All living situations are customized to suit individual needs, whether through Staffed Residences, Enhanced Family Care, Companion and Roommate programs. Caring, well-trained staff provide hands-on, reliable program supervision, Clinical Support and case management services, 24/7, 365. Learn more about our Customized Residential Services.
We support people in their everyday lives whether individuals need help with grocery shopping, tidying up their homes, handling budgets, getting involved in the community or participating in activities. Offering hourly and full-day options, we can tailor our services to individual needs. Learn more about our Customized Home and Community Supports.
The PLUS Company is all about lifelong learning and we pride ourselves on offering over 60+ Education and Socialization classes on-site and in the community. From our Campus-Based Enrichment Program at Rivier University to our Performing Arts classes and everything in between. Learn more about our Education and Socialization programs.
We offer expert Job Development, Supported Employment, Career Assessment, Vocational Training, and Sector-Based Training Programs. See why companies like BAE Systems, Dyn, UMASS Lowell, St. Joseph Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, Marshalls and Homewood Suites choose to partner with us. Learn more about our Career & Business Services.
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Established in 1972, The PLUS Company, Inc. was incorporated as a non-profit entity in 1978. In 1981 Chief Judge Shane Devine of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire issued an order which mandated that residents of the Laconia State School be de-institutionalized and then implemented a process by which those residents were allowed to return to and live in their communities. This greatly increased the need for community-based services for people with developmental disabilities and resulted in the rapid growth of The PLUS Company, Inc.. Several group homes were established in the Greater Nashua area, and an emphasis was placed on vocational training and skill building. Over the years, The PLUS Company, Inc. has continued to grow, creating innovative, individualized programming to serve the changing needs of individuals with disabilities and their communities. The PLUS Company expanded into Massachusetts in 1988 with its first office in Andover, MA and eventually moving to Tewksbury and Lawrence. In 2005, The PLUS Company, Inc.’s Progress Center opened its doors, making way for more Adult Education classes and enrichment programs. In 2010 The PLUS Company, Inc. purchased 19 Chestnut Street in Nashua, which will allow for even more growth and opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the Nashua area.
Through the years, the goals and objectives of The PLUS Company, Inc. have evolved to maximize options for vocational, social and financial independence, and integration for adults with disabilities. Today, the vocational focus of The The PLUS Company, Inc. has shifted away from sheltered workshops to inclusive employment opportunities with the community. Group homes are giving way to individually supported home environments. The result has created dramatic improvements in the lives of the people served.
Celebrating Over 40 Years of Success Stories (VIDEO)
Kim Shottes, Executive Director
- Joseph Marshall (Chairman)
- Jim Allard (Vice Chairman), Jim Allard Contracting, LLC
- Tim Kerrigan (Treasurer), Kerrigan Law
- Michael Monks (Secretary)
- Donnalee Lozeau, SNHS, Inc.
- Claire Boucher
- Edgar Carter, CPA
- Kevin Kouble, Lowell Five
- Mark McKenna, St. Joseph Hospital
- Kathleen Rice Orshak, St. Joseph Hospital
- Sandy Pelletier, Gateways Community Services
- Denise Roy, Merrimack PD
- Bernard Streeter