History

GAAMHA, Inc. was established in 1967, to provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities in the greater Gardner area. Pathway House, established in 1972, was developed to provide residential services for men with substance use disorders.Several years later in 1985, GAAMHA Transit was launched to provide transportation services to the individuals served at the GAAMHA site.  GAAMHA, Inc. and GAAMHA Transit merged in 1997, creating the transportation department.  Finally, in 2000, we incorporated Coleman Assembly & Packaging an innovative social business providing full-service assembly and packaging services.

Since 1987 our corporate headquarters have been located at 208 Coleman St. Ext., Gardner, MA. This 50,000+ sq. ft., multi-purpose facility is the home of our day program for individuals with disabilities, transportation, Coleman Assembly & Packaging and our administrative offices.   

GAAMHA strives to provide exceptional services and is proud to be an active member of the communities we serve.

GAAMHA is a provider of services to the following Massachusetts agencies and businesses:

  • The Department of Developmental Services

  • The Department of Public Health

  • Boston Public Health Commission

  • The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

  • The University of Massachusetts

  • The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

  • Various local school special education departments

  • Local hospitals

  • Private insurers  

  • Other agencies and businesses.