TREE

TREE uses a person-centered, evidence-based treatment model to provide effective vocational training and employment opportunities for adults with developmental, cognitive and mental health challenges.

TREE is a unique program model based out of our Lawrence facility, providing a variety of in-house and community-based engagement opportunities for the individuals involved. 

Path to Employment

Treatment

The treatment model employs a therapeutic work model for individuals with complex life experiences, psychiatric diagnoses and behavioral challenges, supported by an intense staffing ratio of one to four.

Responsibility

Using positive feedback and encouragement, the staff assigns individuals tasks of increasing responsibility, coaching them through challenges and praising them for every success.

Empowerment

Work helps individuals grow into a positive self-image, develop collaborative working relationships with their peers, and build a more positive sense of self.

Employment

TREE identifies opportunities for individuals to become a contributing member of their community, helping each person build the work skills they need for meaningful, engaging and independent employment.

TREE by the Numbers

Dedicated Staff Members

Staff's Years of Experience

Employment Contracts

Individuals Supported

Fulfilling Ambitions

The Method

TREE excels at fulfillment contracts, working with companies who need fast turnaround and competent workers to get their highly individualized work done — from the quick, efficient assembly and shipment of information packets, to accurate counting of products securely enclosed in bags and packed in boxes ready to ship, to quality assembly of manufactured goods built to spec and shipped directly to the end user. Incompass contracts with distributors whose goods have to make it to their customers’ sites on deadline and in perfect condition. Individuals learn the aspects of production, adhering to the strict safety, quality, and production standards set by their job coaches for each unique job.

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The Results

  • Work and communications skills
  • Building effective relationships with management
  • Collaboration and team building with peers
  • Completing assignments on deadline
  • Manual dexterity and coordination
  • Empowerment and pride

Warehousing Capabilities

The Method

TREE supports companies who need fast turnaround and competent workers to get their highly individualized work done. Incompass individuals assigned to fulfillment tasks exhibit quick, efficient assembly skills; accuracy in counting products and enclosing them securely in bags; and dexterity in boxing products for shipment. Incompass individuals excel at meeting deadlines, so every customers’ goods make it to their end users’ sites on deadline and in perfect condition. To get that highly specialized work done, individuals in TREE learn production processes and adhere to the strict safety, quality, and production standards set by their job coaches for each unique job.

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The Results

  • Work skills
  • Building effective relationships with management
  • Collaboration and team building with peers
  • Completing assignments on deadline
  • Manual dexterity and coordination
  • Communications skills
  • Empowerment and pride

    Weaving Futures

    The Method

    Here, beside the South Canal and Merrimack River, today’s workers are using hand looms to craft a wondrous, durable fabric out of colored threads and recycled videotape, which gives it that high-tech gloss. We have more than a dozen workers trained to operate the looms, producing bolts of fabric which are fashioned into tote bags, clutches and zipper pouches, and other utility bags and purses. It’s a job that pays, and it’s paying dividends in skills development and paths to employment as professional fabric producers.

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    The Results

    • Presentation skills
    • Sociability
    • Team building
    • Communications skills
    • Empowerment and pride

    “This novel social enterprise supports social and environmental change while improving the lives of people with disabilities. Our first major initiative is to create employment opportunities for adults with disabilities while improving our environment by producing new products from recycled videotapes. We provide social service agencies, like Incompass, with the tools and the training for their clients with disabilities, who then weave a beautiful cloth out of reclaimed videotapes. In the process, we’re making productive use of the miles of videotape that would be migrating to our landfills.”

    Christine Wyman

    Co-Founder, Social Catalysts

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    Get in touch with us.

    Contact the TREE Director at 978-975-8587, ext. 1211.