COVID-19 UPDATE: As of May 2021 all our sites are open and many consumers are returning as vaccination rates are increasing dramatically. For now we will continue to offer remote services for those consumers not ready to return.
From a small start in 1983 we now employ nearly 180 excellent staff who devote themselves to providing the highest quality services possible to the 400 people we serve each day. Following is the history of our Company.
Baroco (pronounced Bear-ra-koe) is founded as a proprietary corporation by Rick Barnard, its current President, and Gail Rollins.
Baroco opens its 1st Day Habilitation Program in Springfield serving 35 people from Hampden County Massachusetts.
Baroco is awarded a contract to serve 20 people in Hatfield who live in Hampshire and Franklin Counties of Massachusetts.
Baroco is awarded a contract to serve 24 people in Pittsfield who live in Berkshire County Massachusetts.
Baroco is awarded its first Connecticut Contract to serve 20 people who live in Southeastern Connecticut.
Baroco moves its Springfield Program to its new Agawam facility, allowing the program to expand to serve 49 people.
Baroco converts its Pittsfield program to the Pittsfield Day Habilitation Program allowing the program to offer more intensive services to 49 people.
Baroco is awarded a contract to provide Volunteer Services as an off shoot of its Agawam and Pittsfield Day Habilitation programs
Baroco is awarded additional funding to serve 4 more people in its Ledyard facility bringing the total people served to 24.
Baroco moves its Hatfield program to Hadley, converting the program to the Hadley Day Habilitation Program offering more intensive services to 42 people.
Baroco is awarded its second Connecticut Program and its first program to provide Employment Services. The program, located in Torrington, serves 49 people from Northwestern Connecticut.
Baroco opens its West Springfield Day Habilitation Program providing intensive services to 50 people living in Hampden County Massachusetts.
Baroco is awarded its third Connecticut Program to provide services in South Windham to 34 people living in South Eastern Connecticut.
Baroco expands its West Springfield Day Habilitation Program allowing it to provide services to 53 people.
Baroco opens its Wayside Avenue Day Habilitation Program providing intensive services to 50 people living in Hampden County Massachusetts.
Baroco is awarded a contract to open a satellite office in Torrington allowing it to serve 5 more people with the capacity to serve more as the needs arise.
Baroco is awarded a contract to open our Springfield Day Habilitation Program to provide services to over 50 people.
Baroco is awarded a contract to provide in home services to people with complex needs in South Windham.