• Creative Living Merger

    Creative Living Merger

    The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Creative Living Inc. is merging with American Training Inc. at the end of 2020. Read More
  • Our Mission

    Our Mission

    Creative Living Andover supports individuals with developmental disabilities and their families so that they can live fulfilling lives in their communities. Read More
  • $100K for 100 Grant

    $100K for 100 Grant

    Creative Living is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. Read More
  • Annual Friends Appeal

    Annual Friends Appeal

    Our Annual Friends Appeal for Creative Living is underway for 2020! Please help support Creative Living's current and future programs through a donation. Read More
  • Getaway Weekends

    Getaway Weekends

    Getaway Weekends and the Escapadas program for Spanish-speaking individuals provide wonderful experiences of fun, friendship, and outings in the community. Read More
  • Friday Nights Out at Creative Living

    Friday Nights Out!

    Come see all the fun we are having! Our social club for teens and young adults (16+) serves up dinner, arts & crafts, baking projects, music, games, Wii and lots of FUN! Read More
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Creative Living Schedule Updates Due to COVID-19More Info



Our Programs

  • During GetAway Weekends and the Escapadas program for Spanish-speaking individuals, guests (ages 18+) gather at our Creative Living home for fun, friendship, and outings while giving their caregivers precious moments of rest.
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  • Come and see all the fun we are having! Our social club for teens and young adults (16+) serves up dinner, munchies, arts & crafts, baking projects, dancing, music, games, Wii and lots of FUN!
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  • New for the 2019-20 school year, Creative Living welcomes all transition students to come and experience an overnight at the Creative Living home, where we will help develop independent daily living skills and foster lifelong friendships.
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  • Fun and friendship after school!  Arts & crafts, cooking projects, games and outdoor fun abound with our caring staff of special needs teachers and assistant.
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  • Since 1995, Creative Living has hosted a Social Club once a month. Friends, old and new, come together to socialize, share a meal, and have fun for an evening.
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  • Vacation week and summer break camps offer activities, adventure and friendship with two options: day camp or overnight. Campers learn life skills in a fun, natural setting with nutritional meals and comfortable accommodations.
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In order to accomplish our mission, Creative Living relies on the community for support. We would like to thank the following organizations and foundations for helping us achieve our goals.

Our Sponsors
The Massachusetts Association of Realtors The Massachusetts Association of Realtors has supported Creative Living in 2014 and 2015 with generous donations to support our programs.
ECCF Discretionary Fund

Essex County Community Foundation

Funds from the ECCF Discretionary Fund enabled Creative Living to hire a website designer to develop an interactive, dynamic website with up-to-date information and on-line registration capabilities.
The Forest Foundation Funds from The Forest Foundation will contribute to program development and growth for the Creative Living Independence Project (CLIP), programs for special needs youth, the redesign of our website, and outreach to schools, agencies and organizations to raise awareness of Creative Living in the community.
John W. Alden Trust Funds from the John W. Alden Trust are being used to perform outreach to schools and parents and to staff a social club for special needs youth.
The Service Club of Andover

Service Club of Andover

Funds from The Service Club of Andover will be used for capitol improvements and maintenance for the house and program support. Creative Living is grateful to participate in The Service Club’s annual Shout Out Auction, through which we raise money for GetAway Weekend respite scholarships.
TD Bank

TD Bank

Funds from the TD Charitable Foundation will pay for van rentals to transport GetAway Weekend guests, scholarships, and to offset the cost of outings.
Abbot & Dorothy H Stevens Foundation Funds from the Abbot & Dorothy H Stevens Foundation enabled Creative Living to make a significant upgrade to our website.
The White Fund The White Fund will enable us to do outreach into Lawrence to raise awareness of Creative Living and increase the number of individuals from Lawrence accessing our programs.