The Guild for Human Services

The Guild for Human Services

The Guild provides community-based, special education day and residential school, and adult residential services. Learn more:

In existence since the 1940's, The Guild is a residential school for students ages 6 to 22 years. The Guild serves students with mental health issues, autism, developmental disabilities, and emotional and behavioral challenges. Our unique curriculum spans a variety of subjects, including math, reading, language arts, budgeting, social sciences, personal growth and development, computer, vocational, and employment skills.

With eight residences in the communities of Billerica, Waltham and Watertown, students have many opportunities to regularly interact with neighborhood resources such as local banks, stores and restaurants to hone their social and interpersonal skills. Through this dynamic and supportive approach, each resident has the opportunity to demonstrate newly acquired abilities and learn to manage behaviors. Our goal is to prepare each student with skills they can use long after they graduate.

What a great event! Thank you to everyone who came to Awards Day!

It’s the student awards day! Check back this afternoon for some photos of the ceremony!

Happy first day of summer from The Guild! What a beautiful day! 🌞

The Guild Summer Playlist, a playlist by The Guild on Spotify

Check out our summer playlist, filled with songs selected by students and staff! A playlist featuring Neil Diamond, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and others

The HR department is hosting a hiring event at the school on Thursday, May 24 from 1-5 p.m.!

Here is a look at the 2018-19 school calendar. We have some fun events planned!

It's a beautiful day at The Guild School! 🌞

Thank you to our wonderful staff for making sure the students had fun activities over the break!

What is a great way to end the week? A talent show!

The Guild is at Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day at the State House!

The admissions and outreach team is at the 34th Annual MDSC Conference at the DCU Center!

The admissions and outreach team is ready to go at the 2018 Special Education Conference & 8th Annual School Fair!

Congratulations on graduating from The Guild School, Juhun! We will miss you!

[03/13/18]   Due to the storm, The Guild School day program is closed today.

The admissions and outreach team is at the Visions of Community Conference today.

[03/08/18]   UPDATE: The Guild School will be open tomorrow.

[03/08/18]   Due to Winter Storm Quinn, the Guild School day program will be closed Thursday.

[03/07/18]   Due to the impending storm, the day program will have early release today at 1 p.m.

Congratulations to Rachel as she graduated from The Guild School today!

The staff got to enjoy some delicious food at our International Food Festival!

What a great day for some skating! Thank you to our awesome adaptive PE team and The Edge Sports Center!

Story group is always a fun afternoon activity!

Take a look at some photos throughout the year!

Take a look at some photos throughout the year!

Some great activities from over the weekend!

What a beautiful day for a turkey trot! 🌞🦃🍂

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The students had some fun yesterday on Halloween! 🎃👻

The Admissions & Outreach team debuting its new table look at the Administrators for Special Education Conference at Holy Cross.

We have another job fair coming up! Stop by on Thursday for more information!

Be sure to stop by The Guild on Thursday for our job fair! More information can be found on the flyer.

Happy First Day of Fall! 🍁🍂🎃

A big thank you to our CEO, Thomas Belski, whose last day at The Guild is today. With Thomas’ leadership, The Guild for Human Services has grown not only to be able to serve more students, but also to launch adult residential services for individuals after their 22nd birthdays.

Dear Thomas –
You’ve guided us to our new school in Concord, Massachusetts and you’ve shown us the way during the rapid expansion in residential services – from 6 student homes to 16 student and adult homes … and plans for more growth!

We are grateful that you have touched the lives of The Guild’s students, adults and their families as well as all of The Guild’s staff members.

We will all miss you. We wish you the very best in your next journey, which we know will be exciting and fulfilling!

Facebook friends – stay tuned for updates about new leadership in the coming weeks ….

Congratulations to our Residential Employees of the Month for August! They are Moses Osei, Mory Konate, Johanne Lundi-Tezil and Pierre Marseille!

It's field day! Lots of activities and games happening today!

Lots of things happening at The Guild! Check out our new sign!

It's Taco Tuesday! And we always have our fresh salad bar ready to go!

More pics from last Friday's Student Awards at The Guild School.

The Guild School Student Awards were held today. There was food and two ceremonies under the big tent on our upper parking lot. Here's a sneak peek at how it went - more to come on Monday!!

Everyone's pitching in today to help out with student awards at The Guild School. CEO Thomas Belski, Director of Health & Wellness, Doreen Mangini, and PE Teacher Kevin Jean joined Bob Barbosa and his staff in the Kitchen preparing a brunch for this special event. The tent is set up and we're just waiting for the award-winners to arrive!

Tomorrow's parent support group meeting will feature a workshop run by The Guild’s Expressive Therapists: Martine Colepaugh & Ashley Lemmonds! Ashley is new to the Guild and comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience using Dance-Movement Therapies with a wide array of populations. Both Ashley and Martine meet wide a wide array of students in individual and group settings.

The focus of the parent night workshop will be to provide an explanation of what Expressive Therapy is, who may benefit from Expressive Therapy, and the goals of Expressive Therapy. We will help differentiate between expressive arts education and expressive arts based therapy. Also, we will provide a brief overview of the different expressive modalities. In addition, we will provide/give examples of what individual sessions and groups may look like, so parents have a better understanding of the Expressive Therapy services provided at the Guild. Finally, we will facilitate and process some activities to provide a hands-on learning experience for parents/guardians.

Date: Wednesday June 14
Time: 6-8pm
Location: 521 Virginia Road, Concord, MA

Please RSVP by email for a dinner head count!

With 3 consecutive days of sunshine our vegetable nursery is going strong! We hope that our Guild School students will be planting these in our outdoor beds soon.

Guild School students from Maple House explored the historic Marblehead Lighthouse (circa 1895) and views of the harbor from Chandler Hovey Park.

Last week Guild School students learned about farming techniques at Gaining Ground Organic Farm in Concord. As volunteers, they helped prepare the fields for crops that will be donated to area meal programs and food pantries. This is a great mutually beneficial collaboration for our students who learn while doing community service.

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521 Virginia Road
Concord, MA

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00
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