About Family Empowerment
Family Empowerment is the Family Support Center for Hampshire County and is funded by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Pathlight, and grants. Whether you are caring for a preschooler, a school-age child, a teenager in transition years, or an adult at any life stage, we will help you find state and local resources to develop a unique plan of action and a community supportive of your needs. We’ve been there. We can help.
Family Empowerment believes that information is power.
The best way to build a rich and full life for our children as they live and grow in their communities is to become informed of all the possibilities. We believe it is the right of every individual to dream of the life they would like to live and have the tools to make that dream a reality. We believe that parents and professionals are stronger and able to create change on a much larger scale when we join together.
Pathlight is a 501(c)3 non-profit Massachusetts corporation with offices in Pittsfield, Springfield, Greenfield, Easthampton, and Hadley. It was founded in 1952 by five mothers of children with developmental disabilities.
The majority of Pathlight’s revenue comes through state agencies, including the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services and the Massachusetts Department of Medical Assistance. Pathlight also raises money from a broad network of generous donors. We gratefully accept support from individuals, businesses, and foundations.