Regional Employment Collaboratives


State Policies & Initiatives: 

“Massachusetts is home to a number of collaborative efforts to improve employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. With funding from the Department of Developmental Services and the Department of Mental Health, these collaboratives are growing in size and scope.


Riverside Community Care is supporting the expansion of the Central Massachusetts Employment Collaborative, as well as the relaunch of the Greater Boston Employment Collaborative and the Greater Merrimack Valley Employment Collaborative (formerly the Merrimack Valley Partnership). New collaboratives are also being launched in the Northeast and in the Hampden and Franklin/Hampshire area.


Employer liaisons will be working with each of these collaboratives. All of the collaboratives have a cross-disability focus, and welcome membership from the full range of employment service providers in their region.”

  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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