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Adopting in Massachusetts: How to Apply Posted on Apr 28

Adopting in Massachusetts: How to Apply

Whether you have struggled to have a child or always planned to adopt, choosing to adopt is an incredible gift for your family and a child in need. Many of the children waiting to be adopted in Massachusetts have experienced loss and hardship, and just   …Continue Reading Adopting in Massachusetts: How to Apply

Preventing Child Abuse in Massachusetts Posted on Apr 19

Preventing Child Abuse in Massachusetts

This is a guest blog post from the Children’s Trust. The Children’s Trust was created by the Massachusetts Legislature in 1988. Our mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect across the Bay State. Through decades of research, programs, and evaluation, we have learned that   …Continue Reading Preventing Child Abuse in Massachusetts

Getting Married in Massachusetts: Before the Wedding Posted on Apr 12

Getting Married in Massachusetts: Before the Wedding

If you’re planning your dream wedding in the Bay State, congratulations! Whatever your theme or guest list — should you invite Aunt Edna or your second cousin Joe? — there are a few things you’ll need to do before the big day to make sure   …Continue Reading Getting Married in Massachusetts: Before the Wedding

Find Care Services with MassOptions Posted on Jan 21

Find Care Services with MassOptions

Agencies and organizations across Massachusetts offer a diverse range of programs for elders, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities. MassOptions, run by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), helps you navigate through the Commonwealth’s programs and services to find the right one that   …Continue Reading Find Care Services with MassOptions

Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters and Adults Posted on Oct 22

Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters and Adults

Whether you’re still a trick-or-treater or you never lost your love of ghouls and goblins, Halloween is frightful fun for everyone. But even if you aren’t afraid of the dark, with more people out in the moonlight, there can be a scary side to this   …Continue Reading Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters and Adults

The Importance of Working Smoke Alarms Posted on Sep 29

The Importance of Working Smoke Alarms

This is a guest blog post from the Department of Fire Services. No one thinks a fire will happen in their own home, but in 2014 in Massachusetts, there were more than 28,000 fires, which caused 54 civilian deaths, 308 civilian injuries, 437 firefighter injuries,   …Continue Reading The Importance of Working Smoke Alarms

How to Have a Safe Summer in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 28

How to Have a Safe Summer in Massachusetts

After a long snowy winter, it’s no surprise that Massachusetts residents are enjoying the warmer weather — but as you dive into summer activities, make sure you’re doing them safely. The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), Department of Public Health (DPH), and Department   …Continue Reading How to Have a Safe Summer in Massachusetts

Becoming a Foster Parent in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 14

Becoming a Foster Parent in Massachusetts

Having a nurturing and stable home is essential in a child’s development process. In 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 5,425 children entered the Massachusetts foster care system in need of temporary role models who could provide guidance as   …Continue Reading Becoming a Foster Parent in Massachusetts

First-Time Home Buyers: What to Know Before You Buy Posted on Jun 2

First-Time Home Buyers: What to Know Before You Buy

If your largest purchase or expense to date has been a security deposit for an apartment or car payment, deciding to buy a house can be scary. Fortunately, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) has First Time Home Buyer (FTHB) resources   …Continue Reading First-Time Home Buyers: What to Know Before You Buy

Family Support Services for Families Caring for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Posted on May 15

Many families across Massachusetts care for loved ones with intellectual disabilities. Through the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Commonwealth offers a number of programs designed to help these families by providing a wide array   …Continue Reading Family Support Services for Families Caring for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities