Mental Health Services

Bay Cove offers many options to help people with mental illness as they strive to establish and maintain full, rich lives. These services are united by the philosophy that people with psychiatric disabilities can and do recover, and can become active and contributing members of their communities.  

We provide a wide range of services, both long-term and short-term, based on the preferences and needs of the people we serve. Some individuals experience other challenges—including cognitive and medical issues, as well as substance use disorders. Regardless of the individual circumstances of each person we serve, Bay Cove’s goal is always to work together with each person to assist them on their path to recovery. 

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Emergency Services

These programs provide 24/7 mental health crisis intervention in the community, hospital emergency departments, and in schools.


Adult Community Clinical Services

Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) is a community-based, clinically focused service anchored by a multi-disciplinary team that provides clinical coverage 24/7/365 to adults with mental illness living in, or transitioning back into, the community.


Clubhouse and Peer Services

Bay Cove operates two Clubhouse programs for people with psychiatric disabilities in Boston (Transitions of Boston and Center Club), as well as Recovery Learning Centers (RLCs) in Boston and Cambridge.


Program for Assertive Community Treatment

The PACT program (Program for Assertive Community Treatment) is a program for people with serious and persistent mental illness who typically decline more formal or structured mental health treatment.


David’s Story


David has been with Bay Cove’s Center Club since 2009, and in that time, the Club has helped him by offering a structured social circle outside of the home he shares with his mother and sister; moral support and encouragement in his daily struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder; and as a place to learn new skills. The club’s supported employment program was also able to help David secure meaningful employment—he recently celebrated his six-year anniversary at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Cambridge, where he works as a Unit Service Aide.

Everyone’s very nice here, and I’ve made friends over the years. The Club’s a good place to come when you’re feeling low – it’s a very positive atmosphere. They believed in me, and inspired me to be able to get such a good job. I love the responsibility I have at my job, working with the nurses and helping the patients. I got a recognition certificate, and I’m getting a raise soon. I feel very proud.”
— David