Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Citizens' Guide to State Services

Published by
William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Citizen Information Service

Welfare/Social Services: Independent Living

S12 Independent Living Division

S13 Homemaker/Chore (Housekeeping) Program

S12 Community Living Division
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Voice/TTY: 617-204-3600
Toll Free Voice/TTY: 1-800-245-6543 (within Mass. only)
Ombudsperson: 617-204-3603
Fax: 617-727-1354

This division provides services coordination, information, referral, and counseling services to people with severe physical and/or mental disabilities. These services are primarily intended for those not yet ready to enter the Vocational Rehabilitation Division programs. The goal of this division is to assist individuals with severe disabilities to live independently in the community. Programs include: Independent Living Centers/Programs, Homemaker/Chore Program, Personal Care Assistance, Statewide Head Injury Program, and the Consumer Involvement Program.

S13 Home Care Assistance Program
Community Living Division
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
27-43 Wormwood Street
Boston, MA 02210-1616
V/TTY Toll Free: 1-800-223-2559, ext. 3 (within Mass. only)
Fax: 617-727-2809

The Home Care Assistance Program is part of the Independent Living Division. The program provides homemaker services for individuals with disabilities aged 18-59 in order to help them participate in the community and live as independently as possible. For disabled elders over age 60 or under 60 with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease, see Senior Citizens. Chore services are contracted by the client through chore agencies and/or independent chore workers where no homemaker is available. Client may find a chore worker and MRC will pay the worker minimum wage.

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