Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc. (BAMSI) is a private, non-profit human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs.
Founded in 1975, BAMSI is in the business of “bringing people and services together.”
BAMSI transforms lives by building the capacity of individuals, families, organizations, and communities to learn, thrive, and achieve their goals. Our services promote the recovery, resiliency, and self-determination of the people we serve. As a human services leader, we strive to be the provider of choice. With an emphasis on respect and affirming the dignity of the individual, we assist persons served to manage whatever aspect of their life is causing concern. Persons served are offered choices and are empowered to make guided decisions at each step along their journey. They are encouraged to foster relationships in the community and within their families.
BAMSI believes all individuals and families have the ability to learn, grow, and succeed. We believe in providing multidisciplinary treatment with adherence to the highest ethical and professional standards. We believe in an environment of safety and respect for the value of each individual and the diversity of human experience. We believe in maximizing resourcefulness to expand services for an ever-changing community. We believe that all individuals benefit from achieving self-sufficiency.
Most importantly, we believe that our work matters. Therefore, we work as closely as possible with the people we serve and their families in their particular communities. As a result, we have hundreds of sites across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with services delivered through a growing workforce of more than 1,300 employees. Most of our program sites are kept very small, providing a warm, inviting environment which better enables us to interact with individuals and families in a highly personalized manner.
CARF International has accredited BAMSI for the period of three years for the following programs:
- Community Housing: Mental Health (Adults)
- Day Treatment: Mental Health (Adults)
- Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Adults)
- Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents)
- Supported Living: Mental Health (Adults)
- Community Services: Community Housing
- Community Services: Community Housing (Medically Fragile)
- Community Services: Community Integration
- Community Services: Supported Living
- Employment Services: Community Employment Services: Job Development
- Employment Services: Community Employment Services: Job Supports
- Employment Services: Community Employment Services: Job-Site Training
The three-year accreditation, which runs from January 2011 to January 2014, is the maximum level offered by CARF. This is the seventh consecutive three-year accreditation awarded to BAMSI. CARF is an independent, non-profit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation. Application for CARF accreditation is voluntary.
BAMSI is also licensed by the Massachusetts Departments of Developmental Services, Mental Health, Public Health, Housing and Community Development, Information and Referral Services, Early Education and Care, and Elementary and Secondary Education.