Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, (MRC)

Filed Under: Disability, Employment

The Vocational Rehabilitation Program helps people with physical, psychiatric, and/or learning disabilities to face the challenges of the modern workplace and maintain employment. Priority is given to those who are found to have the most severe disabilities in areas such as communication, mobility, work tolerance, and work skills.

Any individual with a disability can inquire about obtaining services. Friends, relatives, and health care providers can also refer an individual to MRC. Call the office and make an appointment for an orientation meeting.

There are many offices in the state; three are listed below. The Downtown Boston area office serves the following communities: Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Boston, Brighton, Charlestown, Chelsea, Dedham, part of Dorchester, East Boston, Kenmore Square, North End, Revere, South Boston, West End, and Winthrop. For a complete description of MRC services, visit the MRC Website listed above. Welcome sessions are held most every Wednesday at 10am.

Service hours

M - F: 8:45am - 5pm

Other Locations

Braintree Area Office
220R Forbes Rd., Braintree; T/TTY: 781-356-8840

Roxbury Area Office
40 Dimock St., Roxbury; T/TTY: 617-442-5510

Somerville Area Office
5 Middlesex Ave. 3rd Floor, Somerville; T: 617-776-2662 TTY: 617-776-4242

For a statewide listing of MRC area offices, visit the MRC’s Vocational Rehabilitation Area Offices Webpage.

Requirements & Restrictions

Programs are for persons with disabilities. Some services may have other eligibility requirements. Must be a Massachusetts resident and eligible to work in the U.S.


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While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated February 11, 2019