Other Services

Food & Hunger

NEED RESOURCE
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

NEED RESOURCE
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:

NEED RESOURCE
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 – 1-877-866-5066 or contact your local utility provider

Workforce Development/Educational

NEED RESOURCE
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

NEED RESOURCE
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

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

General Resources