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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.

COMPASS School

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 2018 Graduation

Read More June 13, 2018

COMPASS 2018 Graduation

Graduation is a momentous occasion in any student’s life. For six COMPASS students, they have reached the moment where they...

Violence Prevention 2018

Read More June 13, 2018

Violence Prevention 2018

The majority of COMPASS students and clients have had some direct experience with violence and its effects. Since 1987, following...

COMPASS 2018 Science Fair

Read More June 12, 2018

COMPASS 2018 Science Fair

For over fifteen years, COMPASS students have been developing hypotheses and creating experiments for the annual Science Fair. Taking place...

COMPASS Presents At ABAI Conference
2018 Washington DC Trip

Read More May 23, 2018

2018 Washington DC Trip

COMPASS staff and students just returned from the annual senior trip to Washington, DC. Two eligible seniors joined Head...

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
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