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The South Boston Collaborative Center Inc

Providing quality substance use and mental health treatment and prevention services to the greater Boston Community, regardless of status and ability to pay.

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Our Mission and Purpose

The Joseph Nee Collaborative Center, located in the Ann M. Lynch Old Colony Development of South Boston, provides quality substance use and mental health treatment and prevention services to the greater Boston Community, regardless of status and ability to pay. Our office in South Boston offers a safe, welcoming environment for families in need, where we assist them to effect positive change in their lives and to instill a sense of hope for their futures.


Current Need

We have all had to adjust to challenging circumstances due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Many people have expressed feelings of isolation, anxiety, depression, and fear. It has been particularly difficult for those struggling with substance use and mental health issues as well as for those who depend on helping networks for daily survival.  Unfortunately, even as the rate of COVID-19 infection decreases in Boston, the need for our services continues to grow with alarming urgency.


After over 20 years of service, the Collaborative Center now needs your support to continue to provide healthcare to the most vulnerable members of our community. Funds raised here will go directly towards supporting our daily operations.


We understand this is a difficult time for many people in the Boston area, including the non-profit community. Through the support of community members like you, we may continue to offer accessible treatment to any person struggling with substance use disorder and mental health issues, and work to address the ongoing opioid crisis in the City of Boston.


Thank you for investing in the future of our community! Please help spread the word about our cause by sharing this with others!



If would like to donate but prefer to write a check, please Pay to the Order of: South Boston Collaborative Center, Inc. and mail to the following address:


Joseph “Dodo” Nee South Boston Collaborative Center

1226A Columbia Road

South Boston, MA 02127



Our History

The Joseph Nee South Boston Collaborative Center was founded in 1997, at a time when South Boston was engulfed in one of our nation’s worst Adolescent suicide epidemics and a as a cheaper snortable form of heroin first began to appear in the community.  It was launched as part of an intensive community-wide initiative, led by the efforts of community leaders like Joseph Nee, to confront the tragic incidences of adolescent suicides and drug overdoses. Today we provide onsite counseling, prevention and psycho-educational services to residents of Greater Boston.


The Collaborative Center is in the Anne M. Lynch Old Colony Housing Development at 1226 Columbia Road, near the traditional borders of the South Boston and Dorchester neighborhoods. The site is less than a ten-minute walk from the JFK/UMass red line subway station, as well as close to several bus routes, providing easy access for our many clients without cars


We are licensed by the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services as an outpatient community-based clinic, and affiliated with the Boston Public Health Commission. This affiliation aids our ability to link with Boston neighborhood services and citywide treatment, recovery and prevention efforts.


We have more than 20 years of experience providing substance use and mental health treatment and recovery services to our community. We provide a range of comprehensive intervention, prevention, and treatment services, including outreach and educational programs, to create an environment conducive to making healthy changes. For those with substance use and dependence disorders, the Collaborative Center provides services that assist them in achieving abstinence and sobriety. We also help parents in navigating a complex service system so that they can efficiently and effectively obtain services for themselves and their loved ones struggling with addiction.