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End of Fiscal Year Success Stories

Published by Yuki Cheung on

As we close out our program year, we hope that we can count on your donations in support of people with ability and the hardworking staff who support them every day!  Click here to make your donation today!

Triangle, Inc. had a successful program year that comes to a close at the end of June. We started new programs and while continuing our classic programming through remaining COVID-19-related challenges.

We said goodbye to our longtime headquarters and service site on Pearl Street in Malden and enthusiastically moved into our new home across town at 450 Broadway.

We launched our new Prism Program that provides a brand-new service model for neurodiverse young adults. Triangle continues to serve more people with disabilities and provide a wide range of support to help them become employed, empowered, and engaged members in their local communities. As we approach the end of our fiscal year, Triangle would love to highlight some of the other successes we had throughout the year.

Community-Based Day Services and Supported Employment Programs:

· Our two Malden day program sites were successfully merged together at our new flagship location at 450 Broadway. Malden program participants restarted several group employment projects in the community and placed several individuals into competitive employment at more than nine local businesses, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Biddy & Beau’s, and Stop & Shop

· Triangle Salem participants collaborated with local artist, Katy Sheridan and learned how to make marketable merchandise. The group had the opportunity to sell their wares at the Salem Artist Row opening and even contributed beautiful flower pens to Triangle’s 50th anniversary Celebration. The Salem crew also returned to several group employment sites, including Atlantic Vacation Homes.

· Our Randolph site had an individual job placement as a cashier and sales associate at Home Depot following a successful group employment project last summer. Another participant earned a part-time job at Stop and Shop in Walpole, where he maintained his employment throughout the year.

Triangle Workforce Development and Career Services:

· Our Workforce Development team provided innovative Pre-ETS programming to 200 students and digitized their course offerings and intake process to help ease the process of enrolling in upcoming classes. This team also operates two TriangleTest Center locations in Malden and Salem and was ranked second in the State for test volume with 880 HiSet and GED tests administered. Also, this year workforce began offering the Pearson Vue Suite of tests, specifically meeting the need to serve public school systems by offering the MTEL.

EPIC (Empowering People for Inclusive Communities):

· EPIC kicked off its 10th year of the Service Warrior Program in late-April and resumed in-person service projects. The program also partnered with a Babson College team to expand EPIC’s Training and Consulting programming to include options for corporate and private businesses who would like to build more inclusive workplaces. These new offerings support companies in their DEI efforts in addressing disabilities, ableism, and inclusion.

Residential Services:

· Triangle’s Residential program continued to offer 43 residents with loving homes and dedicated staff members who help keep them connected to their families, friends, and community activities. As our homes adapted to ongoing pandemic restrictions, we were able to get out into the community more and were thrilled to hold our Beach:Ability event again last summer.