North Central, South Valley, and Worcester Regions

What You Need to Know

Applications now open for the Central Family Leadership Series!

Learn more and apply at https://mfofc.org/training/family-leadership-series/central-region/


Applications must be submitted as soon as possible, and no later than November 15, 2018



 “Educate to Advocate!”

The Central Region serves families from seventy-two communities in Central Massachusetts. We work closely with family support centers and family groups in Worcester, North Central, and South Valley to offer advocacy and educational programs for caregivers.  We believe strongly in cultivating wrap-around support for caregivers to develop leadership potential and empower families for success. We partner with HMEA to provide the Family Leadership Program and give families opportunities to learn, grow and mentor other families who have children or loved ones with disabilities.


Our members lead statewide campaigns, present workshops, serve on regional and statewide organizational and educational boards, and are strong leaders within their local neighborhoods and communities.

We have a strong commitment to reaching culturally and linguistically diverse families. We look forward to deepening our relationships with community-based organizations and groups in the coming years.

We are delighted to speak with and present to any organizations and family groups in Central Massachusetts. Please reach out to Haran Phaneuf, Central Regional Coordinator, at familyleadership@hmea.org, to learn more about our work and how you can get involved!

Regional Coordinator

Photo: Haran Phaneuf, MFOFC coordinator

Haran Phaneuf

Central Coordinator



MFOFC Central Updates

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FY 2019 Budget Ask

Each year, Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change (MFOFC) prepares an overview of our asks regarding the annual state budget. Download the PDF or click on the image to view MFOFC’s budget requests, or simply read on to see what funding priorities MFOFC supports this year. MFOFC is a proud member of the Supporting Families Campaign […]

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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 […]

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