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Massachusetts

Group Living Services For Adults
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Our Group Living  programs are available in the North Central, Southern and Western regions of Massachusetts. We  provide individualized, holistic, evidence-based services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have significant challenging behaviors related to autism spectrum disorders, mental health disorders, and problematic sexual behaviors.   

  

The Group Living program is designed to:  

   

  • Improve the quality of care for individuals with Intellectual and developmental disabilities who have medical and/or behavioral health needs.  

  • Services and Supports are delivered to individuals in a trauma-informed, culturally and linguistically competent manner based on program goals and best available evidence of service effectiveness. 

  • Provide assessment and recommendations regarding diagnoses, medication, and treatment.  

  • Provide a safe home-like living environment while utilizing evidence-based treatment methods.   

  • Promote each individual’s right to self-determination and self-advocacy.  

  • Provide education and training to caregivers and support teams.  

  • Expand access to mental health services.   

  • Enhance and improve each individual’s acquisition of skills through comprehensive assessments, personal goal development, and consistent implementation of Individual Service Plans.   

  • Prepare individuals to transition along the continuum of care to the be supported in the least restrictive setting in their local communities.   

Management Staff
Leah Andrews
State Director, LCSW

Leah Andrews is the State Director in Massachusetts.  She has both Bachelor's and Master's in Social Work from Stephen F Austin State University in Nacogdoches TX, and is a Licensed Certified Social Worker in Massachusetts.  Leah has worked in adult residential services since 2005, starting at Pathway to Possible in Newton and then working as Director of Services for Work, Community, Independence in Waltham.  Leah brought her background in Independent Living and Acquired Brain Injury homes to her current position as State Director in November 2020.  Leah also volunteers as a Big Sister, and loves to spend time with her family and dogs.

Lauren Sherman, MS, BCBA
Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services

Lauren Sherman holds a Master in Applied Behavior Analysis from Simmons College in Boston, MA and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Lauren started her career in children services and has worked with every age group from early intervention to adults. She found her passion while working in adult services.

Lauren enjoys developing and supporting clinical teams to positively contribute as team members. Lauren strives to not only create systems and standards for the clinical department but to enhance communication and support for the entire agency. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends. 

Gayle Brady
Associate Director of Nursing

Gayle is the Associate Director of Nursing for Massachusetts.  She has eight years of experience as a nurse in our Group Living programs and  began her career as a nurse supporting adults with developmental disabilities over fifteen years. 

 

Gayle has felt the most fulfilled when she’s been able to provide guidance, advocacy, and supports to help others grow and plans on dedicating the rest of her career to continue to do just that. In her personal time, Gayle enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and restoring furniture.

Kristen Wood
Regional Director

Kristen is the Regional Director of Western MA. She has worked in the field of human services for the past twenty-five years. She began her career while she was in high school as a Certified Nursing Assistance at a local nursing home. Kristen has taught Human Rights and Human Sexuality to new employees. She enjoys teaching others to help them improve their own skills and she also believes it to as a way build a strong and compassionate team. Kristen enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She has a great love for all things outside in nature.  

Angelo Maroun
Regional Director

Angelo is the Regional Director of Southern MA. He has worked in the field of human services for the past twenty-five years. Additionally, he has been teaching CPR and PABC since 2006. Teaching is his passion as it instills a positive work ethic and values such as caring for people, accepting that trust is the foundation of the relationship one must have with those we support, loving your work, and always doing your best.  Angelo always remembers that everyone is doing the best they can with the skills they have and that they can do even better with support and guidance.

Contact us today:
107 Scott Drive
Leominster MA 01843
Phone: (978) 534-0812
Fax: (978) 534-0814 
 




 
Contact us today:

Address:

60 Rogers Street 

Suite 2

Manchester NH 03103

 

Phone:

(603) 625-8825

Fax:

(603) 625-8875

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