Disability Services

Home Start Inc. and HomeStart for Veterans

Mailing Address: 
105 Chauncy Street, Suite 502 Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 
617.542.0338
Email: 
homestart@homestart.org
Website: 
homestart.org
Organization's Mission: 
Founded on the principle that every person deserves a decent place to live, for over 20 years HomeStart has ended and prevented homelessness. HomeStart advocates provide support and compassion as they help walk clients through the difficult process of moving from shelters to permanent housing. After securing housing, HomeStart continues to help each participant re-integrate into their community by providing support services such as money management programs and life skills training. HomeStart also provides housing-search guidance to those who do not qualify to become a client during walk-in hours at both the Central Boston and Cambridge offices. HomeStart is also one of the first and one of the largest agencies in Boston that ends homelessness by preventing it in the first place. Our advocates have prevented over 3,000 low-income families and individuals on the verge of eviction from being homeless, by using innovative approaches such as – emergency mini grants, court intervention, and landlord mediation. For HomeStart to prevent an eviction it costs on average $726. It costs taxpayers approximately $30,000 a year to shelter that same family. Having a home restores a person’s dignity and offers the stability that is necessary for making other life changes, such as securing a job, advancing an education, regaining mental health stability, or maintaining sobriety. That’s why at HomeStart, we believe a home is where the start is.
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 
Daily
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
Linda Wood-Boyle
Other information: 
HomeStart for Veterans is a program delivered in partnership with the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Boston Housing Authority. Advocates assist homeless military veterans and veteran families throughout the Greater Boston area in the housing search process and then provide them with upfront financial costs upon move-in.

Lahey Health Behavioral Services

Phone: 
781-592-4477
Website: 
http://www.nebhealth.org/
Organization's Mission: 
Lahey Health Behavioral Services is a private, nonprofit agency that provides mental health counseling, addiction treatment and family and school-based services to residents in greater Boston, the North Shore and the Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts.
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
Gary Langis
Scholarships available: 
No
Vouchers accepted: 
No
Charge for services: 
No
Transportation provided: 
No
Number of people served each year: 
1-50

Office on Disability

Mailing Address: 
One Ashburton Place, Room 1305 Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 
(617) 727-7440 or (800) 322-2020
Website: 
http://www.mass.gov/anf/employment-equal-access-disability/oversight-agencies/mod/
Organization's Mission: 
The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) was created in 1981, under Chapter 6, Sec.185 of the Massachusetts General Laws. The purpose of the Office is to bring about full and equal participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life. It works to assure the advancement of legal rights and for the promotion of maximum opportunities, supportive services, accommodations and accessibility in a manner which fosters dignity and self determination. MOD is the Commonwealth's Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinating Agency.
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 
daily
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
Myra Berloff
Scholarships available: 
No
Vouchers accepted: 
No
Charge for services: 
No
Transportation provided: 
No
Number of people served each year: 
1-50

Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Phone: 
(617) 727-7750
Website: 
www.mass.gov/elder
Organization's Mission: 
The Executive Office of Elder Affairs and those involved in the elder network are passionate about their work to allow all people to age with independence and dignity. Elder Affairs holds steadfast to its mission of promoting the integrity, rights and independence of all seniors and their caregivers.
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 
daily.
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
Ann L. Hartstein, Secretary
Scholarships available: 
No
Vouchers accepted: 
No
Charge for services: 
No
Transportation provided: 
No
Number of people served each year: 
1-50

Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Phone: 
(617) 740-1600; TTY (617) 740-1700
Website: 
www.mass.gov/mcdhh
Organization's Mission: 
The Mission of MCDHH is to provide accessible communication, education and advocacy to consumers and private and public entities so that programs, services and opportunities throughout Massachusetts are fully accessible to persons who are Deaf and hard of hearing.
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 
daily
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
Heidi Reed, Commissioner
Scholarships available: 
No
Vouchers accepted: 
No
Charge for services: 
No
Transportation provided: 
No
Number of people served each year: 
1-50

Commission for the Blind

Phone: 
(617) 727-5550
Website: 
www.mass.gov/mcb
Organization's Mission: 
MCB provides the highest quality rehabilitation and social services to blind individuals, leading to independence and full community participation.
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 
Daily
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
Paul Saner, Commissioner
Scholarships available: 
No
Vouchers accepted: 
No
Charge for services: 
No
Transportation provided: 
No
Number of people served each year: 
1-50

Element Care - Lynn Office

Mailing Address: 
37 Friend Street Lynn, MA 01902
Phone: 
781-715-6608
Email: 
info@elementcare.com
Website: 
www.pacenorthshore.org
Organization's Mission: 
"We get to know our participants as individuals - who they are, where they live, what they like to do - so we can treat the whole person, not just their symptoms. We deliver care as a team: physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, behavioral health specialists, CNAs, transportation coordinators and more all work together, sharing information and ideas." "Our team thoroughly evaluates every eligible person on enrollment, then determines which services will best help the participant and their family. Delivering compassionate care that helps people live healthier, more fulfilling lives in their own communities. That's what Element Care is all about." - Robert Wakefield, CEO
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 
Monday to Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm; on call staff 24 hours per day
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
Robert Wakefield
Scholarships available: 
No
Vouchers accepted: 
No
Charge for services: 
No
Transportation provided: 
No
Number of people served each year: 
1-50
Other information: 
Services include all medical care, meals on wheels, prescriptions, occupational and physical therapy, and a team of specialists working to insure clients remain as well as possible. Day programs located in Lynn at 62 Market Street, 9 Buffum Street, and 20 School Street, and in Beverly at 100 Cummings Center, Suite 109D Eligibility restrictions: Medicaid eligible

Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann

Phone: 
(978) 741-0077
Email: 
information@ilcnsca.org
Website: 
www.ilcnsca.org
Organization's Mission: 
he Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann Inc. (ILCNSCA) is a service and advocacy center run by and for people with disabilities. ILCNSCA supports the struggle of people who have all types of disabilities to live independently and participate fully in community life. The ILCNSCA pursues this mission through a combination of self-advocacy services and community action. Self-advocacy services are designed to enable participants to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve personal independence. ILCNSCA organizes and supports collective action by people with disabilities aimed at positive social change, the elimination of discriminatory barriers, and the creation of supportive and fully accessible community environment.
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 
Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm, by appointment
Executive Director/CEO/President/Coordinator/Other: 
Mary Margaret Moore
Scholarships available: 
No
Vouchers accepted: 
No
Charge for services: 
Yes
Transportation provided: 
No
Number of people served each year: 
1-50
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