History of Gosnold

Originally founded in 1972 as the Cape Cod Alcoholism Intervention and Rehabilitation Unit (CCAIRU), Gosnold, Inc. presently celebrates 45 years of helping youth, adults, families, and communities heal from mental health, substance use, and co-occurring illnesses through a comprehensive range of programs and services.

Gosnold grew exponentially over more than four decades to include an eclectic array of services designed to meet the pressing needs of a given time.  Our mission centers on addressing society’s most urgent needs.

The “Gosnold Way” pertains to our agency’s personalized approach to relating to patients and families.  We understand addiction and mental health disorders as chronic, relapsing diseases and embrace an empathetic, individualized approach to treatment.

The organization’s legacy involves the development of Gosnold’s flagship Detoxification Services in 1972 – now known as the Gosnold Treatment Center; Rehabilitation Services, which evolved in to Gosnold at Cataumet; Residential Services for men – highly regarded as the Miller House; and for women, pregnant women, and women with children – the acclaimed Emerson House.  Gosnold Halfway Houses evolved into certified Sober Living Residences.  The acquisition of the Thorne Clinic in 1996 grew to an expansive outpatient presence across multiple locations across Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and Nantucket.  In 2016, Gosnold added Partial Hospitalization Services for adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

With strong commitment to service, community, and innovation, Gosnold has received local, state, and national acclaim, and our Leadership assists behavioral health experts and policy-makers to address addiction and mental health treatment in terms of the most cutting-edge approaches.  Nationally accredited by The Joint Commission, we understand treatment must be individualized and based on individual and family strengths and preferences.  Our approaches include family-based outreach interventions; recovery coaching; integrated treatment models within schools, physician private practices and hospitals; opioid overdose outreach intervention delivered in conjunction with law enforcement; and smartphone technology to enhance patient engagement.

Awards & Recognition

2016
The Southeast Community Partners, LLC is developed with South Shore Mental Health after Gosnold is awarded the Community Partnership Contract.

2015
Quality Innovation Award. Given by Tufts Health plan for the Young Adult Opiate Program.

2014
Raymond V. Tamasi recognized by Official Citation of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for “decades of dedication and vision in the creation of prevention and intervention programs.”

2014
Raymond V. Tamasi awarded the “Lights on After School” Certificate of Appreciation by the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod in recognition of 42 years of dedicated service to the promotion of quality outcomes for youth and community.

2014
Raymond V. Tamasi & Gosnold receives the Eastern Bank Community Advocacy Award in recognition of 40+ years of contributions to the community.

2014
James W. West Quality Improvement Award. Given by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) for the Young Adult Opiate Program.

2012
Excellence in Clinical Outcomes Award. Awarded by the Massachusetts Association for Behavioral Health for the innovative Falmouth Hospital Collaboration.

2012
James W. West Quality Improvement Award. Given by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) for the innovative Falmouth Hospital Collaboration.

2012
Behavioral Health Innovation of the Year Award. Awarded by the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx) for the innovative Falmouth Hospital Collaboration.

2011
Gosnold is named “Mental Health Agency of the Year” by the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselor’s Association.

2003
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation selects Gosnold as one of 10 programs in the United States to serve as a national model to improve substance abuse treatment.

1995
Emerson House is featured in a two part series on ABC Network’s Nightline.

1993
Emerson House Women and Children’s Program is selected as a nationwide demonstration site for the development of residential treatment for pregnant women and women with young children.

1988
100 Best Treatment Centers – Gosnold is is selected as one of the 100 best treatment centers in the United States.

1987
Forbes Magazine recognizes Gosnold as one of the 12 leading substance abuse treatment programs in the United States.

 

Milestones & Achievements

2017
Emergency Room Navigation Program expands to include Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital.

2017
Gosnold at Stoughton opens with expanded services, including a Partial Hospital Program.

2017
First annual Gosnold Legacy Gala is held at the JFK Library and Museum in Boston.

2016
Richard J. Curcuru named President and CEO of Gosnold.

2016
Gosnold Innovation Center Developed and Raymond V. Tamasi named President and Founder of that division.

2016
Gosnold launches Partial Hospital Program in Centerville.

2016
Gosnold partners with South Shore Hospital in Weymouth to pilot the Emergency Room Navigation Program.

2015
Gosnold receives MA state funding for a Telepsychiatry program that will improve access to psychiatric services for residents of Cape Cod.

2015
Gosnold partners with Cape Police Departments to establish an Overdose Intervention Program.

2014
Gosnold launches the Prevention Division to increase awareness and early intervention efforts.

2012
The Gosnold Outpatient Detoxification Program is launched in Centerville.

2012
Young Adult Opiate Program is established to provide additional services to young people on Cape Cod addicted to opiates.

2011
Award-winning Falmouth Hospital Collaboration begins.

2008
Reaching Out Family Program is established to provide education and support to families affected by addiction.

2004
Gosnold at Cataumet opens as a 30-bed inpatient rehabilitation program.

2002
Gosnold establishes a Drug Court Treatment Program.

1996
Gosnold merges with the Thorne Clinic to provide Mental Health services.

1993
Emerson House Women and Children’s program opens to provide treatment for pregnant and post-partum women and their infants.

1992
Raymond V. Tamasi named President & CEO of Gosnold.

1984
Miller House transitions to an all-male residential treatment program.

1982
Gosnold Treatment Center opens in Falmouth as a 14-day detoxification and rehabilitation unit.

1979
Stephen Miller House opens as a program designed to treat deaf patients suffering from addiction.

1974
Emerson House for women opens and becomes one of the first treatment programs in the United States designed for women.

1974
The first Outpatient Program opens.

1972
Cape Cod Alcoholism Intervention and Rehabilitation Unit (CCAIRU) opens at Barnstable County Hospital in Pocasset. CCAIRU will eventually be renamed Gosnold.

1972
Gosnold merges with the Thorne Clinic to provide Mental Health services.