Building brighter futures since 1970

Life-Skills, Inc., is an accredited non-profit corporation providing a wide variety of services to individuals with intellectual/developmental, physical, and emotional disabilities throughout Central and Western Massachusetts.

Formerly known as Southern Worcester County Rehabilitation Center, Inc., we have served area citizens for over 50 years, and currently offer Residential, Day Habilitation and Community Based Day Support programs in Auburn, Dudley, Fitchburg, Gardner, Greenfield, Lancaster, Leominster, Shrewsbury, Southbridge, Webster, and Winchendon.

Day Habilitation

The services of the day habilitation programs are designed to maximize a person’s independence in activities of daily living, personal health and safety, socialization, decision making, communication, recreation, community inclusion, and leisure skill building.


Life-Skills, Inc. operates residential programs throughout Central, MA for adults with mild to severe intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and adults with complex medical and/or behavioral needs.

Employment Services

We are an approved Service Provider which in SSA jargon is called an EN (Employment Network) for the Ticket to Work Program. If you are receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) we can help you find suitable employment.

Social Enterprises

Life-Skills, Inc. owns and operates several businesses in South Central Massachusetts. Our businesses are mission-driven and offer valuable resources to our community while providing integrated employment opportunities to individuals with intellectual, developmental, and emotional disabilities served by our agency.