Breaking barriers and helping to change lives through employment
Dear VAC Community,
I am writing to update you on VAC's response to the COVID-19 crisis. Our primary focus is the safety and well-being of our staff, clients, colleagues, and communities. On March 23rd, Governor baker issued an emergency order ordering nonessential businesses and organizations to close their physical workspaces and facilities to customers, workers and the public. Therefore, our Community Based Day Program will be following these guidelines and will remain closed until further notice. We will revisit this decision on an ongoing basis and continue to evaluate the safety of the members of our community.
VAC's community placement team continues to work from home and are available for questions from job seekers, employers, those receiving job coaching supports, families, and state funding sources. The best way to communicate with our staff is via email. If you are not sure of a staff members email address, please use the "Contact Us" link on this page and we will get back to with more information,
In addition to closely monitoring the latest global and local developments, our leadership team has been in daily contact with our state funding sources and following guidelines as set forth in the guidelines from both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the EOHHS to ensure we have complete information, a broad range of perspectives, and the necessary knowledge to respond effectively to the current environment.
Stay safe and healthy!
Amy E. Bell, Executive Director
The Vocational Advancement Center (VAC)
We're a non-profit, vocational services provider who has been serving the greater Boston community since 1957. Since our inception, we have been devoted to maintaining the highest level of programming available to help support our Consumers and Job Seekers to reach their full potential.