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Handz-On, Inc. is an agency with locations serving Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, working with the State of Connecticut Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Massachusetts Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.  Also, through the mental health waiver, Handz-On provides services under the Massachusetts initiative “Money Follows the Person” (MFP), as well as the ABI waiver.

Our work is client-centered, relationship-based and culturally competent.  We respect the dignity of all individuals and families.  At Handz-On, we understand that each individual case is different, therefore we individualize direct care based on our client’s needs. 

What We Provide

Handz-On, Inc. is in the business of taking individuals with Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI) & Mental Health Disabilities out of nursing homes and placing them back into the community with support and resources to make them functioning members of society.


Throughout its programs, Handz-On services stress empowerment of all individuals. We alter behavior by building confidence and competence.

Our work is client-centered, relationship-based, and culturally competent. We respect the dignity of all individuals and family. We are happy to collaborate with other members of the treatment team.

We enable individuals to grow emotionally, socially, and physically. We nurture a positive self-image and feelings of self-worth. We encourage each individual to discover and adopt humanitarian values and an appreciation for the inherent dignity of all people. Through hard work and the experience of success, we believe, every individual can take pride in achievement and can develop a sense of responsibility for helping others and for contributing to make the world a better place.

At Handz-On, Inc., we understand that each individual case is different; therefore, we individualize direct care based on our client’s needs. Our goal is to provide our clients with the skills they need to live a more independent life and achieve all of their goals. Our ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) program focuses on integrating our clients into the community and teaching them skills needed to live a more independent life. We offer Independent Living Skills Training (ILST), companion services, pre-vocational services, and/or respite services.

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

An acquired brain injury (ABI) is an injury to the brain that is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative, or induced by birth trauma. Essentially, this type of brain injury is one that has occurred after birth.

Drop-In Career Center

At the Drop-in Career Center, we motivate and engage with our guests. We provide an atmosphere unlike any other. Providing recognition, we use adult-to-adult interactions; demonstrate a positive attitude and enthusiasm.

Mental Health Waiver

A Mental Health Waiver determines if you are eligible for Medicaid, diagnosed with a serious mental illness, eligible for nursing home care and a host of other services.

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