Our Mission


To foster community partnerships, promote individual advocacy and create a pathway for growth and innovation by offering exceptional support and services to people with all abilities through the attraction, development and retention of superior talent who passionately demonstrate best practices.

 

Our Impact

  • Families Helped

    2,000

  • Professional Staff

    302

  • Types of Services Provided

    24

  • Cities and towns served in MA and RI

    34

Caregiver Spotlight

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, we honor Elizabeth Tierney as an outstanding caregiver. Elizabeth and her husband, Michael, are proud parents of three daughters and three sons. Elizabeth is a very involved and committed caregiver for two of her sons, Patrick and Liam. Patrick has been a member of The Arc’s Adult Family Care (AFC) program since 2011.

Elizabeth has on multiple occasions proven that she has excellent follow through and advocacy skills to ensure that Patrick’s needs are being met. Elizabeth recently recognized when Patrick was no longer feeling satisfied with his employment and she is currently working collaboratively with Patrick and his employment services team and the Department of Developmental Services to locate a new job opportunity. The goal is that it will not just be a job for Patrick, but ideally something he truly enjoys.

Elizabeth believes in the importance of community involvement and encourages and supports her sons to have meaningful relationships with friends and engage in activities that interest them. It is clear that Elizabeth is passionate to ensure her sons are living life to the fullest! Not only is Elizabeth a committed mom and caregiver to both of her sons, she is also a program manager for the local Special Olympics team. Elizabeth and Michael support 25 athletes in basketball, softball and flag football. As a matter of fact, their son Liam was recently inducted into the Special Olympics Hall of Fame! Congratulations Liam and the entire Tierney family!

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Caregiving is a valuable position in our community which often goes unrecognized. Let's look at what National Family Caregivers Month is and how you can celebrate it.

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