The Individual and Family Supports program offers personalized, comprehensive care to adults with disabilities and strives to improve their quality of life at home (either living on their own or with family members), and in the community.

Independent Living

Programs focus on enhancing quality of life and independence while residing in the community. Services include:

  • Personal advocacy training
  • Money management
  • Transportation
  • Support at community and social events
  • Assistance with household chores
  • Parenting skills

Shared Living

  • Residential options to provide individuals with the opportunity to live in private family homes with designated caregivers, utilizing a highly personalized matching process
  • Some may be able to remain at home with family members designated as caregivers
  • Each person plays an active role in planning their daily routine

Self-Advocacy Committee

  • Provides individuals in our program with the tools, experience, and voice to take more control over their lives and impact legislation.
    • Meet monthly to discuss issues such as safety skills and healthy lifestyle choices
    • Develop social calendar including day trips and longer excursions such as cruises, Disney World, etc.

Supported Employment

The Supported Employment program bolsters the lives of our adults with disabilities by helping them train for and secure meaningful jobs at businesses in the community. The program offers vocational assessment job readiness, and work skills training. Other program benefits include:

  • Matching each individual to a position based on skills and interests
  • One-on-one coaching and on-site support as needed
  • An established work schedule from as little as one to 40+ hours per week
  • Assistance with resumes, preparing for interviews and researching job openings

Supported Employment is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services. Local companies that hire supported employment candidates often receive substantial federal tax credits.

To learn more about Individual and Family Supports, email Lori Kydd.

 

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