The PPAL Central MA office offers free support to families when children have emotional, behavioral or mental health needs. PPAL is staffed by family support professionals who have lived experience raising children with behavioral needs. We can offer support, suggest new strategies to move forward when families are stuck trying to access services through school or insurance, and connect you with other parents and family members.

PPAL Supports

Central MA Staff

Joel Khattar, Program Manager
Tara Gazda, Family Support Coordinator
Ann Berube, Family Support Specialist
Irelsa Oliveras, Family Support Specialist

Central MA Area

PPAL supports families in Central Massachusetts.  This includes Worcester and many more communities.

PPAL’s Central MA family support work is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.

PPAL Central MA area
PPAL’s Worcester office focuses on support for families in the area outlined in yellow

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