Family Support Center

Family Support Center The Family Support Center (FSC) serves the Greater Fall River area providing assistance to children and adults with an intellectual or developmental disability who are living with their families in the community.

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 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).

Operating as usual

A great activity for a brisk fall night. Hope we see you there!
11/03/2021

A great activity for a brisk fall night. Hope we see you there!

A great activity for a brisk fall night. Hope we see you there!

Let's get crafty! RSPV to Chantelle.
10/27/2021

Let's get crafty! RSPV to Chantelle.

Let's get crafty! RSPV to Chantelle.

Please note we are canceling this event at Keith's Farm - but other fun activities are on the way!
10/22/2021

Please note we are canceling this event at Keith's Farm - but other fun activities are on the way!

Please note we are canceling this event at Keith's Farm - but other fun activities are on the way!

We all had a great time at our annual pumpkin carving event. This year really "ex-seeded" our expectations!
10/21/2021

We all had a great time at our annual pumpkin carving event. This year really "ex-seeded" our expectations!

Let's see your carving skills today!
10/14/2021

Let's see your carving skills today!

Let's see your carving skills today!

We can't wait to see your creations!
10/13/2021

We can't wait to see your creations!

We can't wait to see your creations!

10/07/2021
Let's get into the Halloween spirit and carve some pumpkins! RSVP to let us know if you'll be there with us.
10/07/2021

Let's get into the Halloween spirit and carve some pumpkins! RSVP to let us know if you'll be there with us.

Let's get into the Halloween spirit and carve some pumpkins! RSVP to let us know if you'll be there with us.

You can still RSVP today! See you tomorrow at AMC Theaters for a fun time at the movies.
10/04/2021

You can still RSVP today! See you tomorrow at AMC Theaters for a fun time at the movies.

You can still RSVP today! See you tomorrow at AMC Theaters for a fun time at the movies.

Get in the "spirit" of the season, and watch the Addams Family 2 with us!
09/28/2021

Get in the "spirit" of the season, and watch the Addams Family 2 with us!

Get in the "spirit" of the season, and watch the Addams Family 2 with us!

Who's down for some noontime ice cream? See you today.
09/25/2021

Who's down for some noontime ice cream? See you today.

Who's down for some noontime ice cream? See you today.

Do you think we'll see a hole in one today??
09/22/2021

Do you think we'll see a hole in one today??

Do you think we'll see a hole in one today??

Don't forget to let us know you're joining. Summertime in Somerset is spent at the Creamery!
09/22/2021

Don't forget to let us know you're joining. Summertime in Somerset is spent at the Creamery!

Don't forget to let us know you're joining. Summertime in Somerset is spent at the Creamery!

Mini golf is right around the corner. RSVP today.
09/20/2021

Mini golf is right around the corner. RSVP today.

Mini golf is right around the corner. RSVP today.

A week from today, we'll be at a classic Somerset landmark. Want to meet us there? RSVP today.
09/18/2021

A week from today, we'll be at a classic Somerset landmark. Want to meet us there? RSVP today.

A week from today, we'll be at a classic Somerset landmark. Want to meet us there? RSVP today.

Let's see your skills on the course!
09/15/2021

Let's see your skills on the course!

Let's see your skills on the course!

See you at 11. We'll have a delicious morning!
09/11/2021

See you at 11. We'll have a delicious morning!

See you at 11. We'll have a delicious morning!

See you at Yogurt City tomorrow. There's still time to RSVP.
09/10/2021

See you at Yogurt City tomorrow. There's still time to RSVP.

See you at Yogurt City tomorrow. There's still time to RSVP.

A pretty sweet time indeed! Don't forget to RSVP.
09/06/2021

A pretty sweet time indeed! Don't forget to RSVP.

A pretty sweet time indeed! Don't forget to RSVP.

Today is Zoo Day! See you at the Buttonwood Park Zoo at 425 Hawthorn Street in New Bedford.
08/20/2021

Today is Zoo Day! See you at the Buttonwood Park Zoo at 425 Hawthorn Street in New Bedford.

Today is Zoo Day! See you at the Buttonwood Park Zoo at 425 Hawthorn Street in New Bedford.

You can find us at Noah's Place today. Hope to see you all there!
08/18/2021

You can find us at Noah's Place today. Hope to see you all there!

You can find us at Noah's Place today. Hope to see you all there!

We'll be seeing all the interesting animals and fun sights at the zoo this Friday. The address of the Buttonwood Park Zo...
08/16/2021

We'll be seeing all the interesting animals and fun sights at the zoo this Friday. The address of the Buttonwood Park Zoo is 425 Hawthorn Street in New Bedford. RSVP today!

We'll be seeing all the interesting animals and fun sights at the zoo this Friday. The address of the Buttonwood Park Zoo is 425 Hawthorn Street in New Bedford. RSVP today!

The Ice Cream Barn is the place to be today!
08/14/2021

The Ice Cream Barn is the place to be today!

The Ice Cream Barn is the place to be today!

New Standards Finalized For Postsecondary Programs
08/12/2021
New Standards Finalized For Postsecondary Programs

New Standards Finalized For Postsecondary Programs

For the first time, accreditation standards are in place that are intended to be used as a baseline to assess the hundreds of postsecondary programs across the nation serving students with IDD.

Next week!
08/11/2021

Next week!

Next week!

Coming up this weekend!
08/10/2021

Coming up this weekend!

Coming up this weekend!

Noah's Place is a lot of fun! Let us know if you'd like to join.
08/04/2021

Noah's Place is a lot of fun! Let us know if you'd like to join.

Noah's Place is a lot of fun! Let us know if you'd like to join.

We're going to have a fun day at the Zoo. Let us know if you want to be a part of it!
08/03/2021

We're going to have a fun day at the Zoo. Let us know if you want to be a part of it!

We're going to have a fun day at the Zoo. Let us know if you want to be a part of it!

On ADA Anniversary, Biden Recommits To Disability Rights
07/27/2021
On ADA Anniversary, Biden Recommits To Disability Rights

On ADA Anniversary, Biden Recommits To Disability Rights

President Joe Biden used a White House ceremony marking the anniversary of the ADA to push his plans to spend billions on home and community-based services and end subminimum wage.

We have some fun events and activities planned! If you're interested in registering, don't forget to RSVP, and stay tune...
07/26/2021

We have some fun events and activities planned! If you're interested in registering, don't forget to RSVP, and stay tuned to this page for more event notices. The Ice Cream Barn should be a tasty start to our summer activities!

We have some fun events and activities planned! If you're interested in registering, don't forget to RSVP, and stay tuned to this page for more event notices. The Ice Cream Barn should be a tasty start to our summer activities!

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATIONSaturday, June 19, Noon to 5PM95 Cedar Street, New Bedford, MAFree Food, Giveaways, GamesFree Admi...
06/17/2021

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
Saturday, June 19, Noon to 5PM
95 Cedar Street, New Bedford, MA
Free Food, Giveaways, Games
Free Admission
Family-Friendly
Mask-use encouraged

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
Saturday, June 19, Noon to 5PM
95 Cedar Street, New Bedford, MA
Free Food, Giveaways, Games
Free Admission
Family-Friendly
Mask-use encouraged

JUNETEENTH EVENTBlack in Business: Pop-Up Outdoor Market11am to 3pmRotch-Jones-Duff House396 County Street, New Bedford
06/16/2021

JUNETEENTH EVENT
Black in Business: Pop-Up Outdoor Market
11am to 3pm
Rotch-Jones-Duff House
396 County Street, New Bedford

JUNETEENTH EVENT
Black in Business: Pop-Up Outdoor Market
11am to 3pm
Rotch-Jones-Duff House
396 County Street, New Bedford

ZumbaThursday | May 27 | 4:30pm Join Yari and Chantelle for a fun Zumba event at our 1 Father DeValles Blvd. location! R...
05/20/2021

Zumba
Thursday | May 27 | 4:30pm

Join Yari and Chantelle for a fun Zumba event at our 1 Father DeValles Blvd. location! RSVP: [email protected]

Zumba
Thursday | May 27 | 4:30pm

Join Yari and Chantelle for a fun Zumba event at our 1 Father DeValles Blvd. location! RSVP: [email protected]

Hispanic Support GroupMonday | May 24 | 5:00pm Join Bea for a group discussion! RSVP: brivera-resendes@peopleincfr.org
05/18/2021

Hispanic Support Group
Monday | May 24 | 5:00pm

Join Bea for a group discussion!
RSVP: [email protected]

Hispanic Support Group
Monday | May 24 | 5:00pm

Join Bea for a group discussion!
RSVP: [email protected]

Address

1 Father DeValles Blvd.
Fall River, MA
02723

Telephone

(774) 488-5320

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Family Support Center

About 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. SERVICE NAVIGATION 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. COMMUNITY SUPPORTS 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.

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