Services for Individuals with Disabilities/AbilityOne
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Goodwill's job training, career services, and youth programs help people achieve independence.

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.

The Employment Supports Program assists participants in achieving their individual employment goals. For those in need of on-the-job training, this program 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 is secured, follow-up support including retention counseling, transportation assistance, and job coaching is provided as needed. 

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 17-21, transition from high school into internships in the world of work.

Project SEARCH is a school-year long internship program at area institutions, including Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and New England Baptist Hospital, to prepare young people with disabilities for competitive employment.

For more information on Goodwill’s vocational programs in Boston, please email J-D Garcia at This email 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 email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 978-825-5000, ext. 244.

 

Download our program flyers

The Employment Supports Program

The Will to Work Program flyer

The Transition to Work Program flyer

Panera Cares Internship

 

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 Bill LaBelle at This email 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.

Download The Day Habilitation Program flyer

For more information about Goodwill’s Day Habilitation Program in Boston, please email or call J-D Garcia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 617-541-1221. For the Salem Day Habilitation program, please email Lucy Boggiatto at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 978-825-5000, ext. 228.

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