If your family is experiencing child abuse and/or domestic violence and you need somewhere to turn, the Baystate Family Advocacy Center can help you.
Who We Are:
The Baystate Family Advocacy Center (BFAC) of Baystate Health is a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center (CAC) serving the children, families and communities of Western Massachusetts affected by child abuse, domestic violence and/or homicide. As child abuse, domestic violence and homicide are community problems the FAC coordinates services with our community partners.
Since every family situation is unique, the Baystate Family Advocacy Center offers a variety of support including:
- medical services
- support programs
- advocacy programs
- victim services
Depending on your situation, you may be helped by one or more of the services provided. Insurance is accepted and many therapy programs are free of charge.
Stephen C. Boos, M.D., Medical Director
Barry Sarvet, M.D., Co-Medical Director
Kathleen Cassidy, NP, Nurse Practitioner
Jessica Wozniak, Psy.D., Clinical Grants Coordinator
Noreen McGirr, LICSW, Clinical Supervisor
Leah Berkowitz-Gosselin, LICSW, Clinical Social Worker
Jennifer Castonguay, LMHC, Behavioral Health Clinician
Yashira Oropeza-Diaz, Psy.D, LMHC, MA-PGS, Behavioral Health Clinician
Lauren McEvoy, LICSW, Behavioral Health Clinician
Elizabeth Pinard, MSW, LICSW, Evaluation Team Coordinator
Kouren Delgado, Evaluation Team Case Worker
Caroline Crespo, Medical Assistant
Meet the team...
Rebekah Paredes, Practice Manager
Allyson Rogers, Office Supervisor
Hazzel Di’Dio, Practice Associate
Jennifer McCaffrey, Data Coordinator
Multidisciplinary Interview Team
Our interview team enables children to be interviewed on-site in a child friendly and safe environment when child abuse is suspected or has been disclosed. This coordinated interview reduces trauma for the child by decreasing the number of interviews.
The team consists of trained professionals from the Hampden County District Attorney's Office; the Department of Children & Families; local, regional, and state law enforcement; and the Baystate Family Advocacy Center.