Featured on ABC6 News! Poker Run to Benefit Better Community Living

Featured on ABC6 News! Poker Run to Benefit Better Community Living

Check out our recent fundraiser! Better Community Living was honored to be the recipient of funds raised in the 4th Annual Nopper Marine Poker Run!  This “boat race” raised monies to support BCL’s Children’s Services which serve children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities throughout Southeastern, Massachusetts. In addition to Nopper Marine as the primary organizer and sponsor, additional contributing sponsors included Earl’s Marina and Down the Hatch.


The 4th Annual Nopper Marine Poker Run

The 4th Annual Nopper Marine Poker Run to benefit the children’s program and supported individuals at Better Community Living, Inc. Better Community Living, Inc. from Down the Hatch Down the Hatch was featured on ABC6 News Nice! #getthedrift Heidi Pereira

Posted by The Drift Buzzard’s Bay on Monday, September 11, 2017


The event took place on Saturday, September 9th. Boaters raced from Earl’s Marina, to Woods Hole, Quicks Hole, the Chart Room Kingman Marine, and then back to Earl’s Marina to celebrate.

BCL is a premier, not-for-profit human services agency dedicated to providing person-centered services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Greater New Bedford area. Programs include Bridges to Faith, Children’s Services, Day Habilitation, Individual Supports, Residential Living, Shared Living, and Supported Employment.

The Poker Run suppotred BCL Children’s Services, which provide support to individuals ages 3-22 and their families. The purpose of these programs is to maintain the family unit and avoid the out-of-home placement of a child. Programs emphasize positive behavioral supports for youth with unique needs to help them develop skills, reach their unique goals, and achieve their fullest potential. Diverse supports are provided directly by program staff, or via referrals to partner resources in the community. These help meet individuals’ needs in varying areas that include medical, social, educational, housing and transportation. Families also receive direct quality supports to help them navigate the daily responsibilities and requirements of caring for a child with a disability.

To make a donation to our Children’s Programs, please reach out to us via email, or donate online.