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

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

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
Violence Prevention Raffle Winners

May 6, 2015

A mom in our Comprehensive Support & Stabilization Program indicated that she would do family therapy as long as Scott...

April 28, 2015

We want to thank our Curry College Criminal Justice interns, Zahra Fatmi and Samuel Gray for their dedication to the...

Math Madness at COMPASS School
A Note of Thanks

Read More March 6, 2015

A Note of Thanks

I worked with Leigh on a complex case and I wanted to take the opportunity to let you know the...

Job Readiness Results

Read More February 4, 2015

Job Readiness Results

Job Readiness at COMPASS - outcomes for four students in the Job Readiness program:

  • 1 student was able to help support...

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