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MDCS Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Fashion Show Gala!

Tickets can be purchased a number of ways to support our 25 years of service annual fashion show fundraiser taking place on May 4, 2017 at The Lantana. Please support our work of serving individuals and families with quality mental health, substance use and holistic therapies in a compassionate way!  Tickets are just $75 for a sit down dinner & fabulous fashion show. Live & silent auctions taking place and our amazing raffles you won’t want to miss!  SPONSORSHIPS AND ADVERTISEMENTS are available by contacting Stacey Campbell at

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Maria Droste is now offering a Psychoeducational Group on Substance Use!  
Posted 8-31-15

We just started a new 5 week cycle of our Welcome Program!  Workshops take place every Wednesday morning at 10am and Thursday evening at 6pm. Please call to confirm your spot today! if you have questions about your own or a loved one’s alcohol or drug use please call 617-471-5686 and ask for Danielle or Bibiane.

What is the MDCS “Welcome Program”?
We here at Maria Droste know only too well the harm that substance use problems can cause individuals, couples and their families. We have designed a “Welcome Program” specifically for those who wonder if substance use and other addiction issues are indeed impacting their lives. This time-limited psycho-educational group, which launched in July 2015, will run for five weeks, concurrently day and evening.

.SA Group Flyer Danielle


10TH Annual Darlene Sheehan Fashion Gala Photos! Posted 4-24-15

Thank you to all who came out to support Maria Droste Counseling Services annual fundraiser. See everyone next year!

Maria Droste Counseling Services


More Photos can be found at:

Remembering our Founder. Posted 3-9-15

Maria Droste Counseling Services is deeply saddened by the loss of Sr. Joanne Westwater, RGS. She passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 8th at the age of 84. Sr. Joanne founded Maria Droste Counseling Services 23 years ago in 1992 and remained actively involved after her retirement as a dedicated volunteer. Our Staff, Board of Directors, friends of the agency, and her many clients, who she served up until her passing will sorely miss her innate belief in the mission of Maria Droste Counseling Services, her exuberant smile and zeal for life.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours today from 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA.

For more about her remarkable life as a Good Shepherd Sister, please see the attached obituary.


Our 10th Annual Darlene Sheehan Fashion Gala is just around the corner! Posted 2-4-15

Please join us Thursday, April 23, 2015 for a fun night of friends, food, fashion and fundraising! We are very excited to have David Josef Fashions on the catwalk and Rosemary & Arthur Wahlberg as Honorary Chairs!

Reserve your tickets today. SPONSORSHIPS AND ADVERTISEMENTS AVAILABLE by contacting Stacey Campbell: 617-471-5686 (or)


9TH Annual Darlene Sheehan Fashion Gala Photos! Posted 6-4-14

Thank you to all who came out to support Maria Droste Counseling Services annual fundraiser. Your continued support was fundamental to our success this year…a record year for the agency’s history! Special thanks to Amy Kelly Photography Photography for capturing the evening. See you all next year! — at The Lantana.

For more pictures of the event, please click here: 

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Please come out and support Maria Droste Counseling Services by attending this very exciting event or by donating a gently used purse!


Free Support Group!  Posted 5-23-14

Maria Droste Counseling Services is offering a FREE spiritual development and support group June 16th- July 27th. Participants will reflect on their personal spiritual experiences and explore how those contribute to their understanding of oneself, the world, and the sacred. This is an interfaith group and no particular religious affiliation is required or favored. Participants will be invited to make a creative work (such as a spiritual autobiography, a drawing, a poem, story, or song) that speaks to their individual journey to take with them at the conclusion of the group. We welcome all people to join us regardless of religious or spiritual affiliation, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or any other group identity.

For more information please call Lee at (617) 471-5686 or email at



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