Alternatives Unlimited, Inc. (Alternatives) is committed to offering high quality residential, employment, day and outpatient counseling services to individuals with developmental or psychiatric disabilities. Our mission is to provide the necessary skills and supports so that each individual may lead a satisfying and successful life in the community setting of his or her choice - a life that includes a real home, real job and real relationships.
What We Do
Last year, Alternatives provided services to more than 2000 individuals with developmental or psychiatric disabilities through our network of 55 programs across Central Massachusetts. Originally established in 1976, we've grown to become one of the largest and most respected human service organizations in Central Massachusetts. We have won numerous awards over the years - but of most importance is the fact that we consistently earn the highest marks on consumer satisfaction surveys completed by the individuals we serve.
Alternatives is all about Community Inclusion - making sure that the people we serve have the chance to become part of the fabric of the communities in which they live and work. Our motto is "real homes, real jobs and real relationships." What that means is that we strive to provide opportunities for the individuals we serve to develop the same kind of successful and meaningful live in the community that we all hope for ourselves and our children.
We also recognize our responsibility to the communities we serve, enriching community life for all by partnering with other community-based organizations to sponsor events that people of all abilities can enjoy together. In addition, we both encourage and reward staff and individuals served who volunteer with other community groups and organizations. Our goal is to help create a truly inclusive and collaborative community - a community in which the people we serve can achieve valued roles.