We have impacted the lives of over 42,000 students, parents and families.

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COMPASS services result in powerful and positive life-changing outcomes for students and families.

COMPASS specializes in providing services to youth and families that have been referred by public systems, including public school districts, and the Department of Children and Families. Each year we provide services to over 1,000 youth, adolescents and adults.

Our Programs

Comprehensive Support & Stabilization

We contract with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) to provide an integrated system of services for children and families.


We are a special education day school for youth with emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities.

Agency Resources

Help Fund

Provides for unexpected or emergency needs of our students and families.

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Job Readiness

Provides job readiness skills, support, apprenticeships and stipends for CSS and COMPASS school clients.

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The David W. Manzo Scholarship

A college scholarship for former students and clients.

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News and Events

COMPASS Holiday Appeal

Read More November 22, 2017

COMPASS Holiday Appeal

COMPASS' mission is to equip those it serves with the skills to become self-sufficient, productive members of their communities and...

Phenomenal Team in Lowell
Season of Lights

December 14, 2016

Season of Lights

COMPASS School Students help to beautify the building with holiday decorations to celebrate the "SEASON of LIGHTS"! The displays feature...

Kudos to CSS

October 7, 2016

Kudos to CSS

Congratulations and thanks are in order for staff members Leah and Rob for an excellent job done with a family...

Marsh McLennan Companies Donation
CSS Goes Above and Beyond
Thanks for Help Fund Donations
Congrats to 2016 Graduates
2016 Violence Prevention Raffle Winners
A Thank You Note

May 16, 2016

A Thank You Note

A thank you note from a family who recently received services in the COMPASS Comprehensive Stabilization and Support program to...

Tribute to John Marston

Read More April 1, 2016

Tribute to John Marston

Thank you for your service John Marston!

John Marston, long term COMPASS Board Chair, retired in January after many years of...

Thanks to CSS

January 28, 2016

Thanks to CSS

A THANK YOU from a father to staff members Paul & Leigh of the Comprehensive Support and Stabilization.

"Thank you so...

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