M.O. L.I.F.E., INC.

What We Do

Murphy and Others Living Interdependently for Future Endeavors, was established in 1994 and officially incorporated on June 15, 1995 as a private, non-profit, 501 C 3 organization. We are a deliberately small, inclusive, non-site based organization. We are dedicated to the individuals intellectual and developmental disabilities we support and committed to enhancing their lives in the areas of career development, housing and community inclusion.

We depend on support from our state contracts, friends in the Greater New Bedford area, our Annual Gala and Annual Appeal. We are proud of our accomplishments and want to share them with you.


Our Mission

To provide exceptional support to individuals with diverse abilities who are seeking careers, community membership, interdependent living, transportation services, therapeutic counseling, and fun social exploration.

M.O. L.I.F.E., INC. was created by Charles Murphy, Sr. in 1995 with the goal of allowing individuals with disabilities and their families to be treated with respect and be allowed the choice to decide their own future endeavors. Because his father, Paul Murphy, had a disability, Charles knows the importance of inclusion and has the respect to listen to all ideas. Our vision is to be an instrument that enhances lives.


Message from our Founder

I started Murphy and Others Living Interdependently for Future Endeavors  (M.O. L.I.F.E., INC.) in 1994 and incorporated on June 15, 1995 with the goal of bringing an organization to the community that would be the best it could be in servicing the needs of individuals with disabilities. 

When I was just five years old, my dad missed one step on a cement staircase and developed a traumatic brain injury.  I grew up with a person with a disability…but to me it was just my dad. That is why each member of M.O. L.I.F.E., INC. is so important to me; the consumers and their families, our staff and their families and the very generous donors, supporters and volunteers at M.O. L.I.F.E., INC and the food pantry. We all play a role in enhancing the lives of people with disabilities.  It is this fundamental belief that led us to our Vision and Mission. It is my sincere wish that you will join OUR FAMILY in some capacity and help us achieve these goals.

Charles Murphy, President
M.O. L.I.F.E., INC.

Board of Directors

Our Board Directors is made up of a diverse group of individuals who share the passion and commitment to the M.O. L.I.F.E., INC. Vision and Mission. They are:

  • Charles Murphy-President
  • John Haaland-Chairperson
  • Caroline Murphy-Treasurer/Rec. Sec.
  • Vanessa Hemsley-Vice-Chairperson
Board Members:
  • Constance Monopoli
  • Karen Fostin
  • Francis Cox Jr.
  • Gregory Centeio
  • Jan Machado
  • John Seed

Welcome new Board Member Tonya Johnson from Southcoast Hospitals Group.

Human Rights Committee

We are dedicated to the Human Rights of all individuals. The M.O. L.I.F.E., INC. Human Rights Committee is an independent provider agency committee appointed in accordance with the Department of Developmental Services regulations. This committee is charged with protecting and affirming the rights of individuals, including the review and approval of behavior support plans, review of restraint orders, restrictive procedures and investigations. Our committee also provides advice to M.O. L.I.F.E., INC leadership regarding the agency’s policies and procedures.

  • Sheila Dorgan
  • Charlie Lord
  • Sara Carter
  • Joseph Borelli
  • Lenira Pires
  • Jim Phillips
  • Kelly O’Connor
  • Simone Blanchette
  • Brian Blanchette
  • John Seed


About Us

M.O. L.I.F.E., INC. is a private, nonprofit, 501 C3 organization dedicated individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and autism. Additionally, we service the deaf, hard of hearing, and the visually impaired population. We are committed to enhancing their lives in the areas of career development, housing, educational opportunities, social connections and total community inclusion. We depend on financial support from our state contracts, friends in the Greater New Bedford area, our annual Gala and Breakfast along with our Annual Appeal.