Adult Foster Care The Arc of the South Shore

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Contact Information

The Arc of the South Shore
Contact: Jane Riley, Adult Foster Care Director
Email Address:
Phone: 781-335-3023 x2227
Alternate Phone: 781-812-5782
Fax: 781 335 3682

20 Pond Park Road Hingham, MA 02043
Area Served: Southeast

Map Location Adult Foster Care


Adult Family/Foster Care is a Mass Health funded program providing a monthly stipend and support to caregivers who provide assistance to their loved one with IDD, including Autism, or any other physical, or cognitive disability, in a personalized home setting. This program allows individuals who require assistance with activities of daily living to maintain their dignity and pursue typical life routines with individualized assistance from a family caregiver. Eligible recipients of this program must be at least 16 years of age, receive Mass Health Insurance, either Standard or CommonHealth, and require assistance with completing ADL  tasks on a daily basis. Adult Family/Foster Care (AFC) recipients must require assistance in at least one of the following areas:

Mobility in or outside of their home, bathing, dressing, toileting, eating or transferring.

A registered nurse and care manager will conduct an assessment to determine eligibility. The program is for individuals who need daily help with personal care/adl’s, but want to live in a family setting rather than in another facility. The caregiver provides meals, companionship, personal care assistance, and 24-hour supervision.

The Arc of the South Shore's program serves families in many communities on the South Shore .

Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Chore Services
  • Skills Training

Program Type

  • Adult Foster Care
  • Advocacy
  • Arc

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities
  • Elderly Person with disabilities

Ages Served

  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Services at Home

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: CARF
  • Fees: MassHealth
  • Licensed By: Mass Health