Agency History and Fact Sheet

Date of Founding

April 23,1878
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Mission Statement

MSPCC is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 society dedicated to leadership in protecting and promoting the rights and well-being of children and families.

Number of Staff

297 Full-time; 117 Part-time

Board of Directors

Chairman: Stephen G. Pagliuca
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Number of children and families served

Last year, MSPCC provided direct services to more than 24,000 children, adults, and families through:
Adoption and Foster Care Support
Behavioral Health Services
Child Welfare Programs
Early Intervention
Family Counseling
Parent and Family Support Services
Social Services

Client Diversity

50% Hispanic/Latino
35% White
11% African American/Black
3% Other
1% Asian

Referral Sources

36% Health Care Provider
23% Public Agency
17% Self
11% Other
10% Community Agency
3% Friend/Family

Annual Operating Budget

$25.5 Million

Percent of Overhead


Geographical Areas Served

MSPCC provides services in 5 regions across the state.

Programs at MSPCC

MSPCC offers a wide array of direct services, including child abuse prevention and intervention programs, foster parent education and support, adoption services and mental health treatment.

In addition to providing direct services, MSPCC advocates strongly for the needs of children and families.

Licensed or Accredited By

The Society is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Copyright 2014 Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children