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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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August 30, 2021 Golf Tournament - August 30, 2021

Another successful golf tournament was held on August 30, 2021. The Golf Committee would like to thank all of our golfers/donors, sponsors,  volunteers, and the Bay Club. We hope to see you again next year! Check out a short video Continue reading

2021 Employee of the Year Award – Susan Kallio - August 27, 2021

We are happy to announce Susan Kallio as our 2021 Employee of the Year. Susan is an extremely dedicated employee who always goes the extra mile to ensure that the individuals she works with get the support and opportunities they Continue reading

Summer Quarterly Newsletter – “My Place At The Table” - July 29, 2021

The Nemasket Group’s Summer Quarterly Newsletter has been released with an article written by Karin Bonesteel…. My Place At The Table. Michaels’ story is a remarkable journey and lesson in how if we hold positive expectations about a person’s capacity Continue reading

5K Your Way – May 2021 - February 11, 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic The Nemasket Group will once again be modifying the way we hold the annual 5K friend/fundraiser this year.  The 2021 5K Your Way will be held from May 1st through May 31st. We are encouraging our 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