Lighthouse Celebrates 30 Years featuring Danielle Goodwin

To read Danielle’s Inspiring story at Pioneer Valley Financial Group follow the link below:

Danielle Goodwin


Save the Date-10/15/15-HRU Annual Employer Recognition and Fundraiser Breakfast Event

Please Save the Date, Thursday, October 15, 2015 for HRU’s 2015 Annual Employer Recognition and Fundraiser Breakfast Event from 7:45-9:00 a.m. at Springfield Country Club. Formal invitations will be sent out soon.





Lighthouse 30th Anniversary celebration

Celebrating 30 Years of Service 1985 – 2015

You are cordially invited to celebrate

Lighthouse’s 30th anniversary.
Friday, October 9th, 2015 from 4-7PM
At the Springfield Technical Community College
“Top of our City Conference Room”
There will be dinner, speakers and various raffle prizes.

Cost is $5 for members and $10 for all other’s
RSVP by 9-25-15 (413)736-8974
With your choice of beef, chicken or veggie lasagna

Light Your Path to Recovery – A Walk to Raise Awareness

Friday, October 2, 2015
at 6:00 PM
Star Light Center
251 Nonotuck Street
Florence, MA 01062

Walk Begins at Star Light Center and proceeds to the Florence Civic Center and loops back to SLC
Reception to follow featuring recovery stories and remarks from State Rep. Ellen Story.
Chance to win Door Prizes -Must be present to win

Are you an External Customer or Employer Partner? Please Take Our Survey…

HRU collects feedback from all of our customers annually so we can continually improve our services. Please take a moment to take our External Customer or Employer Partner Survey…Please select a survey:

2015 Employer: If you are a current Employer Partner, please click on the link to take our Employer Partner Survey. Click here to take survey

2015 External Customer: If you are a family member, service coordinator, case manager or provider, please click on the link to take our External Customer Survey. Click here to take survey

Thank you for taking the time to take our survey.  We value your input!

Local Springfield representative visits Lighthouse Clubhouse

Rep. Puppolo Lighthouse Visit 2 Rep. Puppolo Lighthouse Visit 9

Rep Angelo Puppolo visits Lighthouse.


Tradewinds to host Open House

Join us on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM to celebrate this festive time of year and learn more about Tradewinds and the Clubhouse Model!

Enjoy light appetizers and take a chance to win raffle prizes so we can show you our appreciation for all your ongoing support! For more Details click link below.

Tradewinds Open House


HRU at the Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition.

Forum House and YMCA

Forum House w Rep Humason MCC 2015 DFP27180

 Left to right: Sen. Don Humason, Michael Forest, Sue Smith, Bruce Loubert (YMCA), Brenda Wilson, Rita Manning, Alex Katchedorea (YMCA), and Rep John Velis.


Tradewinds House

Tradewinds 2015 photo MCC Employ event DFP27117


Odyssey House

Odyssey 2015 Employ event photo DFP27021

Under construction: Human Resources Unlimited readies $2.6 million center in Springfield

By Jim Kinney | The Republican March 04, 2015 at 5:15 PM, updated March 05, 2015 at 1:49 PM

SPRINGFIELD – Human Resources Unlimited Pyramid Project began in 1982 with three people on the campus of American International College.

Now, the project is readying a $2.6 million, 17,600-square foot building at 60 Brookdale Drive in East Springfield that will serve as a home for the project as well as for HRU’s headquarters and for its transportation program.

Donald Kozera, president and CEO of HRU, said the Pyramid program will take up about 14,000 square feet of the space. the rest will serve as space for offices, a day habitation program and HRU’s transportation service.

Pyramid is a service that provides therapeutic education and integrative therapy to those with developmental disabilities. More than half the members use wheelchairs to get around. Services include music and physical therapy, classroom training and the new facility will have a full gym so members can work on both their gross motor skills and their general physical fitness.

Full article continues here at

Berkshire Pathways news!

HRU’s Berkshire Pathways program members donated two large boxes of food, collected by members and staff, to the Ronald McDonald House in January for their food drive. It was presented to the manager Westly Brophy; one of our members  graduated from a TE position and has since become a permanent employee there.