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Newton Health Department

Address:
1000 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02459

Map & Directions

(3 Miles Away - Go to: Newton, MA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(617) 796-1420

Website:
http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/health/humansvcs/default.asp

Services:
Provides full service general social service for families (casework). - - Provides aid and assistance to families with children, elder households and single adults. - - Aid can be: emergency food for Newton Residents, utility and rent assistance (Perpetual Benevolent Fund), consumer mediation services. Financial assistance is limited and may not be available. - - Other services include: ABCD Fuel Assistance intake site, Newton specific-trust funds, Community service provider outreach, hoarding committee (municipal) - - Also provides mortgage payment assistance, rent payment assistance, local officials offices and specialized information and referral.

The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.

-- Confucius

Newton Cousen's Fund

Address:
1000 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02459

Map & Directions

(3 Miles Away - Go to: Newton, MA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(617) 796-1324

Website:
http://www.newtonma.gov/import/cousens/index.asp

Services:
Provides financial help to residents who are faced with a temporary but severe financial problem. - - Grants are for one-time specific needs and not for on-going expenses. An applicant must complete an application and return it to the Director of the Cousens Fund at the above address. After the form is received, the director will call the applicant for an interview. The Trustees of the Fund make the decision to approve or not to approve the request at their monthly meeting. - - Service includes mortgage payment assistance, rent payment assistance, electric bill payment assistance and gas bill payment assistance.

Salvation Army Shelter & Day Care

Address:
402 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

Map & Directions

(4 Miles Away - Go to: Cambridge, MA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(617) 547-3400

Website:
http://massachusetts.salvationarmy.org/ma/camneedhelp

Services:
Offers multiple programs that includes: - - Emergency Assistance: - A wide variety of assistance is offered to individuals and families in need and is available on an as-needed basis. - Each person is given individual attention during the process of intake, evaluation, and case management. After an assessment of need, family qualifications and program requirements, assistance may be given in areas such as: - -Utility assistance through the Good Neighbor Energy Fund - -Clothing assistance - -Food/grocery store vouchers - -Rental/mortgage assistance - -Counseling - -Referrals and case management - When appropriate, referrals are given to other agencies that may better serve the client's needs (such as food stamps, employment resources, and housing services). - - Please call 617.547.3400 to schedule an appointment. - - Bridging the Gap: - Bridging The Gap is a 12-week prevention/intervention program to teach positive life skills to at-risk youth ages 12-17. The program is offered at no cost to the family. In addition to voluntary enrollment and self-referral, participants may be referred to our program from the Dept. of Social Services, the court system, schools, or other local agencies. - - The program aims to provide the teenagers with skills and community resources as well as the necessary tools for positive and successful decision-making. The program features group activities and discussions, peer guidance, and guest speakers. Areas addressed include anger management, substance abuse, education, and employment. For more information, please CLICK HERE. - - Continuum of Care for Men: - Heart to God, Hand to Man. The Salvation Army's Continuum of Care for Men is changing lives one step at a time. Through our Drop-In Shelter and Emergency Shelter, men receive shelter, food and medical assistance. Those who are sober and desire a change may be considered for enrollment in our Umoja Program., which is a faith-based, residential, recovery and transitional program for men. For more information, please CLICK HERE. - - Camp Wonderland Camperships: - Each summer, we provide children with an opportunity to camp and experience a week filled with fun programs at our Camp Wonderland in Sharon, Mass. Camp Wonderland is a fully-licensed and accredited camp that offers affordable, one-week vacations to children whose families may otherwise not be able to send their child to camp. - - We give kids a chance to take a summer vacation where they can experience nature, make new friends, and develop new talents all in a safe and supportive environment. Activities include pontoon boat rides, swimming in the lake, arts & crafts, music education, sporting activities, games, and Bible study. - - Price is based on the size of the child's family and their income, and in cases of extreme hardship, may be subsidized. - - Drop-In Day Shelter: - Medical and mental health care are accessible through our collaboration with Health Care for the Homeless and Tri-City Mental Health Services. - To find out more, please call us at 617.547.3400. - - Holiday Assistance - Seasonal: - Special efforts are made to assist individuals and families during the Holiday season with food baskets, toys and winter clothing. Click Here for sign up information. - - Community Feeding Program: - In addition to serving meals daily to participants at our Drop-In Shelter, The Lodge, Senior Citizens, and the children of Our Place, we also are joined by Cambridge residents every Wednesday night for a community dinner. Anyone in need of a warm, nutritious meal is welcome. - - Silver Threads Senior Program: - Daily programs featuring a variety of activities, such as arts and crafts are offered. Over 180 seniors participate each year. - Senior Vacations - Wonderland Camp and Conference Center: - Senior citizens can enjoy the benefits of attending The Salvation Army's Conference Center and Camp facilities in Sharon, MA. - - One-week vacations are offered to seniors at our Wonderland Conference Center. Along with enjoying the camaraderie with their peers, seniors enjoy a multitude of activities such as riding pontoon boats on the lake, playing shuffleboard and tennis or taking short sightseeing day trips. The Senior citizens pay for the expenses of attending the facility and every effort is made to keep costs extremely affordable for those on a fixed income. - - League of Mercy Visitation Program: - A group designed to visit those who are sick and shut-in. Operating year round, visits are made to individuals at local hospitals, nursing homes, jails, and residential facilities. Volunteers are always welcome. - - - For more information on these services, please contact the Cambridge Corps at 617.547.3400 - or visit them at 402 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. -

It is impossible for us to break the law. We can only break ourselves against the law.

-- Cecil B Demille

Multi Service Center for the Homeless

Address:
362 Green St
Cambridge, MA 02139

Map & Directions

(4 Miles Away - Go to: Cambridge, MA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(617) 349-6340

Website:
http://www.cambridgema.gov/DHSP/programsforadults/cambridgemultiservicecenter

Services:
Offers a broad range of services for people living on the street or in emergency shelters in Cambridge, and for Cambridge households at risk of losing their housing. We work to prevent evictions and resolve landlord-tenant problems through case management, advocacy and budget counseling and may provide limited rental assistance. We also have a transitional living program for homeless men at the Cambridge YMCA. - - Working with affiliated community agencies, we provide assistance in applying for public benefits, limited housing search, financial counseling, legal services, and access to mental health and substance abuse services. - - Also on site is Cambridge Haitian Services, which offers a variety of social services to Cambridge's Haitian population, including: case management, information and referral, Haitian Creole interpretation, as well as immigration and citizenship assistance

Homeowners Rehab Inc

Address:
280 Franklin St
Cambridge, MA 02139

Map & Directions

(4 Miles Away - Go to: Cambridge, MA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(617) 868-4858

Website:
http://www.homeownersrehab.org

Services:
Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc. (HRI) was established to create and preserve affordable housing for low and moderate income households in Cambridge, Massachusetts. HRI accomplishes this through programs that stabilize homeownership for existing owners, create new homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers, and provide affordable rental housing. - - Homeowners income must be below 80% of median; house must be owner-occupied; applicant must have owned their home for at least one year; 50% of the floor area of the building must be residential - - Service includes home rehabilitation programs, housing counseling, housing search and information and mortgage foreclosure assistance.

I've discovered that numerous peak performers use the skill of mental rehearsal of visualization. They mentally run through important events before they happen.

-- Charles A. Garfield

Just-A-Start Corporation

Address:
1035 Cambridge St #12
Cambridge, MA 02141

Map & Directions

(4 Miles Away - Go to: Cambridge, MA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(617) 494-0444

Website:
http://www.justastart.org

Services:
Works to promote multi-cultural understanding, self-help and volunteerism. Provides employment and life skills to low- and middle- income individuals, below-market financing to qualified owners for home improvement, rental rehabilitation, landlord/tenant mediation, youth programs, Just a Start House for pregnant and parenting teens in Somerville, drop-out prevention program, and affordable housing development. - - Service includes home rehabilitation programs, housing counseling, mediation, landlord/tenant assistance, alternative education, GED instruction, teen parent/pregnant teen education programs, job training and youth enrichment programs.

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Clsacc

Address:
47 Thorndike St
Cambridge, MA 02141

Map & Directions

(4 Miles Away - Go to: Cambridge, MA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(617) 661-1010

Website:
http://www.clsacc.org

Services:
CLSACC provides free civil legal assistance for people with low incomes. They offer legal assistance in the areas of domestic violence, disability benefits, housing, and immigration and refugee rights. For family law, they offer assistance primarily to victims of domestic violence, with divorce and separation, child support, child custody, safe visitation, support from your spouse, division and preservation of marital property. For housing law they offer assistance to Cambridge residents with evictions, access to public/subsidized housing, including emergency applications, public/subsidized housing terminations (like Section 8), substandard housing conditions, housing discrimination, illegal lockouts, conversion of rental units in condominiums. For low income immigrants throughout Massachusetts, they provide assistance for asylum, VAWA and U Visa applicants.

You never suffer from a money problem, you always suffer from an idea problem.

-- Robert Schuller

Catholic Charities

Address:
270 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143

Map & Directions

(4 Miles Away - Go to: Somerville, MA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(617) 625-1920

Website:
http://www.ccab.org

Services:
Provides direct service in Dorchester at the new Yawkey Center, in Somerville, and in other Boston neighborhoods through an array of programs and services. Catholic Charities Greater Boston is a community service center of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston. Also provides holiday gifts/toys as funding/donations are available. - - Food pantry open Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. - - Service includes food pantries, rent and mortgage assistance, electric bill payment assistance, gas bill payment assistance, and day camps.

The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health

Address:
41 Garrison Rd
Brookline, MA 02445

Map & Directions

(6 Miles Away - Go to: Brookline, MA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(617) 277-8107

Website:
http://www.brooklinecenter.org/node/157

Services:
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) is a homeless prevention program that may be able to assist individuals and families living in Brookline, Newton, Waltham or Watertown who are currently facing eviction. Each individual or family must meet income eligibility requirements and must also be currently involved with housing court. Following an initial assessment, those who are eligible may receive financial assistance and/or case management services with the ESG Coordinator. To learn more about ESG, please contact Lolita Gonsalves-Alston, LICSW, ESG Program Coordinator.

The only tyrant I will accept in this world is the "still small voice" within me.

-- Mahatma Gandhi

Yawkey Konbit Kreyol Center | Dorchester

Address:
185 Columbia Rd
Boston, MA 02125

Map & Directions

(7 Miles Away - Go to: Boston, MA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(617) 506-6600

Website:
http://www.ccab.org

Services:
Provides direct service as a community service center of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston in Dorchester at the new Yawkey Center, in Somerville, and in other Boston neighborhoods through an array of programs and services. Services includes adult education, rent and mortgage assistance, baby supplies, expectant parent and teen parent support, child care, elder services, ESOL, family support, food pantry, shelter, youth education. Also provides holiday food donation. - - All are designed to address the complex issues that many individuals and families face today. - - Low-income and income-eligible individuals and families who are Boston residents, favoring Dorchester and Roxbury. Proof of residence and identification, current bills.

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