Family Support Center
The Family Support Center (FSC) of People Incorporated is the family support center designated to serve the Greater Fall River area by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS). The Center provides assistance to children and adults with an intellectual or developmental disability who are living with their family in the community.
Our goal is to support individuals and their families with the information and resources they need to meet their goals for a fulfilling and meaningful life.
Family Support Center Services include
Information and Referral
Information about community services is available through phone and in-person consultation with a Family Support Advocate.
Short-term service navigation is available to any family that feels they are in need of short-term individualized support for assistance with specific issues including guardianship and eligibility.
Extended Service Navigation
Requires a referral from the Department of Developmental Services and offers support over an extended period of time.
Family Support Groups & Networking
The FSC encourages supportive relationships between families through participation in support groups and networking opportunities.
Family Training and Workshops
Family Training and Workshops are open to all families of children and adults with developmental disabilities. These educational opportunities provide information on a wide array of topics including educational rights, accessing benefits, and information on other areas of concern.
Family Advisory Council
We view families as the experts concerning the needs of their family members. The Council advises the Center on new programming and services, plans and provides support for events and recreational activities, and assists with outreach to other families and the community.
Social/Recreational Opportunities for Children, Adults, and Families
The FSC offers an array of activities and events for children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities including Community Kids, a recreational program for youth aged 7-14, and additional special activities for young adults.
Our Community Supports program has provided support for adults with developmental disabilities to participate in small group community outings for more than 30 years. Individuals choose from a monthly calendar of activities.