Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Our Services


Bright Futures Adoption Center

Serving families nationally

Bright Futures Adoption Center is dedicated to creating permanence for every child we serve. We are a full service, licensed, private, nonprofit adoption agency that promotes open adoption in Massachusetts and nationwide. We support both infant adoptions and adoptions from foster care.

Adoption Community of New England (ACONE)

ACONE educates, supports, and advocates on behalf of everyone touched by adoption.

Adult Services

Day and Residential

Serving people throughout New England at our locations in Lancaster and Clinton, MA

Day, vocational, and residential programming for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We provide a safe, nurturing environment that values each person’s right to independence, satisfying work, family ties, and community connections.

Behavioral Health

Center for Behavioral Health

Serving central Massachusetts and Cape Cod with telehealth services offered statewide

The Center for Behavioral Health is a community-based outpatient group practice that has specialized in treating the mental health and behavioral health needs of children, adolescents, adults, and their families for decades.

Community Services

COASA (Children of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse)

Based in Boston, MA

COASA Supports children of alcoholism and substance abuse by advocating for them in community forums and developing appropriate supportive educational groups for them. COASA also facilitates school and community-based prevention/intervention services, adapting them to the particular needs of the children served.

Detention Diversion Advocacy Program (DDAP)

Serving youth referred through the Suffolk and Hampden County courts

DDAP strives to reduce the disproportionate number of minority youth arraigned through the juvenile courts, and offers youth an opportunity to choose a more positive path forward, helping them live to their fullest potential.

Legacy Mentoring

Based in Hampden and Berkshire County

Serves youth affected by, or at risk of, commercial sexual exploitation. Mentors with lived experience provide mentoring services to these youth and help them become empowered and courageous survivors with the ability to change their own lives.

Rein in a Dream Therapeutic Horsemanship and Animal Assisted Intervention

Based in Lancaster, MA

RIAD offers innovative community programming by providing therapeutic horsemanship and animal-assisted therapy. We focus on connecting students with our animals in a holistic way within a stable and nurturing environment. Open to any community member.

Young Adult Supported Living Program

Locations in Central and Western MA

This scattered site housing program is designed to provide DCF-referred young adults, ages 18-22 years old, with individualized housing paired with case management and experiential learning for independent living.

Achievement in Motion Program

Based in Holyoke, MA and serving Hampden County

A multi-year, voluntary program for youth with a history of court involvement who have completed our Detention Diversion Advocacy Program. The goal of this program is to support participants to be connected, capable, and healthy, and to build the skills and competencies necessary for a successful transition into adulthood and lifelong success.

Early Education & Care

Child Development Center

Based in Lancaster, MA

We offer child-centered curriculums for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, supported by teachers who believe in kindness, respect, mindfulness, resiliency, curiosity, inclusion, empathy, and more. Open to any community member.


Doctor Franklin Perkins School

Lancaster, MA

A 12-month day and residential school for students ages 8-21..

Don Watson Academy

Lancaster, MA

A 12-month day school that serves students ages 9-21.

RFK Academy

Springfield, MA

A 12-month day school that serves students ages 10-21.

Youth Justice Transformation

Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice

Serving communities nationally

The RFK National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice works to improve outcomes for youth involved with, or at risk of becoming involved with, the juvenile justice system. We partner with local, state, and national leaders, practitioners, and agencies to improve youth-serving systems nationwide.

Youth Residential Care

Youth Residential Care

Serving Massachusetts

We provide safe, trauma-informed residential and residential education care for children and youth who face a variety of challenges in their lives, partnering with them and their families to overcome these challenges.

Your Privacy is Important to Us

Read and/or download our Notice of Privacy Practices to understand how we may use and disclose RFK Community Alliance program participants' protected health information.

Learn More

Maximizing Potential

Our supporters are an essential part of our ability to provide the quality and range of services we offer.