Behavioral Health Network, Inc. is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children and families in Western Mass since 1938. BHN’s origin dates back to the establishment of DMH Partnership Clinics: in the 1930’s and 1950’s, two separate clinics were created to serve children and adults; the Child Guidance Clinic and Hampden District Mental Health Clinic. In later years, these clinics merged with others, into what is now known as Behavioral Health Network, Inc., a comprehensive, community-based behavioral health organization.
As an organization, BHN has significant history with DMH and other EOHHS agencies (DCF, DDS, DYS, DPH) that qualifies it as a vendor for the Commonwealth. BHN and its programs have been key in meeting the regions’ commitment to ending institutionalization, in providing community-based services to the region’s most challenging clients and in operating quality programs that serve all ages, in multiple settings. BHN’s range of services includes:
- Traditional clinical and outreach outpatient and therapeutic services delivered through 6 licensed clinics; Specializations include services to the chronically mentally ill adult population and to the Seriously Emotionally Disturbed child population and their families; Substance Abuse counseling, services to infants and young children and their families, services to the Latino populations of Springfield and Holyoke; services to the medically involved, intellectually disabled population and services to the elderly population.
- Day Treatment and Community-Based Partial Hospitalization programs in a community licensed facility
- Addiction Services (Detox, Intensive Outpatient, short-term & long-term residential)
- Respite and Crisis Stabilization services in three communities
- Crisis Intervention Teams that provide community-based site or mobile assessment and triage into services for communities of the Lower Pioneer Valley, and response to 6 hospital Emergency Rooms (Baystate Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, Holyoke Medical Center, Mary Lane Hospital, Noble Hospital and Wing Memorial Hospital)
- Forensic court evaluation and treatment services offered to the Trial, Superior and Juvenile Courts in Hampden, Hampshire, Berkshire and Franklin counties; occasional consultation to the Probate Court
- Forensic treatment services within the correctional facilities of Hampden County, including an inpatient Emergency Stabilization Unit in HCCC and the Women’s Jail;
- Residential, Individual and Family Supports that assist individuals who want to live within their community