Northeast Independent Living Program, Inc.

Rating: 1.33 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Human Services

Location: 20 Ballard Rd Lawrence MA 01843 USA

Mission: NILP provides independent living Advocacy and Services to over 1300 people annually with all disabilities in the greater Merrimack Valley who wish to live as independently as possible in the community.

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Rating: 2 stars  

I am very sorry to read the review of this IL center, which used to be one of the most forward thinking in Massachusetts. I hope that the state Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission which funds Independent Living Centers in Massachusetts in part will restore the reputation of this IL with diligent and public oversight.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Advocate oversight on the state level!

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Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2002

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Rating: 1 stars  

Since the agency has come under new leadership, the board of directors and the CEO have plundered the agency's finances, fired or laid off 14 direct care staff and has yet to see a qualified independent financial audit. The quality of services has drastically declined. I depend on the services as a person with a disability and I strongly advise that no private funding be given to this agency which will only serve to perpetuate the extremely poor quality of services. The board of directors should resign and the CEO should be fired.

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The quality of my life has never been worse.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Remove the Board of Directors and fire the CEO.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Please visit and read how to destroy an IL center in ten easy steps. This really works, it has happened at this center. save-nilp.blogspot.com

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Took 27 years to build this IL center to where it was one of the best IC centers in the state. All of this was destroyed by one person in just two short years.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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