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What Massachusetts State Agencies Provide Community Services and Supports?

What Massachusetts State Agencies Provide Community Services and Supports?

On this page you'll find a list of and additional information about the Massachusetts State Agencies that provide community long term services and supports.  As you'll see there are many options. We are ready to help!  Our trained specialist at MassOptions can help you to connect to an agency or organization that is right for you.  To learn more about  the agencies and the services and supports they provide, explore the information and links provided below.

 

Department of Children and Families

The Department of Children and Families has worked diligently to build a strong system for protecting children and families across the Commonwealth. Recent enhancements include hiring more than 550 new employees in 2014 and distributing nearly 2,400 iPads to help social workers access case information remotely and report information on families more efficiently.

Department of Developmental Services (DDS)

DDS provides an array of service to individuals who have intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities including some individuals on the autism spectrum. DDS is available to people through their lifespan upon having met the eligibility criteria. Services will vary depending on need. The goal of the department is to provide services that support individuals to contribute and be part of their community.

Program and services include day supports, employment supports, residential supports, family supports, respite, and transportation.

 Department of Mental Health (DMH)

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work, and participate in their communities.

For more information on Department of Mental Health including eligibility requirements go to the DMH website.

For more information on services available through the DMH, see the MassOptions Finding Services and Supports page.

 Department of Public Health (DPH)

The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death; to assure access to high quality public health and health care services; and to promote wellness and health equity for all individuals in the Commonwealth.

For more information on Department of Public Health go to the DPH website.

For more information on services available through the DPH, see the MassOptions Finding Services and Supports page.

 Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

The mission of the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) is to assist low-income individuals and families to meet their basic needs, increase their incomes, and improve their quality of life.

For more information on Department of Transitional Assistance go to the DTA website.

For more information on services available through the DTA, see the MassOptions Finding Services and Supports  page.

 Department of Veteran's Services

The mission of the Department of Veterans' Services (DVS) is to act as the chief advocate for the nearly 400,000 Commonwealth veterans and their families.

For more information on Department of Veterans’ Services go to the DVS website.

For more information on services available through the DVS, see the MassOptions Finding Services and Supports page.

Department of Youth Services

As the juvenile justice agency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Department of Youth Services promotes positive change in the youth in our care and custody. Our mission is to make communities safer by improving the life outcomes for youth in our care

 Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA)

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) promotes the independence and well-being of individuals, their families, and caregivers through the development and delivery of quality services; providing consumers with access to a full array of health and social support services in the settings of their choice; informing consumers about all their long term options, elder protective, and advocacy services; and encouraging individuals across the lifespan to adopt behaviors that will lead to healthy aging.

For more information on the Executive Office of Elder Affairs go to the EOEA website.

For more information on services available through the EOEA, see the MassOptions Finding Services and Supports page.

 Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB)

The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) provides the highest quality rehabilitation and social services leading to independence and economic self-sufficiency through employment and full community inclusion for the blind.

For more information on the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind go to the MCB website.

For more information on services available through the MCB, see the MassOptions Finding Services and Supports page.

 Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH)

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH) provides accessible communication, education and advocacy to consumers and private and public entities so that programs, services, and opportunities throughout Massachusetts are fully accessible to persons who are Deaf and hard of hearing. 

For more information on the Massachusetts of Commission of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH) go to the MCDHH website

For more information on services available through the MCDHH, see the MassOptions Finding Services and Supports page.

 Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)

MRC promotes equality, empowerment and independence of individuals with disabilities through enhancing and encouraging personal choice and the right to succeed or fail in the pursuit of independence and employment in the community.

For more information on Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission go to the MRC website

For more information on services available through the MRC, see the MassOptions Finding Services and Supports page.

MassHealth

MassHealth is the Massachusetts Medicaid program administered by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS).  It provides health care coverage to more than 1.7 million Massachusetts residents and more than half have a disability or are children of low-income families.

For more information on MassHealth go to the MassHealth website.

For more information on services available through the MassHealth, see the MassOptions Finding Services and Supports page. 

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