It’s our pleasure to present to you a new look and feel for #GandaraAtWork Episode 7. Sara was the guinea pig for our new approach to these video profiles of our staff and we hope to continue with this style and format for future episodes. The essence of #GandaraAtWork will remain the same: introducing you to the people who work hard to improve our health and our communities.

Sara is the in-home therapy supervisor our CSA & CBHI program in Holyoke. A native of Connecticut and former Worcester-area resident, Sara moved to Western Mass. and was looking for a job similar to the one she had prior; for her, it was important to find an organization that prioritizes inclusion, community, and culturally sensitive care. When she came across Gándara, she felt right at home.

When Sara’s not working, you may find her studying (she’s pursuing a Master’s at Westfield State) or spending time with her dog Guinness. A young Great Dane/Lab mix, Guinness is in the early stages of becoming a therapy dog. He also happens to be Insta-famous.

A big thanks to Sara and Guinness for participating in #GandaraAtWork!

Our in-home therapy programs are designed to increase a family’s ability to support the healthy functioning of youth within the family, home, and community. The in-Home Therapy team is made up of practitioner(s), family, and youth.

Juntos, desarrollan un plan de tratamiento para abordar problemas específicos del joven y su familia. Las técnicas de intervención están diseñadas para ayudar de diferentes maneras: resolver problemas, establecer límites, controlar el riesgo, comunicar, generar habilidades para fortalecer a la familia y mejorar la forma de interactuar con otros. Además, el profesional ayuda a la familia a identificar y usar recursos comunitarios y desarrollar un sistema de asistencia para mantener el progreso. Los servicios se brindan en los entornos naturales del joven.

For admission to this program, a CANS assessment to determine the service is needed; outpatient services alone will not meet the youth’s or family’s clinical needs; caregivers’ voluntarily agree to participate and guardian gives consent.

Holyoke
80 Commercial Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Admisión: (413) 322-7380 Ext. 440

Fitchburg
100 Franklin Road
Fitchburg, MA  01420
Admisión: (978) 503-7520 Ext. 296

Boston
440 McClellan Highway
East Boston, MA  02128
Admisión: (857) 366-7040 Ext. 514

Brockton
142 Crescent Street
Brockton, MA  02302
Admisión: (508) 232-6670 Ext. 525

Taunton/New Bedford/Fall River
376 Nash Road
New Bedford, MA  02780
Admisión: (774) 406-4620