Community Based Day Services (CBDS) Work Opportunity Center Inc.

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Contact Information

Work Opportunity Center Inc.
Contact: Michelle Beirne, CBDS Manager
Email Address:
Phone: 413-266-3551

73 Market Street Springfield, MA 01001
Area Served: West

Map Location Community Based Day Services (CBDS)


This program of supports has been designed to enable individuals to enrich their lives and enjoy a full range of community activities by providing opportunities for developing, enhancing, and maintaining competency in personal, social, and community activities. The program has been set up with five core fundamentals that each activity falls into.  The core fundamentals are: Employment/Volunteer, Health & Wellness, Education, Life Skills, and Social Growth.  Options that are given to individuals who participate in CBDS include: career exploration, community integration experiences to support fuller participation in community life, skills development and training, volunteer opportunities with local non-profits, health & fitness classes, socialization experiences, and support to enhance interpersonal skills as well as the pursuit of personal interests and hobbies. The goal for every participant in the program is to obtain employment with local businesses. The CBDS program gives participants the skills needed while preparing and supporting them through the process. Since its inception, the CBDS program has been building relationships in the community. The individuals have become total participants in what the Greater Springfield area has to offer to its residents and visitors. 



Service Types

  • Community Based Day Program
  • Job Placement
  • Job Seeking
  • Job Skills
  • Job Support
  • Job Training
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Vocational

Populations Served

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Blind
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Deaf
  • Developmental Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Multiple Disability
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Tourette Syndrome

Ages Served

  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Able to serve clients in their wheelchair
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Services at Work
  • Sign Language
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: DDS
  • Fees: Free Service, Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: DDS