February 15, 2024 all-day

For Metrowest Families Only – Applications accepted until February 15th, 2024. For families in the greater MetroWest area who are caring for a loved one with a disability.
The Fred Gaspari Fund for Families provides financial support through grants to family caregivers with a family member with an intellectual or developmental disability.
Eligibility – Individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities or autism who live at home with their families or independently in their own homes and their family caregivers are eligible to apply.
* Priority will be given to applicants who reside in one of the following towns: Acton, Ashland, Bellingham, Concord, Dover, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millis, Natick, Needham, Newton, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Upton, Waltham, Wayland, Wellesley, Westborough, Weston.
* Eligible families may apply for up to $500 for any need necessary to care for their family member.
* Family needs are broadly defined.
Examples of past awards include, but are not limited to:
• Help pay for advocates to attend meetings at the high school with family member.
• Buy an Intellikeys keyboard for family member
• Buy a bicycle to tricycle conversion kit
• Convert a bedroom using sensory friendly materials
• Fence in backyard for safety of family member
For more information visit https://advocates.org/news/fred-gaspari-fund-families-3?blm_aid=2751489 or contact the Advocates Family Support Specialist at (508) 628-6801 or FamilyServices@Advocates.org

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