Whether you are interested in services, employment opportunities, or simply want to know more about our nonprofit organization, we created this website with you in mind. Through details of programs and services, testimonials from consumers, employees, and other community members, and most importantly, success stories of the consumers we serve, we hope we convey our passion and commitment to help individuals with disabilities successfully achieve their dreams in order to live and work independently in their communities. This passion and commitment is articulated in our Mission, Vision and Values which guide our intent to make a difference every day by providing high quality, customized services for individuals with disabilities and work towards a future filled with expanded and enhanced opportunities for our consumers, our employees, and our community.

Reflecting our long-standing commitment to continuous learning and improvement, we welcome your feedback as we continue to improve our website to meet your needs.

Kathy Rathan, Chief Executive Officer

Project Genesis, Inc

  • Project Genesis believes that all persons, regardless of their disability, have the right to enjoy the same full range of life experiences, which others in their community enjoy. We believe that each person who desires to live and work in their community can be successful.
    • We are known throughout the state of Connecticut for our high quality, customized services, are viewed as experts in our fields, and are generous in sharing our knowledge and expertise with others.
    • We are motivated to explore the feasibility of new opportunities, including the development of new programs and services as well as possible collaborative efforts and alliances, in order improve the lives of those we serve.
    • We are committed to being an employer of choice and are known for our commitment to our employees.
    • We are committed to actively monitoring and continuously improving our internal organizational processes and supports including communication, technology, professional development, and quality assurance.
Project Genesis is dedicated to providing individualized supports and training which empower people with disabilities to successfully meet their needs, achieve their desires and enjoy the full range of life experiences within their communities.

Our Programs

Project Genesis, a non-profit corporation, has been dedicated to serving Connecticut adults and students who have disabilities for 25 years.  While our main office is located in Willimantic, our services are available in nearly every county in the state. We serve over 250 individuals per year, some of whom participate in short-term job supports and many whom receive long-term educational, vocational and life-skills supports.

Impact of our Work

Individuals with disabilities, their family members, employers and the community benefit from Project Genesis’s efforts as we empower consumers to become productive and valued citizens who participate and contribute to a diverse, well-integrated community.

Hartford Courant Top Workplaces 2016
Hartford Courant Top Workplace 2015
Acquired Brain Injury

Project Genesis is a provider for the Acquired Brain Injury Medicaid Waiver Program in Connecticut. We provide the highest caliber of supports, directed to the individual’s development of skills necessary to enjoy independence in their community.


Special Education Support Services

Project Genesis provides individualized academic support and transition services for students with disabilities throughout Connecticut. By carefully matching each student to an education mentor and nurturing a positive working relationship, we help students achieve successful outcomes.
We are committed to the belief that one positive relationship can change a student’s life immeasurably for the better.


Adults with Disabilities Jobs Program

Project Genesis provides job development, work evaluations, job coaching, working interviews, and on-the-job training to individuals with disabilities through funding from the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services.

We secure jobs and assessments quickly across a broad range of industries and job offerings. We work with employers throughout Connecticut to match their needs with consumers’ skills and interests.