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Pathlight is a 501(c)3 non-profit Massachusetts corporation with headquarters in Springfield. It was founded in 1952 by five mothers of children with developmental disabilities.

Pathlight was the first organization in Hampden County dedicated to serving individuals with intellectual disabilities. The founders shared a dream that their children would live and grow as valued members of their communities, despite the fact that this vision challenged prevalent societal expectations that people with developmental disabilities were best separated from their families and placed in institutions.

Pathlight operates throughout Western Massachusetts and employs over 600 dedicated people.

Children, teens, and adults with  intellectual disabilities and their families.

Eligibility and referrals for service are made by state and/or local contracting agencies.

Some Pathlight programs, including Whole Children, Milestones recreation, Family Empowerment, and Autism Connections, are open to the public without a referral. These programs may charge a fee for their classes and activities.

Many services provided by Pathlight are funded through contracts held by the organization with a variety of state agencies. Individuals must be determined to be eligible for these services and referred by the appropriate agency.

Our Family Support programs offer classes, workshops and educational opportunities to the public, some for a fee.

The majority of the organization’s revenue comes from contracts with state agencies including the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services and the Massachusetts Department of Medical Assistance.

Some of Pathlight's Family Services programs rely on private pay for their services.

Pathlight also raises money from a broad network of generous donors to support innovations and capital projects. We gratefully accept support from individuals, businesses, and foundations.

Corporate Office
220 Brookdale Drive
Springfield, MA 01104
(800) 536-2910

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Opportunities in the Springfield Area

For opportunities in the Springfield and Westfield areas, please contact Bonnie Mosher at bonnie.mosher@pathlightgroup.org, or call 413-731-4569. Or stop in our Springfield office at 220 Brookdale Drive to complete an application.

Opportunities in Greenfield, Gill, Buckland, Clarksburg, and South Deerfield

If you are interested and/or would like information on specific openings, please contact Leigh Ann Renaud at leighann.renaud@pathlightgroup.org, phone (413) 774-3495 or stop into our Greenfield office at 101 Munson Street to complete an application.

If you'd like to find out more about Adult Family Care and Shared Living, please call our Family Based Living Services line at 800-652-2201 x153 or email info@pathlightgroup.org.

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