Open Sky Community Services is dedicated to the belief that every individual, no matter their challenges or life experience, deserves the chance to live a productive and meaningful life. With that goal in mind we put innovative, evidence-based practices – delivered by highly-trained and compassionate staff – to work in residential programs and community settings across Central Massachusetts every day.
We know that with the right skills, services, and supports, every person we serve can see beyond their developmental disability or mental health challenge to live beyond their own expectations.
Our Acquired Brain Injury programs serve adults with acquired brain injury and physical disabilities who are referred by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. These programs provide individualized services to help participants live independently in their own apartments. Services include finding accessible housing, coordinating healthcare, supervising PCAs and arranging for transportation when needed.
We support adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities through residential, day programs, and in the community.
Using evidence-based practices, we support children and adults with mental health and substance use disorders through a variety of residential and outpatient programs.
Open Sky Career services is a wrap-around service model to assist adults with disabilities to obtain and maintain competitive employment that matches their skills, preferences and interests.
Care Management and Coordination
Open Sky provides comprehensive care management and care coordination services for the individuals and families we serve and for insurers and providers seeking assistance with patients who could benefit from such services.
Central Community Health Partnership (CCHP) is a program of Open Sky Community Services in partnership with AdCare Hospital, LUK, Inc., and Venture Community Services.
The four partners of CCHP have come together to serve you with MassHealth-funded care coordination services. We also work with Elder Services of Worcester, Inc and Center for Living and Working , who help to meet your needs.
We provide a range of emergency and long-term services as well as housing education, subsidies and behavioral health support to our area’s homeless population.
Trauma Response Services
The Trauma Response Team consults with schools, agencies and other organizations to ensure they have the tools they need to respond to critical incidents:
• Knowing what to do when disaster strikes
• School and community response to adolescent suicide
• Identifying the warning signs of depression and suicide
• Identifying and managing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
The Bridge Training Institute offers continuing education workshops and personalized consultation services that focus on evidence-based and best practice treatment models. Our training and consultation services are tailored to meet the needs of schools, human service professionals and licensed clinicians. You will always come away with tools that you can put into practice the next day.
Safe Homes provides a weekly educational and social support Drop-In center for LGBTQIA+ youth and their allies – the only such drop-in program in Central Massachusetts. The program also provides free mental health counseling, educational programming, Peer Leader training, referrals, advocacy, recreational activities and emergency supports including a food pantry and gender affirming supplies. These services and activities combine to reduce risks and increase protective factors for vulnerable LGBTQIA+ youth during the Middle and High School years.
The PLACE for Empowerment is a space for young adults ages 16-22 who may be struggling with mental health, substance use, trauma or feeling disconnected. The center is free for youth and funded by the Department of Mental Health.