Check out some highlights from across the state from our partners! The Disability Law Center, Massachusett’s Protection & Advocacy organization, is working on setting its priorities for 2020. The DRC wants to hear from you! Learn more about their current priorities and how you can help at https://www.dlc-ma.org/we-need-your-input/ MASS Advocates Standing Strong Annual Self-Advocacy Conference […]
What You Need to Know
The Northeast Region is brings together families from communities as south as Everett, as far west as Dunstable, and north to the New Hampshire border. Our members have gone on to pursue LEND and Crocker Fellowships, write books, stage statewide campaigns, and be strong leaders within their local neighborhoods and communities.
We have a strong commitment to reaching culturally and linguistically diverse families. We are proud to include Latina family leaders on our team and to have strong partnerships with organizations like the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association. 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 northeastern Massachusetts. Please reach out to Sophia Johansson, Northeast Regional Coordinator, to learn more about our work and how you can get involved!
O. Sophia Johansson
MFOFC Northeast Updates
MFOFC, in partnership with HMEA, is seeking a qualified candidate for the Central Coordinator position. The description is below: HMEA seeks a part time (approx. 20 hours/week) person in Central MA to implement annually: a three weekend – leadership training series and additional series of transition workshops for interested families who have members with disabilities […]
Here are some other things that have been going on in the West: Social Media Safety Workshop a Success Last year at the 2018 DDS Family Support Conference, I attended at breakout session on social media safety. Following the presentation , I was asked by several family support providers if it would be possible to […]
Sue Crosby, the MFOFC West Regional Coordinator, has been helping advise a group of students from UMass Amherst who are completing service learning/capstone projects related to disability rights and advocacy. Dental Health Bill Raj, one of the students Sue has been working with, started a petition to promote bill HD 3436 / SD 1942 : […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In the Southeast Region, Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change, in partnership with the Building Futures Project and Family Connections Center of the Nemasket Group is sponsoring A Full Life Ahead Series via Facebook LIVE!
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 […]