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TAKEOUT DINNERS

Feed your family while supporting Employment Options! During these difficult times, it is important to rally as a community. You need to eat, and we need to cook! You get yummy, homemade, reasonably-priced meals delivered to your door while supporting our non-profit agency.

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THANKSGIVING DINNERS

We know Thanksgiving may look different for families this year. So, we are here to make it easier by offering that traditional meal everyone loves, without any of the cooking. We have delicious, fully-prepared individual and family meals.

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LATEST NEWS

We are working diligently with our staff, outside agencies and healthcare professionals to reopen the clubhouse safely. This will take some careful planning to adjust our onsite program since we work together side-by-side. We will strengthen our program and develop safe, efficient and creative ways to continue our important work.

The foundation of who we are has never wavered during this time. We are proud of our program, staff and the way everyone has remained connected.

Some highlights:
• We have delivered over 2,500 healthy meals to individuals and families
• We are "touching" over 140 people per day
• We have sent 500 care packages and Activity Packs
• We are transporting members to work and medical appointments
• We have assisted members to obtain and retain employment at The Home Depot, Walmart and CVS

We were also one of 130 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000-$500,000 through Cummings Foundation's $20 Million Grant Program. We were chosen from a total of 738 applicants through a competitive review process.

"The Cummings Foundation has been a strong partner for Employment Options over the past five years. This grant gives us the opportunity to thoughtfully grow our existing catering business, which in turn will empower our members to improve their mental health through meaningful employment," said Shannon Leary, Executive Director of Employment Options. "Our mission is to expand culinary training opportunities over the next three years to reach over 200 people affected by mental health challenges."

OUR MISSION

We empower individuals and families in mental health recovery to thrive in their communities

$52.61

Cost of one day of services at Employment Options

versus

$1,700

Cost of one day in a Massachusetts psychiatric hospital

$300,000

Wages earned by clubhouse members in 2016

345%

Catering Options's increased revenue since 2012

CLUBHOUSE

Clubhouses powerfully demonstrate that people with mental illness can and do lead productive, happy lives. We offer people living with mental illness opportunities for friendship, employment, housing, and education.

We partner with young adults to explore life choices while building friendships

Young Adults

We coach parents to empower the well-being of the family as a whole

Families

We mentor members to find meaningful work

Employment

To start the process of becoming a member, please fill out a Membership Application and set up an appointment to tour our facility.

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GALA

Virtual Event Coming Soon

Since the health and safety of our community is our top priority, we have decided to postpone our traditional in-person gala in favor of a virtual event. Please stay tuned for more information!

CATERING

Redefining Dining - Serving up Success!

From our award-winning chef, professionally trained, enthusiastic staff, and memorable cuisine, Catering Options is redefining dining in the Metro West. We provide professional training and work experience to unemployed and underemployed individuals with a passion for food.

To place an order, please email catering(at)employmentoptions.org or call 508-485-5051 ext 232

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We cater socially distanced events!

"Last weekend my husband threw me a ‘Covid friendly’ 40th birthday catered by Catering Options. The food was not only delicious but the presentation was like nothing I have seen before. In this difficult time of uncertainty, my guests felt 100% comfortable at the party due to the fact that the food was wrapped in cute individual packaging. Taco dip cups with baggies of chips, veggies and dip cups, and charcuterie cups were such a hit! We also had amazing sliders and chicken skewers. Everyone kept asking where the food was from! I highly recommend using Employment Options/Catering Options for any catering needs. The food is great and their mission even more impressive. Thanks to their entire staff for making my day perfect!"

- Lauren S. (Medway, MA)

Thank you to the supporters of Catering Options

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Shannon Leary

Executive Director
sleary(at)employmentoptions.org

Liz Gulachenski

Director of Programs & Services
lgulachenski(at)employmentoptions.org

Jim Grasberger

Director of Finance & Development
jgrasberger(at)employmentoptions.org

Board of Directors: Lori Favata Robert Sousa, Bing Yeo, Elizabeth Baldelli, Karen Donaldson, Sherrill P. Cline, Dori S. Hutchinson, and Mary Rapa

CONTACT

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82 Brigham Street
Marlboro, MA
01752-3137
Phone: 508.485.5051
Fax: 508.485.8807
newmember(at)employmentoptions.org
catering(at)employmentoptions.org
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