Promoting Community, Housing, Access, and Independence for People of all Abilities
JF&CS CHAI Services provides support, strategies, and solutions that strengthen individuals and families, build community connections, and enhance independence. We offer special expertise in addressing the needs of children and adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and autism spectrum disorder, while providing services that are inclusive of people with a wide range of strengths and needs.
For more information, call 781-647-JFCS (5327) or email your questions via our contact us page.
“I just want to let you know that you have been the genesis of Henry* getting all of these services and he is starting to reap the benefits. Without your intervention and persistence, this wouldn't have happened. You are terrific at your work. We are lucky to have you."
- Parent of a CHAI Services client
Information & Referral
The Disability Resource Network (DRN) offers free information and referral services for people with disabilities, families, and advocates.
Adults with Developmental Disabilities
JF&CS offers various services for adults with developmental disabilities, including our CHAI day programming, independent employment coaching, social events, and residential living programs.
Adults with Autism
Our services for adults with autism focus on fostering life skills, independence, and meaningful social interactions. Our case management services offer expert advice and planning for today and the future.
Adults with Mental Illness
We offer referral and consultation services, individualized case guidance, and social events for adults with mental illness.
Children & Young Adults with Disabilities
Our services help children and young adults with disabilities thrive. We also offer services for caregivers and parents of children with disabilities.
Families and Caregivers of People with Disabilities
CHAI services knows that to fully support an individual with disabilities, it's also vital to provide support and care for their family and caregivers. CHAI hosts a variety of programs to support caregivers and care for their own needs.
Disability Resource Network
Our free info, referral, and consultation service connects people with services that promote their fullest participation in the community.
Making Connections Newsletter
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Planning for the future
Disability Lifespan Solutions
Professional guidance to provide answers and support for children and adults with disabilities and their families.
A guide for families of people with disabilities
Unlocking the Doors to Community Living
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