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"Duffy helps us manage patients who are likely to rebound to the Emergency Room and those best served by a Primary Care provider."

John Person
Social Services, Cape Cod Hospital Emergency Room


Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Encouraging Important Changes in Lifestyle Behaviors  

Over the years, Duffy has been meeting the needs of not only homeless persons but others at risk of homelessness. Many of these individuals have chronic disabilities including mental health and/or substance abuse disorders; many suffer from trauma and co-occurring disorders. Others have experienced domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, prior history of incarceration and tenuous or temporary housing situations. Many have given up hope.

When these individuals begin to address their underlying mental health conditions and/or addictions, they begin to understand the importance of attending to chronic medical conditions. For this reason, Duffy has made a concerted effort over the past three years to expand its mental health and substance abuse services as part of its integrated care model at its health center and in the community by collaborating with other agencies and community health centers in an effort to strengthen a continuum of behavioral health care. Initiated as part of a state pilot program, Duffy's Office-Based Opioid Treatment program (OBOT) now has the capacity to serve 200 individuals.

Services include:

  • Psychiatric services
  • Individual and group counseling
  • In-depth assessment and risk reduction education
  • Treatment, education, recovery and support
  • Office-Based Opioid Treatment program with concurrent behavioral health therapy
Call (508) 771–9599 for a behavioral health appointment.

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Read success stories of former Duffy clients.