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Last updated August 2018

Disability Law Center of Massachusetts
The Disability Law Center (DLC) is the Protection and Advocacy agency for Massachusetts. DLC is a private, non-profit organization responsible for providing protection and advocacy for the rights of Massachusetts residents with disabilities. DLC receives federal, state and private funding but is not part of the state or federal government.

Independent Living Centers in Massachusetts  
Independent Living Centers are typically non-residential, private, non-profit, consumer-controlled, community-based organizations providing services and advocacy by and for persons with all types of disabilities. Their goal is to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential within their families and communities.

Massachusetts Office on Disability
Created in 1981 under M.G.L. Chapter 6 Section 185 the primary mission of the Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) is to ensure the full and equal participation of all people with disabilities in all aspects of life by working to advance legal rights, maximum opportunities, supportive services, accommodations and accessibility in a manner that fosters dignity and self determination. It is the state advocacy agency that serves people with disabilities of all ages.


Social Security Administration         800-772-1213


Disability Determination Services

Boston                     800-882-2040

Worcester                 800-551-5532

Health Care for Homeless (Boston)         617-414-7779

MA Community Health Centers         800-475-8455

Mayor’s Health Line             800-847-0710

Greater Boston Legal Services         617-371-1234

Mass. Justice Project (Legal Services)

Central MA                 508-831-9888

Western MA                 413-533-2660

Disability Law Center             617-723-8455


Mass. Coalition for the Homeless         617-423-9162

Tri-City Homeless Services             781-397-2097

Northeast MA

Project HOAP (Central MA)         508-860-1000

Homeless Services

Community Voice Mail (Boston)         617-248-6585

Dept. of Transitional Assistance         800-249-2007

(for welfare benefits)

Div. of Medical Assistance             800-841-2900

(for MassHealth)

Information for survivors of Hurricane Katrina

Massachusetts Benefits and Services Related to Hurricane Katrina 9/21/2005

Hurricane Katrina Resources for People with Disabilities 9/14/2005
National Disability Rights Network

Social Security Information for People Affected by Hurricane Katrina 9/14/2005

Education Rights of Homeless Children 9/12/2005
Link to Federation for Children with Special Needs info re: rights of children left homeless by Hurricane Katrina


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