Other Services

Food & Hunger

Food assistance Bread of Life – 781-397-0404
Food stamps applications Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance – 1-866-950-FOOD (3663)
Cash benefits Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance
Food stamp eligibility GettingFoodStamps.org – 1-800-645-8333
Food assistance Project Bread – 1-800-645-8333
Supplemental foods/health care referrals/nutrition education Women/Infant/Children (WIC)* – 1-800-942-1007

* Eligibility is low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk.


Housing Search

Housing resources and programs Homes for Families Forum Guide Book – 617-227-4188
Apartment listing resource with landlords who are familiar with housing subsidies and working  with low-moderate income tenants Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership – 1-800-272-0990
Affordable housing search U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – 617-994-8200
Affordable housing search for  state and federally-funded  public housing developments/Section 8/MRVP/AHVP and others Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development
Affordable housing search for privately owned and publicly funded properties MassHousing – 617-854-1000


Massachusetts Energy Assistance:

Fuel assistance and other utilities The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) – 1-866-674-6327
Heat assistance Citizens Energy – 1-877-JOE-4-OIL
Utilities arrearage Arrearage Management Programs (AMPs) Department of Public Utilities Consumer Division – 1-800-322-3223 (electric) or 1-800-233-5325 (gas) or contact your local utility provider

Workforce Development/Educational

College scholarship One Family* – 617-423-0504 x214
Career centers Labor and Workforce Development
Find and keep jobs with career potential Career Collaborative – 617-424-6616

*Eligibility is homeless and formerly homeless mothers.

 Child Care

Child care resources and referral agencies Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
Child care Horizons for Homeless Children* – 1-800-7702

*Eligibility is homeless children and their families.

Domestic Violence

Statewide domestic violence line through Casa Myrna Vasquez 1-877-785-2020

Other Resources