Adult Family Care Program

Caring for your loved one at home

The Minute Man Arc Adult Family Care Program (AFC) provides qualifying family members/caregivers with financial and clinical assistance to care for their loved ones at home.

What is Adult Family Care?

If you are caring for an older adult or a young adult with a disability who is unable to independently complete their Activities of Daily Living, our AFC program can help.

Adult Family Care (AFC) is a MassHealth funded program designed for those who are unable to live on their own, but want the peace of mind and freedom of living in a home environment.

AFC offers assistance to an approved family member, friend, or qualified caregiver who is providing in-home supervision of someone who is chronically ill or has a disability.


  • MassHealth Eligible
  • 16 years of age or older
  • Unable to live alone due to a medical, physical, cognitive, or mental condition
  • Must have a qualified caregiver living in the home*


  • Tax-free caregiver stipend up to $1,580/month
  • Caregiver support and health coaching
  • Home visits from an RN and Case Manager
  • Coordinating social services including referrals to Adult Day Health programs and respite care.

For information about the Adult Family Care program and eligibility, please contact:
Shailee Pokharel, Assistant Director of AFC
(978) 287-7979 or

Contact and eligibility form:

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*Caregiver cannot be the spouse or legal guardian, but please reach out for additional information.