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CCI awarded second place for #BroadcastYourLove

CCI entered The Caring Force’s #BroadcastYourLove photo contest and came in second place with this entry!

Our three submissions were posted on social media and people had a chance to vote by liking the picture. Of the finalists, winners were chosen at the Provider’s Council.

The photo shows staff members Dawn Maurelli and Stephanie Watts doing the hair of two clients at Fall River Life Skills.

Stephanie, one of the staff members in the photo, said clients often ask to have their hair styled, especially when they’re going somewhere and want to look their best.

“I’m so excited that we were one of the winners,” Stephanie said. “It’s really wonderful.”

Tanya Madeira, Fall River Life Skills program manager, congratulated the staff and said the award was “well deserved.”

“Thanks for all your hard work each and every day with our folks and always going that extra mile…just because!” Tanya said.

Dawn, the other staff member in the picture, said these informal hair and nail salons are almost daily occurrences now. The manicures, hair straightening, and updos give clients confidence and help them feel their best.

“We just try to make them feel good, that’s what it’s all about,” she said. “We don’t do it for recognition.”

We broadcast our love and came in second place!

CCI awarded second place for #BroadcastYourLove CCI entered The Caring Force’s #BroadcastYourLove photo contest and came in second place with this entry! Our three submissions were posted on social media and people had a chance to vote by liking the picture. Of the finalists, winners were chosen at the Provider’s Council. The photo shows staff […]

Staff receive heartwarming letters of thanks

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Welcome to our new Mashpee program manager

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Employment program allows clients to shine

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Service Award Recipients 2017

  Community Connections Inc. honors 37 Service Awards Recipients June 22, 2018 at the Waterfront Grille in New Bedford These dedicated staff members are celebrating over 410 years of service milestones reached in 2017   25 Years of Service Framed Client Artwork   Kenneth Grieder, Driver, CCTS Wally-Ann Pierce, Employment Specialist, CCES James Ferreira, Developmental […]

Employee of the Year 2017

 Congratulations to CCI’s employee of the year, 2017 Liz Katehis A caring and thoughtful employee, Liz gives 100% to ensure her clients are engaged and involved in the services they receive. She works hard to schedule outings that are appropriate for each member of the group and has creatively devised programming to engage her clients and […]

From Intern to Employee, Felicity’s Story of Success: Changing the Life of Her Employer

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Congratulations to CCI’s Top Walk-a-thon Fundraisers

This year, CCI’s 10th Annual Walk-a-thon and Family Fun Day was our most successful year yet, raising about $68,000! CCI could not have done it without all the support and hard work of our fundraisers. As a thank you, CCI awarded the top overall fundraiser a $500 gift card to Best Buy, the top 2 […]

Record-breaking year for 10th Anniversary of Community Connections, Inc. Walkathon and Family Fun Day

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CCI celebrates the Grand Opening of the new South Yarmouth Day Center

On Wednesday, June 21, Community Connections held a Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting to present the new South Yarmouth Day Center and Administrative Offices at 261 Whites Path in South Yarmouth.  The event featured tours of the new program space and offices, light refreshments, and a ribbon cutting with Community Connections’ new President & CEO, David Botting, […]

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