The Employment Collaboratives are Riverside led partnerships of provider organizations and state agencies working to improve employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. These cross disability initiatives focus on a collaborative approach to engage a wide variety of employers within a given region. Our efforts are focused on job development, broadening the types of employers providing opportunities for our consumers, and enhancing access to career-oriented training resources.
Central Mass Employment Collaborative (CMEC) – serving southern Central Massachusetts
Greater Boston Employment Collaborative (GBEC) – serving Metro Boston within Route 128
Greater Merrimack Valley Employment Collaborative (GMVEC) – serving the Lowell/Lawrence/Haverhill region
North Suburban Employment Collaborative (NSEC) – serving Metro North and the North Shore
Western Mass Employment Collaborative (WMEC) – serving Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties
We are pleased to share comments from the people we serve:
"I was genuinely touched by [my clinician’s] warmth, high level of compassion, empathetic listening and understanding skills. He really showed a sense of care for me and my situation. The Riverside people are first rate!"