State Services for People with Disabilities
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Department of Mental Health (DMH)

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) provides supports to eligible people who have been diagnosed with mental health conditions and their family members.

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Department of Development Services (DDS)

The Department of Development Services (DDS) provides support to eligible people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism.

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Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH)

The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH) provides accessible communication, education, and advocacy to consumers and private and public entities so that programs, services, and opportunities throughout Massachusetts are fully accessible to persons who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB)

The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) provides rehabilitation and social services to Massachusetts residents who are blind, leading to their independence and full community participation.

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Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) helps people with disabilities find and keep employment. MRC also offers a number of other programs to support people with disabilities including services for people who have brain injuries, assistive technology supports, and the Home Care Assistance Program.

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Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD)

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) works to ensure that people with disabilities living or working in Massachusetts have full and equal participation in all aspects of life. They provide information about disability-related programs and rights and can help people resolve disability-related issues through their Client Services Unit. Their Client Assistance Program provides information, referral, and advocacy services for people having trouble getting vocational rehabilitation or independent living related services.

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Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)

The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) investigates and resolves complaints of discrimination, including disability discrimination.

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Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) assists people and families with limited income to meet their basic needs by providing financial assistance to those who are eligible.

Looking for information about other state services?

Contact the NAMI Mass COMPASS Helpline. COMPASS is available Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. Call us at 617-704-6264 or email us at

Learn more about the NAMI Mass COMPASS Helpline.