For #GandaraAtWork episode 8, we sat down with Director of Family Support and Training Abrah Orth at our Community Service Agency/Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CSA/CBHI) office at 80 Commercial Street in Holyoke.

Abrah joined Gándara Center almost 10 years ago. She started out as a staffer as part of our residential programs and has since worked her way up the ladder. A dedicated worker who enjoys collaborating with her fellow co-workers, Abrah credits her personal growth opportunities to the fact that her supervisors recognized her talents and how hard she worked, and provided her the support to move into leadership positions. She thoroughly enjoys giving her staff the same show of support she received throughout the years, encouraging them to come up with new ideas to see what works for any given issue.

When she’s not working, Abrah enjoys being active. Whether she’s with friends or family, you might find her running, kickboxing, or going out in the community.

About the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) – Specialized Community Service Agency (S-CSA)

Gándara is the only Specialized Hispanic Community Service Agency in the state. The CSA division provides flexible, family-driven, wraparound services for children and teens experiencing serious emotional disturbances and their families. A qualified bilingual care-planning team works with the family unit in the home as best to support the child while respecting the family’s values, beliefs and socio-economic status.

Services re aavailable in:

80 Commercial Street
Holyoke, MA  01040
Intake: (413) 322-7380 Ext. 440

100 Franklin Road
Fitchburg, MA  01420
Intake: (978) 503-7520 Ext. 296

440 McClellan Highway
East Boston, MA  02128
Intake: (857) 366-7040 Ext. 514

142 Crescent Street
Brockton, MA  02302
Intake: (508) 232-6670 Ext. 525

Taunton/New Bedford/Fall River
376 Nash Road
New Bedford, MA  02780
Intake: (774) 406-4620


Related: Interested in a mental health job at Gándara Center? Visit our website to learn about our open positions and about our mission as a nonprofit. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or comments about our vacant jobs.