About Family Empowerment


Family Empowerment is the Family Support Center for Hampshire and Franklin Counties and is funded by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Pathlight, and grants. Whether you are caring for a preschooler, a school-age child, a teenager in transition years, or an adult at any life stage, we will help you find state and local resources to develop a unique plan of action and a community supportive of your needs. We’ve been there. We can help.

Family Empowerment believes that information is power

The best way to build a rich and full life for our children as they live and grow in their communities is to become informed of all the possibilities. We believe it is the right of every individual to dream of the life they would like to live and have the tools to make that dream a reality. We believe that parents and professionals are stronger and able to create change on a much larger scale when we join together.

Life can be tough, but so are you.
Need Someone to Listen? The process of advocating for a loved one with a disability can take a toll on our health, friendships, and energy. We are here to listen when you just need to talk something through and are feeling isolated. Give us a call!

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