5 Middlesex Avenue, 3 rd Floor
Somerville, MA 02145
Voice: 617-776-2662 and TTY: 617-776-4242
Fax: 617-776-1331

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 Somerville Area Office serves the following communities: Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville, Waltham, and Watertown.

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.

Special Services

Employment Resource Center:

  • Internet Job Search
  • Fax Resumes
  • Resume Writing
  • Interviewing Skills
  • General Aptitude Testing (GATB)
  • Interest Testing
  • Career Decision Making

Community Partners

  • Career Source
  • Cambridge Jobs Consortium
Our Staff
  • Karen Sampson Johnson, Area Director
  • Jean Acker, Unit Supervisor
  • Joanne Baldassari, Unit Supervisor
Counseling Staff
  • Rafael Acevedo
  • Greg Ames, Placement Specialist
  • Tracey Baptitste, Interpreter
  • Jenna Callahan
  • Jon Dresser, Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
  • Jennifer Fike
  • Crystal Hodgkins 
  • Emily Irwin
  • Cindy Martin
  • Jim Rossi, Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
  • Kelly Surabian 
  • Yvonne Tylinski

Directions to Our Office

By Car

From south: Take I-93 to exit 29. Bear right on Rt. 28 North towards Everett/Malden. Take your first right at the Somerville Court House onto Middlesex Avenue. Follow Middlesex Ave past Dunkin Donuts then turn left at the traffic light onto Foley Street then take your first right into the parking lot. This is 5 Middlesex Avenue. MRC is located in the same office building as the Lincoln Technical Institute. Park in the lot in front of the grey office building. Enter lobby, take elevator to 3 rd floor, and follow the signs.

From north: Take I-93 south to exit 28 (Charlestown Sullivan square). Follow signs to Mystic Avenue, take left under bridge. Go left again onto Mystic Avenue. MRC is located in the grey office building after Home Depot with Lincoln Technical Institute and Planet Fitness signs. Take a right at the blinking traffic light onto New Road then a left by the Bank of America kiosk. This is 5 Middlesex Avenue.

MBTA: Orange line to Sullivan station, take #90 Wellington bus or #95 West Medford bus (2-3 minute ride). Look for the grey office building with Lincoln Technical Institute and Planet Fitness signs. This is 5 Middlesex Avenue. Bus schedule is posted at Sullivan station.

For further directions, Call Somerville MRC at 617-776-2662.

This information is provided by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.