The Community Based Services is a department of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC). This program provides a range of community-based services to persons who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI), including: case management, social/recreational programs, skills training via regionally-based head injury centers, respite, residential services/programs, and family support services.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be determined eligible for BI&SSCS services, an individual must:

  • Be a Massachusetts resident
  • Have sustained a documented traumatic brain injury
  • Exhibit impairments (physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral) primarily caused by a traumatic brain injury
  • Be able to participate in community-based services

BI&SSCS also offers screening exams for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and neuro-psychological assessment for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) veterans who have not been previously diagnosed with, or treated for, TBI, for eligibility determination purposes.


Brain Injury and Statewide Specialized Community Services
[Formerly Statewide Head Injury Program (SHIP)]
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
600 Washington Street, Boston MA 02111
Boston, MA 02210
617-204-3852, 800-223-2559 ext 2 (toll-free) 

veterans contact

Felisha Bennett, Veterans Program Coordinator
617-204-3662, 800-223-2559 ext 2 (toll-free)