“My ​parents were very protective of my brother. As I took over caring for him, I did some things very differently. He and I got closer as his world expanded and blended into mine.”

Massachusetts Sibling Support Network Programs

MSSN Support Connection Are you an adult sibling, a parent of a young sibling, or a professional who works with siblings? The MSSN is connected to service providers throughout the state. Chances are, we can help connect you with the service you need in the town or area where you need it. Start by looking at our resources page. You can also fill out the Contact Us form to let us know how we can help.

MSSN Workshops The MSSN hosts a variety of workshops. Our standard workshops review the sibling experience, strategies to support siblings across the life span, research on siblings, future planning and the growing sibling movement. We typically deliver these workshops to sibling support groups, Parent Advisory Councils (PACs), service providers, as well as at local and national conferences. From helping parents support young siblings, to helping adult siblings prepare to take on caregiving responsibilities for their brothers or sisters, the MSSN can help you get the information you need. Please fill out the Contact Us form to find out more or to schedule a workshop.

MSSN Adult Sibling Social Group Several times a year, the MSSN hosts fun, informal events at locations throughout the metro Boston area. Past events have included trivia nights, brunch, casual coffeehouse gatherings, and a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts. The goal is to provide adult siblings with a chance to relax and connect with people who share a common bond. Please see our events page for upcoming events.