Community Health Institute

Our Programs

We offer Community based Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) clinical services

Our staff has been trained in DBT and ABA Multifaceted System Approaches. These approaches when needed are blended into our strength based programs models:

Adult Day Health (AHD)

Goal of Program

Adult Day Health Programs (ADH) provide critical health care services to elders and adults with mental health disabilities, including daily registered nursing care, chronic disease management, ongoing medical and preventative health care, case management, family support, and two meals a day. ⬆️

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Goal of Program

Our services are designed and supervised by Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst BCBAs who insures an assessment is conducting based on the principles of ABA. These assessments provide the basis to which services are recommended to adults, parents and patients. BCBAs are present to evaluate and monitor progress using observable and measurable tools in order to provide results to recommend the next steps for each adults, parents and patients. Treatment is conducted in the community and home setting usually, but based on patients needs group sessions or other services maybe provided elsewhere

One to One session

Behavior Technician/Paraprofessional monitors the patient’s progress on 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.

Parent Training

Parents 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. A Parent training interventions is specifically designed to teach the accurate approach for managing and eliminating problem behaviors.
An example of Parent Training would be:

  • Set up home environment and structure your time to ensure behavior improves
  • Establish rules and prevent problems
  • Optimize your child’s success with family and the community through positive interventions

Social & Skills Groups Sessions

Assessments determine which approach is suited for your child
We offer three types of social skills programs:

  1. Parent/caregiver present
  2. One to one session
  3. Peer Groups sessions ⬆️

Community Support Program (CSP)

Goal of Program

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. ⬆️

Adult Foster Care (AFC)

Goal of Program

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, which is a multidisciplinary team. This services require supervision/monitoring with participate self-administrating medications, and require supervision/monitoring of self-treatment by a physical disorder. ⬆️

Adult Group Foster Care (AGFC)

Goal of Program

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, who are 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. ⬆️

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Goal of 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 has 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 needs for a continuum level of care.

  • Adult Companion
  • Adult Foster Care
  • Adult Group Foster Care
  • Chore
  • Community Based Day Supports Community/Residential Family Training
  • Day Habilitation Supplement
  • Day Services
  • Home Health Aide (HHA)
  • Homemaker (HM)
  • Individual Support and Community Habilitation
  • Peer Support
  • Personal Care
  • Supportive Home Care Aide
  • Therapy Services (Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy)
  • Transportation ⬆️


In-Home Behavioral Services (IHBS)

Goal of Program

Intensive Holistic- wrap around strength-based Behavior Management Therapy in the community designed to treat challenging behaviors, with a specific structure and positive behavioral supports to successfully support a child/ youth’s and family in their home and community. These services assist with implementing behavior change techniques to increase the quality of life and availability for learning new behaviors. ⬆️

In-Home Therapy Program (IHT)

Goal of Program

Intensive Holistic- wrap around therapy in the community with structured strength –based therapeutic relationship between a clinician, if needed a added therapeutic support staff, the child/ youth’s and family. In order to address and treat the child/youth’s needs and improve the family’s relationship and enhance problems-solving, limit setting, communication, identify and utilize community resources and develop and maintain natural support. ⬆️

Out of School Therapeutic Enrichment Support & Recreation Programs

Youth Development Learning Center (Youth DELC)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Goal of Program

Our goals is to provide a comprehensive array of therapeutic enrichment support & recreation programs as youth development services. Our out of school programming by providing youth activities that lower risk factors within the community, engage and support family. We specialize in working with children and youth with Individual Education Plans ( IEPs) and integrate interventions utilize a blend of Dialectical Behavior Therapy’s (DBT). ⬆️

Types of Programs Dates when programs are run
After school programs September to June
School Vacation Camps February to April
Summer Vacation Camps After 4th of July to end of August
Saturday Camps Saturdays

Therapeutic Mentoring Program (TM)

Goal of Program

Building one to one relationship in community setting focusing on strength-based support services that coaching, and training child/ youth to on what is necessary to achieve their goal. The mentors main goal is to help build, maintain and make health choices within the community and building community access. ⬆️

Substance Abuse Program (SUB)

Goal of Program



Traditional Outpatient Program (OP)

Goal of Program

Community based services for adults and children focus on the restoration, enhancement, maintenance of health and wellness and alleviation of symptoms that significantly interfere with familial, social, occupational, educational or any other area of daily life. ⬆️

Linguistically and
Culturally Competent Specialities

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Cape Verdean Creole
  • Haitian
  • French Creole
  • Vietnamese
  • Chinese

We Specialize in Community Based Interventions:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Medication Management

Treatment and Support of:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Bipolar and Related Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders
  • Adults
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Parenting Issues
  • Families
  • Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress and other Trauma Disorders
  • Emotional and/or Psychological Abuse
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Depression Disorders
  • Anxiety Adjustment Disorders
  • Forensic systems related issues
  • Educational consultation
  • School related issues
  • Immigrant issues
  • Victimization issues
  • Acculturation issues
  • Navigating system issues
  • Psychosocial/ community support
  • Cross-cultural issues
  • Relational Issues
  • Ethnic and Cultural Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss Counseling
  • Therapeutic Vocational and Career Counseling