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Mission Statement

The Joseph "Dodo" Nee South Boston Collaborative Center’s mission is to provide quality substance abuse and mental health treatment and prevention services to the greater South Boston Community, regardless of status and ability to pay.

Who We Are:

The Collaborative is a community based DPH licensed outpatient substance abuse and mental health treatment program located in South Boston. The Collaborative provides counseling, psycho-educational and referral services as part of the Boston Health Commission's continuum of care, and provides each client with an opportunity to focus on individualized goals. The Collaborative assists adults and adolescents in a safe, confidential environment who are struggling to successfully and effectively cope with a variety of issues.

Who We Serve:

The Collaborative welcomes individuals and families struggling with substance abuse and dependence, and/or mental health issues including but not limited to substance and behavioral addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma related difficulties, school/peer/family problems, anger management, and adjustment issues.


The South Boston Collaborative Center was founded in 1997 in response to the dramatic and tragic increase in adolescent overdoses and suicides in South Boston. Today, with the support the Department of Public Health, the Boston Public Health Commission, and the South Boston Community, the Collaborative continues to provide counseling, education, outreach, and referral services to the youth and families of South Boston and its surrounding communities. The Collaborative provides each individual an opportunity to focus on their goals and assist in the efforts to remove barriers to positive change in a safe and confidential environment. In June 2017, the Collaborative was re-dedicated as the "Joseph 'Dodo' Nee South Boston Collaborative Center" to honor an important and influential community member, Joseph "Dodo" Nee, and to memorialize the contributions he made to the Collaborative and the community it serves.


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