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  The United Arc
294 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376

local_phone Call Us: (413) 774-5558

Family SupportCaring for a family member with a disability

The United Arc provides a flexible array of services for families that care for or include a family member with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Please consider taking our evaluation and let us know how we're doing!

The United Arc Family Support Evaluation

Family Support Services include:

  • Family Support Centers
    An array of supports are available to families caring for a family member who meets eligibility criteria with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). Services are offered by staff working out of Family Support Centers in Greenfield and Athol, MA. Primary supports offered are service navigation, information and referral, family trainings and support groups, community connections, social / recreational opportunities, educational and service advocacy. Families prioritized by DDS may also be able to access short-term financial assistance to pay for goods and services that benefit the individual with a disability.
  • Friends in Common
    Friends in Common offers peer support, leadership development, social events and learning opportunities for teens and young adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities in the Franklin area.
  • North Quabbin Friends
    Friends in Common offers peer support, leadership development, social events and learning opportunities for teens and young adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities in the Franklin area.
  • Pioneer Club
    The Pioneer Club offers peer support, leadership development, social events and learning opportunities for adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities.
  • Frontier Club
    The Frontier Club offers peer support, leadership development, social events and learning opportunities for adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities.

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There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life, no matter what its location, age, gender or disability.
-- Sharron Angle

Valuing, respecting, including and recognizing the contributions of our citizens with disabilities.