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MASS FAMILIES & ALLIES

These are scary times.

Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change is here to support you during this time of uncertainty and social disconnect.

Enter your info below and we'll add you to our Mass Families & Allies email list with key updates and information to help you get through this.

We will get through this together.

MatchUS is an community-driven educator/related service provider and family response to support our students (and their families!) with disabilities/IEPs/support needs during this time of social distancing.

Housed in organization Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change, we are working with families and educators ANYWHERE (not just MA) to support 1:1 conversations about how best to support our students at home.


“Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.”

– Publilius Syrus


Community Calls

We are hosting weekly calls to get everyone on the same page and make sure everyone has the information they need.

Virtual Coffee Hours

We know how important it is to stay connected through this chaotic time. Join us for virtual coffee hours to spend time with members throughout the week!

Routine Building & Social Engagement

We are working with our partners to provide online learning opportunities and space to connect while we are socially isolated.

Mass Families & Allies Community Calendar

Click on an event below to view more information and the connection information!

Latest Updates & Resources for Surviving Coronavirus

“When he’s at school he has a 1:1 aide, he has a physical therapist. He has all of these people. When he’s at home, he has: me…”

Family leaders share their social isolation stories on WBUR 

MFOFC Co-Chair, Sophia Johannson, and MFOFC family leader, Elizabeth Bostic, made waves on the radio this past week on a piece produced by Boston's NPR News Station, WBUR. These two moms, along with another family caregiver in Massachusetts, painted a vivid picture of just how complex life can get when families are shut in caring […]

MIchelle SE Family Leader on ABC news

Coping with Covid-19: MFOFC Family Leader featured on ABC News 

A current member of this year's Southeast Family Leadership Series, Michelle Winchell, has been collaborating and sharing the experience and insight she gained from her background in education to help others navigate remote learning during the Coronavirus pandemic. We were stoked to see her featured in this ABC news story. Moriah is her beautiful daughter. […]

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COVID-19 Special Education Resources 

Life has changed drastically for many, including students receiving special education services in Massachusetts. Parents now have the added responsibility of monitoring and making sure their children are keeping up with their school work. MassPAC/FCSN has created simple Student Remote Learning Record worksheet to help you keep track of your child's learning activities. Download the […]

Multilingual resources for Coronavirus

Multilingual Covid-19 Resources 

In a search for materials available in Vietnamese for the families she serves, Oanh Bui, MFOFC family leader, compiled this great list of links to information about Coronavirus (Covid-19). She not only found a wealth of resources in Vietnamese, but a bunch of other languages which might be helpful for your communities as well. You'll […]

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Coronavirus Resources from our Partners