Road to Responsibility Announces Collaboration with Quincy College

Up to a dozen staff members to enroll in College’s nursing program

Road to Responsibility (RTR;, one of the region’s largest and most successful nonprofit organizations supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is excited to announce its collaboration with Quincy College and its Academic Division of Nursing.

As a result of a state American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant, between ten and twelve RTR employees will be eligible to enroll in the College’s nursing program, with most receiving training as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and a lesser number as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Those enrolling in the 10-month LPN program will first be required to take prerequisite courses during the spring semester at Quincy College prior to beginning the certificate program this fall for final LPN certification in June of 2024. Those entering the RN program will likewise enroll in prerequisite courses at the College, then begin a two-year program this fall with a target graduation date of June 2025.

“This collaboration will stabilize a critical element of our workforce which now is being covered largely by temporary staff,” said Christopher T. S. White, Ed. D., president and CEO of Road to Responsibility. “As such, our clients will receive care from consistent staff members, enabling them to develop more trust, rapport, and sense of comfort.”

Said White, “Plus, the collaboration will provide staff members with a new career path, once certified as either an LPN or RN, and with it better paying employment opportunities.”

“The value of a Quincy College education – and the return on investment our students enjoy – has never been greater,” said Quincy College President Dr. Richard DeCristofaro.  “We hope this unique partnership with RTR serves as a model for other area organizations seeking to expand educational opportunities for members of their workforce.”

About Road to Responsibility, Inc.

Celebrating over 30 years of making lives better, Road to Responsibility, Inc. (RTR) was established in 1988 with the overarching belief that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities deserve to have full, rich, and rewarding lives in the community, and therefore works to provide the means, the opportunity, and the support necessary to allow citizens with disabilities to take their place as productive members of the community. RTR offers residential, work/employment, day habilitation and other day supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. RTR supports individuals with very diverse needs, including those with significant challenges who would otherwise go unserved if not for RTR. It succeeds where other organizations often fail, through the use of an integrated clinical behavioral approach. This model has proven successful and yielded positive results for the organization and the individuals served.

Road to Responsibility offers services to almost all the towns and communities throughout the South Shore and South Coast of Massachusetts, operates 49 residences as well as co-operative and supportive living apartments, and manages nine day-service locations that focus on education, employment, and community enrichment. Road to Responsibility’s main office is located at 1831 Ocean Street, Marshfield, MA. For more information, please visit