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.



Employee Recognition 2017

On September 27, Life-Skills, Inc. honored 39 employees who have celebrated milestone anniversaries in 2017 at a special dinner at Point Breeze Restaurant in Webster, MA.  The collective years of their service totals 390 years!

Tom Amick, CEO of Life-Skills, Inc., highlighted the great team of human service professionals who contribute to the success of the agency.  “Those of you sitting in this room are the future of this corporation.  You have chosen a career in human services because of your compassion and your personal motivation to teach and support individuals whose capacity for learning and self-care is limited.  Through everything that happens in this corporation, the one constant is the need for caring, understanding, and competent staff.  Thank you, your value and importance to this corporation and to the individuals who we support, is beyond measure.”

Congratulations to all celebrating these important milestones – we look forward to your ongoing contributions and a bright and successful future together!

2017 Award Recipients:

20 Years
Joseph Desrosiers, Ann Marie Hickey, Charmaine Johnson

15 Years
Ellen Bileau, Donna Chalifoux, Lynn Flynn, Catherine Hurstak, Benjamin Mbwambo, Tamara Ridlan, Jose Ruiz, Kimberley Slagle

10 Years
Ibrahim Amankwaa, Maryanne Cann, Christopher Dunbar, Krystle Entwistle, Pedro Guzman, Jennifer Jarmulowicz, Tiffany Krasnecky, Cynthia Lafreniere, Stacy Leblanc, Jeanclare Manjong, Philesia Marshall, Ashley St. Laurent, Chrysanthe Tsoutsis, Barbara Wallace

5 Years
Skye Blackmore, James Forbes, Jessica Hill, Rael Joel, Karen Kell, Shawna Livi, Brigitte Manu, Rebeka Michome, Katherine Nolan, Mary O’Brien, Gail Raymond, Mayra Soto de Perez, Jennet Tambi, Tammy Zannotti

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