Provides temporary financial support to Ashland families and citizens in need. This fund can be used by any Ashland resident to help with various different financial needs such as food, rent, heating fuel, electric/gas bills, prescription and medical expenses, and burial expenses. This fund is typically available on a one-time basis to residents in need.
Emergency assistance with utilities provided if funding is available. - - While funding is available, we offer residents in the towns of Athol, Orange, Petersham, Philippston, New Salem, Royalston and Warwick MA emergency assistance. - - Food Pantry - Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - The food pantry is available once a month or on an emergency basis. - - Community Meal - Tuesdays at 5pm residents of Athol, Orange, Petersham, Philippston, New Salem, Royalston and Warwick MA are welcome to join us for a home cooked meal. - - Summer Eats - During the summer we are a Summer Eats Program site. This program is open to children and teens. - - Emergency Disaster Services - On Call - Emergency Disaster Services are available as needed. - - Emergency Shelter and Utility Assistance - When Available - Emergency shelter and utility assistance program, funded by FEMA. - - Good Neighbor Energy Fund - When Available - Energy assistance for residents in temporary crisis who are struggling to pay their energy bills and do not qualify for federal or state energy funds. - - Thanksgiving Distribution - Thanksgiving Season - Thanksgiving basket distribution. Please call the corps for registration dates. - - Christmas Distribution - Christmas Season - Christmas basket distribution. Please call the corps for registration dates. -
Provides donated funds to assist residents with emergency heating costs and other emergency related expenses. The fund also works with Keeping Auburn Warm, a program of Auburn that provides weatherization services, furnace repair as well as fuel assistance, contact 508-721-7723.
- Service includes mortgage payment assistance, rent payment assistance, electric bill payment assistance, gas bill payment assistance, heating fuel bill payment assistance and medical bill payment assistance.
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. -
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
Catholic Charities provides financial and material assistance, including rent, utilities, prescriptions, infant supplies, clothing, holiday gifts and toys, school supplies and other basic need. In addition, services include case management, budget counseling, and connections to primary care services, health education and parenting workshops. Catholic Charities also provides Home Care services to the Southern Worcester Country population.
Catholic Charities provides financial and material assistance to those in need including assistance with rent and utilities. Services also include assessments and referrals to local food pantries and completion of federal fuel assistance applications, collaboration with local agencies and churches. Catholic Charities also provides home care services to the Southern Worcester County population.