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 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|
|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 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.
|Statewide domestic violence line through Casa Myrna Vasquez||1-877-785-2020|
- Community Action Agencies (CAA) to find local CAA may provide a variety of programs including, but not limited to fuel assistance, Head Start and housing services.
- The United Way’s Mass 2-1-1 connects you to variety of resources and referrals for low-income families in crisis.
- MassResources.org provides information on a variety of services available to low-income families in crisis.
- Mass Coalition for the Homeless provides information on a variety of services available to low-income families in crisis.
- Catholic Charities provides a wide variety of services to help those in need.
- Tailored for Success collects and offers career clothing for low-income adults.
- Furnishing Hope of Massachusetts provides furniture for families transitioning out of homelessness.
- Eliot Community Human Services offers counseling and crisis evaluation services.