Prevention

BSCS’ continuum of care begins with our longstanding and deep commitment to primary and secondary prevention services. We firmly believe that it is our responsibility to actively advocate, authentically connect, and prioritize racial and health equity in all we do. BSCS works in partnership with the communities we serve to design prevention programs that brings our communities together to promote health and well-being for all youth and adults.

The Impact Quincy Coalition is a program of Bay State Community Services and has been in existence since 1991, delivering a wide range of substance use prevention programs. The coalition is represented by key stakeholders that reflect the diversity of the Quincy community.

Follow us on Facebook at Impact Quincy

For more information on any of our Prevention programs, please contact Briana Keating at bkeating@baystatecs.org

In 2021, The Department of Public Health-Bureau of Addiction Services combined the MA Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC) and the Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative (SAPC) to create The Massachusetts Collaborative for Action, Leadership and Learning 3 (MassCALL 3). BSCS is proud to be one of the 30 agencies in the state to be awarded this contract.

MassCALL3- The MassCALL3 Collaborative brings together multiple communities (Braintree, Milton, Quincy, and Weymouth) working in partnership to prevent youth substance use and help all young people grow up to have healthy futures. The collaborative utilizes SAMHSA’s evidence-based Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), to conduct an assessment, build capacity, plan and implement strategies and evaluate those strategies to prevent misuse of substances of first use (alcohol, nicotine, cannabis) among youth.

The health and well-being of all youth is our responsibility: by working together we can have the greatest impact. We welcome input and participation from Parents/Caregivers, Schools, Youth, Youth Servicing Organization, Law Enforcement, Religious Organization, Businesses, Media, Civic/Volunteer Corps, Health Care, State, Local, Tribal Organizations and Organizations involved in Prevention of Substance Use or Misuse

Funding Source:

Department of Public Health-Bureau of Substance Addiction Services

Prevention Resources:

Check out our 8 Prevention Tips for Parents/Caregivers (Available in Brazilian PortugueseChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)EnglishFrenchHaitian CreoleSpanishVietnamese)

To learn more about youth prevention and how to support the youth in your life, visit www.rethinkthedrinks.com or follow us on Facebook at Rethink the Drinks

Overdose Data to Action (OD2A)

The OD2A program aims to reduce and prevent fatal and non-fatal overdose for individuals experiencing homelessness and housing instability in the Quincy Area. In collaboration with community partners, we provide outreach and recovery coaching, education on overdose prevention. We also connect individuals to treatment and other resources and offer continued support to those in need.

Funding Source:

Department of Public Health-Bureau of Substance Addiction Services

Greater Boston Tobacco-Free Community Partnership

The Greater Boston Tobacco-Free Community Partnership (TFCP) prioritizes racial justice and community health over tobacco and vaping industry profits. We work with local partners to fight the industry’s historic and unjust targeting of specific groups, including youth, Black, LGBTQ+, and Latinx communities.

The TFCP collaborates with local partners to:

  • Prevent youth from starting to use tobacco/nicotine*
  • Protect everyone from secondhand smoke
  • Promote free resources to help people quit

*When referencing tobacco/nicotine, we are referring to commercial tobacco (vapes, cigarettes, cigars, etc.) and not the sacred and traditional use of tobacco by some American Indian communities.

Funding Source

Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program, the TFCP shares resources, educates, and mobilizes the community in support of local tobacco policy in Greater Boston.

To learn more or get connected, contact Mary Cole at mcole@baystatecs.org or 617-777-5229

Follow us on Facebook: Greater Boston Tobacco-Free Community Partnership

Resources and More Information

Learn how the TFCP can support your organization and if the Greater Boston TFCP serves your town or city

Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program has information on vaping, smoke-free environments, quitting and more.

Get free help to quit by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW or enroll online

School Toolkit for Vaping Prevention and Quitting

No Menthol Know Why – learn why Massachusetts updated its tobacco laws

BSCS is proud to provide technical assistance in collaboration with the Center for Strategic Prevention Supports and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments to the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Addiction Services (BSAS) funded prevention coalition in MA.

Funding Source:

Department of Public Health-Bureau of Substance Addiction Services

Substance misuse impacts all family members. Children can be the most vulnerable. They may not understand what is happening in the family.

With the support of the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Addiction Services (DPH-BSAS), BSCS works with our recovery community, child service providers and community to listen carefully in order to understand the needs of children (birth-11 years old) and how we can best provide evidence-based practices to children and parents. The goal is to increase early intervention and protective factors thereby helping children and parents to live and grow together in their homes and communities.

We look for partners to help us in fully understanding and assisting families in need including Parents/Caregivers, Schools, Recovery Oriented Systems of Care, Law Enforcement, Religious Organization, Businesses, Media, Civic/Volunteer Corps, Health Care, State, Local, Tribal Organizations and Child Serving Organizations.

Funding Source:

Department of Public Health-Bureau of Substance Addiction Services

Interested in Learning More About Prevention and Community Coalitions?
Watch These Short Videos

logo: greater boston tobacco-free partnership
Impact Quincy logo
teens want to quit smoking or vaping pic