Join us for our 1st Annual Holiday Stroll at The Pines in Mattapoisett.  A great day is planned that will include our chance and basket raffles.  There will be local vendors selling their handcrafted products and food trucks that are sure to please everyone.  Stay tuned for more information!

 

We are pleased to announce that The Nemasket Group has moved our offices to The Pines in Mattapoisett.

Our new address is 109 Fairhaven Road, Mattapoisett, MA 02739.

Our phone and fax numbers remain the same.

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The organization resided at the former Job C. Tripp School in Fairhaven for over 32 years.   The old school building served The Nemasket Group well for many years.   However, over the past few years a number of significant concerns with the long-term structural integrity of the building have arisen. Considering these concerns and the potential accompanying financial implications, coupled with the organizations need for more training, office, and meeting space, The Nemasket Group made the decision to begin the search for a new location.

We want to thank the town of Fairhaven and its residents for welcoming The Nemasket Group and our extended family into the community. Though our offices are no longer located in Fairhaven, The Nemasket Group still considers itself a part of the Fairhaven community, as some of the individuals we provide services to, as well as employees of the organization continue to reside in this lovely seaside town.

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

In January of 2014, The Nemasket Group embarked upon a strategic planning process.  What emerged was an overarching theme: Imagine Better – people leading enviable lives define the true meaning of community.  It was intended that our organization further embed the concept of valued social roles into the structures of The Nemasket Group.   To use a building metaphor, work hard at making sure that the foundation, walls, wiring, etc. of The Nemasket Group are infused with the relevant SRV strategies for building valued roles.  The more we do this successfully , the more natural it will be for employees of the organization to work together at supporting the people served to be in valued roles leading to “the good things of life.”

As we began strategizing, The Nemasket Group was in the midst of significant change.  Many stakeholders were still grieving the loss of the founding Executive Director, Louis Nisenbaum, and uncertain about the future of The Nemasket Group.  It is crucial that The Nemasket Group remain true to the Mission of the organization, build on Lou’s legacy, and take action steps that will instill a sense of security in our stakeholders.  Therefore, one of our Strategic Plan priorities is related to “Legacy, Stability, and Security”.  We want to ensure that employees of the organization know who Louis Nisenbaum was, and understand the legacy he left with The Nemasket Group. One of the things we did to ensure this is to create an audio recording of interviews with people that Lou knew and the impact he had on their lives. We hope you enjoy the audio recordings and find inspiration in the words of those who knew Lou.