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Community-Based Programs

Old Colony Y's Community-Based services help children and families break destructive patterns and learn to live responsibly.

Funded through the Departments of Youth Services (DYS), Department of Children and Families (DCF), and Mental Health (DMH), the Old Colony Y offers assessment and individualized treatment with a multidisciplinary approach that involves the entire family.

The programs also work to ensure youth have a long-term system of support and resources in order to maintain a positive lifestyle and grow into healthy, productive adults.


Mark Showan
Vice President
Vocational and Workforce Training
Carolyn Homan
Executive Director of Community-Based
Services for Brockton & Taunton
Deana Melone
Executive Director of Community-Based
Services for Fall River & New Bedford
Jay Olsen 
Regional Vice President
Jennifer Pinto
Senior Vice President
Clinical Services and Innovation


Safe Corners advocate singing at the MA State House
A street outreach program designed to reduce violence and create opportunities for peace and positive relationships within the community.
School-age girl taking a break from drawing
Offering a safe environment for comprehensive education, fitness, leadership and character development in specific Brockton neighborhoods.
Family of two adults and three boys seated on couch
A comprehensive program of services working intensively with families of at-risk adolescents in their own homes and community.
A referral-based program providing probation case management and support services.
Adults in one-on-one discussion
Providing services to promote a healthy mind, body, and spirit for those with mental health and substance abuse issues.
Members of OCY's YouthBuild Fall River program work on Tiny House project
A youth development program serving young men and women, enabling them to work towards their GED while gaining on-the-job work skills.
Members of Kidz Konnect Brockton work on Community Garden
A violence prevention referral-based initiative for youth in the City of Brockton.
Mother, father and teen son
Offering parenting programs, support groups, assessment services, and information and referral resources.