@TheGuild June e-news
Happy summer from The Guild! It's been an exciting month for The Guild community as our students and residents take advantage of the warmer weather with cookouts, field trips, and outdoor adventures. We're continuing to enjoy the "new normal" with students and residents participating in their regular pre-COVID routines and activities. Below are some updates from The Guild.
New youth home name announced
Over the past year, The Guild has been working to open two new group homes for youth in Bedford for both students transferring from Crotched Mountain and existing Guild students to provide more cohesive programming that will improve their quality of life. The students recently voted on their favorite name for one of these new houses! Watch the video for a student-led introduction.
Research identifies opportunities to improve care for individuals with I/DD
Last fall, The Guild selected Andrew Chun, MPH student with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, to complete a practicum project focusing on gaps in psychiatric services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities experiencing mental health crises. Learn more about Andrew's project and findings.
Burlington House celebrates its 7th anniversary
Happy 7th anniversary to our Burlington House! Residents, their families, and staff celebrated with a party and cookout on our Concord campus, complete with an anniversary cake.
Congratulations to our recent graduates!
The Guild would like to congratulate our four recent graduates: Tyler, Elton, Lorenzo, and Matthew. We wish them the best of luck in all of their future endeavors!
Suitcase Stories: Voices of The Guild
In April, we collaborated with the International Institute of New England to present Suitcase Stories. Hear personal, real-life experiences from four Guild staff members - Mustapha, Linda, Muyani and Estella - and learn about their unique challenges in navigating unfamiliar places and learning the cultural lessons and norms of this country, all while trying not to lose the culture they grew up with as they work to achieve their goals. Check out the video.
Adult residents adventure with Waypoint
The Guild's adult residents share the profound impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on their personal lives and how Waypoint Adventure made a difference. Residents went on a recent hiking trip with Waypoint and learned about how working together in the great outdoors can inspire community and teamwork.
Join The Guild's team!
Staff members at The Guild for Human Services are passionate about their work and appreciate the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of the individuals we serve. At The Guild, you will have the chance to enhance the quality of life for youth and adults with intellectual disabilities and other challenges. Learn more about what it means to work at The Guild.
Support The Guild while you online shop
When you shop through Amazon Smile, a portion of your purchase on all eligible orders will be donated to The Guild. Just use smile.amazon.com and select "The Guild for Human Services" the next time you make a purchase.
Guild video challenge: next week!

Next week, The Guild will be launching a video challenge open to all Guild students, residents, parents/guardians and staff! In a short, 2-3-minute video, we want to know what The Guild means to you. All participants will have the chance to win special prizes. Stay tuned for more details to come!
The Guild for Human Services
521 Virginia Road
Concord, MA 01742
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