Home First HMEA

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Contact Information

HMEA
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

Narrative

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.

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