Family Support Services

The Center of Hope Foundation hosts a variety of trainings and events geared towards supporting families with children with disabilities.  Training topics have included the 688 process, financial planning for families, legislative advocacy, SibShops and others.  Events include Youth Swim Nights, the Annual Teen Prom and other recreational events for the family.  See below for Events Calendar.

Extended Day Program

This program offers social interaction, crafts and recreational community involvement is offered specifically to families that have lost respite service, but have a need for extended day services. Hours of Operation are Monday-Thursday 3-5 p.m.

Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services

The Department’s citizen advisory board system entails a network of twenty-three area, four facility, and four regional boards coordinated by the Statewide Advisory Council, the SAC. Members of the area, facility, and regional CABs are appointed by the Commissioner. The Statewide Advisory Council is appointed by the Secretary of EOHHS and approved by the Governor.

Click here to learn more.


Click here for the Citizen Advisory Boards Application, Recruitment Brochure, and Meeting dates.

Ryan Chauvin – Program Director

P.O. Box 66, 100 Foster Street
Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550
Direct Dial: 508-909-7981
Telephone: 508-764-4085 Ext. 649