Alternatives - Community Life For People With Disabilities

Real Jobs

Having a job can be a great achievement for anyone, and it can particularly be a milestone for an individual with a disability. Jobs serve a purpose — not simply to pay the bills but rather to have a place to go where one can accomplish something and be a part of a team. Having a place of employment to go to each day, or a few times a week, presents individuals with opportunities such as meeting new people and learning new skills, as well as applying skills attained through training in the programs.

For individuals served by Alternatives, it can mean freedom to go out into the world and be a part of something larger. It is a sense of pride to add value and be valued. Securing jobs for those served by Alternatives is also beneficial for the employers. Their companies gain loyal, eager workers who sincerely want to be part of a greater community and who genuinely want to do their jobs well. It is a win-win for all involved, and it makes for a more inclusive community.

Some of our employment partners include:

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Sholan Farms
  • Franklin Health Club
  • Polyfoam Corporation
  • Stop & Shop

View Examples of “Real Jobs” Experiences in Our Community

Donald Roy

"Donald faces life's challenges with both enthusiasm and a sense of humor that we can all learn from."

Everett Adams

"This job has really helped him to develop a sense of self-confidence, purpose and to be more responsible in general."

Jacob Barney

"If left to my own devices, I'm not sure I would have survived.'"

Jeanne Tradd

Like millions of other working women, Jeanne Tradd is saving her pennies for a dream vacation.

Kathy Flamand

"I am proud to say that I am much more independent and have my 'own' life."

Lenny Mills

"If I can turn my life around, so can you."

Patrick McKeown

At the Academy, Patrick improved his interviewing skills and got real world job experience.

Sean Bissonnette

Sean Bissonnetts’s future is looking bright. In the past year, he’s moved out of a group...