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By Brian Foster
Construction of our second group home in Rutland, MA is now in the finishing stages. The painting is nearly finished and the flooring is down! Stay tuned for updates and new pictures as the house is finished up!
By Mary Heafy
COVID-19 has presented many challenges to each of us professionally and personally. Colby O’Brien had a very large and unique challenge to face when it became clear that our annual auction to benefit Family Supports could not take place as it was planned. After a few sleepless nights, Colby came to me with the...
By Kathleen Kopitsky
When I think of a staff person who can get it done, whatever “it” is, I think of Josiah, who delivers legendary service every day. Over the years of my tenure here at The Arc, Josiah has had several roles. Lately, his role is of Community Health Worker in the AFC Program. Even more lately, with staff changes, Josiah...
By Colby OBrien
On October 16, 2020, The Arc of Opportunity's Charity Auction closed out another record-breaking fundraiser to support people with intellectual and developmental (I/DD) and their families in the Central MA community. COVID-19 transformed the 31-year traditional in-person event into an innovative online format. Even...
By Diana Duffy
Shellene is always willing to help out other programs that might need some support. Shellene has been instrumental in training two new managers for North Central Division where she has made quality training personal. When asked if she could assist in their training she was more than willing to help in any way possible...
By Michael Fitzgerald
Throughout the entire COVID pandemic, from disinfecting homes to building cleaning, to the large amount of preparation for getting Main Street ready to reopen, Kevin has been first in line to take on any task to “Do what’s right by the client”. Kevin helped to maximize the department’s efficiency by consistently...
By Diana Duffy
Christina is very caring and compassionate to all of the employees and the individuals that are served. Christina is always looking for new ways to be supportive of everyone and always thinks team first. She takes ownership of everything that is connected to herself professionally, and the individuals that are...
By Eric Rivard
While Hayley typically works in the CBDES program, during this challenging time she has been working at the Hubbardston house and has been completely obsessed with organization. For example, on one shift, Hayley showed up and jumped right into our Med Room, creating new labels, color coding, and simply organizing...
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