Services for Adults
DLS can help families of adults with disabilities find transportation, a place to live, someone to help them with daily living skills, a job counselor, and help accessing other community supports.
We also create and facilitate a person-centered plan to help families apply for Social Security, health insurance, or other benefits on behalf of their family member, as well as provide assistance with long-term planning.
Help develop and implement comprehensive, personalized plans that address immediate concerns and future needs. Ongoing assistance is available to monitor and modify plans as needs change over time.
Assistance Accessing Community Housing
Guidance and hands-on assistance to help families find residential programs that meet individuals' needs and preferences, secure placement, and access available funding.
Expert guidance accessing and coordinating public and private benefits, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medicare, MassHealth, SNAP (food stamps), and other cash and cash-value programs.
Healthcare Planning and Coordination
Help finding physicians, dentists, and other healthcare providers who specialize in serving adults with disabilities. Assistance coordinating communications among providers as needed.
If the person with a disability wants to be an active participant in the process or would like to be supported on self-identified, separate goals, we can refer him/her to JF&CS Clinical Services.