MALDEN – Earlier this month Malden-based Triangle, a non-profit serving individuals with disabilities, recognized Representative Steve Ultrino (D – Malden) for his community partnership with Triangle and his support for the disability community. Citing his strong advocacy for funding and the integration of community services for people with disabilities, Triangle presented Representative Ultrino with an award at its annual Spirit Awards cookout celebration. Other Spirit Award recipients include inspirational members of Triangle staff, program participants, and community partners.
Representative Ultrino was given the award alongside Triangle clients, employees, and community leaders like the Malden YMCA, Chicken & Rice Guys, and Clarks Americas.
“Representative Ultrino is a long-time supporter of Triangle and a recognized public leader in the effort to make this a more inclusive world,” said Triangle’s Chief Executive Officer Coleman Nee. “We are fortunate to have his support and congratulate him on this award.”
Triangle provides career and life services to over 3,700 adults and transition-age youth with disabilities in the Greater New England area. Triangle teaches safety and self-advocacy and encourages community involvement, but its chief focus is employment. Staff work day in and day out to curb the 60% unemployment rate for people with disabilities in Massachusetts by providing individualized services to meet the needs of every participant. In the last fiscal year, Triangle exceeded its organizational record and placed individuals with disabilities in 234 competitive employment positions.
“Triangle is grateful to have the support of valuable partners like Representative Ultrino that allow us to provide quality services that help the world realize that we are all people with ability,” Triangle said in a statement.
For more information about the programs and services Triangle provides, please visit PeopleWithAbility.org.