The goal of SOFAR (Supporting Our Families through Addiction and Recovery) is to create a medical home in the pediatric primary care clinic for parents in recovery and their children. SOFAR provides ongoing support for families to enhance child development as well as ongoing support for recovery, with access to specialty care and social services.

SOFAR works to coordinate infants’ primary care visits with any additional care that parents and babies need, to minimize the number of visits required.

Who We Are

SOFAR is a multidisciplinary team of physicians, social workers, patient navigators, nurse practitioners, and coordinators who provide high-quality, coordinated medical and psychosocial care for families to maximize their ability to successfully navigate parenting and substance use recovery. SOFAR expands on the multidisciplinary prenatal care provided by Project RESPECT for pregnant women with opioid use disorder.

Services

For infants:

  • Primary care
  • Pediatric infectious disease care
  • Developmental assessment and links to early intervention services
  • Social work support (DCF follow up, links to other social resources)

For mothers:

    SOFAR: Supporting our Families through Addiction and Recovery

    Contact Us

    850 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
    6th Floor
    Yawkey Center
    Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 8:30PM Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM Saturday: 8:00AM - 1:00PM

    For questions or referrals, please contact:
    Kristin Reed, Patient Navigator
    [email protected] | 617.414.5988

    Programs

    Pediatrics - Primary Care

    Our team will work with you to provide the best possible care for your child. We provide comprehensive medical care for children. This includes routine check-ups and childhood immunizations, as well as care when your child is sick or has a chronic medical problem.

    Treatments

    For infants:

    • Primary care
    • Pediatric infectious disease care
    • Developmental assessment and links to early intervention services
    • Social work support (DCF follow up, links to other social resources)

    For mothers:

    • Care coordination through Grayken Center for Addiction
    • Linkage to outside resources and social services
    • Peer support

    Our Team

    Mei A Elansary, MD

    Child Development, Cross Cultural, Compassionate, Evidence Based, Advocacy

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    Eileen M Costello, MD

    Clinical Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

    Pediatric Primary Care, Primary care of children on the autism spectrum, Primary care of children with mental health disorders

    Carole M Moloney, NP

    Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adults with HIV, Pediatric ,Adolescent and Young Adults with Hepatitis C
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    Sara N Stulac, MD

    Pediatrician

    Pediatric Primary Care, Children who have recently immigrated

    Kristin Reed
    Patient Navigator

    Research Overview

    Children and families of the opioid epidemic: Under the radar. Stulac S, Bair-Merritt M, Wachman EM, Augustyn M, Howard C, Madoor N, Costello E.Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2019 Aug;49(8):100637. doi: 10.1016/j.cppeds.2019.07.002. Epub 2019 Sep 5.

    And here’s one for Faster Paths and also Project TRUST:

    Low Barrier Tele-Buprenorphine in the Time of COVID-19: A Case Report. Harris M, Johnson S, Mackin S, Saitz R, Walley AY, Taylor JL.J Addict Med. 2020 Jul/Aug;14(4):e136-e138. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000682.PMID: 32433364 Free PMC article.