Who We Are

PRIDE, Inc. provides quality vocational, social and alternate residential programs for
individuals with developmental, cognitive or intellectual disabilities.
Dedicated to improving the quality of people's lives, our philosophy is that everyone
who wants to work can work and be able to live in the most independent situation of their choice.
PRIDE, Inc. is a private nonprofit organization in Taunton serving southeastern Massachusetts.

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PRIDE Builds Float for Taunton Christmas Parade

Thanks to the hard work and enthusiastic leadership of PRIDE Case Manager, Jen Perry (photo inset below), and her husband Bill, a team of PRIDE staff and participants had great fun building a fantastic float for the Taunton Christmas Parade this year. Our thanks to all who helped make this silver and gold themed event happen.


Pride Christmas Parade Float
Happy Faces on PRIDE Float


Fundraising Events





Steamers

Clams, sausages, hot dogs, chourico, potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes... and ice cream for all! One of our most popular events.

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Saturday, April 23, 2016
Clam Boil
Breakfast

Guests from the community share breakfast on us, learn about PRIDE's mission, and enjoy special speakers.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016
Community Breakfast
Meat on Skewer

If you've never experienced this great event, join us this year! Generous portions of meat barbecued on skewers. Entertainment provided.

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June 2016
Meat On A Stick
Golf Ball

Our biggest fundraiser, the Golf Tournament is always welcoming new teams for this fantastic day.

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Friday, August 5, 2016
Golf Tournament








... a Board member and mom speaks out

PRIDE has always been there for not only my son but for my entire family. This organization goes above and beyond for those with intellectual disabilities. It has provided my son with the work that makes him feel good and the social connection that makes him smile. He has great self-esteem and enjoys attending PRIDE's Programs.

Patricia BabbittPatricia Babbitt | Parent of PRIDE participant and PRIDE Board Member

... an employer gives praise

The men and women of PRIDE are so reliable and dependable, and come in every day happy and appreciative of the opportunity to work and make a difference. They genuinely care about the work they do, the quality of their efforts and the service that they provide.

Alex ChoiAlex Choi | VP, General Manager and Principal - 3balls.com

... Easter Seals says 'thanks'

I want to recognize your staff and clients who participate in our Easter Seals volleyball and softball events. They have been enthusiastic participants for over 25 years. Special thanks to Doug Latham who organizes the team. He is outstanding. Thanks again for working with Easter Seals and for all you do in the community.

link to easter sealsKirk N. Joslim | President & CEO - Easter Seals

ABI Services & News

PRIDE is now certified by BIA-MA to offer Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) services. If you or a loved one need individual support and community habilitation, chore services, supported employment, pre-vocational services, day services, adult companionship and/or respite services, PRIDE can help. Call us at 508-823-7134 for details.

In February, the BIA-MA begins it’s training series for ABI Clinical Continuing Education. Joanne Storrs, Executive Director and Marc Mauricio, Assistant Executive Director will be attending. PRIDE will also be attending the Annual Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA) Conference in March, where we will be highlighting services offered at PRIDE.  This year marks the 35th anniversary of the statewide conference, which provides a place to gather and discuss the challenges faced by the brain injury community. Following a morning keynote speaker, over 700 conference participants will attend more than 25 workshops and network with over 40 exhibitors. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are offered in more than a dozen fields.

Advocacy

PRIDE is working closely in partnership  with the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers (ADDP)  to meet and discuss disability concerns for families and providers. ADDP is sponsoring “A Day at The State House Luncheon” on January 26th with Massachusetts local representatives. During this luncheon we hope to make our needs known for the FY’17. Goals include increased funding for families of Massachusetts, promoting work and self-sufficiency, the state’s implementation of the Autism Omnibus Act of 2014 and implementation of the Massachusetts Brain Injury Commission Report. Our community is asking legislators to include the ADDP FY’17 priorities in their recommendation to the Chair of Ways and Means.

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