Employment Program Riverside Industries Inc.

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Contact Information

Riverside Industries Inc.
Contact: Kyle Schaller, Director
Email Address: kschaller@rsi.org
Phone: 413-527-2711
Alternate Phone: 800-339-2711

1 Cottage Street Easthampton, MA 01027
Area Served: West

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Narrative

For four decades, Riverside has worked with hundreds of area employers, including Amherst College, Big E's Supermarket, Big Y, Chartpak, Dr. Hauschka, Hasbro, Packaging Corporation of America, Pioneer Packaging, Berry Tubed Products, UMass, and Yankee Candle.


Riverside Employment works in partnership with the Department of Developmental Services, area schools, local Chambers of Commerce, Career Centers, and many other community resources to provide comprehensive, varied, and flexible support. We have long-standing relationships that ensure each participant receives a broad scope of support services necessary for successful employment.


The following employment options match the needs of Riverside participants with the needs of the job:


Individual Placement

  • Individual placements match participants with local businesses, schools, or organizations. These placements allow participants to work on their own with minimal support from the employer and infrequent behind-the-scenes support from Riverside. Individual placements include; Amherst College and UMASS Dining Services, Big E Supermarket, Stop 'n' Shop Supermarket, Big Y Supermarket, Serio's Market, Packaging Corp of America, Harley Davidson- Southampton.


Mobile Work Crews

  • Mobile work crews are small groups of participants hired to fulfill jobs from local employers. A full-time Employment Specialist provides continuous on the job support and supervision in order to ensure success for each participant, while meeting the employer's job requirements. These dependable work crews are a reliable and cost-saving option for local businesses. Riverside Gardens employment is another creative option at the Liberty Street greenhouse and farms in Southampton and Easthampton.


One Cottage Street

  • One Cottage Street in Easthampton is a unique, facility-based employment option for participants to work on local and national contracts.

Service Types

  • Community Based Day Program
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Advocacy
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Jobs
  • Personal Care
  • Vocational

Populations Served

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amputations
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Aphasia
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyper Activity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavior Disorder
  • Birth Defects
  • Blind
  • Blood disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain/Head Injury
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Health Impairment
  • Cleft Lip & Palate
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deaf
  • Developmental Delay Birth to 3
  • Developmental Disability
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis - ID/MI
  • Dying/high Risk
  • Eating Disorders
  • Elderly Person with disabilities
  • Epilepsy/seizure Disorder
  • Growth Disorders
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Heart Disorder
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Kidney Disease
  • Language Impairment
  • Laryngectomy
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Leukemia
  • Lupus Erythematous
  • Lyme Disease
  • Mental Illness
  • Multiple Disability
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Other See Narrative
  • Pain
  • Phobia
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Rare disorders/low incidence
  • Rubella
  • Scoliosis
  • Skin Disorders
  • Smell/taste Disorders
  • Speech Impairment
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Substance Abuse
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Visual Impairment

Ages Served

  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Elevators
  • Free Transport
  • Medical Needs
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Services at Work
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: MassHealth, Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: DDS, CARF