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Resources are 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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826 Boston

Youth Programming

826 Boston is a nonprofit writing, tutoring, and publishing organization where students in grades K-12 and beyond can share their stories, amplify their voices, and develop as leaders in school and in life. All of our student programming is free! Programs include after school and evening tutoring, college preparedness, and paid youth leadership opportunities.

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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

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

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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).

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

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ABCD Utility Bill Support

Utilities

You can apply for ABCD Fuel Assistance online. ABCD utility bill advocacy If you qualify for fuel assistance (LIHEAP), we help pay your winter heating bill by working directly with vendors, and you can take advantage of many other services that are absolutely free. In addition to serving residents of Boston, Brookline and Newton, we serve the Mystic Valley cities and towns of Malden, Medford, Everett, Melrose, Stoneham, Winchester, Woburn.

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Call Brighton office: 617-903-3640 or main office at 617-357-6012

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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 COVID-19

Services: ESOL, Resident Services, free Covid-19 tests, free face masks

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1287B Commonwealth Ave, Allston 02134
617-787-2976
Contact: Etta Anderson (ESOL) ettamanderson@aol.com
Contact: Troy Rothman (for Allston Brighton CDC residents) Rothman@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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Arbour Counseling Services, Outpatient Allston

Healthcare Mental Health and Grief Support Substance Use Victims and Witnesses

Arbour Counseling Services, Outpatient Allston is a community resource for individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and medication management. We have immediate openings (as of 10/18/23) for therapeutic services. We have therapists with Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin (Masshealth only), Cantonese (Masshealth only), & Haitian-Creole. We accept almost all commercial and public plans. We offer telehealth or in-person sessions (14 Fordham Rd, Allston).

You can contact Julia Snider, Assistant Director of Outpatient Services, julia.snider@uhsinc.com 617-782-6460 ext. 1632 or Kristina Marik, Director of Outpatient Services, kristina.marik@uhsinc.com 617-782-6460 ext. 1634

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Asian Women for Health

Healthcare Mental Health and Grief Support

Asian Women for Health (AWFH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health, wellness and equity among Asian women. AWFH was founded in 2013 with the mission to improve the health and well-being of Asian women and their families by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate health education, advocacy, and support. AWFH believes that every Asian woman should have access to the resources and knowledge necessary to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. For more information, support or to get involved, please contact us on the web or at our office.

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We work in communities around greater Boston, and our main office is at:

50 Milk St
Boston, MA 02109

Our Executive Director is:

Naheed Esar
nesar@asianwomenforhealth.org

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ATCNE Behavioral Health Program

Addiction Treatment Center of New England Behavioral Health Program It only takes a single phone call to connect your patients with the next step in overcoming substance use disorder The Addiction Treatment Center of New England (ATCNE) Behavioral Health Program (BHP) program is designed to allow people with substance use disorder to connect to appropriate and immediate aftercare addiction support services. The BHP program’s goal is to provide individuals with same day admissions to cost effective clinical services. We are offering weekly counseling services, daily case management and peer support to individuals from the first day they are referred to ATCNE. Referral Process To refer an individual contact Will Barry at (617)-254-1271 ex. 119 Monday through Friday before 2 pm. If it is after 2 pm or a weekend, call (617)-599-4776.

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Adam Tucker 617-254-1271 ex.130

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Attorney General’s Guide to Landlord and Tenant Rights

Tenants Rights

Landlords and tenants should consider their rights and responsibilities when creating or signing onto a lease, as well as laws, regulations, and issues related to renting and leasing an apartment.

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Bay Cover Human Services

Housing Mental Health and Grief Support Substance Use

Whether someone is facing challenges associated with mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance use disorders, homelessness, or aging, we meet people where they’re at and partner with them to get to where they want to go.

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BCYF Camp Joy applications open now

Youth Programming

BCYF Camp Joy provides high-quality programs for children and young adults with special needs. Camp Joy’s success is due to qualified and dedicated staff. The structured and enriching programs promote peer-to-peer socialization, foster individual growth and development, and connect participants and their families to new opportunities and valuable community resources. The Camp Joy summer program is a four-week, day-long summer camp program. This program is available to Boston residents with disabilities, ages 3 - 15, and their siblings, ages 3 - 7. Slots are first come, first served.

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Bedrock Recovery Center

Mental Health and Grief Support Substance Use

Bedrock Recovery Center is located in Canton, MA. Our state-of-the-art facility provides a seamless transition from medical detox into either inpatient addiction or mental health treatment tailored for you. The three levels of care offered by Bedrock Recovery Center include: • Medical Detox • Mental Health Residential - Community Crisis Stabilization (CCS): • Substance Use Disorder Residential - Crisis Stabilization Services (CSS)

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Please feel free to contact our Admissions team at – (857) 290-7610 – to discuss behavioral health treatment for yourself or a loved one.

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BHA First Home Program

Housing

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Boston Center for Youth and Families (BCYF)

Adult Education Youth Programming

Dozens of neighborhood-based and citywide programs that BCYF offers for Bostonians of all ages, including summer programs for youth, adult education, aquatics, and more.

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Boston Children’s Financial Assistance Program

Financial Support Healthcare

Boston Children’s has people, policies and processes in place to support uninsured and underinsured patients and their families. If you or a family that your organization works with is struggling to access services at Boston Children’s because of insurance reasons, please share the below information.

  • Request information by calling the Patient Financial Services Customer Support at 617-355-7201.
  • Request information by writing to the Patient Financial Service Center at 300 Longwood Avenue, Farley Building Room 165, Boston, MA. We also have an office in Waltham, located at 9 Hope Avenue, Waltham, MA, Room WL1002.

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Boston Community Choice Electricity

Utilities

Boston Community Choice Electricity (BCCE) gives Bostonians greater control over the electricity that powers their homes and businesses.

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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.

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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.

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617-635-4200​
HousingStability@boston.gov

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Boston Rental Relief Fund

Housing

The Rental Relief Fund Application is closed. A new version will launch in early 2024 with significantly less funding. Please contact rrf@boston.gov or 617-635-4200 with any questions.

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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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Boston University Learning Resource Network (LERNet) Summer Programs

Youth Programming

About LERNet The Boston University Learning Resource Network (LERNet) is the collection of educational and enrichment activities run by faculty and staff in Arts & Sciences at Boston University. The Office of STEM Outreach and Diversity hosts programming, helps with ongoing events, and assists faculty and staff who are interested in developing new programs.

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Brazilian Women’s Group

Adult Education

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

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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

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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 Allston Mental Health Association

Mental Health and Grief Support Substance Use

Community mental health clinic located on the Brighton Marine campus at 77 Warren St. We are a program of Italian Home for Children and serve people of all ages, providing individual, group, and family therapy. We have an urgent care program that provides easy access for ALL Mass Health clients to be able to connect with a therapist within 48 hours. We take almost all insurances.

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Clinic director Michelle Clarke

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Brighton Branch Library– Boston Public Library

Adult Education

Services: ESOL Conversation

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

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Brighton-Allston Mental Health Association- A program of The Italian Home for Children

Mental Health and Grief Support

Brighton-Allston Mental Health Association (BAMHA), a program of Italian Home for Children, is a diverse community mental health agency that has been servicing the Brighton/Allston community and surrounding areas since 1964. The clinic offers individual, couples, family, and group therapy, as well as psychopharmacology to clients ages 4 and up. Clinicians are trained in various treatment modalities including traditional psychotherapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, expressive therapy, and play therapy. The clinic also has an outpatient satellite office in Jamaica Plain

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OUTPATIENT CLINIC
Do you need a therapist? Does someone you love need a qualified person to talk to? Looking for group therapy?

Our clinics provide individual, group, couples, and family therapy as well as psychopharmacology to children, adults, and families. Our clinic sites are in Brighton and Jamaica Plain, which are accessible by public transportation.

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Brightview Health

Healthcare Substance Use

* Outpatient Medication for Addiction Treatment * Medical stabilization for opiates, alcohol, and other substances * Counseling/ case mgmt * Same day and next day scheduling * Walk-ins welcome! * Medical assessments by licensed providers * Individual and group counseling * Telehealth * 24/7 Helpline: 833.510.4357 71 Washington St. Brighton, MA 02135

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Paul Flaherty
P.flaherty@brightviewhealth.com

833.510.4357

71 Washington st.
Brighton, Ma

339 Massachusetts ave.
Arlington, ma 02474

401 highland ave.
Somerville, ma 02144

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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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Bystander Intervention Trainings

Mental Health and Grief Support Victims and Witnesses

Every day, we train hundreds of people to respond to, intervene in, and heal from harassment. We hold space for people experiencing harassment to share their stories for affirmation and support. And we prepare new leaders to create workplaces, schools, and communities around the world that are filled with humanity.

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Call For Change Helpline

Mental Health and Grief Support Victims and Witnesses

A Call For Change Helpline is the country's first Helpline for people who use the tools of abuse in intimate partnerships. Yes, you read that right!

We are a confidential, anonymous helpline for adults and teens who want to stop using abuse and control in their intimate relationships. The Helpline is also for family, friends, and professionals who want to help them stop and those who have questions about consent.

Helpline staff are trained by Growing a New Heart's innovative frameworks to never collude with, minimize, blame-shift, or ignore abuse. Instead, they focus on a caller's choice to control and abuse, and the caller's underlying values, which permit them to abuse others. They help callers hold themselves accountable to values and choices that are safe and respectful.

The Helpline operates from 10 am to 10 pm EST, 365 days a year. We are not a hotline or emergency response service. We offer language translation and are 711 Relay friendly.

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Call 877-898-3411 or email us at Help@ACallForChangeHelpline.org

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Caminos College and Careers Pathway Program

Youth Programming

Through the Caminos Program, 11th and 12th graders as well as recent high school graduates have access to one-on-one coaching, peer-led workshops, networking opportunities, and culturally-relevant education opportunities. All of this support will assist participants as they transition out of high school and into their next step, whether that is college, a training program, the workforce, or another pathway. In addition to this education and career-focused support, all participants have access to one-on-one social-emotional support as needed.

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Phone: +1 (617) 524-8303
Email: info@hydesquare.org

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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

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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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City Life/Vida Urbana

Housing Tenants Rights

METRO BOSTON RESIDENTS / RESIDENTES DEL AREA DE BOSTON: Are you worried you'll get evicted soon? ¿Estás preocupado de que te desalojen pronto? CALL OUR HOUSING HOTLINE / LAME A NUESTRA LÍNEA DIRECTA (617) 934-5006 (ENGLISH) (617) 397-3773 (ESPAÑOL) Are you fighting to stay in your home? Join us at one of our weekly meetings, where you can speak with an organizer and lawyer, and meet others that are fighting the same battles! We have meetings in three locations: Boston: Every Tuesday Night at 6:30, 284 Amory Street in Jamaica Plain. East Boston: Every Wednesday Night at 6:30, 28 Paris Street in East Boston.

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CALL OUR HOUSING HOTLINE / LAME A NUESTRA LÍNEA DIRECTA
(617) 934-5006 (ENGLISH)
(617) 397-3773 (ESPAÑOL)

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City of Boston Fair Housing and Equity Office

Tenants Rights

If you believe you have experienced housing discrimination based on disability, race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, veteran or active military status, age, familial status (i.e., children), and/or source of income, you can make a complaint to the City of Boston Fair Housing and Equity Office by calling them at 617-635-2500 or emailing FairHousing@boston.gov. You can also made a complaint about housing discrimination to the HUD New England Office 1-800-827-5005 or by visiting www.hud.gov. Finally, every type of discrimination, including discrimination when seeking or renting housing, can be reported to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination by calling 617-994-6000 or visiting www.mass.gov/mcad

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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Drug & Alcohol Addiction Support Groups

Substance Use

There are hundreds of support groups full of compassionate members around the United States for you to consider. People who live in rural areas or prefer to not leave home to get help from peers have the option of joining many online communities that will be happy to welcome you as a member. There are general groups for any kind of addiction, for specific substance recoveries, for people who are religious or non-religious, and more, so no matter your circumstances and background, there is a community waiting to help you live a happy, healthy, sober life.

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DTA HIP Finder

Food Resources

A map listing all the places in the state of MA to use HIP (Healthy Incentive Program) Benefits with an EBT card.  

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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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Earn an associate degree or certificate for free at a community college

Adult Education

MassEdCO is helping people who are age 25 or older to enroll in the MassReconnect initiative.

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617-536-0200

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Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Housing

ERAP is a Federally funded program administered through the Regional Housing Administration Agencies (https://www.mass.gov/service-details/regional-administering-agencies-contact-listing). Up to $1,500 can be used for utility costs of eligible low-income rental households.

  • Immigrants who may not be eligible for other assistance programs may apply.

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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

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

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English for Immigrant Entrepreneurs Class

Adult Education

English for Immigrant Entrepreneurs Funding from English for New Bostonians Do you have a small business? Are you thinking about starting a business? Are you self-employed? Are you an Intermediate-Advanced level English speaker who wants to improve your English? Join us for FREE 21 week session classes focusing on: • Improving Conversation & Grammar Skills • Writing a Business Plan • Customer Service • Marketing • Financing • Management • Computer Skills Classes will be held REMOTELY Tuesday & Thursday evenings January 10th –June 1st 2023 Participants living/working in the following neighborhoods welcome to apply: Allston-Brighton, Bowdoin-Geneva, Chinatown, Fenway/Kenmore, Mission Hill, Roxbury Please register no later than December 10, 2022

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Michelle Duval

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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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Families for Depression Awareness

Mental Health and Grief Support

We focus on the families of people living with depression or bipolar disorder ("mood disorders"), equipping family caregivers with education and training so they can provide effective, constructive support to their loved ones.

What We Do

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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

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1-866-584-0653

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Faneuil Branch – Boston Public Library

Adult Education

Branch of the Boston Public Library offering books, computer use, and free events for all ages.

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Address: 419 Faneuil Street, Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 617-782-6705
Email: faneuil@bpl.org

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Find Your Funds

Financial Support

findyourfunds.org is a collaboration of organizations in Massachusetts dedicated to ensuring that all individuals have access to stimulus payments and tax credits. You could get thousands of dollars in federal tax money and missed stimulus payments. You can have low or no income to get this money. Apply even if you have never filed taxes or don’t usually file taxes. Many more people were eligible for payments under new rules that applied in 2020 and 2021. It’s easy to apply. Sign up by November 15 to easily get your money this year.

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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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Food Subscription Programs That Accept SNAP/HIP

Food Resources

list of CSAs in Boston that accept HIP! A CSA—Community Supported Agriculture—is a great way to support local farmers and increase your consumption of fresh, seasonal vegetables. Farmers pack an assortment of seasonal vegetables (and sometimes fruit) in a produce box that you pay for as a subscription, and pick up or get delivered on a regular schedule.

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Free Citizenship Help

Immigration

Project Citizenship is a non-profit legal agency that provides free legal help to help lawful permanent residents apply for U.S. citizenship. We help determine if someone is eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship, complete and file applications for citizenship, and provide all materials needed to apply. We work collaboratively with other community organizations who provide free English and citizenship preparation classes. We are a Department of Justice recognized agency with immigration attorneys on staff. Since the end of 2014, we have helped over 10,900 immigrants submit their applications for citizenship! Our services are always free. We also help submit applications with fee waiver requests (to waive the government fee of the application) and medical disability waivers.

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Contact Project Citizenship directly to confirm you are eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship and schedule an appointment to fill out your application! You can call us, email us, or schedule a phone call via Microsoft Bookings.
Phone number: 617-694-5949
Email: info@projectcitizenship.org
Link to schedule phone call: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/ProjectCitizenship1@projectcitizenship.org/bookings/

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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 Covid Tests

COVID-19

ABCDC is partnering with the Boston Public Health Commission to offer FREE at-home COVID-19 tests! Stop by the All Bright Community Center at 1287 Commonwealth Ave between 10:30-5 Monday through Thursday to pick up some free tests. Please do NOT enter the building if you have COVID or COVID symptoms. At-home rapid tests are an important strategy to protect your friends and family from getting exposed. Help us stop the spread of COVID-19 in Boston.

Visit the Website

fink@allstonbrightoncdc.org
857-990-6981

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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.

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Call 617-356-8229 to sign up.

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Free Job Training with employment services and stipend

Adult Education

​Asian Women for Health’s (AWFH) Community Health Worker Workforce Development program aims to engage, train, and empower un/underemployed minorities who are underserved and underrepresented among community health workers (CHW). CHWs are on the front line of addressing health inequities by addressing obstacles like language barriers, cultural stigmas, and a lack of health literacy or education to access vital and life-saving services. The CHW role taps into the lived experience and knowledge of their fellow community members to serve as the bridge between them and the institutions with resources to help them. ​This FREE 12-week hybrid training program provides an opportunity for participants to enter the public health sector with support from CHW job training to placement with our employer partners.

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We encourage and invite anyone who is interested in applying to attend! During the information sessions, we will also be conducting an in-person screening and test. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at CHW@asianwomenforhealth.org or you can call our Case Manager at 857-256-1528.

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FREE Multilingual Helpline for Families of Immigrant Students

Immigration

Massachusetts Advocates for Children (MAC) has a FREE helpline program that focuses on explicitly removing education access barriers for immigrant, migrant, and multilingual students. Education access barriers have begun to emerge in relation to school enrollment for immigrant families. As the new school year approaches, issues relating to language barriers, transportation, and special education can be difficult for immigrant families. Massachusetts Advocates for Children also have staff who speak Spanish and use phone interpreters to communicate with speakers of other languages so it is fine for anyone to leave a message in the preferred language.

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Please feel free to contact MAC’s multilingual helpline at 617-357-8431 (or complete this form).

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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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Free Tutoring

Youth Programming

If your child either lives and/or attends school in Allston or Brighton and who needs one-on-one tutoring, our volunteer tutors are available to assist your child/children in various subjects for one hour per week after school, at no cost to you. Our tutoring program matches Boston College students with school-aged children for assistance with homework and/or study skills.Or call 617-552-0445 Please note: Tutoring options for Fall 2023 will include both virtual & in person (BC's main campus).  Tutoring session is 1 or 1.5 hour session, 1 day per week On BC campus or over Zoom You pick the day and time! Grades 1-12, all subjects

Visit the Website

617-552-0445

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FREE VIRTUAL English Conversation Classes

Adult Education

Boston College Neighborhood Center is hosting  FREE VIRTUAL English Conversation Classes For Advanced Beginner & Intermediate Level Adults Living or Working in Allston or Brighton

Fall 2023 Class Schedule (October - December)

Sundays 9:00-10:00 a.m. Class starts October 1 Class ends December 10 Mondays 7:00-8:00 p.m. Class starts October 2 Class ends December 4 Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 p.m. Class starts October 3 Class ends December 5 Thursdays 7:00-8:00 p.m. Class starts October 5 Class ends December 7 Fridays 10:00-11:00 a.m. Class starts October 6 Class start December 8 Classes will be held on Zoom.

Please fill out the registration form to receive the Zoom link.

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

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Fresh Truck Mobile Produce Market

Food Resources

Mondays, 3-5pm. Check website for exact schedule and cancelations.

Walk up and welcome to all.

No I.D. required.

ACCEPT HIP/SNAP, cash, credit.

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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FriendshipWorks

Healthcare Mental Health and Grief Support

Since 1984, FriendshipWorks has worked to reduce elder isolation by connecting volunteers with older adults for friendship and support. FriendshipWorks serves older adults age 60 and older (55+ with hearing or vision loss) in Boston, Brookline, and Newton, Somerville, and Cambridge. Our FREE programs include Friendly Visiting (connecting new friends that visit weekly), Friendly Helping (short-term task assistance), Medical Escort (accompaniment to a medical appointment), MusicWorks (bringing the joy of music to residents of long-term care facilities), and PetPals (pet visits to residents of long-term care facilities).

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Contact us at: 617-482-1510 or online at www.fw4elders.org

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Gardner Pilot Academy

Adult Education

Services: ESOL

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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

Internet

With the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program, you can save on your bill and may be able to get high-speed internet for free.

What are the program benefits?

Service discount up to $30/month

Service discount up to $75/month on qualifying Tribal lands

Device discount up to $100 for a qualifying device

How can I qualify?

  • You, or your child or dependent are enrolled in government programs like Medicaid, SNAP, WIC, or others, or,
  • Based on your household income.

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Get Help When You Can’t Reach DTA

Financial Support Food Resources

What to do if you can't connect to someone at Dept of Transitional Assistance  (DTA)

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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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Greater Boston Tenants Union

Tenants Rights

The Greater Boston Tenants Union is a collective of tenants across the Boston area who have chosen to remain independent of nonprofits, big foundations, and government funding in order to build power that is responsive to and led by tenants.

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GriefShare

Mental Health and Grief Support

hosts free, in-person grief recovery support groups.

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Guide to finding a job after rehab

Substance Use

Putting your life back together following treatment for a substance use disorder is comparable to a full-time job. How can you manage an actual job search simultaneously after rehab? Here, we explore the challenges and rewards of reentering the workforce while recovery remains your top priority.

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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 Youth Programming

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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Healthcare Resource Guide for Newly Arrived Families

Healthcare Immigration

n response to the many newly arriving families coming to Massachusetts, Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH) compiled a resource guide to help those new to the healthcare system, with information on:

  • What to expect at medical visits
  • Primary and specialty care definitions
  • Mental health and substance use care
  • Medications/vaccines
  • Insurance/Benefits overview (MassHealth, WIC, and DTA)

Please feel free to distribute this resource to your constituents and other organizations serving newly arrived families.

Download the guide: English | Spanish | Haitian Creole | Portuguese

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Home Heating Help for Tenants

Tenants Rights Utilities

A list of resources for people who need help paying for heat.

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Homeless Youth Services

Housing Youth Programming

A searchable database by neighborhood of homeless youth services.    

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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 Code Checklist

Housing Tenants Rights

Everyone in Massachusetts has a right to have their apartment checked by an official to make sure the apartment is up to code. Your town or city Board of Health or Inspectional Services Department does the inspection.
Your landlord is only responsible for fixing problems that they know about. Make sure your landlord knows about problems in your house by telling them, even if you think that they should already know.
To help you identify what is wrong, fill out the Housing Code Checklist. Check off the violations in your home. These include violations in common areas or violations with building systems shared by tenants, such as plumbing and heating. Produced by the Mass. Law Reform Institute with assistance from legal services offices in Massachusetts and available on-line at www.MassLegalHelp.org.

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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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Immigration Advocate Legal Helpline

Immigration

This helpline number is open to all Massachusetts-based providers serving immigrants and refugees and accepts voicemails 24/7 at (508) 293-1871. Through this helpline, MIRA aims to provide community-based organizations with answers to the most commonly asked legal questions. By building on the community knowledge, providers will be able to better serve the immigrant and refugee population.

  • For expedited service, providers are encouraged to fill out the online intake form. Once the form is submitted, providers don’t need to call the helpline, the team will reach out to them with a response to their inquiry.

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(508) 293-1871

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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) 594-6171

Carolline Pontoppidan De Paula

Director, Adult Education Program: carolline.depaula@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

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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

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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

Between November 15 and March 15, you are protected from utility shut-off. Residential customers are protected from utility shut off if:

  • the utility service is needed to heat your home, and
  • you receive service from an investor-owned utility, such as Eversource, National Grid, Unitil, Liberty Utilities, or Berkshire Gas.
At all other times, if you are experiencing financial hardship and one of the following applies, your electric or gas cannot be shut off without permission from the Department of Public Utilities:
  • You, or someone in your home, is seriously ill
  • You have an infant under 12 months in your home
  • Everyone in the home is over the age of 65
  • All adults in the home are age 65 or older and a minor child resides in the home

Visit the Website

You can contact Eversource at 800-592-2000 or email at CustomerServiceMA@eversource.com. You can contact National Grid at 1-718-403-2171.

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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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Labor Compliance and Worker Protection

Immigration Victims and Witnesses

Our office is Boston's central resource for workers. We protect and promote labor standards and policies that create fair workplaces for all workers.

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Landlord Incentive Program

Housing

Do you have an empty apartment and want a $4,000 lease-signing bonus in addition to the rent? Join the Landlord Incentive Program! Help homeless individuals/families find a home. Receive: Signing bonuses Unit retention bonuses Cleaning fees Ongoing dedicated services for tenant.

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For more info,  contact info@newsleasehousing.org

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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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Lexington Addiction

Mental Health and Grief Support Substance Use

28 mental health and substance use resources for Asian American students.

Visit the Website

advocacy@thesummitwellnessgroup.com

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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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Live Another Day

Mental Health and Grief Support Substance Use

Live Another Day believes in equal access to life-saving mental health and substance use resources. This website provides extensive information on the best resources available.

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This page offers dozens of resources for People of Color and other marginalized groups.

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Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Utilities

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): Low-income residents/households may be eligible for the Federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program’s (LIHEAP) fuel assistance program. Learn more about the program and how to qualify for assistance here.   

Visit the Website

Find more information through the Massachusetts Cold Relief brochure here or call the Cold Relief Hotline at 1-800-632-8175. 

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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 General Brigham Prostate Cancer Outreach Clinic

Healthcare

Drs. Quoc-Dien Trinh, MD, MBA of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Adam Feldman, MD, MPH, of Massachusetts General Hospital are piloting the Prostate Cancer Outreach Clinic, which focuses on servicing minority communities for prostate cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment. The outreach clinic falls within MGB's United Against Racism (UAR) initiative, as we work diligently to be active contributors to providing equitable access to healthcare services. The Prostate Cancer Outreach Clinic is geared towards men 40-75 years old who are interested in taking charge of their prostate health. Those coming in through the clinic are offered priority scheduling and total care navigation by a Community Health Worker, who will help with registration, insurance, transportation, and follow-up care. Marketing and educational materials are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole. Care navigation assistance is also available in Spanish.

Visit the Website

Katie Merport (Community Health Worker)
mgbprostateclinic@partners.org
617-724-5427

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Mass Save

Utilities

Provides financial support and technical services to help you save money and use less energy.

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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 Child and Family Tax Credit

Tax Help

Find out if you qualify to claim the child and family credit on your Massachusetts personal income tax return. Updated: April 12, 2024

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Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund

Utilities

The Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund is available to any Massachusetts resident who, because of temporary financial difficulty, cannot meet a month's energy expense and is not eligible for state or federal energy assistance. Income must fall between 60 and 80 percent of the state's median income levels.

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Boston (Central Hispanic) Corps
23 Vernon Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
ph. (617) 427-6700

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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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Mayor’s Youth Council

Youth Programming

The Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) uplifts youth voices, highlights youth priorities, and increases youth participation in city government. The application for the 2024-2025 Mayor's Youth Council is now open! Apply by August 9th, 2024

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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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Mental Health Provider – Outpatient Therapy Services

Healthcare Mental Health and Grief Support

Brighton-Allston Mental Health Association (BAMHA), a program of Italian Home for Children, is a diverse community mental health agency that has been servicing the Brighton/Allston community and surrounding areas since 1964. The clinic offers individual, couples, family, and group therapy, as well as psychopharmacology to clients ages 4 and up. Clinicians are trained in various treatment modalities including traditional psychotherapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, expressive therapy, and play therapy. The clinic also has an outpatient satellite office in Jamaica Plain.

Visit the Website

617-787-1901

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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. Enroll in a Utility Payment Plan or seek Bill Assistance:

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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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New Life Furniture Bank of MA

Clothing and Housewares

New Life Furniture Bank of MA is a charitable organization, led by volunteers, that accepts furniture and household items, and makes them available at no charge to those in need through referring agencies.

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Nursing Home Neglect

Healthcare Mental Health and Grief Support Victims and Witnesses

The Nursing Home Abuse Center (NHAC) was founded to bring justice to those affected by nursing home and elder abuse. Our mission is to educate and empower victims of abuse and their families to take a stand against this unlawful mistreatment. We work to return dignity back to those who have been broken down by nursing home abuse and neglect. Nursing home neglect is a form of abuse committed against residents in nursing homes, assisted living, and other care facilities. Nursing home negligence involves poor care or breaches of duty that cause residents to suffer. Though nursing home negligence is not as aggressive as other forms of nursing home abuse, it can be just as harmful to older adults’ physical and mental health.

Visit the Website

Kurt Foti
Advocacy Support Staff
NursingHomeAbuseCenter.com
1330 Boylston Street, Suite 400
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(800) 478-0520
kurt@nursinghomeabusecenter.com

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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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Online SNAP Calculator

Food Resources

Online calculator gives you the monthly SNAP benefits amount a household typically receives based on their countable income and expenses.

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Open Door Free Meal Program

Food Resources

Mondays 6-7pm 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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Over the Rainbow Family Childcare

Childcare

Serving Infants to 4-years.

Monday to Friday 7.30 to 5

Meals and snacks provided.

First Aid and CPR Certified.

Licensed by EEC

License#9078453

Over the Rainbow Family Childcare has been serving the Allston/ Brighton Community and surrounding areas since 1993.

I provide a safe, warm, loving environment when you're not here. Small Full-time Family Childcare with a maximum of six children.

I believe we are partners in your child's care and have an open-door policy with all my families where we can work together and build a community.

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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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Peer Support & Education Programs

Mental Health and Grief Support Substance Use

Support and information from another person who has had experiences that are typically labeled as mental health symptoms.

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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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PowerCorpsBOS green jobs program

Youth Programming

PowerCorpsBOS is a green jobs program. It provides young adults with training, career readiness support, and connections to employers in the green industry. An “earn and learn” program, PowerCorpsBOS pays members to participate in hands-on training that prepares them for living-wage careers in the green industry.

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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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Resources and Support for Older Adults Living Alone

Housing

The NCOA created Resources and Support for Older Adults Living Alone, a guide which includes practical tips and resource recommendations from geriatric health experts and advocates, such as:

  • PACE programs, which use Medicare and Medicaid to help older adults attain nursing home-level care
  • HealthFinder, a resource with easy-to-understand articles, videos, and interactive tools to help older adults make informed decisions about their health
  • NCOA’s BenefitsCheckUp tool which helps older adults identify their potential eligibility for benefits and programs

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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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Rooted Wellness

Mental Health and Grief Support

Our mission is to increase the access to quality mental health services for the young people of Boston.

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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

The Seniors Save program helps seniors replace failing heating systems to ensure they are ready for winter. You can apply if you're over the age of 60 and need help replacing your heating system. The City offers financial and contractor help. The application is also available in EspañolPortuguês中文FrançaisKriolu KabuverdianuKreyòl ayisyenSoomaaliрусскийTiếng Việt, or عربى.

Visit the Website

https://www.boston.gov/sites/default/files/file/2022/08/English%20Seniors%20Save%20Application.pdf

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Sexual Assault Resource Suggestion

Victims and Witnesses

With the advent of ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft, the environment for sexual assault happening is ripe in these rides. There have been many cases, some especially tragic. For this reason, we have decided to make a comprehensive guide about sexual assault in ride sharing services where we included info about how to stay safe and options in case it happens. Check it out: cutterlaw.com/sexual-assault-ride-sharing-guide/

Visit the Website

pr@cutterlaw.com

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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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Southeast Addiction Center

Mental Health and Grief Support Substance Use

An abundant collection of mental health and substance use resources for Black men.

Visit the Website

advocacy@thesummitwellnessgroup.com

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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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State SNAP Supplement

Food Immigration

Massachusetts is starting a new State SNAP Supplement to provide food benefits to certain noncitizen immigrants. This payment will help some lawfully-present immigrants who are living in Massachusetts buy food. Noncitizen immigrants who do not qualify for federal SNAP benefits may qualify for this benefit.

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SuccessLink Youth Jobs

Youth Programming

We employ Boston's youth at nonprofits, community-based organizations, and City agencies.

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Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Mental Health and Grief Support

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call or text 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, chat with them online via their website, or text HOME to 741741 (multiple languages available). If this is an emergency, call 911.

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Summer Explorations

Youth Programming

Explore ancient worlds. Practice basketball skills. Discover Harvard's hidden gems. Become a botanist! These are just some of the learning opportunities offered during the Harvard Ed Portal's Summer Explorations for Allston-Brighton students entering grades 1–8!

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SUPE: Substance Use Prevention Education

Substance Use

SUPE is a non-profit organization and interactive drug education platform that provides education and resources to prevent substance use for individuals of all ages. It is free to use and has a large selection of resources such: - A Parent’s Guide to Vaping - Parent's Guide to Fentanyl - Protecting Children From Online Drug Dealers - Substance Use Resources for Students from Historically Marginalized Groups - Tips to Prevent Sexual Assault When Drinking - Preventing Substance Use Among Veterans

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Swim Safe Boston

Youth Programming

Swim Safe builds off the Mayor’s commitment to ensure all Boston kids learn to swim and can safely enjoy our City’s coastline and pools. Through Swim Safe Boston, we’re thrilled to offer:

  • Free swim lessons for youth ages 3-12 available at locations across the city
  • Free life jackets for youth that are swimming with their families in open water locations
  • Incentives and free training for lifeguards to keep our city pools safe throughout the year

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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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TeenVentures interactive calendar

Youth Programming

TeenVentures is an interactive calendar connecting teens to free events happening across the city all summer! This calendar will be regularly updated throughout the summer to reflect events being hosted by community organizations and city departments. Check in every week to stay up to date with what is happening in your neighborhood.

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https://www.boston.gov/departments/youth-engagement-and-advancement/teenventures

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Tenant Rights on Mass.gov

Tenants Rights

Tenants should be aware of their rights and the remedies available to them as a tenant in Massachusetts. Learn the most common types of tenant rights in this guide.

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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 Common Room

Adult Education

Non-profit, private membership Social Club for young adults ages 18-30 years old with High-Cognitive Autism and similar social profiles, providing social-recreational opportunities, friendship and community connections.

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Tracey Stoll
Executive Director
Tracey@thecommonroom.org
info@thecommonroom.org
617-417-5580

Joshua Hauser
Program Manager
Josh@thecommonroom.org
info@thecommonroom.org
617-302-6430

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The Dinner Party Grief Support

Mental Health and Grief Support

The Dinner Party is building a community of 21-45 year olds who have each experienced the loss of a parent, partner, child, sibling, other close family member, or close friend.

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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 Good Neighbor Fund

Utilities

Residents who aren’t eligible for LIHEAP, other Federal, or State programs, may be eligible for the Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund. This fund provides resources to any Massachusetts resident who, because of temporary financial difficulty, cannot meet a month's energy expense. A household’s income must fall between 60% and 80% of the state's median income levels. This program is a partnership between utility companies and the Salvation Army of Massachusetts. 

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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

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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 – Support Circles

Mental Health and Grief Support

The Women's Table Support Circles are currently ongoing and open to all women in need. Support Circles include: Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren – First Thursdays of the month from 10am to 11:30am Mothers Caring for Children with Special Needs – Second Mondays of the month from 10:30am to noon For registration and inquiries, please contact Anne Mazzola at anne.mazzola@csjboston.org / 617-746-2056

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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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Transportation Scholarships for Women

Adult Education Financial Support

Scholarships available for transportation-related training/school/degrees in the Boston area. Open to women. Available for various degrees.

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Jonathan: jonathan_lee@gsd.harvard.edu

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Tufts School of Dental Medicine Comprehensive Care Clinic

Healthcare

Our Comprehensive Care Clinic is a great fit for most adults who want to improve their overall oral health. Dentists-in-training work with experienced dentists to provide your care.

Visit the Website

617-636-6998

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Tufts School of Medicine Pediatric Dentistry Clinic

Healthcare

At the Tufts Pediatric Dentistry Clinic our teams of specialists provide affordable, comprehensive dental care focused on the unique needs of children from 6 months to 18 years old.

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617-636-6971

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Tuition-Free Community College

Adult Education Youth Programming

The Tuition-Free Community College (TFCC) Plan is a City initiative that pays for up to three years of college for Boston’s income-eligible students. The expanded plan will cover costs for all residents – regardless of their year of graduation, income, or immigration status – enrolled in an associate degree program or a short-term certificate program at one of six partner colleges. 

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Universal Pre-K at Saint Columbkille Partnership School

Childcare Youth Programming

Universal Pre-K for Boston Residents  Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, Saint Columbkille Partnership School will host Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) seats in our K1 classrooms. Boston residents are able to apply for a tuition-free seat in a K1 classroom. Students who are 4 years old by September 1 are eligible for K1. While UPK seats are not guaranteed, those who qualify, enroll and are accepted are eligible to attend tuition-free. If interested, please find next steps and more information below: I'm interested. How can I apply? It is important to apply to Saint Columbkille Partnership School in FACTS and to simultaneously apply for a UPK seat through SchoolMint. These two applications can be submitted in any order, but both need to occur together to ensure your application is completed and received. Apply to STCPS via FACTS: https://sc-ma.client.renweb.com/oa/ Apply for a UPK seat via SchoolMint: https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/Page/9157 What is the deadline to apply for a UPK seat after enrolling via FACTS? There is no specific deadline to apply on the STCPS end. Our admissions process is rolling and new applications will be considered as they are received, until the available seats are filled. However, to qualify for a tuition-free seat, families must apply via both FACTS and via SchoolMint.

If you have questions about the UPK seats in our K1 classrooms, please direct them to Erica Rego, Director of Admissions, at erego@stcps.org or 617-254-3110 x105.

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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 Tenants Rights

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 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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Where to Get Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

COVID-19

Site schedules may vary or change due to holidays and unforeseen circumstances.

All Bright Community Center 1287B Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, MA, 02134 Located downstairs, next door to Maloney Properties office.
Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Brazilian Women's Group 697 Cambridge St Suite 106, Brighton, MA, 02135 Enter through the back door of the building. BWG is located on the basement floor. Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.   Main streets: Brighton 358 Washington St, Brighton, MA, 02135 Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.   ABCD Allston/Brighton NOC 640 Washington St., Brighton, MA, 02135 Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m   JAHAN Women and Youth intercultural , Inc. 640 Washington Street, Brighton, MA, 02135 Wednesdays, 10 a.m. -12 p.m., Fridays, 2 - 4 p.m.   Charles River Community Health Joseph M. Smith Building, 2nd floor medical front desk 495 Western Avenue Brighton, MA, 02135 Tuesdays and Fridays, 1 - 4 p.m.   Allston -Brighton Family Support Network 640 Washington St, Suite 103. Brighton, MA 02135 Monday - Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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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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WIC Program

Food Resources

WIC (Women, Infants and Children) WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC is for all kinds of families: married and single parents, working or not working, if you are a father, mother, grandmother, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under 5, you can apply for WIC for your child or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding you can qualify too. You are automatically income eligible for WIC if you are currently receiving TAFDC, SNAP or Masshealth standard. Foster kids under 5 are also automatically eligible for WIC.

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Maria V. Nunez
857-260-6730
murena@bwh.harvard.edu

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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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Your Rights in Recovery

Substance Use

Recovery from opioid use disorder (OUD) is a life-long journey and can look different for everyone. Wherever you are in your recovery, this toolkit offers the support and resources people with OUD need as they navigate things like housing, employment, and treatment. It is for people in and seeking treatment and recovery, loved ones, providers, allies, and advocates to help navigate through these systems. Each section clearly outlines the rights you hold, how to exercise them, and where to get more support and resources. You can jump between sections by clicking the headers on the menu, and each section can be printed or emailed.

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Youth Options Unlimited (YOU) Boston

Youth Programming

YOU Boston offers young people ages 14-24 an opportunity to work and learn, along with intensive staff support. The support we provide includes case management, education support, subsidized employment, and job placement. This dual approach, of both challenge and encouragement, helps young people take actionable steps toward a better future.

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Zencare

Mental Health and Grief Support

LGBTQ Therapists in Massachusetts