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20 Eastbrook Road, Suite 201
Dedham, MA 02026-2056
Tel 781-302-4600  |  Fax 781-329-4254
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About Us
Enthusiasm, professional skill, determination and pride– a winning combination.

What sets us apart? We don’t settle for one size fits all.
Beyond our commitment to making people's lives fuller and as independent as possible, what sets TILL apart is our ability to take carefully considered risks to develop new models of services that are in keeping with what we learn from our individuals and families. This innovation is obvious in our entrepreneurial culinary and food service programs, as well as our residential Creative Living Options. Our sports, fitness and recreation programs create respect and confidence in one’s talents and those of others. Join us in TILL games, Springboard, April Madness and vacation clubs to witness this excitement first hand. Look further and you will find that this energy and curiosity guides all of our work. We are committed today as when we began in 1980 to set trends in models of community based care. We take the trust that families, funders and individuals place in us to continue to grow and learn with them.

It is acceptance of the status quo that inhibits growth.
Humans are by nature, social beings. It is our connection to the community that opens the door to new and enjoyable relationships. To this end, we have designed recreational and social programs which broaden one’s connections and builds self esteem through acquiring new skills and friendships. We pioneered the concept of entrepreneurial ventures and turned them into thriving operations of school and employee cafeterias while training people for employment in culinary arts and food services.

Our services and programs meet individuals where they are—and take them to a whole new level.
Today we offer an extensive and comprehensive range of residential, clinical, family support services and day and vocational programs that meet the needs of individuals and their families of all ages with disabilities throughout Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

We work with individuals with acquired brain injuries, mental health issues, developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum. Staying true to our values, our service models address the unique characteristics of each diagnosis. Despite similar functional needs, we plan our services based on chronological age, specific diagnosis and life experiences.

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+ Our Mission and Vision for the future

Toward Independent Living and Learning's (TILL) mission is to create community based residential, vocational, and support services to help people reach their full potential and attain an optimal quality of life.

TILL's Vision:

  • To continuously improve upon our services by listening and learning from those whom we support
  • To create a dynamic, exciting, environment which promotes excellence
  • To develop a team of professionals, families and stakeholders committed to establishing innovative service models as people gain new skills and progress through life's stages
  • To be recognized as a leader in the field of human services
  • To enhance professional growth in the field of human services through training, education and implementation of new ideas.
+ Individuals and Families

Individualized Service
TILL personalizes services to meet each individuals strengths and challenges, by planning for and anticipating their ever changing needs.

Well Trained, Caring Staff
TILL’s commitment to training and development of its employees, makes us an industry leader in staff retention.  Our staff is instilled with caring, compassion and dedication to the individuals and families they support.

Responsive, Professional Management
TILL has decades of experience in working closely with families to listen to their needs, respond to their queries and take action. As a result of our responsiveness, TILL brings their vision to fruition.

Safe, Beautifully Designed Environments
TILL holds high standards for safety with respect to our most precious asset, our individuals.  TILL cares enough to employ architects, property managers and an interior decorator to develop and maintain beautifully designed esthetically pleasing and personalized environments.

Innovative, Continually Developing Services
TILL is an organization that continues to grow and offer new opportunities to its individuals.  TILL is extremely diligent in seeking out new and innovative funding sources that will continue to support our desire to grow in areas that are currently under served.

Integrated in Communities throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire
TILL involves its individuals in utilizing the abundance of resources found within their communities.  This sense of connection compels each individual’s desire to give back to the community in which they live, work and play.

+ Employees

Comprehensive Benefit Package
TILL offers our employees a competitive benefit package.  Just a few of our many benefits include; competitive pay rates, superior health and dental insurance, and generous paid time off.

Wealth of Compensation
In addition to competitive pay rates, TILL offers recruitment bonuses, tuition opportunities, life and long term disability insurance and a 403B retirement plan.

Variety of Employment Opportunities
TILL provides a great variety of schedules to help you meet your work life balance.  Opportunities exist for full or part-time, per diem, day, evening, weekend and overnight employment.

Career Development
TILL believes in providing career development opportunities. TILL’s commitment to training of its employees makes us an industry leader in staff retention. TILL’s size and diversity of services offers many opportunities for mobility with the organization to keep you professionally stimulated.

Stability of Employment
TILL is an organization that cares about its fiscal responsibility to its employees.  Through astute fiscal management, despite the current economy, TILL continues to grow and offer new opportunities to its employees.

Pleasant Work Environment
TILL maintains beautifully designed, esthetically pleasing and personalized environments in which our employees enjoy working.

+ Funding Sources

Accountability to Funding Sources through partnership
Till has a proven track record of accountability with our funding sources as evidenced by our timely responses to all queries made of our supports and services.  It is our goal that these sources partner with us to deliver the utmost in care as we strive to continually be a leader in the field, serving people with disabilities.

Superior quality of Services and Supports
The quality of our services and supports is apparent and reflected in our continued achievement of the highest commendations for CARF, Survey & Certification, and Medicaid audits.

Fiscally strong and responsible           
TILL is an organization that cares about its fiscal responsibility to its individuals, employees and funding sources.  Through astute fiscal management, TILL continues to grow and offer new opportunities to its stakeholders.  TILL is extremely diligent in seeking out new or innovative funding sources that will continue to support our desire to grow in areas that are currently underserved.

Safety is paramount                       
TILL holds high standards for safety with respect to our most precious asset, our individuals.

Individualized, consumer driven choices
TILL is proud to be a consumer driven organization offering a myriad of options within each program model.

Responsive and responsible           
TILL is confident that, whatever the issue, we are clear, concise, and responsive with our actions.  Above all, TILL holds itself responsible for the superior quality of its programs.

+ Donors

Efficiency and accountability make a difference
TILL is dedicated to making every dollar count.  Our experienced leaders know how to cut waste instead of services.

TILL is grateful for Your Donation
TILL recognizes its donors through a personalized “Thank You” letter and a listing in the TILLEGRAM, which reaches thousands of readers.

Always One Step Ahead
TILL prides itself on providing innovative cutting-edge services. Our entrepreneurial vocational businesses and various day and residential models are unique in the field of Human Services.

Support the Program of Your Choice, through Targeted Giving
TILL will earmark your donation for any specific program or project you wish.  Your donation will have a significant impact.

Your Donation Has a Direct Impact On Lives                        
In the current environment of budget cutting and scale backs, your donation helps us to continue our mission of providing the individuals we support a full active lifestyle in beautiful surrounds.

Helping Us Can Help You Too!
TILL is a recognized 501C Not-For-Profit Organization.  Your donation is fully tax deductable.

+ Businesses

You Can Count on Us           
TILL has a 30 year track record of dependability!  Our excellence and integrity is evidenced by our repeat customers, stellar reputation and customer referrals.

We Deliver on Our Promise
TILL recognizes our responsibility to you, the customer.  Our word is our reputation!

Innovative Visionaries
TILL developed the first successful entrepreneurial catering business as a Massachusetts Human Service agency. By providing vocational training under professional culinary staff, TILL has grown to provide exceptional service and unique product to thousands daily in schools and businesses.

We Are in Your Neighborhood
TILL delivers daily to locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

Competitive Pricing
TILL provides quality products and services to meet your budget.  Contact TILL for pricing structure!

T-is for Terrific staff who are thoughtful, tolerant and talented

I-is for Innovative specialists and directors who are idealistic and innovative

L-is for Leadership qualities of our administrations who set the policies and tone for a responsive environment

L-is for Listening ability of the personnel to hear and respect the concerns of families and provide a safe, secure, and happy life for our children -Anne Larkin, parent


Even though the agency is large and diverse, the people I come in contact with make me feel that they know me well and care to give me the support that I need to be the best I can be at my job

Heather, Day Support Staff
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