30 years imagining better MFOFC

Happy 30th Birthday, Mass Families!

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 […]

TELLING YOUR STORY WORKSHOP WITH Charlie Fiske, Director of Public Policy, Arc of Massachusetts

Telling Your Story Virtual Workshop

This workshop, hosted by MFOFC West Regional Coordinator Sue Crosby and Charlie Fiske, Director of Public Policy, the Arc of Massachusetts, will focus on how the sharing of personal stories can lead to legislative change. As of now, I am not teaming up with any Western Mass agencies or providers

TAKE THE LEAP MFOFC's four-session Advocacy Bootcamp is designed to equip you with the advocacy skills you need to empower your child to lead a rich, meaningful, and exciting life. Apply online at massfamilies.org/advocacy-bootcamp/

Advocacy Bootcamp Application Deadline

Advocacy Bootcamp is a free training that focuses on building foundational advocacy skills so we can empower our children to lead rich, meaningful, and exciting lives. We welcome applications from primary caregivers of young children (birth to age 10) who have developmental disabilities, chronic illnesses, and/or complex medical needs. We will be convening by Zoom […]

Legislative Advocacy Training October 19 2019 Lowell MA

Legislative Advocacy Training in Lowell

MFOFC, in partnership with the Cambiodian Mutual Assistance Association and The Commonwealth Seminar, are excited to announce a one-day workshop for residents in the Lowell area. You won’t want to miss this one-day training that will help you increase your understanding of the Massachusetts state legislative processes and boost your confidence participating in legislative advocacy. […]

FINAL FY19 Legislative Priorities MFOFC_Page_1

Now available: MFOFC 2019 Legislative Bill Priorities

Each year, Mass Families establishes legislative priorities for the year. These priorities are in response to current legislation that affect individuals with developmental disabilities in Massachusetts and their families. Download the PDF or scroll down to learn more. SUPPORTED DECISION MAKINGH172 An act relative to supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities – Filed […]