FORWARD – FRIENDS OR RELATIVES WITH AUTISM AND RELATED DISABILITIES
FORWARD is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization established in 2014 to address the need for affordable, supportive housing for adults with autism. Working with state and municipal governments along with the private sector and the local community, in 2020 FORWARD opened FORWARD at the Rock, two side-by-side group homes accommodating 8 adults with profound developmental disabilities.
FORWARD is now developing PHASE II, 8 one-bedroom apartments for adults who need services and supports, but not on-site staffing. The $4.35 million project will open in late 2024. All units will be deeply affordable (<30% AMI).