Family Supports

Advocates has a new website designed just for families! Please visit for more information about Advocates family support programs, transition consultation services, supports for your loved one, and family resources and events.

The Autism Alliance of MetroWest

Founded in 1993 on the belief that information is the most powerful tool for living with autism, the Autism Alliance of Metrowest provides resources, education and support to over 600 area families. We maintain an education and resource center with over 600 up-to-date publications available for check-out at the Morse Institute Library in Natick. Our many events and support programs bring families together to find strength and hope through sharing. Learn more at or by contacting us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 508.652.9900.

Advocates South Coastal Family Support Center

Located in Randolph, Advocates South Coastal Family Support Center provides trainings, workshops, case management, information and referral services to over 300 families caring for loved ones with intellectual/developmental disabilities in the Massachusetts south shore area. The program director and two staff are committed to a family driven and culturally competent approach that respects the unique needs, goals and wishes of each family. For more information contact program director Alicia Cannon at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 1-877-628-6789.

Project Able

Project Able provides culturally competent family support services to Chinese and Vietnamese individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families in the Greater Boston and South Shore areas. Project Able aims to develop each family's capacity to meet the needs of their family member within their own community. Our greatest accomplishment has been our success in overcoming linguistic and cultural barriers in order to help families get the care they need. For more information, download our printable brochure or contact the Project Able Office at 617-988-8132.

Adult Family Care

Advocates' Adult Family Care program provides compensation and support to family members or other caregivers who provide live-in care to individuals who qualify. Adult Family Care supports MassHealth-eligible individuals who, because of medical, physical, cognitive, or psychiatric problems cannot safely live alone. In addition to compensation, caregivers receive respite and relief services, social work assistance, nursing support, 24-hour emergency care, and connection to community resources. Please contact us at 888-628-6885 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.
Advocates Inc., One Clarks Hill, Suite 305, Framingham, MA 01702
508.628.6300 | VP 774.999.0606 | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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Supporting you, your loved ones, your friends, Your neighbors...

Advocates provides support services for people with:
  • Mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse
  • Intellectual or developmental disabilities or co-occurring mental illness and developmental disability
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Autism and pervasive developmental disabilities
  • Acquired or traumatic brain injury
We also provide support services for:
  • Deaf adults with mental illness or a developmental disability
  • Families who are supporting a family member with a disability
  • Elders living in the community who may have a mental illness or substance abuse disorder
  • Adults with a mental health diagnosis in jail or re-entering the community
  • Youth in transition from foster care
  • Individuals and families who are homeless or at risk for homelessness


How to access services