Growing the Workforce: Riverbrook’s Unique Vocational Program

It’s clear from the way she talks about Riverbrook’s vocational program that Day Program Director Colleen Powers loves her job. “We do something unique here at Riverbrook,” she says. “Can you tell I’m excited?”

Riverbrook’s Workforce Development program is unusual in the world of vocational programs for people with intellectual disabilities, because Riverbrook women get to explore, experience, and ultimately find work they love. Over 20 women have paid and volunteer vocational opportunities through the program, at as many different community sites, along with a number of entrepreneurial endeavors. The process used to find that work exemplifies the kind of hands-on attention Riverbrook women receive in all aspects of care.

Riverbrook and Muddy Brook: An Excellent Team!

Riverbrook women were thrilled to be invited by Muddy Brook Regional Elementary School to join them at the Norman Rockwell Museum on March 11th for Friends and Family day! The event was part of the museum’s new Berkshire County Student Passport Program, and...

Kathy Swims for a Cause

Please join us in congratulating Kathy, who participated in this month’s Swim-A-Thon at Berkshire South Community Center! Kathy swam 18 laps to raise money for Berkshire South’s adaptive programs. Kathy was coached and cheered on by friend and play...

Exploring Shared Living

Riverbrook is exploring a new model of care: shared living. After being certified by Riverbrook as a shared living provider, Human Rights Officer Ruth Hanley has opened her home to longtime Riverbrook resident Pamela. Ruth and Pam have been friends for over 15 years,...

An Exceptional Tasting to Benefit Exceptional Women

Please join us on Friday, April 21st from 6 to 8 PM for an exceptional tasting to benefit Riverbrook’s exceptional women! Featuring 40+ wines, ciders and craft beers curated by Nejaime’s Wine Cellars in Lenox, plus exciting raffles, light hors...

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