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A source of treatment you can trust. Brandywine Counseling and Community Services, Inc. BCCS strives to educate our customers by providing them with the tools to recover from addiction and mental illness. At BCCS, we meet our customers where they are in life, we honor their input. Prevention means giving people all the information and resources they need. We believe in a process of change that allows our customers to make healthy choices. BCCS provides Early Intervention services utilizing a harm reduction model. We realize there is a chance to reduce risk, infuse hope, and support our customers in any positive changes they make.

Urgent Announcement


Brandywine Counseling and Community Services (BCCS) proudly presents The Big Night Out 2017.

Join us on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at Deerfield for a Night of Dining, Entertainment, Mystery Murder Theater in support of addiction awareness and prevention. For more than 30 years, BCCS has been a trusted provider of outstanding behavioral health services. This is the BCCS Signature event to raise awareness and support for prevention efforts. Proceeds from this inspired, fun-filled event benefit all of BCCS in building a strong and vibrant community.    

Guests of the BCCS 2017 Big Night Out can look forward to the following:

    • Acoustic Music & Hors D' oeuvres 
    • Silent Auction & Raffle 
    • Plated Dinner 
    • Ovation Dinner Theater: Murder Take 2! 
    • Dessert & Coffee   

At BCCS, we pride ourselves on helping to strengthen our community through prevention efforts. By supporting initiatives such as The Big Night Out 2017, our friends, partners, and gracious supporters allow us to realize our efforts to improve our community. BCCS makes good things possible.


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BCCS Expands Syringe Exchange Program to Kent and Sussex Counties

March 31, 2017 – Brandywine Counseling and Community Services (BCCS) enthusiastically announces the expansion of its Syringe Services Program (SSP) to Kent and Sussex counties. With funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and support from the Delaware Department of Health (DPH), BCCS now can offer SSP services to substance abusers ages 14+ in Dover and Seaford via its Community Outreach Prevention Education (COPE) mobile health clinics.

The SSP saves individuals struggling with the disease of addiction from exposure to infectious diseases by giving them new sterile syringes in exchange for used ones. By preventing the sharing of syringes, SSP reduces the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C.

The new program in Kent and Sussex counties, begins Monday, April 3, 2017, and will continue to be offered each Monday thereafter. In Dover, John Wesley Church at 211 West Division St. will accommodate the BCCS COPE mobile health clinic to host the SSP program from 2p.m. to 4 p.m. In Seaford, the Ace Seaford at 547 N. Bradford St. will host the mobile clinic from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Studies by the National Institute of Health (NIH) show that SSPs reduce syringe sharing and the subsequent spread of HIV by 30% - 70%. Delaware has one of the highest rates of newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases in the U.S. And the number of HIV/AIDS cases in Delaware caused by syringe sharing is estimated at 36% - more than twice the national average. Studies show that SSPs also encourage substance users to seek drug abuse treatment and recovery.

“The Syringe Services Program provides support, offers hope and saves lives,” says Dr. Lynn Fahey – BCCS CEO.  “Safe use and treatment options are discussed with every interaction. Through syringe exchange, BCCS is protecting users and communities from the spread of infectious diseases. The program saves lives. Now, thankfully, we can save more lives in lower Delaware.”

The syringe exchange program also saves money. Treating one HIV-positive person costs $618,000 over the course of his or her lifetime.

"SSP saves Delaware millions of dollars each year by preventing the spread of infectious diseases,” adds Fahey. “It also reduces federal and private health care costs.”

In addition to syringe exchange services, the COPE program offers other wellness services, including: HIV and HEP C testing; referral services; counseling; and overdose education.

“There is conclusive scientific evidence that syringe services programs, as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention strategy, are an effective public health intervention that reduces the transmission of HIV and does not encourage the use of illegal drugs.” – David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General.

BCCS is a welcoming and innovative organization that strengthens communities and enhances their quality of life by creatively providing Education, Early Intervention, Criminal Justice, Treatment and Prevention services. With integrity, we promote hope and empowerment to persons and families touched by mental health, substance abuse, HIV and multiple occurring diagnoses and their related challenges.

BCCS is Delaware’s largest provider of addiction services, serving more than 6,500 clients at five locations statewide. For more information, please visit brandywinecounseling.org.

Contact: Julie Hammersley, jhammersley@brandywinecounseling.org P: 302-504-5889 M: 302-588-6991

Brandywine Counseling and Community Services (BCCS) is excited to announce its new TCE TAC program. The program is located at our Alpha Center, with clients referred from the Alpha Program, Drug Diversion, and DUI Court to receive case management services.

myStrength Screens

Through the program, all BCCS clients are being provided FREE access to the myStrength application. myStrength uniquely personalizes and delivers well-being resources to cultivate the mind, body and spirit, and is designed to engage clients and create meaningful outcomes improvement.

Clients have 24/7 access to myStrength using their preferred technology, including tablets and mobile devices via the myStrength app.

In addition to daily check-ins for mental health, substance use, and overall well-being provided by the myStrength service, BCCS team members are able to use myStrength to further enhance services for their clients.

Introducing myStrength Video
(Trouble viewing? Watch it here.)

If you are a client interested in using the FREE myStrength resources online or via the mobile app, please speak with your counselor to receive a FREE access code.

If you already have a myStrength account, click here to log in.


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