Statewide Head Injury Program (SHIP) -  Supports for Community Living

SHIP offers an array of services to help with learning and using skills, community involvement and quality of life.  These services are available on a limited basis due to funding. .

  • Case Management:  a local case manager can assess current needs, explore resources such as public benefits, coordinate services, and develop strategies for daily life and activities.
  • Community Support Worker:  helps an individual learn, use and maintain skills for daily life, such as shopping, cooking, banking, and housekeeping.  This worker can also help access community activities.
  • Individual Aide:  provides companionship and social activities.  This aide can also be used so a caregiving family can take a break.
  • Residential services:  homes for more than one individual where supervision is provided around the clock.  Availability is very limited due to funding.

If you would like more information about  Supports for Community Living, please call the SHIP Program at (617) 204-3852 or 1-800-223-2559 and speak to the Service Coordinator for your region of the state. Or you can e-mail us at

Obtain information by calling (617) 204-3852 or toll-free (in Massachusetts only) 1-800-223-2559. TTY: (617) 204-3817. Or send an e-mail to


This information is provided by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.