Western Mass Employment Collaborative

Our Partners



WMEC is proud to partner with the following employment service providers, state government agencies, workforce development entities, and employers on the shared goal of helping individuals with disabilities access and attain meaningful employment opportunities:

Behavioral Health Network, Inc.
Berkshire Hills Music Academy
CareerPoint One Stop Career Center
Center for Human Development
Clinical and Support Options (CSO)
Community Options
Department of Mental Health
Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
Franklin-Hampshire Career Center
FutureWorks Career Center
Goodwill                                                                                                                                                                                             Holyoke Community College                                                                                                                                                      
Mass Commission for the Blind (MCB)
Mass Rehab Commission (MRC)
New England Business Associates
Opportunity Services
Riverside Community Care
Riverside Industries                                                                                                                                                           
Springfield City Library                                                                                                                                                               Springfield Partners for Community Action                                                                                                                               Valley Educational Associates, Inc.
Veteran's Affairs
Viability Inc.


“The Western Mass Employment Collaborative has been extremely helpful in assisting people through our Agency in securing employment. They have advocated for individuals, been very quick to respond when we’ve had questions, and have followed up with employers when necessary. Together it’s opened a few doors!  We are looking forward to continuing to work together in breaking down barriers with potential employers so that these overly underemployed segments of the population are offered more opportunities for employment.”
   – Betsy Grim, Executive Director, Community Options, Inc.

“Why WMEC?
    ‘There is always strength in numbers. The more individuals or organizations that you can rally to your cause,
     the better.’” – Mark Shields, American Journalist
The Western Mass Employment Collaborative brings many organizations together by creating an environment where people share information, “dare to disagree” on best practices and get Massachusetts back to work...one employee at a time.”

   – Kat Mangiafico, Supervisor of Supported Employment, Opportunity Services