Important!
As of 2/21/14 this office has moved from Quincy to Braintree

220 Forbes Road, Rear, Suite 117
Braintree, MA 02184

Phone – 781-356-8840
Fax – 781-356-8841
TTY – 781-356-8842

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 Braintree 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 781-356-8840 and speak to our receptionist for more information. 
  •  For Deaf callers using the videophone please contact Launa Fields-Ryan - VP# 617-934-1359 or Julie Proud-Ray - VP# 617-934-1360.  
  • Walk in to our office Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Special Services

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 Braintree 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 at 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.

Our Staff
Management
Counseling Staff
Support Staff
  • Linda Perrotta, Head Clerk
  • Carol Casey, Clerk
  • Kristen Donahue-Frey, Clerk

 

Directions to our Office

From North of Quincy:

  1. Route 93 South - South Expressway South.
  2. Keep right to take I-93 South / US-1 South toward I-95/Dedham/Providence
  3. Take Exit 6 – Rt 37  -  Granite Street.  Bear right onto Granite St / Rt 37 South off the ramp.   
  4. At the first traffic lights turn right onto Forbes Road (landmarks – TGIF’s restaurant, Jared Jewelry, Hyatt Hotel and AMC Movie theatre).
  5. 220 Forbes Road is on the left where the big sign with the clock and says “Forbes Business Center” is located.  
  6. Go to the REAR of the building for the main entrance.   

From South of Braintree:

  1. Route 3 North to Route 93 South to Exit 20A toward I-95 / Canton..
  2. Take Exit 6 – Rt 37  -  Granite Street.  Bear right onto Granite St / Rt. 37 South off the ramp.   
  3. At the first traffic lights turn right onto Forbes Road (landmarks – TGIF’s restaurant, Jared Jewelry, Hyatt Hotel and AMC Movie theatre).
  4. Route 220 Forbes Road is on the left where the big sign with the clock and says “Forbes Business Center”. 
  5. Go to the REAR of the building for the main entrance.   

From West of Braintree:

  1. Rt. 95 to Rt. 93 North toward Boston
  2. Take Exit 6 – Rt 37  -  Granite Street.  Bear right onto Granite St / Rt. 37 South off the ramp.   
  3. At the first traffic lights turn right onto Forbes Road (landmarks – TGIF’s restaurant, Jared Jewelry, Hyatt Hotel and AMC Movie theatre).
  4. Route 220 Forbes Road is on the left where the big sign with the clock and says “Forbes Business Center”. 
  5. Go to the REAR of the building for the main entrance.   

Public transportation:

  • Shuttle bus transportation between the Braintree T and EHS Center is available from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. and is HP accessible. (Ivory St. between Union & Pearl St.)   Big white shuttle bus with signage – “South Shore EHS Services – MRC/DDS/DCF”. 
    MBTA Station Pickups- 8 AM, 9AM, 10AM, 11AM, 12PM , 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM
    220 Forbes (Rear) Pickups – 8:30AM, 9:30AM, 10:30AM, 11:30AM, 12:30PM , 1:30PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM, 4:30PM
    The drive in between locations is approx.20-22 minutes leaving around 10-8 minutes for the driver to wait for passengers to board.
  • There is a bus #238 that people can get on either at the Quincy Center T station or Holbrook/Randolph station and it will stop at the corner of Forbes Rd & Granite St. The walk to the office is approximately .6 of a mile and takes about 10 minutes.



 



This information is provided by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.