Our organization offers supports through three different corporations (Growth Horizons,
Inc., Salisbury Behavioral Health, Inc., and Criticare, Inc.). One of these corporations, Salisbury
Behavioral Health, Inc., uses several different trade names (Milestones Community Healthcare, Inc.,
Milestones Achievement Centers, Inc., and Deaf Services Centers, Inc.). We provide services
to many different populations (adults with developmental disabilities, adults with mental illness,
adults with medical complications, children with mental illness, children who need special education,
children with medical complications, and families of children with mental health challenges).
We employ many different types of professionals (American Sign Language interpreters, behavior therapists,
nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers,
special educators, and speech therapists). We seem to be so many things but no one thing.
Who are we anyway?
One thing ties us all together: We are committed to supporting people with the most serious and
complex challenges. For example we are committed to supporting:
Adults who are developmentally disabled with the most extreme behavioral
Adults who are developmentally disabled with co-occurring mental illness.
Adults with mental illness with co-occurring substance abuse, deafness,
Children with the most challenging autism spectrum disorders.
Children with mental illness with the most challenging social integration
Children who, at least temporarily, cannot thrive in mainstreamed educational
Children with catastrophic medical conditions that require extraordinary
Families of children with the most serious and complex challenges.
While our commitment to supporting people with the most serious and complex challenges is the one
thing that ties us together, we have several other commitments that differentiate us from many of
our competitors. We are committed:
To doing what is right for the people we support first and considering
To finding better ways of supporting people, especially ways that empower
people to make choices,
become more independent and interdependent, and contribute to society.
To monitoring, reporting, and improving our efforts to ensure that we
perform as closely as possible
to optimum standards.
To being the best that we can be without consideration of the successes
or failures of others.
Of greatest importance, we are committed to working hard to assure dignified treatment for:
The people who receive supports from our organization.
The people who provide supports through our organization.
The people who fund our organization.
The people who live in the communities in which we operate.
Paul Volosov, PHD, CEO