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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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Fall Quarterly Newsletter – “Mind Your P’s, Q’s, And R’s” - November 16, 2021

The Nemasket Group’s Fall Quarterly Newsletter has been released with an article written by Ross Hooley about the language we use.  Words matter.  We need to say what we mean, and mean what we say. Read the Fall 2021 Quarterly Continue reading

Holiday Baskets are Back!! AND Holiday Cash & Chance Item Raffle! - November 3, 2021

Both raffles will be drawn on Monday, December 13th. 5 Holiday Baskets & Holiday Cash Raffle 1st Prize $500 2nd Prize $250 3rd Prize: $150 + Over 30 Non Cash Prizes! You do not need to be present to win. Continue reading

5K Walk/Run – May 2022 - November 2, 2021

Saturday, May 7th 2022 The 5K Walk/Run is a fun and inclusive event that brings together families, friends, supporters, businesses and community members.  This event is a great way to show your support for a great cause. Registration Fee is $15 for adults Continue reading

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

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