On May 17, 2021, The MENTOR Network welcomed individuals, families and employees from South Bay Community Services and team members from its parent company Community Intervention Services. With this acquisition, MENTOR expands its early childhood, mental health, and substance abuse services in Massachusetts and enters Connecticut.
“South Bay’s dedicated team and mission to provide tailored services to the individuals they serve, regardless of individual challenges or circumstances, has garnered them a strong reputation across Massachusetts and Connecticut,” said Brett Cohen, Chief Operating Officer of The MENTOR Network. “We look forward to continuing to provide the people and families of New England access to the high-quality, innovative services both MENTOR and South Bay are known for.”
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Brockton, Massachusetts, South Bay is a community-based, behavioral health care organization offering a continuum of services customized to meet each person’s unique needs. South Bay specializes in adult behavioral health, substance abuse counseling, children’s behavioral health, autism services, and early childhood services. South Bay serves more than 13,000 individuals and families in 23 locations across Massachusetts and Connecticut.
“We have demonstrated that behavioral health care works best when it is delivered in familiar surroundings built on strong connections and personal relationships,” said Sara Hart, former President and Chief Operating Officer of South Bay Community Services, and now Vice President of Operations at The MENTOR Network. “I am confident that the acquisition of South Bay by The MENTOR Network will enable us to further evolve our programs to meet the changing needs of local and state agencies, schools, hospitals, underserved families, children, and at-risk adults in the communities we serve.”