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About Us

Brandywine Counseling & Community Services - Mosaic Mural

Mission
Size and Scope
Philosophy
Recent Accomplishments

Mission and History

Brandywine Counseling & Community Services, Inc. (BCCS) is a welcoming and innovative organization that contributes to stronger communities and enhancing quality the of life of its clients.  With integrity, we promote hope and empowerment to persons and families touched by mental health, substance use, HIV and multiple occurring diagnoses, and their related challenges.

For more than 25 years, BCCS has been a trusted provider of outstanding substance abuse and behavioral health treatment, HIV/AIDS prevention and education initiatives, mental health and advocacy services. Our core program offerings fall under one of five critical areas of care: Education, Advocacy, Early Intervention, Prevention, and Treatment. We pride ourselves on helping members of our community recover with dignity, while also focusing on improving their physical health. BCCS makes good things possible.

Originally part of Wilmington Medical Center, BCCS was incorporated as a separate non-profit in 1985. We have been a full member United Way agency since 1988.

Size and Scope

  • BCCS helps more than 6,500 Delaware residents age 18 or over. In 2011, we served 2,665 individuals through our treatment and education programs and 3,688 in our prevention programs.
  • BCCS has nine locations throughout the state of Delaware.
  • BCCS is a tight-knit professional team of physicians, psychologists, licensed mental health practitioners and social workers, registered and licensed practical nurses, dual diagnosis counselors (CCDP) and certified alcohol and drug counselors providing integrated, multi-disciplinary care on behalf of our customers.
  • Our annual budget is more than $9.3 million. Most of our revenue comes from government contracts. Our major funders include the Delaware Division of Health and Social Services; the U.S. Substance Abuse and Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; and Medicaid.

Philosophy

We serve populations that are often considered the most vulnerable. We understand and treat behavioral illnesses directly, along with their indirect consequences, such as substance abuse, child neglect and abuse, family violence, infant mortality, and HIV/AIDS. Our programs provide intervention and treatment through the use of medication, counseling, education, and referral to self-help groups. Appropriate aftercare referrals provide continuing support for recovery.

Since 2003, BCCS has worked to improve customer access to and retention in treatment as part of the nationwide Network for Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx) project. We have done this by identifying and improving flawed processes, and without additional costs or staff.

Recent Accomplishments

  • The Delaware Needle Exchange has enrolled 1,592 clients and presently has 449 active clients.
  • NEP has exchanged 159,847 syringes since it's inception.
  • 57% of our NEP clients were referred by clients who were already apart of the program.
  • The NEP has given 610 individuals HIV/AIDS tests.
  • Since the inception of the NEP, 77 individuals have received a HCV test.
  • 449 methadone customers (40%) have at least 90 days of abstinence.
  • 40% of Alpha clients completed treatment and met required goals.
  • Opioid Treatment Program (OTP)/Medically Assisted Treatment - 89% of customers tested negative for opiates after treatment.
  • At BCCS's residential treatment facility, Lighthouse, the success rate for mothers reuniting with their children was 100%.

BCCS Accepts:

  • Most insurance providers
  • Cash – check – credit card payments & money orders

We also work on a sliding fee scale – we work within all budgets!

"At Brandywine, our customers have come to expect the best. The best possible care. The most knowledgeable staff. The most comprehensive services, all in one place. We are your best chance at a new life. We are growing, changing to better meet your needs. Let us help you. Change is good.”

Lynn Fahey, Ph.D.
CEO, Brandywine Counseling & Community Services

DSAMHBrandywine Counseling & Community Services services are funded by and are part of the system of public services offered by Delaware Health and Social Services, Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, and Division of Public Health.

SAMHSABrandywine Counseling & Community Services services are funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. SAMHSA/CSAT is committed to working with its grantees to provide the most effective and efficient services to individuals and families impacted by substance use disorders.

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