Multicultural Community Services of the Pioneer Valley, Inc.

Medically Complex Program

The Medically Complex Program, known as Family Bridges, focuses on supporting families of children and young adults who are medically fragile. Following an initial home visit to complete a comprehensive needs assessment and determine eligibility for the program, the Family Bridges program will provide enhanced and specialized services using a family-centered approach. Supports may include:

  • Service Navigation
  • Funding for respite, uncovered medical goods
  • Grant Writing
  • Accessing programs/funding for home modification
  • Accessing programs/funding to assist with adaptive vehicle purchase & modifications
  • Educational and medical advocacy
  • Information and Referral

Program Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for Family Bridges, individuals need to live at home with their families, be between 3 and 25 years of age, and have complex medical and developmental needs meeting one or more of the following criteria:

Presently receiving in home nursing or eligible for
MassHealth continuous services (CNS) nursing services through the Community Case Management (CCM) Program

Diagnosed with a chronic, potentially life-threatening medical condition (s) requiring skilled nursing assessment and daily interventions, technological and or medical interventions from trained family, support staff or health professionals.