MassFamilies – Western Region

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Contact Information

Contact: Susan Crosby, MSW, West Coordinator
Email Address:
Phone: 413-782-2500 xX321

1000 Wilbraham Road Springfield, MA 01109
Area Served: West

Map Location MassFamilies - Western Region


Provides Family Leadership Series and works to educate the community about advocacy, services, and local, state and federal resources for individuals with disabilities. Regional chapters throughout the state.


Provides and promotes networking, education and training support that families need as they strive to become influential and effective advocates for their family member. Organizes a Family Leadership Series each year to provide information about best practices and opportunities to support individuals with disabilities and their families to fully participate in all aspects of community life. Particular focus is given to influencing policy at the local, state and national level and in assisting families in creating an "enviable life" for their family member. Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change Western Region is one of five regions comprising the state wide group Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change. Also can contact Mary Beattie at same phone number for Spanish speaking. Most trainings, workshops & conferences are free - nominal fees for a very few activities.

Service Types

  • Family Support

Program Type

  • Advocacy
  • Support Groups

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Additional Information

  • Fees: Personal Funds