ADVANCE – Behavioral Health Professional Development is a partnership between YOU, Inc., Devereux, and LUK, Inc. Our agencies have joined together to address the critical shortage of behavioral health professionals in the Greater Worcester area.

ADVANCE’s mission: to increase the competence and number of mental health professionals working in Central MA, ultimately resulting in greater access to behavioral health services for children and families in need.

The ADVANCE Masters Program with Assumption College is offered to YOU, Inc. employees interested in attending Assumption’s Counseling Psychology or Applied Behavior Analysis Programs to earn a master in arts (MA) degree, as well as the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies Program in Counseling Psychology. Assumption College provides a 25% tuition discount to employees of YOU, Inc. who are accepted into these programs, and to help further defray the cost our agency offers a competitive, merit-based Tuition Grant Fund. The number of scholarships awarded is based on available funds.

For more information about ADVANCE, please contact Andrew Mahoney at

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