Before we moved to Boston, Ellie and Ava heard there might be “snow days.” Actual days off of school because of too much snow! They were very much in favor of this idea. A few weeks ago, they got their wish, when so much of the eastern part of the country saw crazy low temperatures and inches and inches of white stuff from the sky. Around here it was one of the biggest snow storms on record.
Frankly the girls reached a point where they’d had enough. After two days off, they were ready to back to school.
It’s true that the airport had to shut down for a while along with the schools, and I’m sure people who could remain safely at home did. But city crews were out keeping the streets plowed and life went on. The streets were functioning and public services operating. South Shore Mental Health runs a 24-hour service, and everything kept going for the sake of the people we service.
This is public service at its best: people going out of their way to continue services.
Since 1926, South Shore Mental Health has been building hope and changing lives for children born with developmental disabilities, and children, teens, and adults living with mental illness. Today, we have more than 700 employees based in Quincy, Marshfield, Plymouth, and Wareham, and our non-profit early intervention and mental health treatment and recovery programs reach 16,000 people from Boston to Cape Cod.
South Shore Mental Health is committed to building hope and changing lives to improve the quality of life of children, families, and adults. We assist individuals in reaching their full potential through integrated services that are innovative, evidence-based, and culturally competent.
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500 Victory Road
Quincy, MA 02171
Margaret Carr Director of Marketing and Development