History of Eliot

 

2019

CSPECH

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.  
2018

ACCS

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.  
2017

BH CP

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
2017

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.
2016

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.
2016

MSPCC

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
2008

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.
2007

Tri-City

Tri-City Mental Health Center, a statewide, non-profit organization providing behavioral health and other specialized services, merges with Eliot.
1997

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.
1995

Department of Youth Services

The Department of Youth Services (DYS) awards Eliot its first contracts to provide residential treatment for adolescents.
1992

Community Human Services

Eliot merges with Community Human Services, a mental health agency founded in 1957, forming Eliot Community Human Services.
1966

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.
1963

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. 
1958

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.