Our mission is to provide services to young people and families affected by substance use and/or mental health issues. Bacon Street utilizes evidence-based practices to assure quality assessment of problems, and attention to the “whole person” in working with individuals and their families.
Bacon Street believes in the ability of families to meet the needs of their children, and recognizes that research shows clearly that services to assist young people who are affected by substance use are more effective when parents are included.
In 1971, Bacon Street was founded as Drug Action Center in an office on Bacon Avenue in Williamsburg. Known simply as "Bacon Street," it was the vision of a group of concerned citizens who wanted a safe place for their children to go after school that was free from drugs and alcohol. Over the decades, Bacon Street has continued with its original mission by providing a variety of substance use prevention and treatment services for adolescents and their families. In 2015, the agency formally changed its name to Bacon Street Youth and Family Services to honor its history and emphasize its mission of serving youth and families.