About MSPCC

Our Mission:

MSPCC is a private, non-profit society dedicated to leadership in protecting and promoting the rights and well-being of children and families.

A Legacy of Protecting Children
Incorporated in 1878, MSPCC serves children and families across Massachusetts with a range of services designed to respond to the individual needs of infants, children, adolescents and their families. In addition, MSPCC has long been a voice for children and families, advocacting for laws on their behalf.

MSPCC is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Programs and Services
MSPCC's comprehensive array of programs and services includes child abuse and intervention programs, mental health treatment, and adoption services. Services are provided both in the home and through community-based locations across the state of Massachusetts. 

The children and families that MSPCC serves vary greatly by circumstance and reason for seeking or receiving services. They come from biological, adoptive, kinship, and foster families. Some have been referred by community agencies or health care providers, others by family or friends.   Both in the home and in community-based centers, MSPCC addresses the needs and concerns of multicultural and linguistic minority families. 

Last year, MSPCC serviced 22,000 children and families through a variety of programs and services including:

  • Mental Health and Child Abuse/Neglect Intervention
  • Family Support and Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention
  • After School Program
  • Adoption Services
  • Foster Parent Training and Support

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