Our History

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2019

South Shore Mental Health rebrands as Aspire Health Alliance reflecting a new mission, vision and values that boldly energizes the organization to achieve a vision where there is no health without mental health at its core.

2017

After years of committed leadership, Harry Shulman retires and the organization welcomes Antony Sheehan as its new President and CEO.

2016

Bayview Counseling Associates Quincy begins offering Dialectical Behavior Therapy for adolescents and adults.

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2014

Dr. William Beardslee and Children’s Hospital Boston collaborate with SSMH to adapt Family Talk Preventive Intervention program for use with In-Home Therapy (IHT).

 

 

SSMH clinicians certified to provide Mental Health First Aid USA training.

2012 - 2013

SSMH among first behavioral healthcare providers in Massachusetts to introduce comprehensive electronic health record.

CBHI and clinical outreach services extended to Southeastern Massachusetts.

2009

Step One campus for children with developmental disabilities opens in Quincy. SSMH acquires North River Associates outpatient counseling clinic in Marshfield and begins offering Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

SSMH adds Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) In-Home Therapy and Therapeutic Mentoring services to available offerings.

2007 - 2008

Delivery of mobile clinical services expanded to include Boston.

SSMH partners with Quincy Police Department to begin offering Jail Diversion Program.

2002

Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) launched to help adults for whom traditional outpatient therapy has not been effective. Bayview Associates Counseling outpatient clinic opens in Wareham.

1990s

Bayview Associates Counseling outpatient clinic opens in Plymouth. Patriot Ledger designates SSMH as recipient organization for annual Lend A Hand Program.

1980s

Bayview Associates Counseling outpatient clinic opens in Quincy. Emergency Services Program opens doors to children, teens, and adults in crisis.

1970s

Adult day and residential treatment programs open in Quincy. South Shore Mental Health receives federal designation as community mental health center.

1960s

Wollaston Day Treatment opens, serving clients coming out of Medfield State Hospital. Program evolves into Discovery Day Treatment. SSMH selected as training site for American Psychological Association’s Accredited Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology.

1950s

The Center begins early intervention, treatment, and education programs for children born with developmental disabilities.

1926

The Guidance Center of Quincy opens to provide mental health services for young children.

Our Mission

We are making emotional well-being essential to overall health and building a supportive community for all, through effective, integrated care that is tailored to the way you live.

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Our Mission

We are making emotional well-being essential to overall health and building a supportive community for all, through effective, integrated care that is tailored to the way you live.

Stay Connected

Keep up with news from Aspire Health Alliance, and help us spread the word about the important work we do!

Get In Touch

T: 800.852.2844
F: 617.786.9894

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Media Inquiries
617.378.1049