NEW ENGLAND BUSINESS ASSOCIATES INC

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NEBA assists individuals in their quest to overcome barriers to employment while matching them with companies in need of dedicated employees

A car accident can forever change your life. In 2011, a month before the accident an 18 year old was named crew chief of a landscaping crew. He had moved away from his family to start to build a life for himself. He hit an earthen embankment at 45 miles per hour breaking his back in three places, placed in a coma for two months, and given a 2% chance of survival. He overcame unsurmountable odds and learned how to walk and talk again. He made a decision that he wanted to support himself and not rely on disability income to pay his way in life.

This individual came to NEBA in April of 2012. His physical limitations on lifting were a barrier to his dream job of owning a landscaping company. With the help of NEBA, he identified that he would like to work in food service. After learning interviewing skills, resume writing skills, and assistance with transportation, he was hired at a major University earning more than double his disability income. He now lives with his girlfriend, helping to raise her son, and volunteers at a local animal shelter.

This NEBA participant has overcome the barriers his disability put in front of him. He no longer identifies as someone with a disability but as an individual with abilities.

NEBA assists people like him to enhance their quality of life through employment, post-secondary education, and community inclusion.

Please consider supporting NEBA through Valley Gives 2014 on December 10th, 2014.


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NEW ENGLAND BUSINESS ASSOCIATES INC
66 INDUSTRY AVE STE 11
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01104

Phone
(413) 821-9200

Web
http://www.nebaworks.com

Email
events@nebaworks.com

Mission
NEBA assists individuals in their quest to overcome barriers to employment while matching them with companies in need of dedicated employees

EIN 042790394

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