School of Professional Studies

Date of Award

5-2020

Degree Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Department

School of Professional Studies

Chief Instructor

Mary Piecewicz

Abstract

The Brockton Area Mutli Services Inc or BAMSI is a private, non-profit human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. Founded in 1975, BAMSI is in the business of “bringing people and services together.” BAMSI transforms lives by building the capacity of individuals, families, organizations, and communities to learn, thrive, and achieve their goals. BAMSI services promote the recovery, resiliency, and self-determination of the people we serve. As a human services leader, we strive to be the provider of choice. (Duffy, 2019) With an emphasis on respect and affirming the dignity of the individual, BAMSI assists persons served to manage whatever aspect of their life is causing concern. Persons served are offered choices and are empowered to make guided decisions at each step along their journey. (Duffy, 2019)

BAMSI’s mission embraces the belief that individuals need a variety of activities and supports that are designed to fulfill the agency’s mission of “empowering people and enriching their lives one individual, one family at a time.” (Duffy, 2019) With more than 40 years of experience working with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, those with visual and hearing impairments, as well as its more recent work with those with traumatic or acquired brain injury, the organization has the experience in and dedication to creating innovative and genuine opportunities for meaningful community participation. (Duffy, 2019)

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