275 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02171
Tel. (617) 471-1600
TTY (617) 471-5059
Fax (617) 770-1893
We assist individuals of all disabilities to go to work. If you are unemployed or underemployed, you may be able to benefit from vocational services. All VR consumers must reside in Massachusetts and be eligible to work in the United States. The Quincy MRC Office serves individuals who reside in the following towns: Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Milton, Norwell, Norwood, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate, Walpole and Weymouth.
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Unit serves Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals not only from the above towns but the Boston area as well, including: Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chelsea, Dorchester, Downtown, E. Boston, Kenmore Square, North End, Revere, S. Boston, South End, West End, and Winthrop.
To Make a Referral
Any individual with a disability can inquire about obtaining services. Friends, relatives and health care providers can also refer an individual to MRC. Our services are designed to assist individuals with disabilities to make informed choices about work. To start the process and find out more about MRC services attend the Orientation Session held on every Thursday at 9:30 AM – No sign-up required.
- Call (617) 471-1600 and speak to our receptionist for more information.
- For Deaf and Hard of Hearing referrals please call 617-934-1359 VP/VRS or E-mail Launa.Field-Ryan@massmail.state.ma.us
- Walk in to our office Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
- Counseling and advocacy services for dealing with issues facing Deaf and Hard of Hearing people on the job or in training.
- Sign Language Interpreting Services.
- Reasonable Accommodation services such as special devices for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing people on the job or in training.
Career Counseling: Individual counseling which focuses on issues related to work life. Issues may include identification and exploration of skills, values, work interests, and aptitudes: job goal selection: career change and transition: job retention issues. Our counselors use information about occupations, labor market, and a person's education, work history, and strengths to help that person choose a job goal and create a plan with a menu of options to reach that goal.
Introductory Meeting: Your introduction to the vocational rehabilitation services offered in the Quincy Office. During this informative session led by members of our staff, you will learn about eligibility, services, and will get answers to commonly asked questions. This is the first step toward your goal of employment. This is held every Thursday @ 9:30 am
Career Decision Making Group: This innovated workshop uses aptitude test results, values, clarification, and occupational information, to help identify career goals that are realistic and achievable. If you are eager to begin a job search, this is a great place to start! Offered monthly the program involves aptitude testing and 2 half-day seminars led by a team of experienced rehabilitation professionals.
Job Interviewing Skills Workshop: This workshop addresses topics such as: job applications and interviewing skills, overcoming problem interview questions, and selling your skills. Participants use video taped role-plays to obtain valuable feedback and reinforce skills.
Resume Help: Specialists trained by the Professional Association of Resume Writers will help you create your first resume or review and improve the one you are using for your job search.
Job Club: This service is an action-oriented group for clients who are engaged in job search. Participants share experiences, information, and support each other during the job search. A specific curriculum is followed and employers periodically join the group. Job leads are developed and shared.
Career Resource Room: Our new resource area allows you to use the Internet to conduct an on-line job search, research companies, and career information, explore training and educational programs, write resumes and cover letters, and fax them to employers.
Vocational Assessment: Learn about your aptitudes, interests, values, and personality type and use this knowledge to make your best career choice. Includes: General Aptitude Test Battery, Career Occupational Preference System, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
Job Retention Group: Each month, join us to learn what it takes to stay employed and to continue your career growth.
Directions to Our Office
From North of Quincy
- Route 93 South - South Expressway South.
- Take Exit 12 - Neponset Quincy Route 3A South.
- At the end of the exit ramp, go straight and follow the signs for Route 3A. Route 3A will bear right, go over the Neponset River Bridge.
- Route 3A is Hancock Street.
- The Quincy office is on the right side after the entrance to the MBTA parking lot. McDonald's is on the first floor of the building.
- Some parking is available. If not then you can pay to park in the MBTA parking lot.
- Please don't park at McDonald's; they will tow your car.
From South of Quincy
- Route 3 North to Route 93 North - Southeast Expressway North.
- Take Exit 9 - Adams Street, Milton, North Quincy.
- At Third set of traffic lights, Turn right onto Squantum Street.
- Continue on Squantum Street for 1.3 miles.
- At traffic light, turn left onto Hancock Street.
- You will see McDonald's on left. MRC is located in the same building as McDonald's. Turn left into the garage for parking. Please don't park at McDonald's - they will tow your car. Parking is available at MBTA parking lot.
- Red Line to North Quincy Stop.
- Turn left after you step off the train and follow signs for Hancock Street.
- Walk across through parking lot.
- MRC building is the first building on right side of Hancock St. #275.
This information is provided by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.