Below are a lot of other resources for help in our state and local communities.
Neighbor Brigade. We are a nonprofit that is building volunteer-based networks of neighbors helping neighbors in local communities. We reach out to individuals and families who have been hit with a temporary crisis, such as a serious illness or tragic event. Non-medical services are completely volunteers and include meals, local rides, dog walking, local errands, and more to these individuals until they are back up on their feet.
WhyHunger collects and distributes information about programs that address the immediate and long-term needs of struggling families and individuals.
Connects people in need with people who have items they want to give away for free.
Provides free health care to people who are uninsured or underinsured.
Family TIES – Together in Enhancing Support (www.massfamilyties.org)
Statewide Network for families of children and youth with special needs, made up of parents who have life experience and have gained knowledge to share.
A Guide to Childhood Nutrition which highlights the importance of encouraging healthy eating habits from a young age.
Worcester Unemployment Career Center
Aims to educate the public about prescription and over-the-counter medications, drug recalls, medication interactions, and current developments in the medical field.
New Hope (www.new-hope.org)
Ending Domestic and Sexual violence in our Community.
South Middlesex Legal Services
63 Fountain Street, Suite 304
Framingham, MA 01702-5319
Used Toys: Fabre Sanders & Larry Miller
Work number (508) 429-5850
Home number (508) 429-2250
Healthy Families/Teen Parent Program
651 Franklin Street Framingham
WIC: Mass Health-Women-Infants & Children
Pregnant, Nursing a baby, Children under 5
Project Bread Food Source Hotline – www.gettingfoodstamps.org
Confidential Information about Food Stamps
Mass Health – The Children’s Medical Security plan – www.mass.gov
Free or low cost health care
Child-At-Risk Dept. of Social Services
Health Awareness Services of Central Mass
Medical Malpractice Center – www.malpracticecenter.com
Community outreach dedicated to providing vital information, tips and resources for those affected by medical malpractice.
Homeless accommodation directory – https://www.homelessaccommodation.com/
Homeless shelters and housing options – https://www.thehomelessassistant.com/
Metro West Harvest
300 Howard Street Framingham
Psychiatric Emergency Services
27 Hollis Street Framingham
SMOC – South Opportunity Council
61 Clinton St. Framingham
Deaf & Hearing Impaired Services
Metro West Center For Independent Living
280 Irving Framingham
Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program
To apply: (877) 563-4645
Massachusetts Coalition For the Homeless
Drug and Alcohol 24 Hour Help Line
Veterans Outreach Center – Metro West
25 Clinton Framingham
Autism Alliance Of Metro West
14 E. Central Natick
MA Statewide Independent Living Council
280 Irving Framingham
Voices Against Violence
Samaritans (Suicide Prevention)
Mass Department Of Transitional Assistance
9 Walnut St. Worcester
Help With Paying Bills – http://www.helpwithpayingbills.org
Financial assistance programs to help low income families with utility, energy, rent and medical bills.
The Greater Boston Food Bank
99 Atkinson St. Boston
Brown Bag Program
Provides a monthly bag of groceries for Western Massachusetts, 55 years old or older
SPIN – Serving People In Need, Inc.
100 Willow St. Lynn
Framingham Community Health Center
Free care and reduced cost care
19 Concord St. Framingham
Framingham Council on Aging Senior Center
154 Pearl St.
A Saver’s Guide to Eating & Living Well: https://www.moneygeek.com/living/resources/affordable-nutrition-and-wellness/
provides free educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities.
Creates awareness about Mesothelioma and offers a range of topics from info to treatment.
Increase Mesothelioma awareness by checking out this site: www.mesotheliomaGuide.com
Providing free information, resources and support to help you understand, fight and overcome mesothelioma.
Spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance
Free information and resources for mesothelioma patients and families
Free veterans specific resources and support
Help for veterans, patients and families to obtain compensation from asbestos trust funds.
Tuck Sleep Foundation
Resources for cancer and sleep.
If you want to donate Used Books (Grade K through 12) or Used Stuffed Animals contact:
Frits and Anke Geurtsen (508) 429-1132
Ashland Food Pantry – www.ashlandemergencyfund.org/food-pantry-assistance
Ashland Counsel on Aging
162 W. Union St. (508) 881-0140
Ashland Housing Authority
59 Park Rd. (508) 881-2450
Blackstone-Millville Food Pantry
distribution is Tuesday and Saturday
48 St. Paul St. (508) 883-6726
Bread and Jams
50 Quincy Street Cambridge
Boston Rescue Mission
39 Kingston Street, Boston
Franklin Community Action Corp
Call for fuel assistance (413) 774-2310
St. Vincent Paul Society, St. James Church
distribution 3rd Tuesday of each month
89 Main St. Grafton
Hampshire County 800-370-0940
Holliston Food Pantry Shelf
23 Water Street (508) 429-5392
Holliston Housing Authority
492 Washington St. (508) 429-6266
Holliston Council On Aging
150 Goulding St. (508) 429-0622
Holliston Youth & Family Services
703 Washington St. (508) 429-0620
Hopkinton Food Pantry – www.projectjustbecause.org
Project Just Because 86 South Street (508) 435-6511
Hopkinton Free or Reduced Lunch Program
88-A Hayden Rowe St. (508) 497-9810
Hopkinton Counsel On Aging (508) 497-9730
Marlborough Community Services
distribution Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 4th Saturday of each month
255 Main St. (508) 485-2720
Medway Food Pantry
distribution Tuesday & Thursday
Medway Housing Authority-Mahan Circle (508) 533-2434
Mendon Bethany Assembly of God
distribution Wednesday, Saturday Appointment Only, Sunday
15 Cape Rd. (508) 478-0482
Milford Salvation Army
29 Congress St. (508) 473-0786
Milford Daily Bread Food Pantry
1 Front St. (508) 473-0786
Natick Service Council Pantry (508) 651-3663
Northborough Food Pantry
distribution Wednesday and Thursday
Town Hall – 63 Main Street (508) 393-5020
Northborough Church Of Christ
distribution Sunday and Wednesday
456 West Main Street (608) 393-7988
Northbridge & Whitinsville Northbridge Association Of Churches Food Pantry (Whitinsville)
distribution Tuesday and Thursday
Senior Center – 20 Highland St. (508) 234-4599
Pine Street Inn
444 Harrison Ave. Boston
889 Harrison Ave Boston
402 Mass. Ave Boston
35 Concord St.
St. Anne’s Human Services
distribution 3rd Monday of Every Month
130 Boston Turnpike Shrewsbury
Southborough Food Pantry
distribution is Tuesday and Fridays
Pilgrim Church – 15 Common Street Southborough
Director: Barbara Janrue (508) 485-4847
United Parishes of Southborough Food Pantry Include: Pilgrim Church, St. Anne’s Church, St. Mark’s Church, St. Matthews Church, First Community Church, and Chapel of the Cross. Also for assistance with Hot Meals at the Red Roof, Marge Caldwell can be reached at the food pantry number.
St. Francis House
39 Boylston Street Boston
Sudbury Community Food Pantry
160 Concord Rd. (978) 443-7725
Sudbury Senior Center
40 Fairbank Rd. (978) 443-3055
Uxbridge People First Food Pantry
Hours of Operation: Wednesdays 11:00am – 1:00pm and 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Uxbridge Community House – 7 Court St. Uxbridge
Westborough Food Pantry
distribution is Thursday
Forbes Community House – 9 East Main St.
Woman’s Lunch Place
67 Newbury Street Boston
Local Soup Kitchen Community Supper
Meals served Sunday – Closed July & August
23 Pine St. (508) 473-3589.
Lawyers Clearinghouse (617) 723-0885
Shelter Legal Services (617) 965-0449