Coastal and Plymouth Emergency Residences

Formerly know as the Stabilization, Treatment and Rapid Reunification (STARR) programs

BSCS’ Coastal and Plymouth Emergency Residences are funded by the MA Department of Children and Families (DCF) to provide emergency shelter to youth (ages 12-18) who need emergency housing, clinical supports, medical care, educational advocacy, and crisis support.

This program is only for youth referred from DCF. The youth in the Emergency Residences may be experiencing homelessness, abuse and neglect, behavioral crisis and/or substance use or misuse.

In close collaboration with DCF, the BSCS multi-disciplinary team will provide twenty-four-hour care for youth and work with the youth and family to:

  • Complete a comprehensive assessment
  • Identify goals and vision and provide the clinical supports to obtain these goals
  • Provide resources and referrals
  • Offer individual and group counseling
  • Provide opportunities for recreational activities
  • Assist youth to further their independent living skills.

While the youth is in the Emergency Residence program, staff will coordinate communication between DCF, families, therapists, schools, courts, and any other outside providers involved in the youth’s treatment plan.