We have impacted the lives of over 20,000 students, parents and families.

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Outcomes & Impact

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

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

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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...

COMPASS School Open House
Kelly Laurendi's Unselfie Photo Story
THANK YOU from a CSS Parent
Rest in Peace: John McKenna

Read More October 20, 2015

Rest in Peace: John McKenna

In 1984, when COMPASS was a small non-profit in Roxbury fighting for its existence, John McKenna, a Boston attorney, volunteered...

Salsa Performance at School
Welcome to Lara Dimidjan
Thanks to Rev. Liz Walker
2015 Violence Prevention Raffle Winners

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