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By Brian Foster
Construction of our second group home in Rutland, MA is moving quickly! The floor framing is underway. Stay tuned for updates and new pictures as the work progresses!
By Amanda Vasquez, MS, LMHC
Moving into a new home with new housemates can be both exciting and anxiety producing. Add to those feelings, the complexity of moving during a pandemic. Sharon was determined to move into her new home knowing that the move presented new opportunities and new challenges. Sharon, age 56, had never lived in a group home...
By Open Position
As the COVID-19 changes impact programming within the residential homes, a need arose in a Worcester location unexpectedly. Meghan, without complaining, embraced change by leaving the local home that she was commuting to and added a significant drive to her days by jumping in where her service was most needed. Staff...
By Festina Julue
When I think about making quality personal, Lovette (or LP as most individuals call her) is a perfect example. She is always willing to work and goes the extra mile when needed. Lovette has been with the agency for about 3 years now and has a person-centered approach. While working with our individuals, she has the...
By Mary Heafy
On April 12, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services reached a “hazard pay” agreement effective through May 30 with several unions representing state health and human services workers. As a result, state employees working on the front lines will earn an additional $5 or $10 an...
By Kristen Lamoureux
Josh took on the Program Director role in CBDES about one year ago. It is a challenging role, to say the least, but more recently Josh has shown his resilience and ability to truly take ownership of this position. Josh has gotten clear on expectations and worked to put systems in motion for staff coverage, consistency...
By Open Position
When I think of leading by example, I think of Alesia. As the supervising PCPM over Group 4, Alesia’s primary goal is to get as many individuals as possible out to our group employment sites on a daily basis. When Alesia’s staffing needed support over a period of several months, Alesia spent the majority of her time...
By Cynthia Mellor
Acquiring a new roommate is never an easy transition. Many questions can create an uneasiness around this life change. Will I like them? Will they like me? Will my day-to-day routines change? The four individuals living at the Appletree Residence expressed all of these questions and more when discussing the arrival of...
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