A very important part of Embrace A Family is making connections and expanding our resource and referral options for our recipients. We are constantly looking for ways to help families in need.
Please see below for some great resources that have come recommended.
Facing Cancer Together
430 Walnut Street
Newton, MA 02460
weekly support groups *weekly support groups for family caregivers
networking groups for specific diagnoses or life situations
wellness and mind-body programs (yoga, meditation, tai chi)
writing, expressive and visual arts programs educational seminars addressing issues related to new research, diagnosis, treatment, management of side effects and emotional challenges of cancer nutrition workshops
JFK TRANSPORTATION, INC.
JFK Transportation Inc. Has Provided Prompt, Clean, Taxi Cab Transportation Services Since 1953.
Proudly serving the Metrowest and other surrounding communities, 7 days a week! JFK offers local cab rides, special needs transportation, medical rides, school transportration, nights out and so much more!
"Share health updates quickly and easily" Free, personal, private websites that support and connect loved ones during a serious health event, care and recovery. You can select your own design and add health updates and photos to share your story while visitors leave messages of love and support in the guestbook.
Lotsa Helping Hands
Easily organize meals and help for friends and family in need. Lotsa Helping Hands powers online caring Communities that help restore health and balance to caregivers’ lives. Our service brings together caregivers and volunteers through online Communities that organize daily life during times of medical crisis or caregiver exhaustion in neighborhoods and communities worldwide. Caregivers benefit from the gifts of much needed help, emotional support, and peace of mind, while volunteers find meaning in giving back to those in need. Contact us at
Jeff's Place Children's Bereavement Center, Inc.
34 Deloss Street 2nd floor
Framingham, MA 01702
Jeff's place is a safe, nurturing place for kids going through the grief process. Support groups, services, and activities.
This is a fabulous book if you are interested in a resource on how to talk with children about a parent with a life threatening illness….
It can be frightening for children to hear that a parent or relative is critically ill, and difficult for grown-ups to tell them. Where Did Mommy’s Superpowers Go? Helping Kids Understand a Parent’s Serious Illness can help make this conversation easier and less scary. Unlike other children’s books which specify a particular illness, this engaging story is not disease-specific, filling the void for a resource appropriate for any critical diagnosis. This heartwarming book can facilitate a conversation between grown-ups and children, provide the right words for a simple, yet truthful explanation, and encourage any questions kids may have.
Where Did Mommy’s Superpowers Go? has been acknowledged in the Boston Sunday Globe, The Beacon Villager, Baystateparent Magazine, and Boston Parents Paper, as well as on WCVB-TV Channel 5 Boston’s View with J.C. Monahan. The book was also recognized among the best in family-friendly media, products and services, earning a Silver Mom’s Choice Award in 2011. You can also see what readers are saying about Where Did Mommy’s Superpowers Go?