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Resources have been compiled by ABHC and are not exclusive to the neighborhood. ABHC does not endorse or recommend any resource in particular. For questions, additions, or edits to these resources, please Contact Us.

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12-Step Program with Online Meetings

Substance Use

Visit the Website

Online meeting room open 24/7

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ABCD Allston-Brighton Neighborhood Opportunity Center

Adult Education

Services: Food Pantry, Summerworks, YEA, Job Search & Resume Assistance, Fuel Assistance, VITA Tax Prep, Food Stamp & Healthy Cooking Workshops, Housing Search Assistance, Emergency Utility Advocacy, Tech Goes Home

Visit the Website

640 Washington St. Suite 203
Brighton 02135
617-903-3640
Contact: Elaina Schrechenberger
e.schreckenberger@bostonabcd.org

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ABCD Fuel Assistance

Utilities

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ABCD Neighborhood Opportunity Center Food Pantry

Food Resources

Free You must live in Boston (which includes Allston-Brighton), Everett, Malden or Medford. Food is available once per month, with exceptions during food emergencies. Food pantry items include staples such as beans, rice, peanut butter, pasta, etc., as well as perishable items including fresh produce, a variety of meat options, soups, eggs, and sometimes cheese. To receive food from the food pantry please provide: 1. A photo ID (passport or state ID) for the head of household 2. Income for the last 30 days for everyone over the age of 18 3. Proof of residency (ex: utility bill) 4. Proof of household member identification (ex: photo ID or health insurance or birth certificate).

Visit the Website

Must call ahead to 617-903- 3640
PSF Community Center
640 Washington St, Suite 203, Brighton MA 02135

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Access Your Vaccination Records

COVID-19

Request, view and print your vaccination records and your COVID-19 SMART Health Card from the official Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS).

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Substance Use

Visit the Website

Visit www.aaboston.org to find out if a meeting is being held.
Call AA Boston @ 617-426-9444 for meeting cancellations.

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Alcoholics Anonymous – online group

Substance Use

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All Bright Community Center

Adult Education

Services: ESOL, Resident Services

Visit the Website

1287B Commonwealth Ave, Allston 02134
617-787-2976
Contact: Etta Anderson (ESOL) ettamanderson@aol.com
Contact: Sarah Pelayo (for Allston Brighton CDC residents) Pelayo@allstonbrightoncdc.org

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Allston Brighton APAC Food Pantry

Food Resources

I.D. required, proof of income & residency.

Free

Allston Brighton APAC Food Pantry

406 Cambridge St, Allston

12pm-4pm.

Call ahead at 617-783-1485.

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Allston Brighton Commuity Fridge

Food Resources

Open to all any time of day & night. Take what you need, leave what you can.

No I.D. required.

Free

404 Washington St, Brighton, MA 02135

(Brighton Allston Congregational parking lot)

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Allston-Brighton Food Pantry

Food Resources

Community Supper, Wednesdays 4:30-6p served to go with a 3-4 day food supply for one household. Food Pantry open on second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 9:30am-1pm.  Receive a large box of food to supply family.

All are welcome. No I.D. required.

Free

Visit the Website

617-254- 4046

Brighton Allston Congregational Church

404 Washington St., Brighton, MA 02135

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Allston-Brighton Residents & Landlords

Housing

Allston Brighton CDC is working with the city in helping residents and landlords expedite the process in accessing up to $15,000 in Boston Rental Relief funds. We want all residents and homeowners of Allston/Brighton to feel secure in their homes without the fear of being displaced. If you live in Allston or Brighton and in need of rent relief the Allston Brighton CDC is here to help!

Call our rental relief hotline at 617-787-3874 ext. 1000

Email us at rentrelief@allstonbrightoncdc.org

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Applied Behavior Institute (ABI)

Mental Health and Grief Support

At ABI we provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from first diagnosis to the age of 22. Our state-of-the-art center in Allston offers center-based, home-based, and community-oriented services in the greater Boston area.
We are in-network with all Mass Health plans and most commercial insurance plans.

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Audio library of Alcoholics/Other Anonymous speakers

Substance Use

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Boston College Neighborhood Center

Adult Education

Services: ESOL for Adults, Tutoring for Children, Community grants for non-profits

Visit the Website

480 Washington St., Brighton 02135 617-552-0445
Contact: Maria DiChiappari, bcnc@bc.edu or bcneighborhoodcenter@gmail.com

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Boston Emergency Services Team | BEST Team Boston

Mental Health and Grief Support

Provides 24/7 crisis response and emergency mental health services to children, adolescents and adults in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Revere, Somerville and Winthrop communities. This team includes bilingual responders to serve all the residents in our communities, providing access to a comprehensive, highly integrated system of crisis evaluation and treatment services.

Visit the Website

BEST Team Boston crisis line | 800-981-4357 or 800-981-HELP

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Boston Freecycle Group

Clothing and Housewares

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Boston Office of Housing Stability

Housing

Assistance finding and maintaining stable, safe, and affordable housing options, informing tenants of their rights and responsibilities, and helping navigate the individual and family shelter systems.

Visit the Website

617-635-4200​
HousingStability@boston.gov

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Boston Rental Relief Fund

Housing

Requests up to $10,000 are being processed. The funds will help income-eligible tenants in the City of Boston who: do not have access to expanded unemployment benefits, or because of the nature of their jobs, the unemployment benefits they will receive represent a significant reduction in their actual income. If you need help paying your past or future rent, apply for rental assistance today. Applying for rental assistance may "stop the clock" on the eviction process if you currently have a case in Housing Court. These funds can be accessed regardless of immigration status, and these resources are not considered a public charge either.

Visit the Website

For more information, email OHSIntake@boston.gov or call 617-635-4200.

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Boston Tuition-Free Community College Plan

Adult Education

The application for the tuition-free community college plan, which provides a cost-effective entry point into higher education for Boston’s young people.

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Brazilian Women’s Group

Adult Education

Services: ESOL, Immigration, Workers’ Rights, Women’s Co-op, Referrals

Visit the Website

697 Cambridge St., Suite 106
Brighton 02135
617-202-5775
Contact: Heloisa Galvao
heloisa@verdeamarelo.org

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Brazilian Workers Center

Adult Education

Services: Legal Services, Immigrant/ Workers’ Rights, ESOL, Leadership/Civic Training, OSHA Health & Safety Training, Mediation/Negotiation of Work Disputes, RAFT application Assistance, Food distribution and Covid-19 emergency assistance, Consular appointments for Brazilians, Notary Seals/stamps. Policy Strategy

Visit the Website

14 Harvard St. 2nd fl., Allston 02134
617-783-8001
info@braziliancenter.org

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Brighton Allston Congregational Church Thrift Shop

Clothing and Housewares

Our Thrift Shop is open on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Come here to find some great stuff, including children's clothes, books, kitchen items, and more. We welcome seasonally appropriate donations during our office hours.

Brighton Allston Congregational Church, UCC
404 Washington St, Brighton MA 02135

Office: baccoffice@brightonucc.org
Church: 617-254-4046

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Brighton Branch Library– Boston Public Library

Adult Education

Services: ESOL Conversation

Visit the Website

40 Academy Hill Rd., Brighton 02135
617-859-2404
Contact: Uma Murthy, umurthy@bpl.org

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Buddhist-inspired Recovery Meetings

Substance Use

RDO is an independent Recovery Dharma community that works together to host safe, inclusive, and reliable Buddhist-inspired recovery meetings.

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Capital Good Fund

Financial Support

We are now providing Crisis Relief Loans to individuals that live in Massachusetts and Rhode Island (as well as our other geographies). These loans can be $300 - $1,500 and have a three month interest and principal deferment period at issuance (no payments required). They also have a very low interest rate of 5%. After the deferment period the loans will be repaid over 12 months in equal monthly installments. To put this in perspective, a $1,000 will have a total cost of $1,027--less than $3 per month of interest expense--with monthly payments of less than $86. There are no hidden fees or prepayment penalties, and we report loan payments to all three credit bureaus to help clients build credit. We hope these loans will be a good way for individuals to bridge cash needs during a period of reduced income.

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Case Myrna

Victims and Witnesses

Visit the Website

Casa Myrna Safe Link Statewide hotline –
877-785-2020
Casa Myrna Community Advocacy hotline –
617-521-0108
Casa Myrna Legal Helpline –
617-521-0146

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Child Tax Credit

Tax Help

This website exists to help people: Get the Child Tax Credit. Understand how the 2021 Child Tax Credit works. Find out if they are eligible to receive the Child Tax Credit. Understand that the credit does not affect their federal benefits. It provides information about the Child Tax Credit and the monthly advance payments made from July through December of 2021. Every page includes a table of contents to help you find the information you need

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City Life/Vida Urbana has a hotline people can call if they are worried about eviction

Housing

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City of Boston Office of Immigrant Advancement

Immigration

Boston is a sanctuary city and personnel are there to assist with resources regardless of immigration status.

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City of Boston’s Language and Communications Access on Twitter

COVID-19

Residents who have questions are encouraged to call 311 to be connected with a telephonic interpreter, or through the Mayor's Health Line at (617) 534-5050. Updates in 10 total languages can additionally be accessed through boston.gov/coronavirus#multilingual-help. Each language has its own page and hosts multilingual print materials distributed citywide:c

Visit the Website

Residents can text BOSCOVID to 99411 to opt-in to alerts in English and the following keywords to opt-in to alerts in the languages below:
Text BOSEspanol to 99411 for Spanish
Text BOSKreyol to 99411 for Haitian Creole
Text BOSFrancais to 99411 for French
Text BOSKriolu to 99411 for Cabo Verdean Creole
Text BOSPortugues to 99411 for Portuguese

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Comcast Internet Essentials

Internet

Internet Essentials customers can get monthly Internet Service and equipment at no cost.

Visit the Website

Call 1-855-846-8376 for English or 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.

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COVID-19 Resource Guide for Boston’s Disability Community

COVID-19

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COVID-19 Self-Test at Home Instructions

COVID-19

Instructions are available below in 12 languages.

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COVID-19 Testing Guidance: What to do after a positive COVID-19 test

COVID-19

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COVID-19 Vaccination Schedules: mRNA vaccines

COVID-19

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COVID-19 Vaccine Materials

COVID-19

Available in Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole, Chinese, English, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Spanish, Swahili, and Vietnamese

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Daily Table Grocery Store

Food Resources

A community grocery store with a mission to provide nutritious, quality, and delicious food for 30% less than other supermarkets. You can order online and pay using your EBT benefits (SNAP card) and receive free grocery delivery to residents within a 2 mile radius of any of their locations in Central Square, Dorchester & Roxbury. North Allston residents qualify for free delivery from the Central Square, Cambridge location.

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DeNovo Center

Immigration

Free legal services for low-income immigrants in cases involving asylum, VAWA, T-Visa, U-Visa, Special Immigrant Juveniles, and forensic evaluations.

Visit the Website

617-661-1010

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Does Public Charge Apply to Me?

Immigration

What does the new public charge regulation do?

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DTA SNAP and Cash Benefits during COVID-19 pandemic

Food Resources

The information in this document has been compiled by the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) and is updated as rapidly as possible.

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Emotional-Support Help Line

Mental Health and Grief Support

Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group, is opening its Emotional-Support Help Line. Professionally trained mental health staff are there to support people who may be suffering from fear or stress over COVID-19. The service is free of charge and open to anyone.

Optum’s Emotional-Support Help Line number is 866-342-6892 and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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EMPath

Adult Education

Services: Mobility Mentoring Services, Family Shelter, Family Support Services

Visit the Website

10 Perthshire Rd., Brighton 02135
617-782-7600

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Enroll in Boston Community Choice Electricity (CCE)

Utilities

By using the City's collective buying power, we aim to provide affordable and renewable electricity to the program’s customers. CCE ensures that energy decisions are made locally and reflect the values of Boston’s communities. It’s a vehicle for meeting our collective economic and environmental goals.

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Eviction Help

Housing

Ch. 257 protections have been renewed. If you are in the process of applying for rental assistance, then you can NOT get evicted for non-payment of rent. Tenants must still show up for the housing court date and let the judge know that they have a pending rental assistance application. These protections have been renewed until March 31st, 2023.

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Eviction self-help booklets in multiple languages

Housing

The booklets can help tenants prepare for court, outline their legal claims, and file court forms. There is also a booklet to help public housing tenants navigate the Grievance process. En español, Tiếng Việt, Português, Kreyòl Ayisyen, 简体中文

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Family Emergency Assistance Shelter

Housing

Families applying for Emergency Assistance shelter through the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community development can apply

Visit the Website

1-866-584-0653

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FindYourFunds.org

Tax Help

FindYourFunds.org is a collaboration between Greater Boston Legal Services, Shah Family Foundation, MassCAP, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston Tax Help Coalition, and Children’s HealthWatch. Our goal is to help more people to file a tax return so that they can receive all of the payments and credits they are entitled to.

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Free Computer and Internet

Internet

Adults who do not have access to a computer or internet to meet their educational needs can apply to the Boston Public Library's Long-Term Device Lending Program. Residents would receive a free computer and internet access through an LTE enabled Home Wi-Fi Router. The data plan is free through June 2023. Then the user can keep the Chromebooks, and eligible residents can choose an internet service provider at a low cost.

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Free Financial Navigator Service

Financial Support

Are you financially impacted by COVID-19? Reach out to the Financial Navigators who can help you access free financial services. Complete this online form https://bit.ly/2IaHTYo or call 617-356-8229 to sign up. Haitian Creole, Spanish and Portuguese translation is available.

Visit the Website

Call 617-356-8229 to sign up.

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Free Tax Help for Boston Residents

Tax Help

If you're a Boston resident who earns up to $60,000 per year, make an appointment to file your tax return and file for the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit. Help is available - in person or remote - in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, French, Vietnamese, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Call 311 for locations and hours.

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Fresh Truck Mobile Produce Market

Food Resources

ACCEPT HIP/SNAP, cash, credit.

Walk up and welcome to all.

No I.D. required.

Visit the Website

Presentation School Foundation parking lot

640 Washington St., Brighton

email info@thefreshtruck.org, or call (617) 297-7685

 

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Gardner Pilot Academy

Adult Education

Services: ESOL

Visit the Website

30 Athol St., Allston 02134
617-635-8365
Contact: Michelle Duval, m.duval@live.com

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Get free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests

COVID-19

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order #4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.

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Get Free or Discounted Internet Access with the Affordable Connectivity Program

Internet

To combat digital inequities surrounding internet and technology access, the City of Boston is working to sign up eligible residents for the FCC's "Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)." This is a $14.2 billion dollar program that was established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and went into effect at the beginning of the year, which helps folks receive internet and device access at little to no cost. The benefit is $30 a month toward your internet bill and a one-time up to $100 discount toward the purchase of a device. For many folks, this means free internet. The ACP should last up to five years and you can sign up online, by mail, or over the phone by contacting an internet service provider. It is also good to note that you do not have to start a new internet subscription if you already have one, and instead can just apply this benefit to your current subscription and start saving money instantly! With affordability being one of the largest deterrents to getting people connected online, the ACP is a great way to address this ongoing issue. So far, over 19,000 Bostonians have already signed up for this program* and we hope to keep that number growing! For more information and if you have any questions about the Affordable Connectivity Program, please check out the ACP website or contact Peter Favorito, the City of Boston's Digital Equity and Inclusion Advocate, either by email at peter.favorito@boston.gov or by phone at 617-635-2743. *Note: ACP's predecessor was the "Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB)" which was created earlier in the pandemic. Folks who were enrolled in that were automatically enrolled in the ACP once it started on 1/1/22.

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Greater Boston Legal Services

Immigration

Free legal services for low-income immigrants, with priority given to cases involving asylum, individuals subjected to domestic violence, and unaccompanied children.

Visit the Website

617-371-1234 or 617-603-2700

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GriefShare

Mental Health and Grief Support

hosts free, in-person grief recovery support groups.

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HandHold Massachusetts

Mental Health and Grief Support

HandHold Massachusetts helps families navigate the mental health system in Massachusetts Handhold has three main sections: * Should I worry? Helps parents explore if their kid is just being a kid, or if their behavior is something to worry about. Parents can learn about signs to look for and get suggestions on what to do next. * What can I do? Tips, tools, and strategies that have worked for other families, sorted by topic, and picked by Handhold. These are things parents can learn about or do from home. * Who can help? Carefully selected community organizations and government resources to help families find the right mental health services.

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Harvard Ed Portal

Adult Education

Services: The Ed Portal offers learning opportunities for Allston-Brighton residents by connecting the community with resources at Harvard University. These include wellness classes and workshops, resources for job seekers, arts programs such as performance and art-making, academic and recreation programs for youth, character development for high school students, capacity building for local business owners, professional development for public school teachers, and more.

Visit the Website

224 Western Ave., Allston 02134
617-496-5022
Contact: allston_edportal@harvard.edu

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Health Law Advocates

Healthcare

Health Law Advocates offers free legal services to eligible healthcare consumers with regards to medical debt, health insurance claims, and more.

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Healthcare

Healthcare

If you are undocumented and need healthcare, you may be eligible for MassHealth Limited, which provides care for medical emergencies, including visits to an emergency room. Public charge does not apply to MassHealth Limited.

Visit the Website

1-800-841-2900 for English and Spanish service.

Visit MAhealthconnector.org or call 1-800-841-2900 for English and Spanish service.

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Homes for All Massachusetts

Housing

hotline at 617-819-0188 in English or Spanish or visit their website.

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Housing Match

Housing

HousingMatch.org is a private online shared housing community. Members access the database to post and search ads for Housing Wanted, Rooms for Rent and Housing Offered. Roommate members who share housing are prescreened and submit their background check report before posting an ad. Landlords can post an ad by creating an account. Agencies can create accounts, post and search ads, and refer new members. Scroll down for more information.

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Housing Navigator

Housing

Comprehensive, searchable database of affordable housing in the state. It tracks some 160,000 units in 260 cities and towns, with plans to add more.

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Immigrant Health Toolkit

Healthcare

  • COVID-19 vaccine FAQ
  • Public Charge information
  • Information about immigrants rights to health care
  • Sensitive location information
The Immigrant Health Toolkit compiles useful information to guide community members, providers and advocates in dealing with a wide range of questions and issues that could become a barrier for immigrants accessing coverage and care. This is a project of the Immigrant Health Access Coalition (IHAC), and it is possible thanks to the efforts of Health Care For All (HCFA), Health Law Advocates (HLA), the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) and the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition.

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Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)

Immigration

What immigrants can do now: People should go to a legal services provider to be screened for any possible immigration options other than DACA for which they may already eligible. The ILRC has a comprehensive client intake form to assist practitioners in screening. It can be found online at https://www.ilrc.org/screening-immigration-relief-client-intake-form-and-notes. The Immigration Advocates Network maintains a national directory of more than 950 free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states. It can be found online at https://www.immigrationlawhelp.org. Community members should be warned of fraudulent service provider schemes and educated about how to seek competent immigration help.

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InnoPsych

Mental Health and Grief Support

Therapists of Color

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Institute on Aging Friendship Line

Mental Health and Grief Support

24/7 call line, staffed by trained volunteers (not therapists) that are available for a friendly chat. Limited to one call a day to accommodate other calls. Interested?

Call 800-971-0016

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Jackson/Mann Community Center

Adult Education

Services: ESOL, ABE, HiSET, Distance Learning, Computer Lab, Teen Program, Before/Afterschool, Preschool, Enrichment Classes, Recreation

Visit the Website

500 Cambridge St., Allston 02134
617-635-5153
Contact: Rosie Hanlon Rosie.hanlon@boston.gov
Contact: Dwight Jarrat Dwight.jarrat@jacksonmanncc.org

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Jacqueline Ventura

Childcare

Weekdays 7:30AM-5:30PM Full-time and part-time care for infants through preschool aged children. Vouchers Accepted: Yes Cost Range: $200/week Drop-In Care: No Evening or Overnight Care: No Emergency Care Available: Yes Multiple Languages: Yes

71 Colborne Road, Apt GA

Brighton, MA

617-348-6465

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JCC Early Learning Center

Childcare

Weekdays 8:00AM-6:00PM Full-time and part-time care (two day minumum) for children aged 15 months to 5 years. Vouchers Accepted: No Cost Range: Varies by age/# of days Tuition Assistance: Yes Drop-In Care: No Evening or Overnight Care: No Multiple Languages: Yes

Visit the Website

50 Sutherland Road
Brighton, MA

617-278-2950

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Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center

Adult Education

Services: ESOL, Workforce/Employment Training, Computer Class, After-school Homework Assistance, Family Nurturing Programs: Caregivers/Parents of Infants and Toddlers, Video/Web training Kithara youth and adult guitar lessons at Josephine Fiorentino Community Center

Visit the Website

123 Antwerp Street Extension
Brighton 02135
978-973-7830
Contact: Jo-Ann Barbour joannbarbour@charlesviewcommunity.org
To enroll contact: 617-782-2404

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Keep Your Heat from Getting Shut Off this Winter

Utilities

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KIND

Immigration

Free immigration representation for children.

Visit the Website

617-207-4171

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Know the Facts to Protect Yourself from Immigration Scams

Immigration

You should only go to a licensed lawyer or a BIA Recognized Non-profit Organization with Accredited Representatives for immigration legal advice. Notaries and other community members are only able to fill out forms, they should not be advising you as to what form to fill out or how to fill out the form. For a list of BIA Recognized Non-profit Organizations with Accredited Representatives visit:

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Know Your Emergency Rights videos

Immigration

emergency rights, ranging from benefits available to undocumented folks during COVID-19 to language access to public charge. The video has timestamps in the description so viewers can skip ahead to topics that interest them, and a resource guide is attached in the description as well, with information about governmental and community-based resources.

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Legal Resources for Immigrants

Immigration

The Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement works to serve immigrants in Boston. This webpage addresses some common questions related to immigration and status.

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Li Si Zhou

Childcare

Weekdays open: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Full-time and part-time care for infants through preschool aged children Vouchers Accepted: Yes Drop-in Care: No Evening or overnight care: No Emergency Care Available: No Multiple languages: Yes, (Mandarin & Cantonese) Cost Range: $250/week Tuition Assistance: No

7 Larose Pl
Brighton, MA 02135

Phone: 857-763-6022

Kathy Choi (for subsidized slot)
Email: Kathy.choi@bcnc.net
Phone: 617-635-5129 exit 1033

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Little Ducklings Family Childcare

Childcare

Weekdays 8:00AM-5:30PM Full-time care for infants through 6 years old. Vouchers Accepted: Yes Cost Range: $300/week Tuition Assistance: Drop-In Care: No Evening or Overnight Care: No Multiple Languages: Yes

281 Faneuil Street, Apt. 1

Brighton, MA

857-417-0681

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Lucy’s Daycare

Childcare

Weekday 7:00AM-5:00PM Full-time and part-time care for infants, toddlers, and children up to 6 years. Vouchers Accepted: Yes Cost Range: $275/week Tuition Assistance: No Drop-In Care: No Evening or Overnight Care: No Multiple Languages: Yes

55 S Waverly St

Brighton, MA

617-254-9060

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MA Legal Help

Immigration

free legal support

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MA licensed psychotherapists offering support to local Ukrainians

Mental Health and Grief Support

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Mass. Dept. of Housing and Community Development, Emergency Housing Assistance

Housing

Shelter services for families

Visit the Website

866-584-0653​

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Massachusetts State Government Covid Information

COVID-19

MA Gov info. Call 211 for current info.

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MassEdCO Boston Area Education and Career Planning Center

Adult Education

Visit the Website

617-536-0200
Virtual office hours during July and August: Monday thru Saturday 9-5, evening appointment per request.
To receive services, individuals need to complete an intake form: https://www.massedco.org/eocintake/boston
and schedule an appointment: https://calendly.com/massedcoboston-bpl

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Meals on Wheels

Food Resources

If you or someone you know is unable to shop for and prepare food that meets the requirements of good daily nutrition, Ethos will deliver tasty, nourishing meals right to the door. To be eligible for this service, you must be:

  • Residing within the city of Boston
  • At least 60 years of age
  • Either temporarily or permanently homebound.

Visit the Website

ETHOS Nutrition Department
555 Amory Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
T: (617) 477-6606
meals@ethocare.org

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Mobile Market Charles River Community Health Center

Food Resources

Open to all patients of the Health Center. No income requirement, please provide confidential demographic information and answer brief food access questions. Patients must call or come to the health center to pre-register with one of the Community Health workers.

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2:3pm-3:30pm.

Free

Call ahead at 617-783-0500.

496 Western Ave, Brighton. 617-783-0500

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NAMI Help Line

Mental Health and Grief Support

Crisis support 24/7. NAMI MA Compass Line has trained volunteers to help navigate questions and access resources. Hours of operation are M-F 9am-5pm.

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National DV Hotline

Victims and Witnesses

National DV Hotline: 1-800-799-7233.
Webchat English https://www.thehotline.org
Español https://espanol.thehotline.org
Deaf/ Hard of Hearing: TTY: 1-800-787-3224.
SafeLink (MA-specific DV hotline. Hablan español.): 1-877-785-2020. https://www.casamyrna.org
RESPOND, Inc. (MA-specific. Hablan español): 617-623-5900. https://www.respondinc.org
Deaf/ Hard of Hearing: TTY/TDD 1-800-439-2370. Speech Difficulties: 1-866-645-9870.

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Need help paying for heat?

Utilities

Apply for help through the state’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

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Network of Care Massachusetts

Mental Health and Grief Support

A comprehensive statewide online resource to help anyone find information on mental health and substance use supports and services in their community.

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Oak Square YMCA Grocery Bag

Food Resources

Free bag of shelf-stable groceries

Mon-Friday 8am-8pm

All are welcome. No I.D required.

615 Washington St, Brighton, MA 02135.

617) 782-3535

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Olive Sheehan

Childcare

Weekdays 7:00AM-5:30PM Full-time care for infants through preschool. Vouchers Accepted: No Cost Range: $150/week Tuition Assistance: No Drop-In Care: Yes Evening or Overnight Care: No Emergency Care Available: Yes Multiple Languages: No

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32 Newton Street

Brighton, MA

617-818-4973

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Open Door Free Meal Program

Food Resources

Evening meal and food pantry items All are welcome, No ID required Free

Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church

62 Harvard Ave., Allston

(617) 787-7625

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Open to Hope

Mental Health and Grief Support

non-profit organization dedicated to helping people find hope after loss. They provide encouraging articles, books, and an online community to help people deal with difficult losses and continue to live happy, meaningful lives while working through grief.

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Our Future Learning Center

Childcare

Weekdays 7:30AM-6:00PM Full-time and part-time care (two day minumum) for children aged 15 months to 6 years. Vouchers Accepted: Yes Cost Range: $371-$469/week Tuition Assistance: No Drop-In Care: No Evening or Overnight Care: No Multiple Languages: Yes

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14-20 Linden Street
Allston, MA

617-202-6800

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PAIR Project

Immigration

Free legal services to indigent asylum seekers and detained immigrants.

Visit the Website

617-742-9296

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Parental Stress Line

Mental Health and Grief Support

The current national health emergency is causing many parents anxiety. * How do I protect my children? * What do I tell them? * Or simply, how do I keep them busy while there is no school? Parental stress line counselors are there to listen to your concerns and problem-solve with you. 24-7, Free and Confidential Parental Stress Line # – 1-800-632-8188

Parental Stress Line: 1-800-632-8188

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PCs For People

Internet

Offers quality refurbished desktops, laptops, internet and accessories to thousands of individuals and nonprofits

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Pine Village Preschool

Childcare

Weekdays 8:00AM-6:00PM Full-time and part-time care (two day minumum) for children aged 15 months to 4 years. Vouchers Accepted: No Cost Range: $720-2050/month Tuition Assistance: Yes Drop-In Care: No Evening or Overnight Care: No Multiple Languages: Yes

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370/400 Western Avenue
Brighton, MA

617-254-0190

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Project Bread Food Source Hotline

Food Resources

SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. A federal nutrition program (formerly known as food stamps) that provides monthly financial assistance to purchase groceries to Massachusetts residents who qualify. Once enrolled, you will receive a monthly cash benefit on an EBT card that can be used just like a debit card for food shopping. Here's what makes SNAP so special and unlike any other food assistance program in the country:

  1. Getting SNAP doesn’t take anything away from anyone else, it’s a resource that helps everyone buy the food they need.
  2. SNAP gives you the freedom to shop for your own food — food that you like, that meets your dietary needs, allergy restrictions, and cultural preferences!
  3. You can use SNAP to buy food at most places groceries are sold — grocery stores, convenience stores, gas stations, pharmacies....even some farmer's markets and co-op programs.
  4. All of the children in your household who attend school will automatically qualify for free school meals.
  5. SNAP recipients are also automatically enrolled in HIP—The Healthy Incentives Program! HIP helps you buy more fruits and vegetables at approved HIP vendors which include farmer's markets, farm stands, mobile markets, and community supported agriculture (CSA) farm share programs.

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Find out if you are eligible for SNAP today by calling Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333If you are eligible, we can help you apply over the phone.

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Psychology Today Boston – Therapists List

Mental Health and Grief Support

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RAFT Application Assistance Initiative

Housing

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Rian Immigrant Center

Immigration

Free and very low-cost immigration services, clinics, and full case representation. The Rian Immigrant Center’s expert legal staff and pro bono attorneys offer free legal consultations at our weekly legal clinics to over 2,000 immigrants, refugees, and asylees, and provide full case representation before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for over 600 families. We help low-income and under-served immigrants to gain legal status, work authorization, and to reunite their families so they can become empowered, reach stability, and move out of poverty.

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617-542-7654

If you would like to schedule a consultation please call 617-542-7654.

If you are looking for counseling or resources please call 617-542-7654.

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Rivendell Childcare Center

Childcare

Weekdays 8:00AM-5:30PM Full-time and part-time care for children ages 2.9 years to 6 years. Vouchers Accepted: Yes Cost Range: $190/week Tuition Assistance: Yes Drop-In Care: No Evening or Overnight Care: No Multiple Languages: Yes

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41 Quint Avenue
Allston, MA

617-348-6465

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Sara Salzberg

Childcare

Weekdays 8:00AM-3:30PM Part-time care for preschool aged children. Vouchers Accepted: No Cost Range: $350/week Tuition Assistance: No Drop-In Care: No Evening or Overnight Care: No Multiple Languages: Yes

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61 Colborne Road

Brighton, MA

617-254-3224

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Senior Citizen Property Tax Work- Off Abatement Program Extension

Tax Help

The tax work-off abatement law allows a city or town to establish a program giving property owners 60 years or older the opportunity to volunteer services to their city or town in exchange for a reduction in property tax. Applications are available at the city’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly and are due by August 1, 2016. dates. Interested older adults are encouraged to call the Commission on Affairs of the Elderly at 617-635-4366 for additional information and to request an application.

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Senior Save

Utilities

We may be able to help you replace or repair your heating system. Senior Save Applications Now Available To learn more about Seniors Save and to apply for the program residents are invited to contact (617) 635-HOME, or visit the Boston Home Center website

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Shahla Hussain

Childcare

Weekdays 7:30AM-6:00PM Full-time and part-time care for infants through preschool aged children. Vouchers Accepted: No Drop-In Care: Yes Evening or Overnight Care: No Multiple Languages: Yes

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Parsons Street

Brighton, MA

617-254-6402

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SHINE Program

Healthcare

The SHINE program ensures that MA residents with Medicare have access to accurate, unbiased and up-to-date information about their health care options.  Volunteer counselors are available to help with Medicare, MassHealth, or prescription drug coverage and costs.

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Siobhan McHugh

Childcare

Weekdays 8:00AM-1:30PM Part-time care for infants through preschool aged children. Vouchers Accepted: No Drop-In Care: No Evening or Overnight Care: No Multiple Languages: No

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North Crescent Circuit

Brighton, MA

617-782-3267

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Smart Recovery: Addiction Support

Substance Use

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Soldier’s Field Park Children’s Center

Childcare

Weekdays 8:00AM-6:00PM Full-tme and part-time care for infants, toddlers, and children up to 5 years. Vouchers Accepted: No Cost Range: $1280-$2912/month Tuition Assistance: Yes Drop-In Care: No Evening or Overnight Care: No Multiple Languages: No

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HBS Campus

One Soldiers Field Park
Boston, MA

617-870-7601

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St. Paul Parish Food Pantry

Food Resources

Free bags of fresh produce, bread, and other items. No ID or proof of residency required. Allston/Brighton residents are welcome. Every Saturday, 10am-12pm

30 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge (Harvard Square).

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Taxi Discount Coupons

Financial Support

We only offer these coupons to Boston residents who are 65 and older or disabled. We need to see an ID that proves you’re a Boston resident. Each coupon book costs $5 and we only take cash. The coupons don’t expire, but you can only buy two coupon books per month. The coupons are only good for taxis licensed by the City of Boston. Coupons are available at the Age Strong Commission. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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1 City Hall Square, Room 271
Boston, MA 02201

617-635-4366

AGESTRONG@BOSTON.GOV

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Testing sites – City of Boston

COVID-19

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The Black Mental Health Alliance

Mental Health and Grief Support

Through an expansive database of culturally-competent and patient-centered licensed mental health professionals, BMHA offers confidential referrals for those seeking mental health services.

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The FoodSource Hotline

Food Resources

The FoodSource Hotline can help you find out if you qualify for SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) and help you apply over the phone. Counselors can also help connect you with other food resources in your area.

1-800- 645-8333 (Toll-free)

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The Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF)

Housing

Provides financial assistance to help homeowners who are behind on their mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. HAF will provide financial assistance to eligible homeowners who have missed at least 3 home mortgage payments to help them avoid foreclosure. If a homeowner's application is approved, funds will be paid directly to a homeowner's mortgage servicing company and applied to the loan. Homeowners earning up to 150% of the Area Median Income (AMI) may be eligible for help. Check your eligibility online.

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The Literacy Connection

Adult Education

Services: Literacy, ESOL, Pre-GED/Hi-SET, Citizenship

Visit the Website

637 Cambridge St., Brighton 02135
617-746-2100
Contact: Sister Pat Andrews andrews@csjboston.org

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The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Victims and Witnesses

For any victim quarantined with their abuser or survivor who needs overall support during the #Coronavirus #quarantine, The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a 24/7 resource.

Call them at 800-799-7233 or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can text LOVEIS to 22522.
Call or text us at Love Life Now Foundation to find out about resources in the MA area or if you just need to talk – 888.556.9876.

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The RAFT/Residential Assistance for Families in Transition

Housing

The RAFT/Residential Assistance for Families in Transition state program can provide up to $10,000 toward rent. It has recently changed its application procedure to be simpler. Here is a link to more information/how to apply: You need to apply through a regional housing agency. Boston's is Metro Boston Housing Partnership. They have intake staff speaking Spanish, Haitian, Somali and other staff who can be brought to help who speak other languages. Open to anyone regardless of immigration status. 2-3month wait time for application to be approved.

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The Trustees of Charitable Donations for Inhabitants of Boston

Financial Support

An independent public charitable corporation that assists Boston residents with a one-time donation in various areas of need. Only City of Boston residents can apply for grants Areas eligible for help include: past due rent and utility bills with balances that are $2,000 or less home heating oil, and relocation help in certain circumstances.

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The Women’s Table

Adult Education

Services: Individual Advocacy, Referrals/Connections to Resources, Personal Growth & Enrichment Workshops

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637 Cambridge St.
Brighton 02135
617-746-2056
Contact: Mary Rita Weschler
maryrita.weschler@csjboston.org

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Vaccine and Booster locations – City of Boston

COVID-19

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Vaccine and Booster locations – statewide

COVID-19

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Vasanti’s Family Child Care

Childcare

Weekdays 8:00AM-6:00PM Full-time and part-time care for children aged 3 months-3 years. Vouchers Accepted: No Drop-In Care: No Evening or Overnight Care: No Multiple Languages: No

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1737 Commonwealth Avenue
Brighton, MA

617-789-3511

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Victim or witness of a crime

Victims and Witnesses

If you are the victim or witness of a crime, please file a report with the police or the District Attorney’s office. You have the right to report a crime even if you are undocumented. Immigration is prohibited from conducted arrests in Massachusetts state courthouses.

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District Attorney’s Office main number: (617) 619-4000
Boston Police Department: (617) 343-4200
MBTA Transit Police Department: (617) 222-1000
Family Justice Center: (617) 779-2100
Children’s Advocacy Center: (617) 779-2146

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Virtual Legal Clinics

Housing

Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., the City of Boston Office of Housing Stability hosts a virtual legal clinic for small landlords and tenants. This clinic begins with a presentation on the eviction process, then there are breakout groups where you can speak with attorneys, a landlord mediator, and OHS staff. This staff can assist you with applying for the Rental Relief Fund. Complete the form to sign up.

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Virtual Library of AA Speakers

Substance Use

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Virtual Meetings – New England Region of Alcoholics Anonymous

Substance Use

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Virtual Narcotics Anonymous

Substance Use

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WelcomeHome Home Goods Pantry

Clothing and Housewares

Welcome Home, Inc. is a home goods pantry based in Newton MA. At Welcome Home, volunteers clean and shelve gently used housewares that have been donated, thus saving them from landfills. These items are made available, free of charge to people in need. We are open by appointment only.

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WIC (Women Infants and Children) Nutrition Program

Food Resources

WIC provides a range of services for qualified families. From nutrition and health education to food and support. Free.

Visit the Website

Offices currently open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

(617) 254-0492

JPBrightonWICProgram@BWH.Harvard.edu

PSF Community Center
640 Washington St., Suite 203, Brighton MA 02135

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Yal-Day-New Day Care Center

Childcare

Full-time care for infants, toddlers, and children up to 5 years. Vouchers Accepted: No Cost Range: $1420-$2250/month Tuition Assistance: No Drop-In Care: No Evening or Overnight Care: No Multiple Languages: Yes

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1845 Commonwealth Avenue

Brighton, MA

617-782-3661

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Yina’s Family Day Care

Childcare

Full-time and part-time care for infants through 6 years old. Weekdays 6:30AM-4:30PM Vouchers Accepted: Yes Cost Range: $300-$325/week Tuition Assistance: NoDrop-In Care: No Evening or Overnight Care: No Multiple Languages: Yes

115 Antwerp Street, Apt. B
Brighton, MA

617-254-0927

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Zencare

Mental Health and Grief Support

LGBTQ Therapists in Massachusetts