Provides a hot nutritious meal in a safe and dignified environment every Friday to anyone who wants one. Also provides Guest Clothing Closet with clothing, shoes, toiletries and other essential items distributed to our guests following the meal service
St. Anthony Shrine has a program to help those unable to afford burial services for loved ones. They offer its services free of charge, including its facilities, Mass of Christian Burial and Meeting Room Space for Funeral Luncheons. In addition, the Shrine provides graves for those who would otherwise be buried in a pauper’s grave, and pays for the cost of opening and closing the grave before and after burial. Other services may include clothing for the deceased and families, flowers and continued support for family and friends.
The Family-to-Family Project (FTFP) mission is to aid families who are losing or have lost their homes. Timely, innovative and flexible grants help families to restore hope and to find and keep housing. FTFP is the only program of its kind in the greater Boston area a lifeline for families that offers flexible, innovative solutions to immediate needs.
Grants from the Family-to-Family Project are made for the express purpose of assisting homeless families to move out of shelter into permanent housing or to remain in their homes. Family-to-Family grants are to be considered when all other sources of funding have been explored. The Project requires that at least one caseworker work with a family to determine needs, assisting with exploring all other possible funding resources. Grants are given for a range of needs, determined to ensure stabilization and long-term sustainability of housing. FTF is the only program of its kind in the greater Boston area a lifeline for families that offers flexible, innovative solutions to immediate needs.
The ABCD North End/West End NSC serves income-eligible residents of Boston. - Services - ABCD's North End/West End NSC offers ABCD services and programs that include: Case Management Adopt-A-Family Clothing and Articles Assistance ESOL -Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Food Pantry - must confirm appointment with NSC Food Stamp/SNAP Application Assistance Fuel Assistance Health Insurance Application Assistance (Medicare Part B) Holiday Gifts Holiday Meals Job Readiness Services SummerWorks Utility Bill Advocacy Notary ServicesIn addition, North End/West End NSC offers the following services, unique to this location: Translation and interpretation: Italian, Spanish, and Turkish. Food Pantry: vouchers are provided to clients with strict dietary needs and are given on a as needed basis as well as emergency food pantry. Hot Meals and Snacks: hot meals two times a week on Mondays and Fridays. Snacks (3 times a week) primarily for the elderly, disabled, homeless, and ESOL students. Senior Programs: A drop-in senior center, health, exercise, and wellness classes, and social activities for seniors. Includes: Art Workshops: Visual art workshops for seniors Day Trips: routine outings to local destinations Exercise Workshops: regular physical activities for seniors Health Education Workshops: workshops for seniors that provide information about local health resources Housing Search Assistance: assistance with the search for affordable housing Senior Taxi Vouchers: Discounted taxi vouchers can be purchased at the NSC Supermarket Shuttle: customer service for clients that need the shuttle bus schedule and complaints/concerns are forward to the Supermarket
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The Salvation Army
1500 Washington St Boston, MA 02118 (617) 536-5260
Emergency Utilities Assistance - Households must be Boston residents (with the exception of East Boston, which is handled by the Chelsea/East Boston Salvation Army unit) - -Households must provide proof of income, verification of who/how many reside at the residence, current utility bill, and any documentation verifying the emergency need. - -Assistance on utility bills involves the consideration of carious factors including the availability of funding, how much is owed, if we have assisted before, and how the household plans to resolve the crisis. - -Households with a shut-off notice or termination of services have first consideration. - Emergency Furniture Assistance - Pending on funding availability households who are fire victims and who are moving out of shelters into permanent housing. Clients need referral from Red Cross or shelter confirming their termination. Vouchers are issued to Salvation Army thrift stores to purchase items. - Emergency Clothing Assistance - Individuals are issued a voucher to purchase clothing from local Salvation Army thrift stores. Fire victims, homeless individuals and those trying to obtain new employment can receive vouchers. Individuals must provide a referral letter from local agency. - - - Emergency Rent/Mortgage Assistance - Household must provide proof of income verification, whho lives in the home, current records providing arrangement of information about transitioning to a new location. Program is provided to prevent homelessness. - - - Emergency Food Pantry Assistance - Households are provided food bags of canned goods, frozen items and meat. Households are provided with enough items to last for 3-4 days. Assistance is limited to a one time basis every 3 months. There are some extreme emergency cases needing immediate assistance. Open Monday-Friday, 9:00-11:30am. - - - Energy Efficieny Funds Assistance - Assistance is provided to households to conserve energy and reduce utility cost by purchasing energy star qualified appliances. (Limited to refrigerators and air conditioners for elderly and disabled persons). Household must provide proof of income, documentation of those residing in the home. Household must provide at least two estimates from different stores of the items needed. A verification request letter must be provided by the landlord or the management company. - - - For more information on these services, please contact the South End Corps at 617.536.5260 or visit them - at 1500 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118. - -
The South End Neighborhood Action Program provides food pantries, case management, furniture for babies including cribs and car seats, baby clothing, diapers, earned income credit information, tax preparation assistance, job preparation assistance, job finding assistance, summer youth employment programs, VITA programs and language interpretation. Also offers reentry programs for ex-offenders, financial literacy classes, computer training, career development, SafeLink Wireless applications, Food Stamp and Mass Health application assistance, holiday toys, holiday meals, housing search and information, and senior centers.
- They also offer youth programs including:
- Eighteen 101: a youth program for 16 and 17 years old that offers life skills education and case management to ease transition into legal “adulthood”. Eighteen 101 provides assistance with college application processes, and information on laws, day-to- day readiness, and creative forms of expression through a series of workshops and ongoing one-on-one case management.
- Exploring Higher Education Youth Workshop: Youth workshop providing knowledge about the path to college, including how to fill out and receive financial assistance, completing college application and college campus tours.
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Solutions at Work
391 Evereteze Way Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 576-0039
Provides free interview-appropriate work clothing for men and women to make a good impression: at a job interview; on the job; when applying for housing; at a court appearance.
- Candidate in job-training programs, residents of Cambridge/Somerville in shelters, men and women recently released from jail.
- Service also provides work clothing donation programs.
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Salvation Army Shelter & Day Care
402 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 547-3400
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. -
Distributes free grocery items including: dry goods, canned goods, bread, and fresh produce. Gently used clothing in good condition for minimal cost ($.25 to $1.00 per item; $5.00 limit per session). Customers are welcome to come both Saturdays; please do not arrive before 9 a.m., as a lottery system is used for queuing.
The “kids in Need” mission is to provide clothing, books and toys to children under twelve years old. It is a year-round program that also offers special activities and events-all free of charge to the kids. - Kids in Need also invites the community to participate in all events we celebrate for the kids, we make sure that they get a back to school party (because is a joy to go to school) where we provide them with back packs with school supplies and get them ready for a new school year. - Kids in Need makes sure that every holiday season (the week of December 25th) our kids receives a bag with toys.