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July 12, 2022

Advocates Designated by State to Operate Community Behavioral Health Center

Advocates, a nonprofit human services provider, today announced that it has been designated by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services to operate a Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC)

July 3, 2022
Community Advocates

Co-response mental health clinician joins Shrewsbury Police Department

The Shrewsbury Police Department responded to nearly 1,000 mental health calls between 2017 to 2021. That marked a 38% increase from the previous five year period, according to Chief Kevin Anderson.

Enter Jessica Atwood, who is the department’s new jail diversion program co-response clinician.

July 1, 2022

COVID-19 and Advocates

As COVID-19, more commonly known as Coronavirus, continues to be a concern across our country and the world, we are taking these concerns very seriously and working diligently to prevent the spread of the virus at Advocates. Find the most recent updates here. 

June 24, 2022

Life Skills & Learning Center June Update

Warm weather is finally here with temperatures headed up each day! Thank you to everyone who joined us at Advocates See Me 5K Run, Walk, and Roll! More than 450 friends, families, colleagues, and community partners came together at the beautiful Hopkinton State Park to celebrate all abilities.

June 22, 2022
John Guilfoil Public Relations

Lowell Police Department Jail Diversion Clinicians Touch 78 Lives In Less Than a Year With Co-Response

Acting Superintendent Barry Golner and the Lowell Police Department report that Co-Response Jail Diversion Clinicians Courtney Motuzas and Mackenzie Dezieck have partnered with police officers to divert 78 people from arrest or involuntary emergency room visits since July 2021.