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  • Volunteer at one of our community events.
  • Join us as a recreation program coach or instructor.
  • Join our team for the Flutie 5K or for the Polar Plunge.
  • Volunteer for our virtual or in person programming!  Contact volunteer@lifeworksarc.org.  
  • Donate your time by getting involved with our programs – it’s a rewarding experience!

 

ADVOCATE WITH US!

Lifeworks is an Affiliate of The Arc of the United States and a partner and member of The Arc of Massachusetts.  There are many opportunities to advocate through The Arc and with us at Lifeworks! We have a self-advocacy group, human rights committees and organize several trips to the Massachusetts Statehouse each year.  Please join our mailing list and follow us on social media to get involved with the latest advocacy efforts!

MARCH IS DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH!  Participate in local, state and national celebrations, for more information visit:

https://www.nacdd.org/ddam1/

The Arc of the United States Action Center and Advocacy Page https://p2a.co/lRPDZ5C. The Arc of Massachusetts Advocacy Page.

2/16/2021  Please see the link regarding Lifeworks’ Annual Advocacy Day: Learn more here!

 

2/8/2021  Please see the latest Letter from State Representatives Garlick and O’Day to the Vaccine Advisory Group here.  

Check out the Arc MA Rally for the Disability Community which was on Friday:

WAYS TO GIVE

2023-24 ANNUAL APPEAL

You Can Make a Difference in the lives of the people we serve with a donation that helps our agency make a difference!
Join us by supporting Lifeworks with a donation today! 2023-24 Fall-Winter Annual Appeal letter

Spread the Word…Our Team is Making a Difference!

You can impact the lives of the persons we serve by ensuring that the resources are available for us to continue to provide the highest quality of care and services.

You can spread the word about the impact that our staff and services have on your loved one and in the communities we serve. Your voice is instrumental, and we are counting on you to help us make a difference! Give today and let your friends, family, and colleagues know that their support is needed too.

Manny with resident Richard

Teacher/Counselor Manny Depina is a comforting and reassuring presence at a Lifeworks home in Canton. Over the last four years, he has developed a special connection with the residents, some of whom are non-verbal but whose facial expressions often delight Manny.

“The best part of my job is spending time with the residents,” Manny said. “I know I’m at work, but it doesn’t feel like a job. I enjoy what I do every day.”
Direct care staffing shortages have affected Lifeworks. Manny has really stepped up and filled in wherever needed, and without hesitation.

Renata and Leslie out for a walk

The impact made by residential program manager Renata MulderGrant doesn’t go unnoticed. In the Lifeworks home where she works, the residents are vocal about her enthusiasm and uplifting spirit.
“She takes us for walks and she has a smile on her face,” said Peter. “We enjoy our time like when she takes us out to the Honey Dew and brought me to buy new sunglasses.” “She has lots of work, but she always takes time for the fun stuff too…we like her a lot,” said Leslie, praising Renata for taking them on a summer field trip to Plymouth that included a whale watch.
Renata loves the connections she’s made with the residents. “Along my journey I have met such beautiful souls” she said, adding that “helping someone who just happens to be non-verbal has never been a barrier to building a strong connection with someone.”

Listen to WBZ AM Radio about the Tyler Can! Initiative

There is still time to give to our programs and services through our annual fund! Donate now through our secure online form. 


Shopping on Amazon?  Please select Lifeworks, Inc. in Westwood as your Amazon Smile charity of choice.  All proceeds go toward our programs, thank you for shopping!  Each agency or non-profit organization has a unique charity link, ours is:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2512887

 


Support Our Annual Fund

FY24 Annual Appeal

Make a tax deductible donation in support of our Annual Fund. The Lifeworks Annual Fund supports all of our programs and services. Monthly donations can be made automatically and you will receive a report of your total giving at the end of the year. These gifts enhance all of the programs that we provide for people with disabilities. To set up a monthly gift, please click here. Lifeworks. We can also be found on Network for Good and Candid.  We have recently received a Platinum Seal from Candid for 2023.

Tribute & Memorial Giving

  • Make a bequest of a specific dollar amount, a tangible asset such as real estate, a car, shares of stock or other property Lifeworks. Please contact development@lifeworksarc.org.
  • Include Lifeworks in your estate plan.
  • In lieu of flowers, you may request that donations be made in memory of a loved one to Lifeworks c/o Development at 789 Clapboardtree St, Westwood, MA 02090.
  • Please contact us and we can assist you in leaving a lasting legacy.

Host A Peer To Peer Fundraiser

  • Host a peer-to-peer fundraiser online through Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
  • Host an event at your home where friends can learn about Lifeworks directly from staff. Contact development@lifeworksarc.org.

Contribute to the Forsberg Beautification Program

The Forsberg Beautification Program (FBP) was created in partnership with the Forsberg family, Lifeworks, Inc., and The Arc of South Norfolk in memory of Jane Forsberg. Jane served as an early President of The Arc of South Norfolk, and dedicated years to The Arc’s Human Rights Committee. She was devoted to ensuring that the support and services we provide for people with disabilities are exceptional. Through that, Jane became a huge proponent of advocacy, community interaction, and cared how things looked, specifically the homes and buildings. With these three components in mind, the fund was created with a desire to support and create a welcoming environment for people of all disabilities.

To contribute to the Forsberg Beautification Program, please click on this link to support FBP with a credit card. If you would like to mail a check, please make your check payable to “Lifeworks” and send to Director of Development, 789 Clapboardtree Street, Westwood, MA 02090.  Please note in the memo that you would like this donation to go toward the Forsberg Beautification Projects (FBP) fund.  We will notify the family of all donations.

Founded in 2019, the Forsberg Beautification Program has already supported a wreath making program and funded a new stone wall meticulously designed and built by John Murtagh. We’ve started to work on creating raised garden beds and flower boxes at Lifeworks residences. At our Westwood location, the vegetables from our garden are utilized for cooking classes. Your support will help continue and expand our current projects and create new programs/beautification projects for our participants.

Fund Objectives

  • Enhance the properties and homes with plantings for grounds, vegetable gardens, window boxes, holiday décor, etc.
  • Create connections through inclusive opportunities for community volunteers.
  • Generate new educational programs for people of abilities.
  • Enhance program physical spaces.

Jane’s Daughter – Kathy Forsberg

Kathy has been an active participant in Lifeworks’ programs since 1962. Kathy and her housemates have been able to directly benefit from the tomato garden that she helped to plant at her residence, funded by the FBP. She and her housemates were able to tend the garden and cook with the fresh tomatoes. Kathy also enjoys daily walks, Diet Coke, spending time with her housemates, and attending The Arc and Lifeworks’ events.

For Career Opportunities for Lifeworks, please see our Join our Team page, or go to Indeed.org for all of our job descriptions.

Please send your information, with the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email to careers@lifeworksarc.org.

 

Preference given to college Junior or Senior or Graduate Students, with a Major in Special Education or a related field. Preference will be given to (1) applicants who have not previously received one of these scholarships and (2) applicants who have a strong connection to the geographic area served by Lifeworks. Questions? Please reach out to development@lifeworksarc.org.

Lifeworks Scholarship Application Form

Advocate with us!

Lifeworks is an Affiliate of The Arc of the United States and a partner and member of The Arc of Massachusetts.  There are many opportunities to advocate through The Arc and with us at Lifeworks! We have a self-advocacy group, human rights committees and organize several trips to the Massachusetts Statehouse each year.  Please join our mailing list and follow us on social media to get involved with the latest advocacy efforts! The Arc of the United States Action Center and Advocacy Page https://p2a.co/lRPDZ5C. The Arc of Massachusetts Advocacy Page.

Get services or inquire about programs.

Lifeworks accepts individuals for its programs from a variety of sources. We welcome your questions about our services and programs.  Please use our Contact Us form and we can direct your inquiry to the right person.

Ways to Give

Donate

Support us online here.

Support Our Annual Fund

Make a tax deductible donation in support of our Annual Fund. The Lifeworks Annual Fund supports all of our programs and services. Monthly donations can be made automatically and you will receive a report of your total giving at the end of the year. These gifts enhance all of the programs that we provide for people with disabilities. To set up a monthly gift, please click here. Lifeworks. We can also be found on Network for Good and Guidestar.

Donate Directly To The Forsberg Beautification Projects!

Learn more about FBP here.

Tribute & Memorial Giving

  • Make a bequest of a specific dollar amount, a tangible asset such as real estate, a car, shares of stock or other property Lifeworks. Please contact Susan at skagan@alifeworksarc.org or call (781) 762-4001 x304.
  • Include Lifeworks in your estate plan.
  • In lieu of flowers, you may request that donations be made in memory of a loved one to Lifeworks c/o Development at 789 Clapboardtree St, Westwood, MA 02090.
  • Please contact us and we can assist you in leaving a lasting legacy.

Host A Peer To Peer Fundraiser

  • Host a peer-to-peer fundraiser online through Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
  • Host an event at your home where friends can learn about Lifeworks directly from staff. Contact development@lifeworksarc.org.

Volunteer

  • Volunteer at one of our community events.
  • Join us as a recreation program coach or instructor.
  • Join our team for the Flutie 5K.
  • Donate your time by getting involved with our programs – it’s a rewarding experience!

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