Department of Mental Health (DMH)
SAMHSA System of Care Cooperative Agreement
1.2M Per Year Funding Award
4 Years Project Duration: 2017-2021
TSAI Grant Goal: Increase access for transition age youth & young adults (16-21) to mental health and substance use treatment on their own terms, in service of their own goals
Communities & Collaboration:
Springfield (Gandara) & Worcester (Kiva and Open
Sky) for Access Centers. DMH for Policy and
Practice improvement on mental health access for TAY
Access Center Staff: Site Supervisor, Young Adult Peer Mentors, Recovery Navigator
DMH Staff: Program Director, Program Coordinator, Young Adult Peer Coordinator
Evaluation: University of Massachusetts Medical School

Transition Age Youth and Young Adults System of Care Access Initiative (TSAI)
Grant Priorities

Promoting policies and practices that best support the needs of young adults

Developing a low barrier referrals and enhancing young adult connections to employment, education & housing

Amplifying young adults’ voice Statewide

Using culturally relevant approaches to engage youth of color & LGBTQ young adults

Impact Access Center
41 Taylor Street
Springfield, MA
Phone: 413-654-1566 
Zia Access Center

ZIA @ Open Sky
4 Mann Street
Worcester, MA

ZIA @ the Kiva Center
209 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA
Phone: 508-751-9600