Contact Information""

20 Gould Street
Reading, MA 01867

(781) 942-4888 x4022
Fax: (781) 942-0820

View the Communitas website

Information Specialist: Judy Santa Maria

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Additional Locations: None.

Organization Narrative

Communitas is a nonprofit, charitable corporation founded in 1954 and incorporated in 1957. We help children and adults with developmental disabilities live, work and play in our communities.

Population(s) Served

children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families from Everett, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield and surrounding communities.




  • Residential Supports
  • Job Training (including literacy and computer classes) and Paid Work
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Job Placement Services
  • The Center for Emerging Artists
  • School to Work Transition Services and Journey to Independence
  • Life choices

The Family Resource Center provides the following services:

  • Information & Referral
  • Special Education Advocacy
  • Adult Advocacy
  • FRIENDS (Family Resource Information,¬†Education Network¬† for Disability Solutions)
  • Support Groups (Support for Seniors; Teen and Adult Sibling Network)
  • Successful Parenting Program
  • Recreation
  • Respite Care,
  • Sibling Groups
  • Intensive Flexible Family Support
  • DESE/DDS Agreement
  • Home visiting
  • Home training
  • Behavior Consultation
  • “Malden Afterschool Hangout” at Malden High School


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