GET YOUR LOCAL ON: The Center Of Hope In Southbridge


Kayla Krause & Erika Travinski from The Center Of Hope with Tamara Beland

The Center Of Hope has been located in Southbridge for 65 years, but you may not have heard of it until now.  It was started as a program for children with disabilities who were not able to attend public schools.  Now, they serve over 650 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Central Massachusetts and Northeastern Connecticut.

With a large employment services program consisting of 14 local businesses, several day habilitation programs and an active family supports program, The Center of Hope Foundation is able to provide a wide spectrum of supports to enhance the lives of the people it serves by giving opportunities to be contributing members of their communities, and to achieve the most fulfilling and meaningful lives possible.

Kayla Krause and Erika Travinski from The Center Of Hope chat with Tamara Beland about all of the wonderful things the organization is doing for our community.  You can also find out more about their services at

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