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.


Spring 2019 Quarterly Newsletter - April 11, 2019

The Spring Quarterly Newsletter is hot off the press: Read More Now! The Family Leadership Series…a first step toward changing the world! 5K Walk/Run – May 4th AmazonSmiles St. Gabriel’s Church Strangers in the House: The Dilema of Living with Continue reading

Family Connections Center Newsletter March-April 2019 -

Check out the most recent Family Connections Center Newsletter Some highlights included in the newsletter: The Arc of Massachusetts FY’2020 Budget Narrative Governor Baker’s Proposal AFAM’s 15th Annual Autism Advocacy Day Medical Safeguarding Protecting the Health and Lives of Vulnerable People DDS Continue reading

May 4, 2019 – 5K Walk/Run - February 28, 2019

Register Now!!! Whether you are a runner, a walker, or a roller…you can participate in this fun event and you will be helping to raise awareness, and be a part of our community. The first 125 registered adults receive an event Continue reading

Winter 2018-2019 Quarterly Newsletter -

Mary Ann Touhey has been connected to The Nemasket Group since it’s inception back in the 80’s.  She was recently highlighted as the cover story of our Winter Quarterly Newsletter.    Read More

Medical Safeguarding Workshop – April 23, 2019 -

Medical Safeguarding: Protecting the Health and Lives of Vulnerable People This workshop is based on the work of Dr. W. Wolfensberger of the Syracuse University Training Institute, as well as the practical experiences of clinicians, family members, and advocates. The workshop Continue reading

Family Connections Newsletter January – February 2019 - February 1, 2019

The January – February 2019 (Newsletter # 94) edition of the Family Connections Newsletter is available and it is chock full of interesting and informational articles.   Read More Now !!!! Just a sampling of the article topics: A Full Life Continue reading

Strangers in the House: The Dilemma of Living with In-Home Services - January 29, 2019

Families and individuals who receive in-home support services typically face a major problem when trying to maintain the integrity of their private home and family lives despite the inescapable disruptions that come with service-provider presence in the home, especially when Continue reading

Holiday Basket Drawing – The winners have been announced - December 17, 2018

Click here to download Full Basket Descriptions & Basket Drawing Brochure Congratulations to the Holiday Basket winners: Cindy Lou Who – Olivia Hooley Max – Jackie Berger Stu Lu Who – Elaine Kelleher Tree Trimmer – Paula Dabrowski The Who Continue reading