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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Now available: MFOFC 2019 Legislative 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 MAKINGHD 666 An act relative to supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities – […]

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Application deadline extended for the MFOFC West Family Leadership Series kicking off in January!

The West Region Family Leadership Series will kick off soon! We still have space for a few more participants, so we have extended the application deadline to December 15, 2018. The Series focuses on supporting families to advocate for their family member with disabilities to live in their communities as naturally and typically as desired.  Applications from […]

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Welcome to our new website!

We’re so glad you stopped by! We hope that you find our new website more user friendly. By building a new website, we wanted to: make it easier for you to find information about our trainings, create a way for visitors to donate to our organization, and give our online presence a facelift. In the […]

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