Services for Individuals with Disabilities/AbilityOne

Programs

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Services for Individuals with Disabilities/AbilityOne

Goodwill offers a variety of services to support individuals with developmental, intellectual, and other disabilities.

Vocational Programs
Through various vocational programs, Goodwill assists participants in achieving their individual employment goals. For those in need of on-the-job training, Goodwill offers a paid training experience that simulates competitive employment expectations. Job development and job placement activities are provided to ensure positive employment outcomes. Once a position has been secured, follow-up support including retention counseling, transportation assistance, and job coaching is provided as needed to support each individual in achieving and maintaining the employer’s expectations and standards.

Will to Work is a program designed to help young people with disabilities between the ages of 22 and 25. The program guides candidates as they make the transition from high school to adult life and work.

Transition to Work is a collaboration between Goodwill and the Boston Public School to help young people with disabilities, ages 18-22, transition from high school into internships in the world of work.

For more information on Goodwill’s vocational programs in Boston, please email J-D Garcia at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (617) 541-1221. In the Salem area, please email Patricia Maynard at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (978) 825-5000, ext. 244.

AbilityOne is a federal initiative to help people who are blind or have other disabilities find employment by working for nonprofit organizations that provide products and/or services to the U.S. government. Through the AbilityOne program, Goodwill provides janitorial and housekeeping services for several federal facilities.

For more information on Goodwill’s AbilityOne program, please email Armando Valenzuela at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (617) 541-1201.

The Day Habilitation Program is a social adjustment program with an emphasis on individualized skill development. Goodwill’s Day Habilitation Program offers a broad variety of active treatments that are designed to increase participants’ community integration and self efficacy.

For more information about Goodwill’s Day Habilitation Program in Boston, please email or call Jay Hayston at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (617) 541-1228. For the Salem Day Habilitation program, please email Lucy Boggiatto at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (978) 825-5000, ext. 228.

The School-to-Work Program, based on the North Shore, provides job exploration and hands-on experiences to special needs high school students who wish to explore vocational opportunities in their community. This program is available through a cooperative effort with the City of Salem Department of Planning & Community Development, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, the Salem Public Schools, and the Lynn Public Schools. The program is an equal opportunity program and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, ancestry, public assistance, veteran history/military status, genetic information or disability.

For more information on Goodwill’s School-to-Work Program, please email Patricia Maynard at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (978) 825-5000, ext. 244.

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Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries collaborates with hundreds of employers to promote and facilitate the hiring of individuals facing barriers to employment. These collaborations bring trained, dedicated employees to the workforce, and help people achieve independence and dignity.

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Keith Mennino – I Will Work

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