The MCS Family Support Center is funded by the Department of Developmental Services to provide information, assistance and a variety of supportive services to families with children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are living at home. Family Support Center staff are committed to providing responsive support to families from diverse cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.
How Can A Family Support Center Help You?
o By providing information and assistance in obtaining a wide array of services including but not limited to:
- Social and recreational opportunities
- Support groups for parents, siblings and family members
- Resources in your community
- Public benefits for which you may qualify
o By presenting the option to attend trainings or receive information on topics such as:
- Guardianship/Trusts/Future Planning
- Special Education
- Social Skills
- Human Relationships
- Specific disabilities and/or conditions
o By offering opportunities to meet other families through networking and organized social and community activities
MCS Family Support Programs are proud to utilize the Charting the Life Course Framework when supporting families. The Core Belief of the Charting the Life Course Framework is that “All people have the right to live, love, work, play and pursue their life aspirations in their community”.
For more information, visit the website below or reach out to your Family Support Navigator who can guide you through learning more about these helpful resources. https://www.lifecoursetools.com/
Holyoke/Chicopee Office: Belchertown, Bondsville, Chicopee, Granby, Holyoke, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, South Hadley, Southampton, Thorndike, Three Rivers, Ware
Click here to go to Holyoke/Chicopee
Springfield/Westfield Office: Agawam, Blandford, Chester, East Longmeadow, Feeding Hills, Granville, Hampden, Huntington, Indian Orchard, Longmeadow, Montgomery, Russell, Southwick, Springfield, Tolland, West Springfield, Westfield, and Wilbraham
Click here to go to Springfield/Westfield
What families are saying….
“I feel MCS is my ‘go to’ organization for help with information and finding funding for my disabled child”
“All of the staff members I have dealt with have always been kind, caring and compassionate people to work with.”
“Our Service Navigator has been a fantastic resource for our family. I do not know what I would do without her!”
“Always very helpful and kind. Couldn’t ask for any better service. Thank you!”
“We are very satisfied with the support we receive. We really appreciate it!”
“I cannot even begin to tell you how helpful they have been. Whenever a problem arises they are right there for me.”