Information and resources for parents of children from birth to age 3 years.
Provides support, resources, curriculum, training regarding fathers of children with special needs.
Grants to design beautiful yet functional rooms for children with disabilities or life-threatening illnesses, providing them with a safe, comfortable space to sleep, play, and live.
Promotes advocacy skills for individuals and families, provides training and consultation to Autism professionals and parents in China and those planning to work in China.
Ice hockey for people with intellectual disabilities. Registration is required. Weekly practice/games on Saturdays at eh Bog Ice Arena. Not sure? We allow a free three practice period. One and off ice volunteers welcome.
The Maggie Welby Foundation offers grants for children and families that have a financial need for a particular purpose including help with bills, athletic opportunities, medical needs, or an opportunity that a child would not otherwise have.
Coordinates services to families who are affected by SIDS or other causes of infant mortality; 24-hr. counseling, home visits, parent support groups and parent-to-parent contacts.
Answers the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children ages 3-18.
Gives children living with Cystic Fibrosis and their family the oppor- tunity to “take a breather” from everyday emotional, financial, and spiritual stresses caused by their disease. Creating smiles, laughter, and magical memories is our goal.
Supports, promotes and advocates for the success of Somalis as they arrive in Massachusetts; Adult literacy programs, orien- tation and acculturation, housing, employment services, legal assistance, healthcare information, and culturalsupports.
Supports, promotes and advocates for the success of Southeast Asians in Central Massachusetts; social, emotional, cultural, and economic supports, including job training programs.
An online library plus apps, interactive games, art, and music activities to support children’s emotional needs resulting from a parent’s military service, including homecoming, relocation, deployment, injuries and grief counseling.
Serves those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby.
Online resources relative to the concerns of siblings of all ages, youth to adulthood, including self-advocacy tools. Hosts a national conference.
A program dedicated to supporting brothers and sisters of peo- ple with special health and developmental needs, featuring the SIBSHOPS trainings for local organizations.
Rick’s Place compassionately supports grieving children, teens and their families through facilitated peer activities, school- based programs and community outreach.
Creates healing environments in hospitals, communities, and homes for children and adolescents who are facing chronic illnesses, through a Wish program.
Offers a wide range of therapeutic programs for young children, and a Chapter 766-approved school for children and youth ages 3-22 with multiple disabilities.
Strives to recruit, train, and support volunteers who will support the needs of children in state custody through the educational advocacy process.
Provides support and resources for families and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender-expansive children, adolescents, and adults.
Offers the gift of healing, hope, and honor to parents experi- encing the death of a baby through the overwhelming power of remembrance portraits taken free by trained professional photographers.
Supports parents by providing them with current, reliable and practical information on a variety of parenting topics related to raising children from infancy through adolescence.
A parent-to-parent outreach program for new parents of babies born with Down Syndrome.
Offers free, confidential and anonymous weekly support groups for parents throughout Massachusetts.
Committed to promoting access, quality and leadership in par- ent-to-parent support across the country.
Dedicated to the identification, treatment, and cure of urea cycle disorders, providing information and education for families and healthcare professionals.
Services, information and referrals, consultation, training, materials, and research programs for families in which a parent, grandparent, or child has a disability.
Offers a variety of resources including free downloadable safety brochures, swimming program lists, Big Red Safety Toolkit, safety program grants, and community support lists.
Provides medical and psycho-social supports, services and referrals to families who are affected by the 43 related diseases.
The goal of My Gym Challenged America Foundation is to provide equipment and services that enhance the quality of life and improve the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of children who are physically or developmentally challenged and those coping with chronic illness.
A MDF toolkit, support groups, family connections, webinars, and conferences to educate affected individuals, the medical community, and community at large.
Modest Needs is a national nonprofit empowering members of the general public to make small, emergency grants to low- in- come workers who are at risk of slipping into poverty.
Variety of family supports and services offered, including educa- tional advocacy.
Raises awareness of the needs of multiple birth children by fostering local support groups and enhancing the quality of educational materials available.
Supports families of young children and expands access to affordable, quality early childhood education. Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. MECA is administered by its Lead Agent, Discovery Schoolhouse, Inc.
Committed to supporting brothers and sisters of people with disabilities by creating welcoming communities for siblings across the lifespan.
Focuses on at-risk families and foster care; services include Early Intervention, Parent Centers, daycare, after-school programs, family counseling and support programs.
Home-based, center-based and school consultations for children who have Autism, brain injury, behavioral health, or develop- mental disability. Residential and year-round programs provide education and vocational training to individuals ages 2.9-22. Programs are based on applied behavioral analysis (ABA).
Day and residential school provides 24 hour care and services to individuals ages 5-22 with brain injury, neurological disease or neurobehavioral disorders. Program is based on applied behav- ioral analysis (ABA).
Coalition concerned about the rights of Massachusetts’ newcom- er communities. Education about the citizenship process, access to state benefits, and training.
Dedicated to granting the favorite wishes of children between ages 2 ½ and 18 who have been diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions.
Established in 1982 to fulfill the special wishes of children ages 3-17 who have been diagnosed as having a terminal or life- threatening illness by providing and arranging special wishes.
Assistance to children who do not fit the criteria for social service programs. Applications for assistance are filled via confidential request from school principals, counselors, and nurses.
Works with public and private adoption agencies to recruit adoptive families for children in foster care.
An international charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children who have experienced life-altering situations.
Facilitates healthy integration of loss for children, teens, and their families by helping them feel connected with each other and less alone in their grief journey.
Provides education, training, advocacy, mediation, adoption services, counseling, housing, transportation and residential ser- vices.
Network for families and families-to-be of multiple birth children.
10 program centers offer a wide range of assistance through education, advocacy, flexible services, and respite options Emergency Respite Care, Specialized Foster Care-for children and adults.
KGT at Hope Health helps children and families cope with the impact of serious illness and loss. Services include support groups, individual counseling, and referral service.
Our mission is to provide custom celebration cakes to families impacted by the critical illness of a child.
Information and referral, and advocacy for non-English speaking residents in the New Bedford area to assist them in receiving appropriate social services.
Relative to the 185+ conditions in this category, offers an array of materials, online resources, family networking through P2P, local networks, and a biennial national conference.
Offers services in 44 languages, employing certified medical interpreters who follow a Standard of Practice, have training in Confidentiality and HIPAA, and receive a CORI check.
Funding for individuals with neurological disorders for items not covered by insurance (i.e., adaptive tricycles, wheelchair lifts, technology, programs, and transportation for special excursions).
When one family member serves, the entire family serves. Home Base offers clinical counseling and support to family members and close friends affected by the challenges of the deployment cycle.
Provides regulatory information, palliative care providers, and community-based programming to support individuals with life-limiting conditions who are facing end-of-life planning decisions.
Committed to working with and for the Haitian community in the areas of culturally appropriate health education, support and advocacy, and opportunities for economic development.
Mtches seasonal parents of reemies with parents in need of support. The peer-to-peer relationship offers support from someone who is familiar with the experience of preterm birth, life in the NICU, a child born with special health care needs, preg- nancy and/or infant loss.
Offers training and consultation services to families, educators, health providers, and communities. Heart to Heart provides free consultation to parents of grieving children, children facing serious illness or that of a loved one.