MASSACHUSETTS FAMILIES ORGANIZING FOR CHANGE

is a statewide, grassroots coalition of individuals with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses and their families.

We provide information, leadership training and support to families, and also have regular regional meetings for families and individuals.

WHAT WE'RE DOING

MFOFC provides sustained advocacy and leadership training in pursuit of high quality, individualized community support and service options, including family support, for people with disabilities and their families.

Workshops

Offering training in areas like leadership, rights, and more.

Advocacy

Making our voices heard and making a difference for families across the state.

Resources

Creating and sharing tools and resources to help you navigate life.

Our Regions

Central

Metro – Boston

Northeast

Southeast

West

THE LATEST FROM MFOFC

News

DDS issues updated visitation guidance

Updated DDS Visitation Guidance

Last week, DDS issued new guidance surrounding visiting individuals living in facilities. Based on this data and the feedback DDS received from families regarding their Outdoor Visitation Guidance (issued June 10, 2020), DDS has revised their Visitation Guidance.  These guidelines were developed with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to ensure safe visitation. Families choosing […]

Bethany Van Delft

Metro-Boston Family Leadership Series Grad in the News

Metro-Boston’s 2018 Family Leadership Graduate Bethany Van Delft recently appeared on WCVB-TV Channel 5 Boston’s award-winning TV show, Chronicle. Bethany told Metro-Boston Regional Coordinator (Lauri Medeiros) that since graduating the Family Leadership Series the training: “… is with me every day and in every way. I’m so grateful to have been part of it…” You can see Bethany’s […]

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Person-centered living arrangements: Three things you can do now to get started

Over the past several months, MFOFC explored alternatives to conventional models of long-term living arrangements for people with disabilities through the Housing Webinar Series that recently concluded. We shared stories about families who have successfully created living arrangements or housing through the process of person-centered planning for their children.  Here’s what we learned. It is […]

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