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Medical
Housing/Shelter
Affordable Childcare
State Programs
Crisis Centers/Baby Items
Child Support
Essentials  (food pantries, financial assistance, household wares, vouchers, etc)
Support Groups
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Putative Father Registry
Adoption Law/Revocation
End An Adoption Plan
Pay It Forward
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Medical

medical

National

Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- vision care- One Sight

Statewide

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

Regional

Merrimack Valley- healthcare- Greater Lawrence Valley Health Center

North Shore- medical- North Shore Community Health

County/City

Boston- healthcare- Sojourner House

Salem- free vaccinations- The Lydia Pinkham Memorial Clinic

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State Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

Child Care Assistance

CHIP

Department of Transitional Assistance

Emergency Assistance Shelter

Energy Assistance LIHEAP

HUD

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Medicaid

National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing

SNAP

TANF

TEFAP

Unemployment Insurance

WIC

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Housing/Shelter

Housing

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- CoAbode

National- Low Income Apartments

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room

Statewide

Statewide- Emergency Assistance Shelter

County/City

Boston- Boston Rescue Mission

Boston- Crossroads

Boston- ICNA Relief

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

National- extended hours- Care.com

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

Statewide

Statewide- National Head Start Association

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Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Crisis

National

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- diapers- Cloth for All

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- free samples- Everyday Family

National- National Diaper Bank Network

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

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

Statewide

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

Regional

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

County/City

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

Boston- diaper bank- Lannie’s Neighborhood

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

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Essentials

essentials.

National

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

National- feminine hygiene- Cloth for All

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- trade clothing- Rehash

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- rideshare- Zimride

Statewide

Statewide- Operation Backpack- Volunteers of America

Regional

Northeast Massachusetts- food pantry directory- Essex County Hunger Relief

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

County/City

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

Boston- meal program- Boston Rescue Mission

Boston- food pantry- Crossroads

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

National

National- CoAbode

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom

Statewide

Statewide- support group directory- Boston Mamas

Regional

North Shore- educational- Women in Transition

County/City

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.

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Adoption Law/Revocation

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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