Lois grabs a container of paint from the paint bar at Create and Escape in Peabody, where she works twice a week.
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Working together in Peabody

PEABODY — Organizations like Bridgewell, that support and empower people with disabilities, help secure employment in different ways: through volunteer situations, direct employment, or a group-supported model.

Group-supported employment means that, depending on their skills and personal situations, individuals come to work as a group with a job coach who can help them with any issues at the job site. There is usually a ratio in the group of the maximum number of clients per job coach.

One of the recent partnerships that Darren Goad, a career specialist at Bridgewell, was able to forge is with Peabody’s Create and Escape, a DIY party and workshop space on Main Street.

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