Branford Counseling & Community Services

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Branford Counseling & Community Services (“BCCS”) is a municipally-funded behavioral health and social services agency, providing services to Branford residents, both adults and children.

BCCS is the Youth Service Bureau and Social Services Department for the Town of Branford. Licensed by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, clinical services are provided by licensed professionals.

BCCS is a Medicare and Medicaid provider and most commercial health plans are accepted.  We will work to obtain insurance with clients who do not have health insurance.

As a part of our BCCS mission, we routinely maximize treatment through collaboration with other local agencies, schools, hospitals, private practitioners, and various Town Departments.

Clinical Services

  • Counseling for:
    • Individuals
    • Couples
    • Families
  • Yale Child Study – hosting site for child psychiatrists
  • Group therapy
  • Play therapy for young children
  • Medication evaluation and management by Board Certified Psychiatrists and APRNs

Crisis Intervention

  • 24/7 On-call phone contact available for clients in crisis - including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Urgent visits
  • Staff available for critical incidents within the Town

Community Services

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Special issue presentations:
    • Depression
    • Suicide
    • Conflict resolution
    • Anger management
    • Stress management
    • Anxiety
    • Healthy aging
    • PTSD
  • Drug and alcohol prevention programs
  • Host to various community programs
  • Local Prevention Council member
  • Shoreline Youth Collaborative member
  • Summer Youth Employment Program
  • Oversees the Juvenile Review Board (JRB)
  • School mentoring programs
  • Youth Outreach Worker for at-risk youth
  • Annual Pat Andriole Family Day event

Social Services

  • Case management
  • The Basic Needs Program offers short-term assistance to Branford families who are struggling with life changing circumstances
  • Emergency temporary assistance for those who qualify:
    • Food
    • Medication
    • Fuel
    • Home heating
  • Emergency, temporary, short-term housing
  • Emergency housing rental assistance
  • Utility shut-off assistance
  • Entitlement information
  • Insurance application assistance


  • BCCS accepts most private insurance, Medicaid (Husky), and Medicare reimbursement


  • Sources:
    • Town of Branford
    • CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
    • CT Department of Education
    • Private donations
  • Partners:
    • Branford Cares
    • Branford Community Foundation
    • Branford Microfund
    • Branford Rotary Club