Leadership Training for a World Where Everyone Belongs
MassFamilies is a statewide, grassroots coalition of individuals with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses and their families.
MassFamilies provides sustained advocacy and leadership training in pursuit of high quality, individualized community support and service options, including family support, for people with disabilities and their families.
Fostering Grassroots Family Leadership in Massachusetts for over 30 years
MassFamilies provides information, leadership training and support to families, and also has regular regional meetings for families and individuals.
Members of MassFamilies have written and passed legislation to create statewide policy and practice for individual and family support. We have sponsored various conferences, workshops and forums to inform and educate individuals, families and community members about advocacy, services and local, state and federal resources.
Since 1990, MassFamilies has provided the Family Leadership Series to empower families and individuals to live and engage in their communities.
MassFamilies hosted the first Family Leadership Series in Southeastern Massachusetts from October 1990 to March 1991.
As a result of this successful leadership training, the Family Leadership Series is now sponsored annually in Massachusetts by the five regional chapters of MassFamilies: Central, Metro Boston, Northeast, Southeast and West.