Our History

GAAMHA, Inc. was established in 1967, to provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities in the greater Gardner area. Pathway House, established in 1972, was developed to provide residential services for men with substance use disorders.

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Several years later in 1985, GAAMHA Transit was launched to provide transportation services to the individuals served at the GAAMHA site. GAAMHA, Inc. and GAAMHA Transit merged in 1997, creating the transportation department. Finally, in 2000, we incorporated Coleman Assembly & Packaging, an innovative social business providing full-service assembly and packaging services.

Since 1987, our corporate headquarters have been located at 208 Coleman St., Gardner, MA. This 50,000+ sq. ft., multi-purpose facility is the home of our day program for individuals with disabilities, transportation, Coleman Assembly & Packaging, and our administrative offices.
GAAMHA strives to provide exceptional services and is proud to be an active member of the communities we serve.

GAAMHA is a provider of services to the following Massachusetts agencies and businesses:

  • The Department of Developmental Services
  • The Department of Public Health
  • Boston Public Health Commission
  • The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
  • The University of Massachusetts
  • The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
  • Various local school special education departments
  • Local hospitals
  • Private insurers
  • Other agencies and businesses

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“I very much enjoy working here! Great clients we serve and hardworking staff make everything possible for them!”


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208 Coleman Street
Gardner, MA 01440

8am - 5pm

5:30am - 5:30pm

8am - 4pm

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The mission of GAAMHA, Inc. is to provide meaningful support, training, treatment, avenues to employment, and personalized opportunities to individuals with disabilities and substance use disorders; and to offer quality transportation services to the people who live in the communities we serve.

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