South Shore Mental Health welcomes new Director of Emergency Services
South Shore Mental Health announced that Colleen Babson, LMHC, LMFT, has been appointed Director of Emergency Services for the Quincy-based behavioral healthcare provider. Babson joins the non-profit with more than 20 years of experience developing, implementing, and monitoring emergency psychiatric programs for Lahey Health Behavioral Services’ Salem, Haverhill, and North Shore emergency services teams.
In her new role at South Shore Mental Health, Babson will oversee the operational functioning of the agency’s emergency services program, community crisis services, intensive community supports unit, and enhanced integrated care models. “We are pleased to welcome Colleen as our new Director of Emergency Services,” said South Shore Mental Health President and CEO Harry Shulman. “Her breadth of experience as a clinical supervisor, crisis clinician, and community liaison will not only be invaluable to our team and our many deserving clients, but will serve us well as we continue to integrate emergency mental health services into the community.”
Ms. Babson holds a Master of Science degree from Lesley College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts.
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 each year.