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Youth On Fire


Contact
1 Church St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-2508


Description
Youth On Fire is a welcoming and non-judgmental drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth ages 14 to 24. YOF offers prevention information on HIV as well as on other STDs, hepatitis C, and diseases associated with high-risk behavior. YOF serves hot meals on weekdays between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and offers clean clothing, showers, and laundry facilities. It also provides medical care, counseling, and community resources in order to help as many young people as possible live a healthy lifestyle and remain HIV-negative. - - Youth on Fire also offers a permanent supportive housing program for LGBTQ homeless youth ages 18 and 24. Call for more eligibility and application information.

Area Served
Middlesex County

Cambridgeport Baptist Church


Contact
459 Putnam Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 576-6779


Description
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.

Area Served
Middlesex County

Salvation Army Shelter & Day Care


Contact
402 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 547-3400


Description
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. -

Area Served
Middlesex County

Solutions at Work


Contact
391 Evereteze Way
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 576-0039


Description
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.

Area Served
Middlesex County

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Cradles to Crayons


Contact
155 North Beacon St
Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 779-4700


Description
Provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need - - Collects new and nearly new children's items through grassroots community drives and corporate donations. Donations are then processed and packaged by volunteers, and are distributed to disadvantaged children across the state through a collaborative network of social service agencies and school partners

Area Served
Suffolk County

Somerville Hispanic Sda Church


Contact
59 Cross St
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 776-7515


Description
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.

Area Served
Middlesex County

Arlington Street Church


Contact
351 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-7050


Description
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

Area Served
Suffolk County

ABCD South End Neighborhood Service Center


Contact
554 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 267-7400


Description
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.

Area Served
Suffolk County

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ABCD Parker Hill Fenway


Contact
714 Parker St
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
(617) 445-6000


Description
Parker Hill/Fenway (PHF) Neighborhood Service Center serves the Fenway, Mission Hill and Lower Roxbury communities. Programs/Services: Higher Education Resource Center, Technology Center, Summerworks (work experience for youth 14-21), emergency food pantry, family resource center (baby formula, diapers, baby clothing), free tax assistance, and senior center. - - Also provides Thanksgiving baskets, enrollment for this is typically in mid-October. Call for more information. To apply, government ID's, proof of house hold income and household size are needed. Additionally families must be Boston residents with income at or below 125% Federal Poverty Level. - - For Holiday toys families are given one toy per child. To apply, government ID's, proof of house hold income and household size are needed. Additionally families must be Boston residents with income at or below 125% Federal Poverty Level. - - For clothing, families are able to recieve one bag of clothing per child under the age of 13 per season. Enrollment for clothing is held the first Wednesday of every month. To apply, government ID's, proof of house hold income and household size are needed. Additionally families must be Boston residents who attend at least one workshop, and an income at or below 125% Federal Poverty Level. - - Service includes food pantries, formula/baby food, baby clothing, diapers, thanksgiving baskets, holiday toys, immigration and citizenship services including citizen test preparation, child safety classes, earned income credit information, tax preparation assistance, career development, job training, summer youth employment programs, Food Stamp and Mass Health application assistance, housing search and assistance, fuel assistance, English as a second language, furniture assistance, SafeLink Wireless applications, VITA programs and senior centers.

Area Served
Suffolk County

ABCD North End West End


Contact
1 Michelangelo St
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 523-8125


Description
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

Area Served
Suffolk County

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