MassFamilies is proud and excited to share a recent podcast featuring Jaya Pandey, a Metro-Boston Family Leadership Series graduate from Fitchburg. Jaya shared her experience as a mom of a child with disabilities and blogging as a way of giving the world a glimpse into her unique experience and everyday life. Listen and lean in […]
I was asked if I could share what it means to me and my family to get vaccinated… The vaccine is bringing me hope.
Like so many our world came to a crashing halt on March 16, 2020. It really hasn’t moved forward in almost a year. It has become so very lonely for our daughter Grace. No school, limited visitors, limited nursing support, and the constant fear that my job as a preschool owner would bethe way this […]
Do you or a loved one have an Intensive Supports Waiver, Adult Supports Waiver, or Community Living Waiver? The public input process is open for amendments to these waivers. You can find the following information on the mass.gov website by following this link: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/home-and-community-based-services-waiver-renewal-and-amendment-applications-public We hope you’ll use your voice to share your experience and […]
A future in which your child lives independently is possible. Learn how eight families did it.
As we close out this year and reflect on the rollercoaster ride that has been 2020, we realized we have a lot to be grateful for as an organization. We took a moment to make a short list of all the amazing things that happened with MassFamilies this year, and we would like to say, […]
Today, all over the globe, people are celebrating generosity through the global movement that is #GivingTuesday. Like many of you, Mass Families Organizing for Change has had its twists and turns this year. We’ve had to adapt and rethink the way we help families imagine better. We need your help to keep moving forward in […]
Since 1990, Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change (MFOFC) has been uniting families of individuals with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses to build a better future of supporting families. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be celebrating 30 years of imagining better. We will share stories and perspectives from family leaders who have been involved with MFOFC throughout […]
Bethany Van Delft wears many hats. She is a Comedian + Emcee + Storyteller. Bethany also happens to be a graduate of Metro-Boston’s 2018 Family Leadership Series. She is working with Lauri Medeiros, MFOFC’s Metro Boston Regional Coordinator, to host a two-part workshop called Crafting Slam Style Stories. The first session will focus on storytelling […]
The thoughts below were written by Roxi Harvey, an ABC and FLS alum who assumed a leadership role in the Boston SpEd PAC during COVID and recently published an article she co-wrote with Emma Fialka-Feldman. The link to the OpEd is below. What new leadership roles have you stepped into in this pandemic? What has […]