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Seven Hills Foundation & Affiliates

aka SHF   |   Worcester, MA   |  http://www.sevenhills.org

Mission

The mission of Seven Hills Foundation is to promote and encourage the empowerment of people with significant challenges so that each may pursue their highest possible degree of personal well-being and independence.

Ruling year info

1999

President & CEO

Dr. Kathleen M. Jordan

Main address

81 Hope Avenue

Worcester, MA 01603 USA

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EIN

04-3293659

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Family Services (P40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seven Hills Foundation provides holistic care to individuals with developmental, physical, emotional, and other health-related disabilities. Whether we've advocating for public policy or teaching a youth with a developmental disability to prepare a meal, our underlying purpose is always the same. We strive to create opportunities for self-determination, independence, and choice. Our diverse programs support the emotional and social growth, as well as the physical and mental development, of our clients. We are committed to putting the needs and preferences of the individual first, respecting the dignity and self-determination of each person we serve, and always offer choices in community living arrangements, social activities, vocational opportunities, and health care, so that every life we touch is lived as deliberately and as independently as possible.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Seven Hills Foundation & Affiliates

An Comprehensive Health and Human Services Network, Seven Hills Foundation provides exceptional integrated clinical, educational and community-based supports to children and adults with disabilities and other significant life challenges. Our professional staff is passionate about our work that helps people SEE the possibilities, BELIEVE in themselves, and ACHIEVE their dreams.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people
Family relationships
People with diseases and illnesses
Substance abusers

Seven Hills Rhode Island, a 501c3 affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, is a comprehensive health and human services organization supporting more than 1,000 residents throughout the state. Seven Hills has more than 60 years of experience providing a wide range of supports for infants, children and their families, adults, and seniors with various disabilities and life challenges. Our integrated supports are individualized, person-centered, and community-based. Our holistic approach provides a range of health care, behavioral health, community supports, assisted living, day habilitation, educational, and vocational expertise.

Partnering with other providers, businesses, cultural organizations, and the Rhode Island State Health and Human Services system, Seven Hills Rhode Island provides a comprehensive approach to ensuring that each person has access to the supports needed to achieve his or her goals and dreams.

Our Adult Services provide a comprehensive array of supports including adult day health, day habilitation, community-based day supports, adult residential services, shared living, RIte @ Home, brain injury supports, Alzheimer's and Related Dementias, and more. Our philosophy of Community First uses a person-centered approach to ensuring individual choice in supporting each person’s activities. Employment First is the driving theme in the development of skill-based and community-based workforce development options at Seven Hills. Our staff develops integrated community employment that is individualized based on each person’s interests and abilities.

Our full array of Children’s Services starts with infants through our Early Intervention program and continues with specialized community-based HBTS (Home-Based Therapeutic Services) and PASS (Personal Assistance Services and Supports), through our Transition Age programs for young adults, ages 19-22, who are preparing for adulthood. Seven Hills provides a continuum of care through the developmental stages and supports families along the process.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Families

Seven Hills Pediatric Center (Seven Hills Extended Care at Groton), a 501c3 affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, has a 57 year history of working with medically fragile and profoundly intellectually disabled children and their families/ guardians from throughout the state of Massachusetts and is comprised of an 83-bed pediatric skilled nursing community; a post hospitalization program, where children of all ages, with varying cognitive levels challenges, have their medical needs met for short periods of time prior to returning to home; an extensive therapy department, including physical, occupational, and speech therapists, that is skilled in the care of this unique population; an on-site Dental Clinic; and a Department of Education (DOE)-approved, private, special education school for students ages 3 to 22 on site. In 2014, Seven Hills Pediatric Center at Hopedale was opened and became home to 12 children with significant disabilities who are in need of specialized medical care.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

For more than 65 years, Seven Hills Behavioral Health, a 501c3 affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, has been providing a path to a process of change through which people improve their overall sense of health and wellness. We do this by offering a wide array of mental health and substance abuse treatment, prevention, and educational services to support individuals, families, and communities. Our services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual, and are built upon evidence-based, integrated practices for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Seven Hills recognizes how important it is to establish and sustain meaningful collaborations in the community, and has many long-standing partnerships helping to provide the most comprehensive wrap-a-round care. We believe these relationships are crucial to delivering effective services and, as community needs arise, Seven Hills continues to develop new and effective ways to respond.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
LGBTQ people

Seven Hills Family Services, a 501c3 affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, is committed to working hand in hand with individuals with disabilities and their families and caregivers to support each person in choosing their life’s path, and helping them on that journey.

CARF Accredited

SHFS offers a network of services that assists 7,000 families and their loved ones with disabilities in programs throughout the Commonwealth. Programs include three family support centers; adult family care; shared living; sports, recreation & leisure programming, community connections; agency with choice; self-advocacy; and transition to adult services. SHFS provides care coordination to thousands of MassHealth members annually with complex Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) needs through the Massachusetts Care Coordination Network – an LTSS Community Partner of Mass Health Delivery System Reform Initiative.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

In more than 50 communities throughout Massachusetts, individuals with disabilities live in a variety of residential arrangements supported through Seven Hills Community Services, a 501c3 affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation. At Seven Hills, our goal is to provide each individual with a comfortable, safe, and beautiful home, while keeping them closely connected to family members, friends, and their community.

We achieve this goal with the help of our well-trained professional staff who partner with each person, supportive family members or guardians, and other important people in their lives. Our Community Services staff is complemented with a full team of integrated clinical specialists. Seven Hills coordinates its care approach with a Director of Health Services and a highly qualified team of nurses. The Director of Clinical Services, a licensed psychologist, and a doctoral-level BCBA lead a team of clinicians and behaviorists who specialize in Functional Behavioral Assessment and the development of Behavior Plans that teach people to communicate more effectively. Psychologists and BCBA-credentialed staff provide expertise to those individuals who need support through our organization-wide philosophy of Positive Behavioral Supports.

At Seven Hills, we work collaboratively to ensure safety, quality, autonomy, and respect in each living arrangement. Through community-based supports, Seven Hills strives to increase each person’s control and independence. A person-centered approach provides the highest quality of life for each individual. Seven Hills is dedicated to the core values of:

Encouraging Independence
Nurturing Relationships
Respecting and Celebrating Each Individual’s Talents and Contributions
Supporting Choice
Building Community
Defining Dignity

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Children's Friend, a 501c3 affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, has been serving children and families in the greater Worcester community since 1849. Our mission is to improve the lives of children and those who love them by creating, supporting, and strengthening families. Our commitment to care for and serve children and their families has remained constant throughout our long history.

What started as an orphan's home has grown into an agency that provides adoption services, early education and care, mental health services, and peer support groups for grieving children and teens. Our continuous efforts to be the leading community resource for quality professional mental health and child welfare services, have kept us at the vanguard of exploring and implementing approaches that improve the quality of life for our clients.

Children's Friend's programs reflect the complex needs of contemporary families. They are designed to improve family relationships, ensure effective parenting and protection of children, and create within each family an environment where children can grow into healthy, educated and responsible members of the community.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Children’s Aid & Family Service (CAFS), a 501c3 affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, has been serving North Central Massachusetts since 1876 with its unique and innovative programs that assist families who are striving to achieve self-sufficiency through a successful life/work balance.

Children’s Aid & Family Service’s mission is to provide the highest quality day care, social, and wrap-a-round services designed to strengthen families and individuals, build healthy relationships, and promote self-sufficiency throughout Central Massachusetts. This mission is supported through a variety of options:

Our award winning Child Enrichment Center provides group-based child care provided year-round for children ages 15 months to five years, and accepts both private pay and subsidized child care vouchers. The Child Enrichment Center is accredited by the National Association of Education of Young Children, (NAEYC), which sets professional standards for early childhood education programs. CAFS also coordinates Family Day Care, providing home-based child care options year-round in small group settings for children ages six weeks-10 years.

As one of the state's largest providers of Child Care Resources and Referral, CAFS is a single point of access for child care voucher management services and child care provider information and referrals.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

In 2014, Seven Hills launched its Affiliate, Seven Hills NeuroCare, Inc., to provide a significant focus in supporting individuals with brain injuries in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Seven Hills has supported the complex needs of individuals with brain injury for decades, both within our day supports as well as residentially. With the Hutchinson v. Patrick class-action lawsuit (2008, 2013) in Massachusetts, over 1,400 individuals with brain injuries are eligible to receive support services in community-integrated settings. Many of these individuals will be transitioning from long-term-care facilities, chronic-care facilities, or rehabilitation hospitals.

Seven Hills has contracted with UMass Memorial Medical Group to consult on the clinical supports required by persons participating in the Seven Hills NeuroCare Services, adding significant clinical expertise to our array of medical and program supports.

Through the experience of Seven Hills NeuroCare clinicians and professional staff, many of our existing areas of service are now supporting individuals with either Acquired or Traumatic Brain Injuries (ABI/TBI), maximizing their independence and recovery in the community.


Seven Hills’ integrated team includes Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS), addiction therapists, certified co-occurring treatment specialists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, medical doctors, neuropsychologists, neurologists, and a comprehensive team of allied health professionals.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities

Stetson School, a 501c3 affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, is a nationally accredited, fully licensed, Chapter 766-approved Residential and Education Treatment Program for male youth and young adults, ages 9-22, with sexually problematic behaviors, complex developmental difficulties, chronic mental illness, and autism spectrum disorders, who have suffered from severe trauma. Recognized as a national leader in the treatment of sexually troubled behavior, Stetson School offers a continuum of supports and services to the high-risk population with a family-focused, individualized “culture of recovery.”

At Stetson School, our highly-qualified staff of educators and clinicians provide supports that speak to an individual's entire mental health and developmental needs. Our goal is to provide tools that can be used throughout a lifetime. Stetson School fosters empathy and a strong alliance between our treatment team and educators, the child and the family to ensure success. Our focus centers on strength-based and culturally sensitive services with the goal of supporting family stability, successful reunification and permanency. Our flexible program options specialize in safety through quality assessment and individualized treatment plans, which work toward a safe return to the community.

Our beautiful country setting provides a therapeutic, safe and secure placement for young men which promotes accountability and healing. At Stetson School, we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to become a confident, capable adult, and a productive member of the community.

Stetson is SEVIS-approved and accepts international youth.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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At the heart of everything we do at Seven Hills Foundation, there is a simple goal: to support the dignity of each individual. Our Vision of being the preeminent leader and resource in the identification of unmet community needs; in the promotion of individualized supports; and as an advocate of emerging public policy, continues as we work towards achieving our strategic goals and objectives.

Financials

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Seven Hills Foundation & Affiliates

Board of directors
as of 07/24/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Charles Conroy, EdD

Perkins School

Term: 2017 - 2024

Marianne Rogers

Rogers Insurance Agency, Inc.

Maureen Binienda

Worcester Public Schools

Robert Mahar

No Affiliation

David A. Jordan

Seven Hills Foundation

Deborah J. Needleman

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

David Paydarfar

University of Texas at Austin, Department of Neurology

Frances Polito

No Affiliation

Charles P. Conroy

Executive Director Emeritus, Perkins

Tammy Murray

Worcester Public Schools

David E. Simon

Berkeley Research Group

Peter Stanton

New England Business Media

John N. Altomare

FA & E Law Offices

Carol Donnelly

Worcester State University

Raymond L. Quinlan

No Affiliation

John N. Altomare

FA & E Law Offices

Catherine Jones

Wachusett Emergency Physicians

David Woodbury

Woodbury and Company, Inc.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes