Mission in Action

  • UPS GrantsmallUPS Delivers!

    Wow! A big check was recently hand delivered  to Horizons from the UPS Foundation to build a new bathroom for the SEO woodlot crew!


  • BestBuddies6smallEastern Best Buddies Earn National Recognition

    In a ceremony recently in the Student Center Theatre, the Eastern Connecticut State University chapter of Best Buddies shared with college administrators and organization members its recognition as the Overall Outstanding Best Buddies Chapter in the United States.  MORE HERE

  • David Gordon1Three Cheers for PROBUS!

    Among the many organizations that Horizons partners with, none is more important than PROBUS. Their longstanding support of our mission and sponsorship of individual campers every summer are invaluable. More HERE. 

  • WD7 6379Lighting Up the Night!

    A great time was had by all at the Splash With Panache "Light Up the Night!" Gala fundraiser at Mystic Aquarium.Thank you, everyone - guests, sponsors, donors, partners, speakers and entertainers - who made this event such a big success! "You are so beautiful," indeed. More pictures HERE!

  • Southridge1smallSupported Living Opens Another Home!

    Joshua, Dennis & Tommy in front of their new home in Willimantic. Full story & more pictures HERE.

  • DAV 3707smallSEO Workers Honored at Sub Base

    Federico Soto & Amarilys Deynes both received recognition for the work they do in the dishroom at Naval Submarine Base New London's Cross Hall Galley in Groton. FULL STORY HERE.

  • DAV 3801A Bold New Partnership!

    The new school year brings an exciting new collaboration. Transitioning ESS students from Horizons pair up with Eastern students to get a taste of college life. More HERE!

Remembering Art Quirk


The Horizons community is deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and mentor,  

Art Quirk

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Supported Living


Supported Employment & Options


Educational Support Services


Kerri Art Studio & Gallery


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CoLoR UnCoRkEd - Uncork your creative side!

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Book tickets online at www.kerriquirk.com/coloruncorked/
Location: Kerri ArtStudio and Gallery, 861 Main St, Willimantic, CT 06226


  • Andrew Starkey
    "...because I’ve always had a strong desire to assist others who need someone in their corner.”
  • Britta
    "...because everyone’s great. I have learned a lot working here.”
  • Burns Ciara"...because I want to be part of something bigger."

  • Chuck Sauer"...because I want the opportunity to interact with people and help them on a daily basis.”
  • Danielle Christensen"...because working here gives me the ability to change people’s lives; that’s a gift you can’t buy.”
  • Elizabeth Darney
     "...because the individuals that you get to spend your time with and support are rewarding, inspirational and amazing.”
  • Engborg Steven“...because it's a unique group I share a common goal with, to create relationships that positively affect people’s lives.”
  • Jamie Salvatore“...because I want to help make a difference.”
  • LaSal Jordan
     "...because Horizons gives opportunities to people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of their life, promoting hard work and success."
  • Lisa Manville"...because I wanted to expand my nursing career and work somewhere where what I do actually matters."
  • Maureen Davis
     "...because I wanted to do something meaningful. I am passionate about this type of work."
  • Nicholas Green
     "...because I want to make a difference in people’s lives and help them out."
  • Priscilla Arriaga"...because of the opportunity  to grow and the chance to work with others and learn."
  • Ronnette McDonald SL
     "...because I am excited to be a part of something so meaningful to the lives of others.”
  • Seth Grunwald"...because I love to help others and gain experience in all fields."
  • KELLY TORF2"...because they use positive programming and the support is individualized."

  • Aaron Zambarano Dec 2012“...because I like the idea of feeling good about what I’ve done at the end of the day."
  • Jessica Orange"...because there is a great sense of community and I am excited to be a part of it."

  • Jason Williams"...because Horizons' person-centered philosophy is second to none. I can think of no other place I'd rather work."
  • Rachel Macdonald"...because I wanted the opportunity to meet new people and form new relationships."
  • Kelly Holden
    "...because I admire the work they do on an individual and community basis."
  • Megan Barbour
    "...because I want a more meaningful and fulfilling job and the chance to work with people with different needs.”
  • Erica Borst
    "...because I really enjoy working with others and there is always an opportunity to learn something new."
  • Ed Adelman"...because, after 30 years as a special ed teacher, it gives me the chance to continue working closely with people to help them be successful ."
  • vanessa ortiz
    "...because I've worked at other jobs that have not been fulfilling. Horizons is a genuine place of care and I want to be a part of it."
  • Roger Roberge
    "... because I had the opportunity to see the pride people showed in what they were doing & I said to myself, That’s a company I want to be a part of."
  • Blanca Alejo de Peralta
    "...because Horizons treats their employees with professionalism. And the best part is that Horizons is making a positive change in people's lives."
  • Anna Caruso
    "...because I was drawn to the energy. I am able to utilize all my talents to help reveal the talents and gifts of others.”
  • Steve
    "...because it is an incredible organization that changes the lives of everybody involved.”
  • sean
    “...because I want to continue to serve individuals with disabilities in my new hometown.
  • ru
    "...because it is a diverse organization open to individuals from different cultures as well as those with different disabilities."
  • rachel
    "...because I’m a giver and believe that there is more happiness in giving than receiving.
  • monica
    “...because Horizons has provided me with experience that has changed my life."
  • michele
    “...because If given the right tools everyone can be successful."
  • matthew
    "...because I want to learn something new, branch out and develop new relationships.
  • Liza
    "...because I was looking for a career, one in which I would feel rewarded and I was making a difference in someone’s daily life.”
  • lilia
     "...because I like the way the interests of staff and individuals are matched to create successful bonds."

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