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AbilityPlus
See website
www.abilityplus.org

      Statewide
Website and forum detailing adaptive snowsports and other adaptive recreation activities at major ski areas in New Hampshire and Vermont.

AccesSportsAmerica
(978) 264-0985
www.accessports.org

      Statewide
Windsurfing, outrigger canoeing, surfing, water-skiing, sailing, and more for adults and children with disabilities.

The Adoption Community of New England
(508) 366-6812
www.adoptioncommunityofne.org

      Statewide
Support groups for waiting parents, birth families and adopted persons.



The Arc of Massachusetts
(781) 891-6270
www.arcmass.org

      Statewide
Support programs for children and adults with cognitive or developmental disabilities and their families. Information/referral, respite care, recreational programs, community outreach and more.
Aspergers Association of New England
(617) 393-3824
www.aane.org

      Statewide
Phone consultation and service referrals, support groups for parents, seminars, conferences and workshops for educators.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
(800) 7-ASTHMA
www.asthmaandallergies.org

      Statewide
Support groups and resources for families coping with asthma and allergies.



Attention Deficit Information Network
(508) 746-3959
      Statewide
Nonprofit all-volunteer organization offering support and information to families of children with ADD, adults with ADD and professionals through a network of AD-IN chapters.

Best Buddies
(866) 332-8339
www.bestbuddiesmassachusetts.org

      Statewide
Opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 
Blue Hills Healthy Families Program
(781) 749-2882
www.hcsm.org/dfhs/bluehillshealthyfamilies.htm

      Hingham
Home visiting services for pregnant and new parents under age 21 with babies less than one year. Serving Dover, Dedham, Holbrook, Westwood, Norwood, Randolph, Canton and Sharon.


The Bridge Center
(508) 697-7557
      Bridgewater
Provides therapeutic recreation for children and young adults with physical and cognitive challenges. Summer camp, Saturday camp, school vacation camp, therapeutic horseback riding, family support groups and special events.

Caritas Norwood Hospital
(781) 769-2950
      Norwood
Support groups and parent classes including breastfeeding, childbirth education, infant care, infant and child CPR and more.

Children's Community Center
(508) 586-9855
      Brockton
Early intervention and therapy for infants and toddlers with developmental delay or expected developmental delay.
Community Autism Resources
(508) 379-0371
      Statewide
Offers clinics, fun groups, field trips, events, bulletin board, symposium and more.
Early Intervention
See website
www.mass.gov/dph/earlyintervention/.

      Statewide
Programs for children, birth - 3, with or at risk for developmental delays.
Families First
(617) 868-7687
      Statewide
Helping to builds positive relationships between parents and their children by educating families and professionals through inspiring, hands-on workshops.


Families for Ukrainian Adoption
See website
www.fruanewengland.org

      Sterling
Support network for families with, or planning to adopt, children from countries of the former Soviet Union. Support network, cultural and ethnic events, newsletter and lecture series.


Families with Children from China
See website
www.fccne.org

      Statewide
Offers cultural awareness with celebrations of Chinese Holidays, waiting family support, playgroups, charitable initiatives and more.
Families With Diabetes
See website
www.childrenwithdiabetes.com

      Statewide
Support groups for families with children who have Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes.
Family and Community Resources
[3+]... (508) 583-6498
www.fcr-ma.org

      Brockton
A continuum of free, confidential services for child, adolescent and adult victims of trauma.
Family TIES
See website
www.massfamilyties.org

      Statewide
Information and parent-to-parent support for families of children with
special needs and chronic illness.

Fathers and Families
(617) 542-9300
www.fathersandfamilies.org

      Statewide
Advocates for the right of every child to have two active parents in their lives.

Federation for Children with Special Needs
(800) 331-0688
www.fcsn.org

      Statewide
Parent to parent support and advocacy training for families with children with special education and special healthcare needs.
First Call for Help (United Way of Mass Bay)
(800) 231-4377
www.supportunitedway.org/gethelp

      Statewide
Telephone counselors locate resources and advocate with other agencies on callers behalf. Information on support groups, employment, housing, fuel assistance and more.
Fuel Assistance Program
(508) 746-6707
www.sscac.org

      Statewide
Provides qualifying low-income households with help in paying heating bills.
Health Helpline
800-272-4232
www.hcfama.org

      Statewide
Helpline answers questions about the health care system and provides information and referrals to appropriate resources.

Holistic Moms Network
See website
www.holisticmoms.org

      Statewide
Welcoming all area parents with an interest in holistic health and green living.



InSight Education Center
(781) 294-8004
      Various
Workshops, consultations and coaching regarding development and behavior management of children from birth to age 20.

Insure Kids Now
(877) KIDS-NOW
www.insurekidsnow.gov

      Statewide
US Health and Human Services program to link children to low-cost or free health insurance.
JCCs of Greater Boston - South
(781) 795-0510
      Sharon
Celebrations, enrichment classes, social opportunities, recreation and more.


Jewish Family and Children's Services
(781) 647-5327
www.jfcsboston.org

      Statewide
A non-denominational charity which offers a comprehensive group of programs designed to strengthen families and support individuals through challenging times.
Judge Baker Children's Center Child-At-Risk Hotline
(617) 232-4882
      Statewide
For reporting suspected child abuse or neglect in Massachusetts. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Keeping Pace with Multiple Miracles
(508) 559-0040
www.keepingpace.org

      Statewide
Support meetings, newsletter, social activities, reasonably-priced resale boutique and networking for all families with, or expecting, multiples.
La Leche League
See website
www.llleus.org/state/Massachusetts.html

      Statewide
Monthly breastfeeding support groups.
Massachusetts Adoption Resource
(800) 882-1176
      Statewide
Provides extensive resources, programs and services related to foster care adoption.



Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation
See website
www.mass.gov/dmr

      Statewide
Services for children under age 18 with mental retardation or developmental disorders. Services include family support, service coordination, integrated after school programs, respite and summer camps.
Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress
(800) 664-MDSC
www.mdsc.org

      Statewide
Support groups, social events, information clearinghouse and "parents first call" program.  www.mdsc.org.
MassHealth
(800) 841-2900
www.mass.gov/masshealth

      Statewide
MassHealth Family Assistance offers coverage to eligible children, some working adults, and people who are HIV positive who cannot get MassHealth Standard or MassHealth CommonHealth.
Mothers of Twins Club
See website
www.nomotc.org

      Statewide
Providing educational, social and emotional support to mothers and expectant mothers of multiples with groups statewide. Members meet monthly to discuss the unique challenges of parenting multiples and to hear speakers on a variety of parenting topics. 


NRC Family Network
(781) 681-9736
www.72.93.90.84:8080

      Various
Serving families with children under 4 in Abington, Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, Hanover, Hanson, Raynham, Rockland and Whitman. NRC Family Network offers a variety of Free parenting support groups, workshops and events for parents and families.
Parent Professional Advocacy League
(617) 542-7860
www.ppal.net

      Statewide
Statewide organization dedicated to helping families with children who have mental illness.
Parental Stress Line
(800) 632-8188
      Statewide
24-hour hotline staffed by trained volunteer telephone counselors who care and are concerned about the preservation of families.
Parents Helping Parents
(800) 632-8188
www.parentshelpingparents.org

      Statewide
Offering a statewide network of support groups for parents or other adult caretakers who are isolated, overwhelmed or afraid of their anger toward their children. 24-hour support phone line.
Parents of ADD/ADHD Kids
Email
      Foxboro
For support group meeting information email pakfoxboro@comcast.net.

Project Bread FoodSource Hotline
(800) 645-8333
www.projectbread.org.

      Statewide
Statewide information and referral service for people facing hunger.
Self Help, Inc.
(508) 587-1716
www.selfhelpinc.org

      S.E. MA
Offering multiple programs including lead abatement, Head Start, fuel assistance and parenting programs.

South Bay Early Intervention
(508) 559-0473
www.southbaymentalhealth.com

      Brockton*
Brockton. *Also located in Swansea, Lowell and Worcester. Evaluations, toddler groups, home visits, parent support and speech, physical and occupational therapy. Click ad for full-size version.
South Bay Early Intervention
Special Olympics
See website
www.specialolympicsma.org

      Statewide
Sports programs for those with intellectual disabilities.
SPEDwatch
See website
www.spedwatch.org

      Statewide
SPEDWatch is a community of concerned citizens: a grassroots, nonprofit, social change movement working to eliminate the root causes of educational neglect of students with disabilities, ages 3-21.
Triplets, Moms and More, Inc.
(339) 927-2365
www.tripletsmomsandmore.org

      Statewide

Providing compassionate, psychosocial support and educational information about the uniqueness of triplet and quadruplet multiple pregnancies and parenting.

United Cerebral Palsey
(617) 926-5480
www.ucpboston.org

      Statewide
Providing an array of programs and services to children and adults with cerebral palsy and their families. Information and referral to state and local resources, summer camp scholarships and financial assistance programs for items of necessity related to home and community adaptation.
WIC - Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program
(800) WIC-1007
      Boston
WIC is a nutrition program that provides FREE healthy foods, nutrition education and breastfeeding support to families who qualify. You must live in MA, have a child under 5 or be pregnant or breastfeeding, have a nutrition risk (WIC staff can help with this) and be income eligible. A family of 4 can make up to $41,000 to qualify.

WIC - Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program
(800) WIC-1007
      Statewide

WIC is a nutrition program that provides FREE healthy foods, nutrition education, and breastfeeding support to families who qualify. You must live in MA, have a child under 5 or be pregnant or breastfeeding, have a nutrition risk (WIC staff can help with this) and be income eligible. A family of 4 can make up to $41,000 to qualify!   Call WIC today!


Yawkey House of Possiblities
(508) 205-0557
      Easton
Saturday activity respite program for children with cognitive and
physical special needs. Snack 'n Chat social skills program for teens. 
Saturday Nite Live monthly theme parties for young adults.  Overnight respite program.




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