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 (
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 (
Ending Domestic and Sexual violence in our Community.

South Middlesex Legal Services
63 Fountain Street, Suite 304
Framingham, MA 01702-5319
(508) 620-1830.

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
(508) 620-6587

WIC: Mass Health-Women-Infants & Children
Pregnant, Nursing a baby, Children under 5
(800) 942-1007

Project Bread Food Source Hotline –
Confidential Information about Food Stamps
(800) 645-8333

Mass Health – The Children’s Medical Security plan –
Free or low cost health care
(800) 841-2900

Child-At-Risk Dept. of Social Services
(800) 792-5200

Health Awareness Services of Central Mass
(800) 637-5466

Medical Malpractice
Community outreach dedicated to providing vital information, tips and resources for those affected by medical malpractice.
(888) 914-6686

Homeless accommodation directory

Homeless shelters and housing options –

Blind Organizations
(508) 358-4468

Metro West Harvest
300 Howard Street Framingham
(508) 788-3663

Psychiatric Emergency Services
27 Hollis Street Framingham
(508) 872-3333

SMOC – South Opportunity Council
61 Clinton St. Framingham
(508) 626-2586

Deaf & Hearing Impaired Services
(508) 875-8662

Metro West Center For Independent Living
280 Irving Framingham
(508) 875-7853

Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program
To apply: (877) 563-4645

Massachusetts Coalition For the Homeless
(781) 595-7570

Drug and Alcohol 24 Hour Help Line
(800) 327-5050

Veterans Outreach Center – Metro West
25 Clinton Framingham
(508) 879-9888

Autism Alliance Of Metro West
14 E. Central Natick
(508) 652-9900

MA Statewide Independent Living Council
280 Irving Framingham
(508) 620-7452

Voices Against Violence
(508) 626-8686

Samaritans (Suicide Prevention)

Parental Stress
(800) 632-8188

Mass Department Of Transitional Assistance
9 Walnut St. Worcester
(508) 767-3100

Help With Paying Bills –
Financial assistance programs to help low income families with utility, energy, rent and medical bills.

The Greater Boston Food Bank
99 Atkinson St. Boston
(617) 427-5200

Brown Bag Program
Provides a monthly bag of groceries for Western Massachusetts, 55 years old or older
(800) 247-9632

SPIN – Serving People In Need, Inc.
100 Willow St. Lynn
(781) 598-9417

Framingham Community Health Center
Free care and reduced cost care
19 Concord St. Framingham
(508) 370-0113

Framingham Council on Aging Senior Center
154 Pearl St.
(508) 620-4819

A Saver’s Guide to Eating & Living Well:
provides free educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities.

Mesothelioma (
Creates awareness about Mesothelioma and offers a range of topics from info to treatment.
Increase Mesothelioma awareness by checking out this site:
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.

Local Pantries & Services

Appalachia Project
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 –

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
(617) 441-3831

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
(508) 839-5354

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 –
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
distribution Monday-Friday
29 Congress St. (508) 473-0786

Milford Daily Bread Food Pantry
distribution Monday-Friday
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
(617) 482-4944

Rosie’s Place
889 Harrison Ave Boston
(617) 442-9322

Salvation Army
402 Mass. Ave Boston
(617) 547-3400

Salvation Army
35 Concord St.
Framingham, MA
(508) 875-3341

St. Anne’s Human Services
distribution 3rd Monday of Every Month
130 Boston Turnpike Shrewsbury
(508) 799-4169

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
(617) 542-4211

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
(508) 278-5506

Westborough Food Pantry
distribution is Thursday
Forbes Community House – 9 East Main St.

Woman’s Lunch Place
67 Newbury Street Boston
(617) 267-0200

Local Soup Kitchen Community Supper
Meals served Sunday – Closed July & August
23 Pine St. (508) 473-3589.

Legal Aid

Lawyers Clearinghouse (617) 723-0885

Shelter Legal Services (617) 965-0449