Prospect Meadow Farm ServiceNet

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Contact Information

ServiceNet
Contact: Shawn Robinson , Program Manager
Email Address: info@servicenet.org
Phone: (413) 887-9441
Alternate Phone: (413) 247-0361

103A Prospect Street Hatfield, MA Hatfield, MA 01038
Area Served: West

Map Location Prospect Meadow Farm

Narrative

Prospect Meadow Farm was founded on the belief that recovery and life enrichment can be enhanced through farming activities and caring for animals. The farm is a non-profit social enterprise that empowers physically, mentally, intellectually, and economically challenged individuals to find meaningful activity through work in agriculture related fields. The farm is situated on 11 acres of farmland and woodlands, providing residential services to five adults in mental health recovery. The farm house offers residents an opportunity to live independently in a cooperative group setting. Residents participate in daily chores and maintain the residence, tend to the gardens, feed the animals, and provide mentoring to other clients visiting the farm. Through this community setting, residents strengthen their social skills, emotional competency, independence, and a competitive employment potential. In addition, the farm offers vocational rehabilitation and transitional employment assistance to individuals with a variety of disabilities and provides a unique opportunity for clients to receive both information and hands-on training in a specialized field of work. Through regular workshops, training from job coaches, and hands-on experience gained from serving on work crews, program participants become experienced and knowledgeable in farm work and other careers in agriculture.

Service Types

  • After School Programs
  • Cars/vans
  • Community Based Day Program
  • Day Activity
  • Job Skills
  • Job Training
  • Mental Health
  • Relationship/Friendship Support
  • Relationship/Friendship Trainings
  • Self-Advocacy - Leadership
  • Self-Advocacy - Life Skills
  • Self-Advocacy - Recreation and Leisure
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Communication
  • Day/Work Activity
  • Independent Living
  • Jobs
  • Mental Health
  • Recreation/Arts/Social and Leisure
  • Relationships/Friendships
  • Vocational

Populations Served

  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Ataxia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyper Activity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavior Disorder
  • Birth Defects
  • Blind
  • Blood disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain/Head Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Health Impairment
  • Cleft Lip & Palate
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deaf
  • DeafBlind
  • Developmental Disability
  • Diabetes
  • Dual Diagnosis - ID/MI
  • Growth Disorders
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Joint Disorder
  • Language Impairment
  • Laryngectomy
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Illness
  • Multiple Disability
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Narcolepsy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurogenic Spinal Deformity
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Oral/Touch Defensive
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Phobia
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Smell/taste Disorders
  • Speech Impairment
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Visual Impairment

Ages Served

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

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Public Transportation
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: Department of Developmental Services