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The Mercantile


147 New Boston Street, Woburn, MA 01801
Started in 2010

About NuPath, Inc.:

Mission:  The mission of NuPath is to provide people with disabilities the support needed to live, work, learn, grow and participate to their fullest potential in their communities. NuPath embraces diversity, appreciates each person’s uniqueness and treats everyone with respect.

Programs & Services:  Employment and Training, School to Work Transition Planning, Career and Community Development, Health and Wellness Initiatives, Day Habilitation Services, Autism Services, Residential Services (including Independent and Shared Living), Transportation services.

About The Mercantile:

Come visit our New Boston Street location to embark on a breathtaking retail adventure into The Mercantile.  Travelers will journey into an enchanted gift shop inspired through the fusion of a specialty boutique with the whimsical charm of a New England country store. The Mercantile represents a special and distinctive venue to showcase our line of beautiful merchandise and unusual craftwork created by artists in our programs and includes our popular jewelry designs, “Let us Charm You.” Each exquisite adornment is handcrafted using only the finest wire-wrap metals, interwoven with beads, gem stones, pearls, crystals and vintage glass.

Other captivating products include one-of-a-kind, hand-made gifts, extraordinary decorative accessories for the home and garden, fine stationery and greeting cards, designer pocket books and gift bags, high-end seasonal décor and ornaments and other enticing (but affordable) whimsies!

Warning: no visitor will leave this exquisite escape without a making a purchase to share with another or as a gift for themselves!

How The Mercantile involves the individuals NuPath, Inc. supports:

Our individuals are employed on many levels in the operation of the Mercantile.  The items sold in the store are created by our individuals allowing them to have paid work while expressing an array of artistic talents and abilities.  The store itself is run by the people we serve, providing them with valuable training opportunities while earning a paycheck.  The store is a valuable stepping stone towards full community employment. In total there are close to 25 individuals employed in some fashion directly related to the Mercantile store, and earning paychecks while they work towards full community employment.  The store has allowed NuPath inc. to help prepare people for jobs in the community by “creating” real employment programing.

Practice Area

People with intellectual disabilities
People with physical disabilities

Measure of Success

Serves more clients
Improves client services

Percent contribution to agency’s revenue (if applicable)



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NuPath, Inc.

Founded in 1968

Budget Range

$9 - 15 mill


North Shore

Clients Involved