For over 131 years, Saint Vincent's has been providing a safe, nurturing environment for children and youth in need. In the early days since its founding as an orphanage, Saint Vincent's provided a home for children whose parent(s) were unable to care for them due to the ill health or death of a parent, lack of financial means, or other family challenges. Over the years, Saint Vincent's has adapted its programs and service delivery system to meet the changing needs of children and their families who are coping with a variety of difficulties which include abuse, neglect, poverty, addictions, mental illness, and emotional and behavioral problems as well as challenges to learning.
Throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and across the country, there has been considerable focus on maintaining children within their own families and communities and relying less on separating families through long-term out-of-home placements. By collaborating with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families as well as other child-serving state agencies such as the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Massachusetts Department of Medical Assistance through the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership, Saint Vincent's continues to refine its programs and service delivery, which has resulted in many significant changes in the type(s) and location of each of the levels of care.
When separation from family is necessary, Saint Vincent's strives to reunite children with a family as quickly as possible. Working with many and varied community resources, we provide a wide array of services and levels of care to fulfill our Mission of Giving Children and Families in Need What They Need Most. We work with families to restore hope and promote growth and change by providing comprehensive and interdisciplinary assessment and treatment services. Care is offered in a non-judgmental manner, honoring the cultural diversity of each child and family.
Our main campus is located in Fall River, Massachusetts.
We also maintain group homes in Fall River and Plymouth, MA and provide community-based services throughout the Southeast Region. We are a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt not-for-profit organization as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.