Small Group Living Jewish Family & Children's Service

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Contact Information

Jewish Family & Children's Service
Contact: Holly McCarthy, Director
Email Address:
Phone: 781-693-5640

1430 Main Street Waltham, MA 02451
Area Served: Greater Boston

Map Location Small Group Living


For clients who qualify, this housing option is funded by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). JF&CS has homes and apartments in Newton and Brighton.  Most group living programs serve three to five individuals with similar needs and all emphasize helping residents live a self-directed life, fully engaged in their community. Services included in the programs are:


  • Personal care as needed
  • Healthcare coordination and medication management
  • Social and recreational activities including regular Shabbat dinner
  • Assistance with grocery shopping, food preparation, household management, making and keeping appointment
  • Assistance setting and meeting personal goals, pursuing interests in the community, and maintaining healthy habits
  • Supportive counseling

Staff ratio: 1:3 or 2:5



Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Cooperative Apartments
  • Group Homes

Program Type

  • Community Supports Program
  • Housing

Populations Served

  • Autism Spectrum
  • Developmental Disability
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Public Transportation
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Near Public Transportation

Additional Information

  • Fees: MassHealth, Medicare, Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: DDS