Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


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Massachusetts Assistance Programs and Services


  • Massachusetts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)  Call: 877-382-2363
  • Massachusetts Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC) Program   Offers cash benefits to eligible Massachusetts elderly or disabled individuals as well as children who meet the program requirements, Call: 877-382-2363
  • Massachusetts Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC)  – Provides cash assistance to eligible Massachusetts families with children and pregnant women with little or no assets or incomeCall: 877-382-2363
  • Massachusetts Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)  – Offers discounts on basic monthly service for qualified telephone customers, Call: 800-392-6066
  • Massachusetts State Supplement Program (SSP)  – Designed to provide monthly cash payments to certain Massachusetts residents who are age 65 or older, blind or disabledCall: 877-863-1128
  • Massachusetts MassHealth Program  – Provides comprehensive health insurance to Massachusetts children, families, seniors, and people with disabilities, Call: 800-841-2900
  • Massachusetts Children’s Medical Security Plan (CMSP)  – Provides with primary and preventive medical and dental coverage certain uninsured children, under the age of 19, who are Massachusetts residents and do not qualify for MassHealth (except MassHealth Limited), Call: 800-841-2900
  • Massachusetts Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 800-942-1007
  • Massachusetts National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 781-338-3000
  • Massachusetts Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 781-338-3000
  • Massachusetts School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call: 781-338-3000
  • Massachusetts Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call781-338-3000
  • Massachusetts Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day careCall: 781-338-3000
  • Massachusetts Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 508-561-7965
  • Massachusetts Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)  – Known as Fuel Assistance in Massachusetts this program provides eligible households with help in paying a portion of winter heating billsCall: 800-632-8175
  • Massachusetts Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)  – Assists low-income households reduce energy bills by improving energy efficiency of their homes, Call: 800-632-8175
  • Massachusetts Heating System Repair and Replacement Program (HEARTWAP)  – A program designed to provide heating system repair and replacement services to low-income households, Call: 800-632-8175
  • Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)  – Provides eligible low-income seniors, women, and children with special coupons to buy fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs from authorized farmers’ markets, Call: 617-626-1744
  • Massachusetts Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: 617-573-1150
  • Massachusetts Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: 617-573-1150