The Family Resource Center
The Family Resource Center offers assistance to parents and other primary caregivers in their efforts to provide care in the home and community for a child or adult with a developmental disability. Access to some Family Support services require that the family member live at home and has been approved for supports by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) intake and eligibility process. However, there are many Family Support services available to families throughout eastern Massachusetts that do not require a determination of eligibility from DDS.
Families living in the Metro North Area (Everett, Lynnfield, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham) may be able to receive additional supports through DDS. Our philosophy is to do whatever it takes to support families by offering services which are flexible, individualized and family directed. We believe that when people with developmental disabilities and their families can obtain the information necessary they will lead more independent and fulfilling lives.