History of Eliot


Reinventing Care for the most vulnerable, at risk patients.

Eliot publishes a report in partnership with other organizations, entitled Reinventing Care for the most vulnerable, at risk patients. Findings within the piece are timely and highlight relevant information on changes and vision for integrating care to optimize outcomes for individuals with complex care needs including behavioral and physical health needs. 


Eliot expands its Community Support for Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness (CSPECH) program in Boston and added two partners.  CSPECH is an evidence-based case management service that identifies and addresses social determinants of health in collaboration with the person served.  


Eliot expands its services to include Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) in the North Shore, Lynn, Metro North, and Metro Suburban areas.  ACCS offers support to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.  


Eliot is selected as a designated Behavioral Health Community Partner.  The agency becomes one of 26 community-based health care and human service organizations chosen to partner with MassHealth Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) to integrate and improve member health outcomes of approximately 60,000 MassHealth members with complex long-term medical and/or behavioral…Read More

Family Resource Center

Eliot opens the Family Resource Center for Everett and its surrounding communities to provide multi-cultural parenting programs, support groups, early childhood services, information, and referral resources for families whose children range in age from birth to 18 years of age.

The NAN Project

Eliot expands its services to include The NAN Project, a youth mental health awareness and suicide prevention program with three primary areas of focus: the use of a peer-to-peer model, professional development concerning young adult mental health, and speaking events in the community.


Eliot combines with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC) to further strengthen the agency’s services and better address the needs of children and families.  By joining forces, children and families struggling with mental health issues, domestic and community violence, abuse and neglect, and poverty have…Read More

Bread & Jams, Inc.

Bread & Jams, Inc., a non-profit organization that serves the homeless in Cambridge, Massachusetts since 1989, merges with Eliot.  Today, the network spans the entire Commonwealth providing services to more than 30,000 individuals each year.


Tri-City Mental Health Center, a statewide, non-profit organization providing behavioral health and other specialized services, merges with Eliot.

Department of Children and Families

Eliot receives funding to serve children referred by the Department of Children and Families (DCF).  Since that time, Eliot’s youth programming has experienced significant growth in scope and size through additional contract awards.

Department of Youth Services

The Department of Youth Services (DYS) awards Eliot its first contracts to provide residential treatment for adolescents.

Community Human Services

Eliot merges with Community Human Services, a mental health agency founded in 1957, forming Eliot Community Human Services.

Mental Health Center

The agency changes its name to the Eliot Community Mental Health Center and further amplifies its scope of services to include residential and day treatment services for individuals with mental illness as well as individuals with developmental disabilities.

Community Human Services

With the passage of the Community Health Act and the deinstitutionalization of adults in state mental hospitals, Eliot receives state and federal funding for expanding its service delivery system to include community programming for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. 

Eliot is Established

Originally a child guidance institute called the Walden Clinic, Eliot is founded by Abigail Eliot, a Concord resident and well known innovator in early childhood education.

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