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2021 in Review: Randolph and the South Shore

Published by Kassi Soulard on

As Triangle closes out its 50th year of service to the disability community of Massachusetts, we are taking a tour around the different cities, towns, and regions that we serve to highlight the impact that our champions, friends, partners, and donors are making in their local communities. If you haven’t already had a chance to support us, we welcome you to make an end-of-year donation here.

In the early 2010s, Triangle acquired a South Shore disability services organization as its second major geographic expansion. This led to the opening of its third day program location in Randolph in 2014. As a unique piece of its service, Triangle has partnered with many local school districts as part of its School to Career program that connects students with disabilities with programs that help build job skills and opportunities to participate in supported employment programs prior to adulthood. In 2021, Triangle’s small but mighty site in Randolph continues to serve both students and adults with disabilities, and is also home to Triangle’s Workforce Development efforts in the “South,” as they work one-to-one with job seekers from surrounding communities.

In 2021, Triangle provided the following services to the South Shore.

  • More than 100 people with disabilities from South Shore communities were served by Triangle in 2021!
  • 30 individuals from the South Shore participated in community-based day services – a hybrid approach continued to be used to ensure that all program participants could stay engaged even when pandemic-related barriers presented challenges.
    • 4 individuals were hired into competitive employment with support from Triangle team members.
  • Triangle’s Workforce Development team supported 52 individual job seekers with disabilities from South Shore communities, while also providing pre-employment services to Abington High School, Blue Hills Regional High School, Canton High School, South Shore Vocational Technical High School, and Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School.