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.


Pathway to Opportunity - May 24, 2016

The Nemasket Group will be moving soon to our new home at The Pines in Mattapoisett.  With that move in mind we created a “Pathway to Opportunity” Brick Program to allow individuals and families to purchase bricks in that will Continue reading

The Choice Is Yours Conference June 21, 2016 - May 11, 2016

The Choice Is Yours — Choice in Services, Choice in Spirituality, Choice In Civic Life — a Human Rights Conference for self-advocates and their supporters, will be held Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at LaSalette Shrine in Attleboro, MA from 9:00 Continue reading

Direct Support Professionals Annual Conference 10/24 – 25/2016 - May 5, 2016

The statewide conference for direct support professionals will be held this year on 10/24 – 25/2016 at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, MA. Keynote speakers for the conference include: Pauline MacLellan, Elin Howe & Robin Carlson. The conference Continue reading

5K – Walk/Run 2016 - May 2, 2016

Our 3rd Annual 5K-Walk/Run was a great success this past weekend. Congratulations to the race winners and thank you to all that participated whether as a walker, runner, volunteer, corporate sponsor, friend, or supporter of The Nemasket Group!

Louis Nisenbaum, Founding Executive Director Tribute Video - April 26, 2016

Louis Nisenbaum, Founding Executive Director of the Nemasket Group, Inc. 1984 – 2011  

The History of Human Services - February 3, 2016

The Massachusetts Alliance for Personal Action & The SRV Implementation Project are pleased to announce a two-day workshop entitled: The History of Human Services:   Tracing the Origins of Some of Our Major Contemporary Service Patterns, & Some Universal Lessons for Service That Continue reading