Resources Brochures

Here you’ll find an extensive list of web based information.  This information is also available in hard copy form at each of our local Family Support Centers.

MCS Holyoke                   MCS Springfield                   MCS Westfield
260 Westfield Road             1000 Wilbraham Road             3 State Street
Holyoke, MA 01040            Springfield, MA  01109             Westfield, MA 01085
413-534-3299                       413-782-2500                             413-562-4885

Clicking on a topic listed below will open a PDF version of our company’s resource brochures. These are designed to provide you with further information and help direct you to different resources depending on your need.

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Adaptive Equipment  Devices that are used to assist with completing activities of daily living.

Adult Foster Care  A MassHealth program for people age 16 and older with developmental or physical disabilities who cannot live alone safely.

Assistive Technology  Assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities including selecting, locating and using them.

Autism Services  Supports and services for children and adults on the autism spectrum.

Blind and Visually Impaired  Specialty services related to assisting individuals with visual impairments.

Child Care   Families with children with disabilities often have difficulty finding quality care for their children. Quality intervention for children ages 0 to 5 helps identify and address cognitive, physical and emotional disabilities at a young age.

Crisis Services   Crisis services are comprehensive programs designed to respond to individuals experiencing a crisis related to a mental illness or substance use. Services are delivered through a range of programs including evaluation services, stabilization services, outpatient services and support services.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing   Specialty services related to assisting individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Dental Services  Specialized dental services for individuals with disabilities.

Dept of Developmental Services  Massachusetts has a comprehensive system of specialized services and supports to give individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunities to live the way they choose.

Department of Public Health   A government agency that promotes healthy people, families, community and healthy environments through compassionate care, education and prevention.

Elder Services  Services to empower elders and caregivers by providing education, support and services to enhance quality of life for those over 60.

Family Leadership Series  This series is designed to provide individuals with disabilities and family members with state-of-the-art information and leadership building skills to effectively impact state and local organizations (schools, human service agencies, government and community) organizations.

Food  Resources to access emergency food pantries, food stamps, soup kitchens and more.

Health Insurance  Income based health care plans that help pay for medical coverage.

Home Health Care and PCA  Children and adults with disabilities may require a higher degree of in home care due to their physical or medical needs and/or limitations in their functional living skills.

Home Modifications and Loans  Information on funding resources, both private and state funded, available to people with disabilities for home modifications to support accessibility.

Housing Information on various housing options available to those residing in Western Massachusetts.

Medical Equipment Supplies  Items such as disposable undergarments, bed liners, adult size bibs, nutritional supplements, gloves, syringes, etc. are used to support the health and wellness of an individual.

Mental Health Services Adults  Information on a variety of community based mental health services. For a more comprehensive list of individual providers contact your insurance company.

Mental Health Services Children  Information on a variety of community based mental health services. For a more comprehensive list of individual providers contact your insurance company.

Outpatient Therapy Services  Rehabilitative and developmental services for children and adults.

Recreation  Information on recreational activity programs and other resources related to recreation and leisure that are available to individuals who have developmental disabilities.

Reporting Abuse or Neglect  Children, elders and adults with disabilities are far too often victims of abuse. Abuse can be in the form of physical, sexual, financial, neglect/omission, emotional or mistreatment.

Social Security   Social Security is a federal program which provides benefits for individuals who are retired, survivors of a spouse or parent (specific age requirements), and individuals with disabilities.

Special Education   Educating students with special needs in a way that addresses their individual differences and needs.

Transition – Age of Majority   The age of majority is the threshold of adulthood as declared in law. In the United States, and most other countries, the age of majority is recognized at age 18.

Transition – Turning 22   Resources to improve the future of youth transitioning from high school to employment, day programs, individual living or supported living.

Transportation   There are state and federally funded programs available to people with disabilities.

Utilities & Fuel Assistance  Assistance programs available to low income families to pay for or offset utility bills, such as heat (gas, electric or oil) and telephones.

Vehicle Loans & Modifications  Resources available to individuals with disabilities and caregivers to purchase or modify a vehicle to meet the unique needs of the individual.