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Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program 

The WIC Nutrition Program keeps pregnant and breastfeeding women and kids under 5 healthy.

F.O.R. Families (Follow-Up Outreach Referral) 

A home visiting program for families transitioning from homelessness to stable housing.

Birth Defects Research & Prevention 

Learn about the research on and prevention of birth defects diagnosed in Massachusetts

Prenatal and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs 

Early childhood home visiting connects new and expectant parents with a family support specialist. The specialist may be a nurse, social worker, community health worker, or other early childhood professional.

Breastfeeding Initiative 

Breastfeeding support and resources. You've got what it takes!

Care Coordination for Children and Youth With Special Health Needs 

Care Coordinators help connect families to community-based resources and health care services.

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund (CICRF) 

Financial relief for families caring for children and youth under 22 with large medical and related expenses.

Community Support Line 

Call (800) 882-1435

Early Childhood Initiatives 

Strengthening comprehensive systems of care for children and families in Massachusetts.

Early Intervention Parenting Partnerships (EIPP) 

A home visiting program offering a unique opportunity, through a team approach, to engage with and support families during pregnancy, continuing through the child’s first birthday.

Family Initiatives Programs 

Programs are designed and staffed by parents of children who have received Early Intervention services and/or have special health care needs, disabilities, or chronic illnesses.

Financial Assistance for Hearing Aids 

Hearing aids are expensive. Understand your health insurance coverage and learn about other financial assistance programs.

Growth and Nutrition Program 

Support for families with a child experiencing failure-to-thrive

Health Transition for Youth and Young Adults with Special Health Needs 

Resources for youth and young adults, their families, and providers as they move from pediatric to adult health care systems and learn to take charge of their health and related needs.

Massachusetts Home Visiting Initiative (MHVI) 

MHVI provides evidence-based home visiting services to families across the state through local service agencies. It is part of the national Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV).

Massachusetts Technology Assistance Resource Team (MASSTART) 

A free program providing services for children with special health care needs and who may be assisted by medical technology in the school setting.

MassCARE 

Services for women, children, infants and youth living with HIV

Pediatric Palliative Care Network (PPCN) 

A network of people caring for children and youth living with life-limiting illness and their families.

Postpartum Depression 

1 in 7 pregnant and new mothers may experience depression or anxiety. 1 in 10 new fathers may experience depression or anxiety.

Prenatal and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs 

Early childhood home visiting connects new and expectant parents with a family support specialist. The specialist may be a nurse, social worker, community health worker, or other early childhood professional.

Prenatal and Infancy Initiatives 

Pregnancy and the first year of a child’s life are a unique time in a family’s journey. Our Prenatal and Early Infancy Initiatives direct research and resources towards ensuring optimum outcomes for parents and their children during this first year.

SSI and Public Benefits Training and Technical Assistance 

Connect with a Public Benefits Specialist to learn more about public benefit and health financing programs, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant 

Improving the Health of All Mothers and Children.

Understanding a down syndrome diagnosis 

Resources for families and providers about Down syndrome

Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program 

Supporting families through screening, identification of hearing loss, and Early Intervention services.

Welcome Family 

A home visit by an experienced maternal and child health nurse for all moms with newborns.

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