MASSACHUSETTS – Financial Hardship Emergency Assistance – Food And Shelter

WE ALL HAVE A ROLE IN FIGHTING TROUBLE 

Courageous individuals and organizations from both the private and public sectors are developing innovative ways of fighting hunger, providing shelter and offering creative solutions in resolving all types of life-changing trouble. If you know of such an organization, please contact us and if approved, we will post the information on our site.

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MASSACHUSETTS HOMELESS SHELTERS AND TRANSITIONAL HOUSING

Child and Family Shelter

1061 Pleasant St.

New Bedford MA 02740

508-996-8572

 

Wayside Multi-Service Center

127 North Beacon St.

Watertown MA 02472

617-926-3600

 

Family Resource Center

11 Peck Street

Attleboro MA 02703

508-226-5722

 

Marlboro Resource Center

133 East Main St, Room 203

Marlborough MA 01725

508-460-9699

 

David Jon Louison Center

137 Newbury St.

Brockton MA 02301

508-584-4315

 

Springfield Rescue Mission

19 Bliss Street

Springfield MA 01105

413-732-0808

 

Channing Health Shelter

21 Catherine St

Worcester MA 01605

508-799-0702

 

Ruth’s House

30 Lafayette Square

Haverill MA 01832

978-521-5575

ServiceNet–Greenfield

129 King Street

Northampton MA 01060

413.585.1300

 

Medway Shelter

17 Holliston St.

Medway MA 02053

508-533-1487

 

Fall River Family Shelter

177 Rockland St

Fall River MA 02724

508-679-2000

 

Sandra’s Lodge

200 Trapelo Road

Waltham MA 02452

781-899-7311

 

Bridge House Family Shelter

24 Baker Street

Lynn MA 01902

781-593-3898

 

St. Francis House

39 Boylston St

Boston MA 02112

617-542-4211

MORE HOMELESS SHELTERS AND LOW INCOME RESOURCES:

Ecclesia Community

The Ecclesia community provides a street minisitry, visiting people on the streets, on benches, where meals are served, in railway stations, etc. They provide for immediate needs (food, blanket, warm coat, and medical emergency), invite people to talk about God, and to pray together. 138 Tremont Street Boston, Massachusetts 02111 (617) 482-4826

My Brother’s Table

My Brother’s Table is a soup kitchen located in Lynn, Massachusetts. Through volunteers, My Brother’s Table provides a wide range on nutritional programs including a daily free meal and a meal delivery program. My Brother’s Table also provides individual advocacy for its guests. 98 Willow Street Lynn, MA 01091 Phone (781) 595-3224 Extension 5 Email: staff@mybrotherstable.org

Springfield Action Commission

The Primary goal of the Coalition is to promote the advancement and improvement of community life for the economically disadvantaged in Springfield through a program which attacks the causes of poverty. Springfield Action Commission’s home page describes the services they offer. 718 State St. Springfield, MA 01109 Phone: 413-263-6500

FEATURED LOW INCOME ASSISTED PUBLIC HOUSING:

ANDOVER COMMONS

30 RAILROAD AVE

ANDOVER, MA 01810-3597

978-470-2611

 

GLOUCESTER HOUSING

279 Washington Street

Glouchester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-352-4977

 

PHOENIX ROW APTS

22 PHOENIX ROW

HAVERHILL, MA 01832-5560

Phone: 978 372 7597

 

AMESBURY GARDENS

206 AMESBURY ST

LAWRENCE, MA 01841-3454

978 685 1491

 

MARIAN GARDENS

18 ANDERSON LANE

LYNN, MA 01902-4504

781-356-2719

 

WASHINGTON ST HOUSING

147 WASHINGTON ST

LYNN, MA 01902-4790

781-598-3200

BRISTON ARMS

241 GARDEN ST

CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138-1249

714-356-2719

 

SHERWOOD PARK APTS

102 PHELPS RD

FRAMINGHAM, MA 01702

617-742-4500

 

LOWELL BELVIDERE HOUSING

30 Pleasant Street

LOWELL, MA 01852-2401

781-794-1000

BEACON PARK

1371 BEACON ST

BROOKLINE, MA 02446-4905

617-232-1371

 

GREENFIELD GARDENS

2 RIVERSIDE DR

GREENFIELD, MA 01301-2128

413-534-0955

 

LEYDEN WOODS APARTMENTS

24 ASTER COURT

GREENFIELD, MA 01301-9515

413-774-4708

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HUD HOUSING AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE

Can’t find what you are looking for? The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides a National Customer Service Center that is staffed to address your questions about public housing availability in your state. For current information about subsidized public housing click the link above.

TEMPORARY CASH ASSISTANCE – MASSACHUSETTS

TANF is a federally sponsored program that works with your state to offer low income families temporary financial assistance, job training, and child care assistance. For more information click the above title link or call: 1-800-249-2000.

MASSACHUSETTS LEGAL AID

If you are homeless or going through a financial hardship, you may qualify to receive free or low-cost legal services. The following organization(s) can provide you with information on free and low-cost legal assistance: Massachusetts Legal Services Programs Massachusetts Legal Help.

Foreclosure Help. For those going through foreclosure and need a legal aid lawyer.

Food Banks And Pantries:

South Boston Food Center 409 Broadway Boston, MA 02127, 617-464-7551

Walpole Pantry 1303 Washington Street Walpole, MA 02081, 508-668-7318

Wachusett Food Bank 56 Boydon Rd. Holden, MA 01520, 508-829-2749

Love In Action Pantry 84 Nickerson Middleborough, MA 02346, 508-946-1977

Zinberg Pantry 1493 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA 02139, 617-665-1038

Food For Free Pantry 11 Inman St. Cambridge, MA 02139, 617-868-290

Project Bread 145 Border StBoston, MA 02128, 617-723-5000

Greater Boston Food Pantry, 99 Atkinson, Boston, MA 02118, 617- 427-5200

FOOD STAMPS (SNAP) – MASSACHUSETTS

The Massachusetts food assistance program uses electronic transfer debit cards to dispense benefits to qualified low income people. Food debit cards can be used anywhere that SNAP food benefits are accepted.

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OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES:

Feeding America: Is one of the leading hunger-relief organizations providing food assistance for over 25 million low-income people across the country including children and seniors.

The Salvation Army: Assists children, women, elderly men, addicts and families through troubled times. Find a location near you.

Department of Veterans Affairs: Serves homeless veterans and their dependents.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) and Social Security Supplemental Income (SSI). These two programs help people with disabilities and financial assistance.

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