Associates for Human Services, Inc. (Taunton, MA)


  • Name:Debbie Howland
  • Title:Fundraising & Special Events Coordinator

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Associates for Human Services, Inc.
  • Address:68 Allison Avenue
    Taunton, MA 02780
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:508-880-0202

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  • Mission:
  • Associates for Human Services, Inc. (AHS) is a not-for-profit agency founded 36 years ago to meet a wide range of human services needs in the Greater Taunton Area (Attleboro, Norton, Taunton, Raynham, Dighton, Rehoboth, Lakeville, Middleboro, Seekonk, Berkley). We provide support services for children, adults, and seniors experiencing developmental disabilities or delays, as well as families struggling economically. Today, we have five programs.
    • Early Intervention serves children, birth to 3, with developmental disabilities or delays
    • Early Head Start provides free comprehensive services to expectant families, as well as families with children birth to age 3, who meet income eligibility guidelines.
    • Parent Child Home Program is a home-based literacy program for families with children, 18 months to 4 years, at risk of educational disadvantage
    • WISE Elder Services is an Adult Day Health Program for adults experiencing health care related issues or whose ability to function independently is limited
    • Residential Program provides services to adults with developmental disabilities in integrated community settings

  • History:
  • On April 18, 1974, the Taunton Area Associates for Human Services (TAAHS) was incorporated. Designed by a group of concerned families, service providers and members of the community, the organization was created for the purpose of purchasing services for children and adults with special needs, including individuals with mental retardation and mental illness.

    By May of 1975, TAAHS had become an official non-profit organization registered with the State of Massachusetts. Some of the first TAAHS programs, the Foley School, Gateway School, Middleboro-Lakeville Community Center, and the Intermediate Care Facility, although since replaced with integrated programs, demonstrated TAAHS’ evolving dedication to the community at large.

    During the 1980’s community supports involved psychiatric day treatment, respite care, counseling services, and day activities, met through a variety of TAAHS programs, including the current Early Intervention Program. Changing needs and the court decision, binding the state to support community residences for deinstitutionalized clients from the Paul A. Dever State School, led to the opening of the Taunton Apartment Network Program. This program evolved into the present Residential Services of the agency.

    Always an innovative force in the community, TAAHS established a pilot program for elders with developmental disabilities, called Wide Range of Individualized Services for Elders (W.I.S.E.), sixteen years ago. This program has since expanded its services to incorporate the general elder population and is now know as Wise Adult Day Health Services. In order to meet the challenge of changing medical needs, as the participants aged, Adult Day Health services were added to this program in 1998.

    Realizing the broad-based scope of its endeavors, the agency changed the name to Associates for Human Services, Inc. (AHS) in 1988.

    Identification of an increased need for family supports within the community, facilitated an AHS collaboration with Triumph, Inc., another local non-profit agency, adding two new programs in 2000: the Early Head Start and Parent-Child Home Programs.

    A long-term financial plan was designed which included the goal of acquiring real estate to preserve fiscal stability and support the agency in its future goals. AHS purchased 2.5 acres and received a donation of 2 adjacent acres, of land on Allison Avenue, Taunton, MA in 2003. A modern 15,000 sw. ft. facility was built to house out programs, offices and staff, which we moved into in August of 2004.

    AHS continues to strengthen its ties to the community at large, continuously fulfilling its original intent, established 36 years ago, to provide…”Quality Services for Quality Life.”.

  • Year established:1974
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:12
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:180

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Michael Suneson, Kathleen Tunney, Scott Clark, Dr. Kelly Hoye, Leonard Sullivan, William D. Cuthbertson, Dr. Bryan Bagdasian, Nancy Antonucci, Marcy Couitt, R.N., WCC, Carol Sullivan, Katherine Field

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Kathleen M. Tunney, MS: President and Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Judy Thomas - Financial Officer; Teresa Rodrigues - Human Resources Manager; Zulmira Allcock - Program Director, Early Intervention Program; Ronna Schaffer - Program Director, Early Head Start Program; Debra Jenkins - Program Coordinator, Parent Child Home Program; Anny Doyle - Program Director, Residential Services Program; Debra Brower - Program Director, Wise Adult Day Health Program


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:04-2556164

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:042556164
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:68 ALLISON AVE
  • Organization City:TAUNTON
  • Organization State:MA
  • Organization Zip:02780-6958
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:February, 1976
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):166
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Mental health care
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:P820
  • Asset Amount:$6,222,209
  • Asset Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$8,713,060
  • Income Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$8,690,166
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 5:24:37 pm

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