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

We are a community-based, non-profit, social service agency and special needs school that provides comprehensive educational, counseling and support services to high-risk youth and families. Our 4 school- and home-based programs serve over 1000 clients per year. Our mission is to equip those we serve with the skills to become self-sufficient productive members of their communities and society.

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"I feel the degree of help, concern, and personal attention I received was truly extraordinary and so very helpful... I will always appreciate the excellent guidance I received in not only recognizing my grandson's problems, but how best to deal with them and the resources I could call upon."

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COMPASS and Marilyn Rodman Theatre for Kids

A letter of thanks from COMPASS to the Marilyn Rodman Theatre for Kids program was recently quoted in The Ride Report, a newsletter for friends and supporters of the Rodman Ride for Kids:

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"I wanna thank you for helping me and my family. Thank you for being there when we needed you. Also helping us know that we can love and care for each other and not be afraid. And for helping me to take compliments and for being proud for my self. ... thanks a lot for everything you done. And making me laugh and making everyone else happy. I will keep your advice in my head and use it more often."

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Help Fund for Kids and Families

COMPASS kids and families are working against great odds to make a better life for themselves.

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"Dear Eric, I wanted to thank you for Thursday; the boys really enjoyed themselves. It was sort of a hard week for them... thanks for making a big deal of Scott's report card; he really needed that approval, as well as the recognition that he did a good job. I hadn't seen him smile as much as I did on Thursday, he loved all of the attention... I am attaching photos of both boys so you can remember two boys' lives you made a difference in... "

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"ISP is the flower of the future."

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"... thank you for the COMPASS Afterschool Program... my children have benefited greatly. This program has taught them more self-discipline and improved their studying and learning to respect authority as well as their peers. But most importantly their grades have improved substantially..."

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"A compass is a tool that helps you find your direction. Well, COMPASS School is the same way. The people at COMPASS... help you find your right direction in life. The reason I'm here is because I used to get into so many fights that I was kicked out of school. If I didn't get into COMPASS I would have been hanging out on the corners all hours of the night. When I got settled in... they got me a job at a college that I've had over a year... Without COMPASS I would not have made it this far."

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COMPASS Welcomes AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Sabeta Jarba

The COMPASS School welcomes AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Sabeta Jarba to the program! Her role will be to develop and co-implement a curriculum for the Building Maintenance and Repair (BMR) program. This will include ensuring the program meets OSHA standards, and coordinating apprenticeships, job shadowing, internships, and job opportunities for students

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For clients and families in crisis referred by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.
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Comprehensive Support and Stabilization: for families in crisis referred by DCF.
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SCHOOL

COMPASS School: a special education day school for youth with emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities.
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After School Action Program: remediation and academic enrichment.

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