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Leadership at Work Inc., a provider in the Boston area, thought about the holistic approach to providing individual supports even before their agency’s transformation began. Work Inc. designed its community liaisons program to have three components: volunteerism, with the intention of identifying employment opportunities and contributing to the community; recreation, “because everyone wants to have fun”; and instruction, with a focus on skill-building and identifying interests and talents. In designing and implementing the program, Work Inc. staff considered each person’s interests, and turned former workshop staff into “community liaisons.”
Kamau, Esther and ThinkWork! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston, "Service Provider Promising Practice - Work Inc.: Developing A Community Liaison Program to Address Holistic Needs" (2019). ThinkWork! Publications. 92.