Bridges to Success is made possible by a grant from The Peter and Elizabeth C Tower Foundation.

On the Job Mentors

CORD seeks to find employment for program participants with employers who will provide on-the-job mentors for the added support that may be required. This provides stability and helps to ensure success.

Consumer Advocates

A unique feature of CORD's Bridges to Success program is the use of volunteer "consumer advocates" who will guide participants towards their goals of meaningful employment or post-secondary education. Volunteers come from the community and work with participants throughout the program and for one year after, providing soft skills training, guidance, and support.

For more information on becoming a participant or consumer advocate in Bridges to Success, please contact CORD at 508-775-8300 (V/TTY) or

CORD's Bridges to Success program can help young adults aged 17-26 with learning or intellectual disabilities obtain the skills they need to get and keep a job.

With the help of a consumer advocate, participants will learn:

  • Effective communication
  • Interview techniques
  • Problem solving
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Customer service
  • Online job search techniques
  • Resume building
  • How to dress for success
  • Intro to bank accounts
  • Budgeting and planning
  • and much more!