Sunshine Village was established in 1967 in Chicopee, Massachusetts to provide opportunities for growth, outlets for creativity and the chance for people with developmental disabilities and people on the autism spectrum to discover their own niche. Our participants are able to achieve amazing things – making every day at Sunshine Village a great day!
We support people who are 18 years of age and older through a wide range of innovative programs within seven locations throughout Western Massachusetts that teach life skills, foster independence, promote wellness and give everyone the chance to realize their fullest potential. People live and learn though our life engagement services, they work and earn through our employment services division and others give and grow within our community engagement program
Our participants’ families are our greatest champions and we are proud of our reputation among our funding and referral sources, as well as the high marks we receive from CARF, an international accrediting agency. We continuously strive to deliver the highest quality programs and services while we help everyone SHINE!
The artists and artisans featured within this outlet are supported in their entrepreneurial aspirations through our Community Based Day Services Program. Some of the products are created by one individual – while other pieces are a collaborative effort of two or more people working together. All pieces are a true reflection of creativity and passion.
Thank you for supporting this community of people with distinct abilities!