I have two family members in trouble in Massachusetts, and I want to talk to someone about it. I am not in Massachusetts, and I need help finding an the right "someone."
Two very close relatives are in serious straits due to a confluence of factors. Without going into too much detail, the first is in an emotionally abusive relationship that she feels she cannot leave b/c of a medical situation, and the second is on the brink of homelessness due to impulsivity that lead to a mountain of debt and a credit rating that landlords won't touch.
Crises have a nasty way of screwing with your head, and a combination of total hopelessness, denial, and bad living situations has them both stuck -- neither want to talk to anyone about it. It makes me so sad, because I know
that there are resources out there, if only they would seek them! Anyway, I'd like to talk to someone about their situations -- someone who is familiar with the social/financial/medical services available Massachusetts (and perhaps with MA family law as well). Questions:
* I think
I should be looking for social worker -- is that right? LCSW?
* How do I go about finding one? (I am not in MA.)
* Is there anything I should be sure to ask/look for?
* Can you recommend someone in Massachusetts?
Any advice would be most welcome. Throwaway email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ps. Please no derails regarding my not being able to fix their problems for them; I know that already :( I just want to be able to provide a concrete counterexample to the "nothing can be done" refrain.