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 Greater New Bedford. We now serve over 400 adults, children and families.
NewsPASSING Workshop Announcement - August 28, 2014
SRV Study Unit Using PASSING: Understanding the Service Recipient’s Perspective will be held October 6th thru October 10th, 2014 in Fairhaven, MA Click here to download the PASSING Workshop Announcement Flyer
Click here to download the DDS Southeast Region Training Calendar for September & October 2014
A Statewide Conference for Direct Support Professionals will be held November 17 & 18, 2014 at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, MA. Keynote speakers include Beth Mount, Elin Howe & Amy Hewitt. This conference is designed to honor, Continue reading
Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change (MFOFC) in partnership with Building Futures and the Family Connections Center of The Nemasket Group is sponsoring “A Full Life Ahead” ~ a series of monthly workshops for parents and guardians of young adults with a Continue reading
On July 31, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution designating the week beginning September 7th as “National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week.” This year’s resolution marks the seventh consecutive year of recognition by the U.S. Senate for this essential Continue reading
Theresa M. Varnet Wednesday, September 17, 2014 5:30pm Registration 6:00-9:00pm Presentation Seaport Inn & Marina, 110 Middle Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719 RSVP: by Sept. 10th to Sherri Tetrault at 508-998-5599 ext. 19 About the presenter: Theresa M. Varnet has been an Continue reading
The Nemasket Group – Quarterly Newsletter, Summer 2014
Save the Date…..Monday, August 25th Join us for a great day of golf at the Country Club of New Bedford. The day includes lunch, golf, dinner, auction and prizes. For more information contact Patricia Janiak at 508-999-4436 ext 101 or Continue reading
We would like to thank all of our staff, our volunteers, our sponsors, and everyone that participated in the 5K on Saturday May 17th. Without all of the support the friend-raiser/fundraiser would not have been possible. We are especially grateful Continue reading
The Louis Nisenbaum Memorial Scholarship Fund is available to family members of children/adults with disabilities. The goal of the Scholarship Fund is to grant family members the opportunity to attend conferences in which the central theme is inclusion/living in community. Continue reading