Home First HMEA

Home First HMEA

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Contact Information

Contact: Jeanne Clapper, Director of Family Supports
Email Address: jclapper@hmea.org
Phone: 508-298-1100

8 Forge Park East Franklin, MA 02038
Area Served: Central

Map Location Home First


Home First is an enhanced Family Support Program available only through a referral from DDS.   Home First's "Medically Complex" program provides a family-driven model of care which supports families with children and young adults (ages 3-25) that have significant cognitive, physical and complex health care needs who are living at home. The goal is to provide comprehensive wrap-around supports, which consist of specialized case management activities (medical services, health care benefits, assistive technology, coordination of home nursing, educational services, assistance with home modifications and assistance with public benefits) that help families integrate the variety of resources and supports they are receiving in order to care for their family member at home. Referrals are made by the local DDS office for the following regions: Greater Boston, Metro West, Middlesex West, Newton, South Norfolk, Charles River West areas.

Able to serve clients in their wheelchair , Services at Home, Services at School HMEA 3 - 4, 5 - 8, 9 - 13, 14 - 18, 19 – 22 Franklin Jeanne Clapper jclapper@hmea.org 508-298-1100 14303 Home First Community Supports Program, Home Health/Personal Care, Home Modification, Information/Referral, Medical, Support Groups, Transition 5) Central Case Management, Family Support, Financial Assistance, Socialization Activities 8 Forge Park East Director of Family Supports https://www.hmea.org/family-supports/homefirst/ 02038 Free Service All Disabilities, Autism Spectrum, Birth Defects, Blind, Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Deaf, DeafBlind, Developmental Disability, Diabetes, Dying/high Risk, Epilepsy/seizure Disorder, Hard of Hearing, Heart Disorder, Hydrocephalus, Intellectual Disabilities, Language Impairment, Learning Disabilities, Leukemia, Multiple Disability, Muscular Dystrophy, Neurogenic Spinal Deformity, Nonverbal Communication, Physical Disabilities, Rare disorders/low incidence, Respiratory Disorders, Rett Syndrome, Scoliosis, Speech Impairment, Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Visual Impairment Local Area Director of Family Supports Portuguese, Spanish ALLSTON, ASHLAND, BEACON HILL, BELMONT, BOSTON, BRIGHTON, BROOKLINE, CAMBRIDGE, CANTON, CHARLESTOWN, CHELSEA, CHESTNUT HILL, CHINATOWN, DEDHAM, DORCHESTER, DOVER, EAST BOSTON, FOXBOROUGH, FRAMINGHAM, HOLLISTON, HOPKINTON, HUDSON, HYDE PARK, JAMAICA PLAIN, MARLBOROUGH, MATTAPAN, MEDFIELD, MILLIS, NATICK, NEEDHAM, NEWTON, NORFOLK, NORTHBOROUGH, NORTH END, NORWOOD, PLAINVILLE, REVERE, ROSLINDALE, ROXBURY, SHARON, SHERBORN, SOMERVILLE, SOUTHBOROUGH, SOUTH BOSTON, SUDBURY, WALPOLE, WALTHAM, WATERTOWN, WAYLAND, WEST ROXBURY, WELLESLEY, WESTBORO, WESTON, WESTWOOD, WINTHROP, WRENTHAM

Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Family Support
  • Financial Assistance
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Community Supports Program
  • Home Modification
  • Medical
  • Support Groups
  • Transition

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Birth Defects
  • Blind
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deaf
  • DeafBlind
  • Developmental Disability
  • Diabetes
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Heart Disorder
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Language Impairment
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Leukemia
  • Multiple Disability
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Neurogenic Spinal Deformity
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Speech Impairment
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Visual Impairment

Ages Served

  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22

Languages Spoken

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Able to serve clients in their wheelchair
  • Services at Home
  • Services at School

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service
  • Licensed By: DDS