The Nemasket Group Story…

Our story began in 1984 when a group of families came together and made a decision. They wanted their sons and daughters to have a future — a future that included working and participating in everyday community life. The Nemasket Group was born from that idea and a lot of effort from families, friends, local officials and other state agencies. There were 19 individuals when we first opened our doors and today, we support nearly 125 men and women from the Greater New Bedford and Wareham areas to develop career goals and gain employment in our Job Paths Program. Most are working in local businesses and companies in a variety of jobs including landscaping, medical support services, banking, industrial manufacturing, materials handling and food services. People are earning wages, paying taxes and leading typical lives.

We have grown and evolved through the years and have added programs to meet the needs of families and individuals living with disabilities throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.  We now serve over 400 adults, children and families.

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We would like to thank our upcoming 10th Annual 5K Walk/Run Sponsors! - March 8, 2023
2023 5K Save the Date 5/6/23 – Sponsorship & Registration Now Available!! - January 26, 2023
Holiday Cash $$$ & Chance Raffle 2022 – The Winners Are…. - December 14, 2022

The winners of the cash raffle are as follows: $500 David Filipek $250 Andrea Patisteas $150 Gail Branco   We had 38 non-cash prize winners! Again this year we are holding our Holiday Cash & Chance Item Raffle. Chance Auction Continue reading

Family Leadership Network Training Press Release - August 12, 2022

  Starfire, Riverside Community Care, The Nemasket Group, and Multicultural Community Services Collaborate on Family Leadership Network Training  Starfire Council of Greater Cincinnati and the Massachusetts Family Leadership Program funded by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services are pleased to Continue reading

2022 Employee of the Year Award – Chelsea Wynne - July 31, 2022

We are happy to announce Chelsea Wynne as our 2022 Employee of the Year. Chelsea received her recognition and award at our Summer Sizzler Picnic at White’s  Picnic Grounds in Acushnet on August 25th. Chelsea was nominated by a number Continue reading

COVID-19 by and for people with disabilities - March 19, 2020

Green Mountain Self Advocates and the Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council developed a booklet that you may find useful to explain the Coronavirus in plain language. Plain-Language-Information-on-Coronavirus