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Affordable Childcare

State Programs

Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Child Support

Essentials  (food pantries, financial assistance, household wares, vouchers, etc)

Support Groups

I don’t see my city?

Putative Father Registry

Adoption Law/Revocation

End An Adoption Plan

Pay It Forward

Recommend a Service



Medical Info


Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- healthcare financing- Care Credit

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- free clinic directory- Free Clinics

National- prescription discounts- Good Rx

National- birth control, emergency contraception- Nurx

National- vision care- One Sight

National- patient assistance programs- Rx Assist


Statewide- free clinics- Directory

Statewide- healthcare coverage directory- Massachusetts Health Connector


Merrimack Valley- healthcare- Greater Lawrence Valley Health Center

North Shore- medical- North Shore Community Health


Boston- healthcare- Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program

Boston- healthcare- Sojourner House

Burlington- prescription assistance- People Helping People

Salem- free vaccinations- The Lydia Pinkham Memorial Clinic

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State Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

Child Care Assistance


Department of Transitional Assistance

Emergency Assistance Shelter

Energy Assistance LIHEAP



Job Corps

Lifeline Program



National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing



Unemployment Insurance


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Housing info


National- Affordable Housing

National- CoAbode

National- Family Promise

National- For Rent By Owner

National- Low Income Apartments

National- housing authority directory- Public Housing

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room


Statewide- Emergency Assistance Shelter


Merrimack Valley- Community Teamwork


Boston- Boston Rescue Mission

Boston- Crossroads

Boston- ICNA Relief

Boston- Jeremiah Program

Boston- Margaret’s House

Boston- St. Mary’s

Cambridge- YWCA

Charlestown- Heading Home

Dorchester- Crossroads Family Center

Dorchester- Sojourner House

Fort Hill- Sojourner House

Gloucester- Action Inc.

Lynn- Lynn Shelter Association

Milton- Sojourner House

N. Chelmsford- My Father’s House

Peabody- Citizens Inn

Saugus- Housing Authority

Somerville- Somerville Homeless Coalition

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Affordable Childcare


National- extended hours-

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- Mom Trusted

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections


Statewide- National Head Start Association


Merrimack Valley- low-income families- Community Teamwork

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Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Crisis Info


National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- cloth diapers- Cloth for Every Bum

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- free samples- Everyday Family

National- cloth diapers- Jake’s Diapers

National- National Diaper Bank Network

National- one time free formula sample- Nature’s One

National- first time mom assistance- Nurse Family Partnership

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

National- crib alternative- The Baby Box


Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle


Western Massachusetts (Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties)- Post-natal visits up to 1 year- Hilltown Village


Attleboro- diaper assistance- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material)- Abundant Hope PRC

Boston- diaper bank- Lannie’s Neighborhood

Boston- parenting education, material support, etc.- Room to Grow

Cummington- diaper bank and variety of free donated baby items; clothes, strollers, car seats, carriers, etc.- The Village Closet

Gloucester- diapers- Giving Diapers Giving Hope

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Child Support

Contact Here

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Essentials info


National- women scholarships- AAUW

National- babysitting, errands, carpooling, meal swaps, etc.- Babysitter Exchange

National- car donation program- Cars 4 Christmas

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- food assistance- Food Finder

National- car donation program- Free Charity Cars

National- job search- Indeed

National- trade clothing- Rehash

National- various assistance- Society of St. Vincent de Paul

National- education grants- Soroptimist

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- various assistance- The Salvation Army

National- car donation program- Working Cars for Working Families

National- rideshare- Zimride


Statewide- public transit directory- American Public Transportation Association

Statewide- car donation program- Good News Garage

Statewide- children’s bed assistance- Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Statewide- Operation Backpack- Volunteers of America


Merrimack Valley- utility assistance, employment assistance, various programs- Community Teamwork

Northeast Massachusetts- food pantry directory- Essex County Hunger Relief

North Shore area- financial assistance, food pantry- (any faith)- Jewish Family & Children’s Service


Beverly- school supplies, holiday gift program, food assistance- Beverly Bootstraps

Boston- meal program- Boston Rescue Mission

Boston- food pantry- Crossroads

Burlington- various assistance- Helpis

Burlington- food assistance, utility assistance, etc.- People Helping People

Danvers- food pantry- People to People Food Pantry

Dorchester- food pantry- Crossroads Family Center

Essex County- food pantry directory- Lynn Catholic Collaborative

Gloucester- energy assistance- Action Inc.

Goshen- food pantry- Hilltown Food Pantry

Melrose- food pantry- Faith Evangelical Church

Northhampton- food pantry, clothing- Northhampton Survival Center

Peabody- food pantry, meal programs- Haven from Hunger

Peabody- energy assistance, homeless prevention- NSCAP

Roxbury- food pantry- Sojourner House

Saugus- school supplies- First Congregational Church of Saugus

Saugus- food pantry- Saugus United Parish Food Pantry

Somerville- homeless prevention, rent & utility assistance, food pantry, etc.- Somerville Homeless Coalition

Springfield- daily meals, clothing- Springfield Rescue Mission

Wakefield- food pantry- Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry

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Support Groups

Support Info


National- CoAbode

National- Meetup

National- MOPS

National- pregnancy and post partum- My Red Tent

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Postpartum Support International

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom


Statewide- support group directory- Boston Mamas


North Shore- educational- Women in Transition


Ipswich- Birth to Three Family Center

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I don’t see my city?

Don’t worry. There are resource links added to the website every day and it’s possible that your area has not been researched yet. If the administrator is not currently working on other projects, your city can be made a priority. Please contact the page here.

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Putative Father Registry

The paternal responsibility claim shall be filed with the department of children and families, hereinafter called the department, on a form prescribed by the department. The department shall provide the person filing with evidence of the filing within five days and shall at the same time, send notice of the filing to such mother by registered mail at her address as stated on the paternal responsibility claim or to such other address as the department determines to be correct after making every reasonable effort to locate such mother. Such filing shall constitute an acknowledgment and admission of paternity.

Father’s Rights Support- Sky is the Limit Foundation

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Adoption Law/Revocation

Law Info

Such written consent shall be executed no sooner than the fourth calendar day after the date of birth of the child to be adopted.

A consent executed in accordance with the provisions of this section shall be final and irrevocable  from date of execution.

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End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator:

Saving Our Sisters

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Pay It Forward

If you have been a recipient of help, you know firsthand how essential volunteers and/or donations were to your success. Please consider volunteering for or donating to any of the vital organizations on this page.

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Recommend a Service

Know a service applicable to moms and children in this state, but it’s not listed? Please share it by contacting the page: Here.

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