Everyone Deserves an Opportunity to Develop to their Full Potential

HOPe’s CBDS program offers adults with developmental disabilities vocational, skill building, community integration, and recreational opportunities for up to 30 hours a week.  These services are funded by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and delivered in accordance with its regulations.

Our professional developmental specialists work with each person to help him/her reach their own individual potential while engaging in community activities that are stimulating and enriching. Our highly qualified staff members support each person to increase and improve their social and functional skills, in accordance with their own Individual Services Plan (ISP) that was developed in partnership with DDS, client’s caregiver(s) and HOPe’s staff. Our partnerships and collaborations with community organizations include: Stonehill College, the YMCA, Elite Fitness, School on Wheels of Massachusetts, Mt. Sinai Hospital and the Natural Resources Trust provide volunteer and job opportunities for individuals to develop and improve the skills necessary for achieving their individualized goals.

Learning outside of the home, adults at HOPe grow with hands-on experiences at a variety of community settings. Below is a sampling of the types of experiential learning opportunities we provide:

  • Exploring the local outdoors through trips to the seashore, mountains, and local farming.
  • Learning about history by visiting and experiencing local area historical and cultural sites
  • Attending Boston sporting events
  • Experiencing Boston Arts and Entertainment through theater, music, etc.
  • Dining out at a variety of local restaurants and establishments
“As a friend of someone who has the privilege of attending HOPe, I have witnessed first-hand the remarkable progress and support this program has provided this young man and his family. What HOPe does for families of these very special children and adults is truly amazing and remarkable. Paula and her entire staff have been put on this earth to do the job they give unconditionally, each and every day no matter how difficult the challenge is. They have improved the quality of life for those who attend this program as well as the parents and siblings of these very special individuals. God bless all of you and all you do for others.” – Patty R, friend of current client in Community Based Day Program.
"I think it's the best program in the area!" – John S, parent of current client in Community Based Day Program