Programs for Adults Ages 22 to 64

The AFC program provides daily assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), other personal care as need, nursing services, and oversight, and AFC care management by a multidisciplinary team. This service requires supervision/monitoring with participatory self-administering of medications and requires supervision/monitoring of self-treatment of a physical disorder.

The AGFC program provides daily assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), nursing and case management services for people, age 22 and older, elderly and/or disabled, enrolled in MassHealth Standard who meet the clinical criteria and reside in site-based, subsidized housing or a certified assisted living facility offering AGFC.

Applied Behavior Analysis Master Level Clinicians evaluate and monitor progress using observable and measurable tools in order to provide results to recommend the next steps for each adult, parents, and patients. Treatment is conducted in the community and home setting usually but based on patients needs group sessions or other services may be provided elsewhere.

One to One session

Behavior Technician/Paraprofessional monitors the patient’s progress on the implementation of the goals of the treatment plan developed by the Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst. Building patient’s and family mastery of fundamental skill-acquisition and behavior-reduction via provides coaching, support, and guidance to the parent/guardian/caregiver in implementing the treatment plan and progress toward behavioral objectives or performance goals.

Caregiver Training and Support

Caregiver Training and Support or information regarding incidental teaching and finding the right “teaching opportunities” using everyday activities and routines such as dressing, brushing teeth and eating to promote skill development. Parent training interventions are specifically designed to teach the accurate approach for managing and eliminating problem behaviors. An example of Parent Training would be:

  • Set up the home environment and structure your time to ensure behavior improves
  • Establish rules and prevent problems
  • Optimize success generalization of skills  with caregivers and in the community through integration of positive interventions

Peer to Peer Social & Skills Groups

Assessments determine which approach is appropriate  and we offer two types of social skills programs:

  • Caregiver Training and Support Groups
  • Peer to Peer Social & Skills Groups

Short-term services for adults and children within the community setting includes navigating systems related to follow-up regular health maintenance, general assistance with day-to-day activities or helping to reduce problems (medical and behavioral) that may related to health concerns, helping with transportation to these appointments. Establish and maintain linkages necessary for support ability to live successfully in the communities, jobs, education or other resources.

DAE program participants are provided with a structured group in which they receive educational materials to help them recognize and understand the consequences to drive under the influence of alcohol. While the major focus of these programs is alcohol, other substances of abuse are also included. The program offers 40 hours of services conducted over a span of 16 weeks and includes an assessment, participation in self-help and victim-impact community meetings.

Recovery Coach provides daily aid with peer to peer activities with individuals who are on the recovery path in their community. These services are designed as an integrated part of a comprehensive addiction treatment continuum and Recovery Coaches create a relationship that connects the individuals in treatment to healthier behaviors in their community by using a wellness plan.

Eligibility:  Individuals and their families can access RSN and RC services by self-referral based on insurance coverage and medical necessity or referral by a primary care medical provider or behavioral health provider, court provider or a community provider that has consent and is able to show the need for RSN and RC Services with a substance use, addiction and/or co-occurring disorders DSM-5 diagnosis. We also serve Youth (ages 13 to 17 years old) and Adults (ages 18 years old and up).

Outpatient Individual and Family Therapy 

Treatment can include individual and  family therapy, coaching outside the group for friends, family member and/or caregiver. We know that addiction is a family disease, so we aim to include the family in the treatment process as much as possible. From start to finish, we want to make sure our individual has the home support they need to stay accountable in their recovery.

Recovery Support Navigator provides daily case management to guide, educate and support individuals and families through the addiction treatment and recovery process and systems. The service definition for Recovery Support Navigator is a community-based support program.

Our Home-and-Community-Based services are for persons seeking behavioral health services and required assistants not to be hospitalized or the use of another 24-hour level of care or have serious medical condition or level of impairment with a risk of admission. We reduce and eliminate the barriers for patients in accessing quality mental health care. Through our Diversionary and Outpatient Program services, we work collaboratively with Home-and-Community-Based program services to provide linkage to community resources based on the needs for a continuum level of care.

  • Adult Companion
  • Chore
  • Home Health Aide (HHA)
  • Homemaker (HM)
  • Personal Care Attendant (PCA)
  • Supportive Home Care Aide

Our Occupational therapy program is designed to improve quality of life by recovering competence and preventing further injury or disability and to improve the individual’s ability to perform tasks required for independent functioning so that the individual can engage in activities of daily living.

Our Physical therapy program is designed to provide rehabilitation focused on the treatment of dysfunctions involving neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular/pulmonary, or integumentary systems through the use of therapeutic interventions to optimize functioning levels.

Our Speech Therapy  program is designed to provide treatment for patients with Speech and language disorders, which  includes symptoms of articulation of speech, sounds, fluency, voice (regardless of presence of a communication disability), and swallowing, and those that impair comprehension, spoken, written, or other symbol systems used for communication.

The Second Offender Aftercare (SOA) programs continues the treatment efforts of those convicted of their second driving-under-the-influence offense. This program is for individuals convicted of drunk driving for a second time. Individuals may choose this option as an alternative to at least 30 days of incarceration. The adjudicating District Court makes all the referrals. Completion of this program is one of the several requirements that an individual must fulfill in order to be considered for a hardship driver’s license from the Registry of Motor Vehicle. Requirements typically include six months of weekly sessions followed by six months of monthly sessions. However, treatment is based on the individual’s needs and may include higher levels of care as needed.

Eligibility: This program is for individuals convicted for the offense of drunk driving and who choose this program as an alternative to losing their license or incarceration. Referrals are from DUI/Courts, Probation Officers and if the client is under 21, the Registry of Motor Vehicles may mandate the offender’s participation.

Group Therapy helps an individual by providing each member with recovery support psychoeducation, skill building, coaching to using skills in the community. DBT Skills training is made up of four evidence-based modules using holistic interventions: core mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. This is designed to specifically assist individuals in better managing their behaviors, emotions and thoughts along with focus on building healthy recovery behaviors and relationships.

The support of friends, family members and/or a caregiver can play a critical role in helping a loved one recover and successfully manage this change. The opportunity to learn DBT Skills and practice skills is a support strategy learned during therapy and coaching.

Eligibility: Individuals with trauma, substance use, addiction and/or co-occurring disorders DSM-5 diagnosis or a family member who is concerned about a substance use problem and who should be medically stabilized and not in need of acute patient services.