therapeutic Mentoring (TM)

TM is a support service that pairs a child or youth with an adult mentor for the purpose of building and enhancing the child’s social, communication, and life skills. The Therapeutic Mentor works one-on-one with the child to achieve goals in the plan written by an outpatient therapist, In-Home Therapy provider, or an Intensive Care Coordination team. TM services include supporting, coaching, and training the youth in age-appropriate behaviors, interpersonal communication, problem solving and conflict resolution, and relating appropriately to other children and adolescents, as well as adults, in recreational and social activities. TM promotes a youth’s success in navigating various social contexts, learning new skills, and making progress living in the community. Therapeutic Mentoring services can be delivered in the home, school, child care, and other community settings, as well as in social and recreational settings.

Service Areas

Braintree Location: Abington, Avon, Braintree, Bridgewater, Brockton, Canton, Cohasset, East Bridgewater, Easton, Hanson, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Milton, Norwell, Quincy, Randolph, Rockland, Scituate, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, Weymouth, Whitman.

Plymouth Location: Abington, Carver,  Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marion, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plimpton, Rochester, Rockland, Wareham, Whitman.

Funding Source

This program is funded by MassHealth and some commercial insurances.

Contact

To request services or make a referral for IHT or TM services, please call 508-830-3444 x321 and someone will return your call.

Download a referral form here.

Community Service Agency (CSA) Intensive Care Coordination (ICC)

ICC is an intensive, individualized care-planning and management process for children and youths with emotional and behavioral needs. Using the Wraparound care planning process, Care Coordinators work with a family to convene a team whose purpose is to create and implement an Individual Care Plan (ICP) for the child or youth. The Care Planning Team often includes family members, friends, and people from the family’s neighborhood or community, therapists, school administration or school support staff (i.e., nurses, adjustment counselors, behavioral health staff, etc.), social workers, and representatives of all child-serving agencies involved with the youth.  In partnership with the team, the family actively guides the child’s care. Together they come up with ways to support the family’s goals for the child (or youth’s goals, in the case of an older child) set in the individual care plan, which builds on the family’s strengths and respects its cultural preferences.

CSA Family Support & Training 

Family Support & Training (FS&T) is a service delivered by Family Partners, individuals with lived experience as the caregiver of a child or youth with behavioral health or special health care needs. The Family Partner provides emotional support for the caregiver, fosters empowerment, and encourages the expression of family voice. Family Partners often share parts of their own stories with the intention of connecting with caregivers and developing insight on their child’s and family’s behalf. Family Partners work with Care Coordinators to implement the Wraparound process with families, and they can also work with families in either In-Home Therapy or Outpatient Therapy.

Service Areas

Braintree Location: Abington, Avon, Braintree, Bridgewater, Brockton, Canton, Cohasset, East Bridgewater, Easton, Hanson, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Milton, Norwell, Quincy, Randolph, Rockland, Scituate, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, Weymouth, Whitman.

Plymouth Location: Abington, Carver,  Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marion, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plimpton, Rochester, Rockland, Wareham, Whitman.

Funding Source

This program is funded by MassHealth and some commercial insurances.

Contact

To request services or make a referral for ICC or FS&T services, please call 508-830-3444 x321 and someone will return your call.

Download a referral form here.

Community Support Program (CSP) is a community-based service offered to all age groups. CSP offers an array of supportive services for individuals with a history of behavioral health and/or substance use disorders that include previous hospitalizations or episodes of impairment that placed the individual at risk for hospitalization. Services are delivered by a mobile, community based, and multidisciplinary team and are designed to be flexible. Services may include transportation to and from medical appointments, care coordination among all providers, assisting the individual in developing daily living skills, coping skills, socialization and leisure skills, and accessing community resources. Services are designed to support an individual’s ability to independently access and sustain involvement with needed services. The ultimate purpose of this service is to support each member’s goals and his or her tenure in the community.

Service Areas

Plymouth Location: Halifax, Hanson, Hanover, Duxbury, Carver, Kingston, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton.

Quincy Location: Braintree, Canton, Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate, Weymouth.

Funding Source

This program is funded by MassHealth.

Contact

To request services or make a referral for CSP services, please contact one of the following locations:

Braintree: 857-499-8854
Plymouth: 508-830-3444 ext. 321

Family Stabilization Team (FST) services are provided in a youth and family’s home. It is a time-limited intensive service, meeting multiple times per week, with the goal of helping the family understand and support their child’s behavior in order for the child to live safely in the home. The FST program offers intensive emergency services for families in need of crisis interventions to prevent a psychiatric hospitalization of an individual youth. If a youth has been hospitalized, FST offers assistance upon the discharge to help the youth and family with the transition process of returning home. The FST is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Together with the FST, the family is able to set up a crisis plan, set flexible goals, and get connected to needed services.

Funding Source

This program is funded by some commercial insurances.

Contact

To request services or make a referral for FST, please contact one of the following locations and someone will return your call within 24 hours.

Braintree: 857-499-8854
Plymouth: 508-830-3444 ext. 321

FIRST Steps Together serves both moms and dads with either current or past opioid and/or stimulant use. Parents can be expecting a child and/or are a parent of at least one child 5 or under, even if they do not live with them.

The home visiting program provides flexible, community-based services. Parents and expecting parents are matched with a family recovery support specialist who is a person in recovery with specialized training in evidence-based parenting and recovery interventions. We also have clinicians who are available to provide supports and services. FIRST Steps Together focuses on parenting and recovery in offering the following services:

A space to connect with other parents in recovery
Help with your other services and providers
Connections to resources and agencies to help with housing, benefits, childcare, and other needs
Groups, care coordination, and the option of working with a mental health counselor
Flexible services at home, in the community and/or online

Service Areas

Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Braintree, Holbrook, Weymouth, Abington, Whitman, Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Hull, Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Rockland, Hanover, Hanson, Pembroke, Marshfield, Halifax, Plympton, Kingston, Duxbury, Lakeville, Middleboro, Carver, Plymouth, Rochester, Marion, Mattapoisett, and Wareham.

Funding Source

FIRST Steps Together is funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The program is administered by the Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition.

Contact

A parent or expecting parent may qualify if they are expecting a child or are a parent of at least one child 5 or under (even if they do not live with them) AND they have used opioids and/or stimulants. For more information or to make a referral call 857-939-5054.