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Center for Behavioral Health: 617.523.6400

Family Based and Youth Services: 617.523.6400

Family Independence Teen Living Program: 617.541.0944, or 617.427.9966



Our mission at Family Service of Greater Boston is to promote the self-sufficiency and well-being of at-risk families and individuals through provision of innovative, culturally competent, and integrated health and social services, thereby contributing to healthy communities. Family Service is committed to prevention, respect for individual rights to self-determination, measurement of outcomes, and continual service improvement. In keeping with our mission, Family Service reaches 5,800 mothers, fathers, grandparents, children, and teens annually. We provide high-quality clinical mental health services for children and adults who have been victims of physical and sexual abuse. We offer substance abuse treatment, family therapy, parenting education, and child protective services to help troubled families stay together and rebuild their lives. In elementary, middle, and high schools, and in after-school programs across Boston, we offer mentoring for young people, school-based counseling, and prevention services aimed at reducing violence, early pregnancy, and substance abuse. We work in our communities, in the schools, and in our clients' homes to help prevent long-term crisis, violence, and self-destructive behavior, which could lead to permanent disability and continued social cost.

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