Our Story

Mission Statement

Through support, challenge, and opportunity, Triangle, Inc. empowers people with disabilities and their families to enjoy rich, fulfilling lives. We are committed to helping the world realize that we are all people with ability.

Our History

Triangle, Inc. was established in 1971 by business leaders and families who believed that we are all people with ability. In our early years, we provided on-site employment opportunities for people with disabilities from Medford, Malden, and Everett. Because people with disabilities wanted to work and live in the community, we also opened three community homes in our first decade.

Triangle's Pearl Street headquarters in the '80s
Triangle Inc.’s Pearl Street headquarters in the ’80s

Since 2001, Triangle, Inc. has rapidly expanded to provide youth and adults with the innovative career, leadership, and safety skills they need to live more independent, dignified lives. Through our array of Career Services we helped people secure or advance 234 careers in Fiscal Year 2016 – many in growth industries like health care and hospitality. Our School-to-Career and Empowering People for Inclusive Communities (EPIC) initiatives equip high school students with disabilities and recent graduates with the tools to start careers and serve and lead their local communities. Our national award-winning IMPACT:Ability program provides evidence-based  abuse prevention training that empowers people of all abilities to live safe, healthy lives. At our nine beautiful homes in Malden, Melrose, Peabody, Danvers, Reading, Stoneham, and Saugus, we provide support to 43 people to help them enjoy more independent, dignified lives.

Our Impact in FY20

  • 2,916 people were served by at least one of our programs in FY20.
  • We doubled the size of our Salem program with a move to Shetland Park. This bright, open space includes expanded workforce development and testing center services along with added capacity for our Community-based Day Services and Supported Employment programs.
  • We now have 5 program locations after adding a new Workforce Development and Testing Center on Pleasant Street in Malden.
  • We helped provide 295 competitively paid job opportunities across all of our employment programs – a huge accomplishment considering the limitations of the pandemic.
  • 32 Service Warriors completed EPIC’s flagship service learning program in Boston and Worcester. These young leaders completed more than 3,500 hours of service!
  • We provided 100+ hours of online weekly programming starting in March. This includes employment skill-building classes for students and adults, online safety classes with our school partners, and nightly social and support groups that helped our community stay connected
  • 1,060 hours of classes were offered by IMPACT Boston – this includes partnerships with more than 20 school partners and human services providers.
  • 44 individuals with disabilities live in 9 loving residential homes.

To learn more about the outcomes of our programs, view our FY20 Annual Report.