Brewster Treatment

The Brewster Treatment program is an 18 bed, staff secured, residential treatment program with an average length of stay between six and eight months. All clients have been committed to the Department of Youth Services and are referred from the Southeast, Northeast and Metro areas of the state. The majority of the clients are transitioning home upon graduation.

The program has a Clinical Component comprised of an LICSW Clinical Coordinator and two MSW Clinicians who provide both individual and group therapy. Educational services are provided through a separate contract with Hampshire Educational Collaborative (HEC) with MA licensed teachers providing 5.5 hours of educational classroom instruction, five days a week, in a traditional classroom setting.

The program is located on the grounds of Nickerson State Forest adjacent to Cliff Pond. The Clients have the ability to access various experiential equipment located on the grounds such as; the High Ropes Course, two climbing walls, the low obstacle course and the waterfront. The program has certified life guards that allow the clients to participate in activities such as swimming, canoeing kayaking and snorkeling.

Due to the nature of the site the program has access to other activities that are usually not available to clients in a traditional residential DYS setting. The Clients have the ability to participate in daily running and biking groups that utilize the miles of trails that wind throughout the forest.  The program has its own beachfront that is utilized for volleyball, football, fishing, cookouts and campfires.

Old Colony YMCA
Brewster Treatment
456 Flax Pond Road
Brewster, MA 02631
(508) 896-9700