Employee Recognition 2018

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”― Will Durant

On September 26, Life-Skills, Inc. honored employees celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20 & 25 year milestone anniversaries at Point Breeze Restaurant in Webster, MA.

“This event recognizes the staff whose commitment to supporting the individuals served by Life-Skills, Inc. extends well beyond the norm.  This year, we are celebrating the achievement of 34 staff ranging from five to twenty-five years.  Congratulations to all of you for this exceptional achievement,” said Tom Amick, Chief Executive Officer, “Those of you sitting in this room, who are soon to receive an award, have enriched the lives of the people with whom you have worked with for years. Actually, for any number of our individuals, you are their families.  Thank you for being here tonight, and for being part of the Life-Skills, Inc. family.”

Congratulations to our honored Life-Skills, Inc. employees – our success would not be possible without all of the compassionate and caring team members at all levels of our organization.

2018 Award Recipients:

25 Years
Lisa Morgan

20 Years
Ann Audet, Tammy Lewandowski

15 Years
Violeta Arroyo, Eileen Beringer, Cherry Bonin, Deborah Depasquale

10 Years
Benjamin Atuquayfio, Marie Ange Cherenfant, Bethani Colon, Angela Grenham, Rafael Guerra, Jennifer Ruane, Liz Rodriquez, Katty Taveras, Sandralea Thibodeau

5 Years
Justina Ansah, Casey Bourque, Nancy Dawson, Maria Diaz, Jennifer Durfee, Patricia Farley, Chalice Gomes, Shalainna Humphrey, Matthew Kender, Courtney Levesque, Jayme Maguire, Kimberly Ouellet, Jillian Robichaud, Ziarty Tobo, Angelie Vermette, Amber Wheaton, Rosemarie Wheaton

To view event photos, please visit our Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/lifeskillsincorp

Take 2 Consignment to Close January 1, 2019


To all of our consigners, friends and supporters – we want to let you know that Take 2 Consignment and Bakery located at 125 East Main Street in Webster, MA will be officially closing its doors on January 1, 2019.  After approximately 12 years of providing an opportunity for consignors to sell their merchandise and local residents to purchase a wide variety of items at affordable prices, we have made the difficult decision to close the store.  Our Closet Classics Thrift store (in Friendly’s Plaza) will remain open and will continue to provide opportunities for vocational training to the individuals we serve.

We have enjoyed the wonderful experiences, friends that we have made over the years, and being a valuable resource to our community.  We hope that you will continue to visit, shop, and support Take 2 until we close our doors.  Please note that after October 13, we will no longer accept consignment items.  While this is an obvious loss in many people’s eyes, we look back at the past 12 years with pride in how much has been accomplished.

Thank you ALL for your support throughout all of these years!


J. Thomas Amick, C.E.O.
Life-Skills, Inc.



Life-Skills, Inc. is currently seeking new board members!

Life-Skills, Inc. is currently seeking new board members for our organization who are strongly committed to our mission and vision. We are looking for dynamic individuals who can bring an enthusiastic and active approach to our voluntary Board of Directors. Applicants with expertise in the following areas are needed: Corporate Governance, Strategic Planning, Law, Finance, Real Estate, Fundraising, Advocacy, Outreach, Peer Support Groups & more.

Life-Skills, Inc., is a 501c3 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 45 years, and currently offer Residential, Day Habilitation and Community Based Day Support programs in Auburn, Dudley, Fitchburg, Gardner, Greenfield, Lancaster, Leominster, Shrewsbury, Southbridge,
Webster, Winchendon, and Worcester.


* Understand & support the organization’s mission, services, policies and programs.
* Help to promote & enhance Life-Skills, Inc. public profile and network within the business community.
* Ability to attend monthly board meetings.
* Support corporate fundraising activities through donations, participation and activism.
* Oversight, review, and approval of the policies and procedures of Life-Skills, Inc.
* Financial management, including adoption, oversight and approval of the annual budget.
* Actively recruit, orient, and train new board members.
* Term commitment: 3 years.

Expertise in the following areas are needed:

* Law
* Real Estate
* Finance
* Fundraising
* Advocacy
* Corporate Governance, Strategic Planning
* Outreach, networking, peer support groups

Help lead our organization in planning, policy making, and developing financial and community support. You will get to network with other community members, gain experience in non-profit management, build leadership skills, and exercise your creativity while serving this unique population.

This is a great opportunity for professional development and personal growth. Community minded candidates interested in getting involved and helping to build a brighter future for adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities.

Please complete the application and forward to Mike Toomey, Board President at mjt@actleasing.com.

Board of Directors Application Form