2021 Annual  Appeal

Life is a reciprocal exchange. To move forward, you have to give back."  -Oprah


When someone asks how your loved one is doing, how do you answer?  They are happy, busy, and have some great friends, thanks to the team at Moving Forward!

When you meet parents who are struggling with the supports they currently receive do you offer them advice on services you know about?  Who do you recommend?  The team at Moving Forward, because you know you will receive absolute top-notch support and encouragement.

At Moving Forward, you also know your family member, roommate or friend be treated like a real person, by dedicated, compassionate professionals in a warm, caring environment.  We exist to serve caregivers and their loved ones – to provide hope, laughter and genuine relationships.

COVID-19 has changed the way we provide services, and we are committed to keeping our members safe while also continuing to help them achieve their goals.  The majority of the organization’s revenue comes from contracts with state agencies including the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services and the Massachusetts Department of Medical Assistance.  We  are in need of support to help fund essential needs such as program supplies, program activities, PPE, etc.  

Despite the challenges posed by our "new normal", we were able to buy a new building, saving a significant amount of money per month, and ensuring we have the continuity of our space for years to come. However, being our own landlord does come with expenses, including landscape and maintenance equipment. Our goal this year is to purchase a shed to store that equipment as well as other program material that needs a better space now that we are in a slightly smaller building.


Please consider donating to Moving Forward.  Donations of any size make a HUGE impact to a small non-profit like Moving Forward, Inc., especially during this difficult time.  Your donations go directly to supporting our members as they involve themselves in activities under these new COVID_19 guidelines to achieve their goals.   This year has been full of challenges, but with the help of our members, staff, and community we are moving forward towards a bright future!

Donations can be made one of two ways;

  •  Check -  made out to Moving Forward and mailed to 45 White Cap Lane, West Barnstable, MA 02668 or drop it off in person! 

  • Donate button - below to make a secure Paypal donation via bank account or credit card.

Our team works very hard to support our families by ensuring all individuals have choices and those choices are honored.  The Moving Forward team is quite aware of  what really matters;  it is about continuing to learn, laugh, cry, and rejoice with the amazing people we serve.

Our team works to serve you – thank you in advance for your generous partnership and support, and for your kind words when we really needed a kind word.

Please, make a contribution today

 Persistence – the ability to keep moving forward, in spite of difficulties.  - Byron Pulsifer