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All services are listed in order by National, Statewide, Regional, County & City. National, State, and Regional links are verified annually with the latest verification date at the bottom of the page. County/City links are not verified annually due to volume. If you find that a County/City link is broken or a service is no longer available, please message the page so that it can be corrected for future use.

Healthcare

ATTENTION
Services are available for free to low-income patients. Service providers may offer help in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed. Many service providers offer case management.

National

Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- healthcare financing- Care Credit

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- free clinic directory- Free Clinics

National- free/sliding fee dental clinic directory- Free Dental Care

National- prescription discounts- Good Rx

National- medicine assistance search engine- Medicine Assistance Tool

National- eyeglasses assistance- New Eyes

National- birth control, emergency contraception- Nurx

National- vision care- One Sight

National- patient assistance programs- Rx Assist

National- prescription assistance- Rx Outreach

National- free clinic directory- Volunteers in Medicine

Statewide

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

Statewide- Family Resource Centers

Statewide- healthcare coverage directory- Massachusetts Health Connector

Statewide- health department directory- NACCHO

Regional

Merrimack Valley- healthcare- Greater Lawrence Valley Health Center

North Central MA- mental health- Clinical and Support Options

North Shore- medical- North Shore Community Health

Western MA- mobile clinic- Council of Churches of Western Massachusetts

Western MA- comprehensive medical- Healthcare for the Homeless

County/City

Boston- healthcare- Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program

Boston- community health directory- Cradles to Crayons

Boston- healthcare- Sojourner House

Burlington- prescription assistance- People Helping People

Salem- free vaccinations- The Lydia Pinkham Memorial Clinic

Government Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

Child Care Assistance

CHIP (MassHealth)

Department of Transitional Assistance

Emergency Assistance Shelter

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Energy Assistance LIHEAP

FAFSA

HUD

IRS Free File Program

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Medicaid (MassHealth)

MEFAP (TEFAP)

National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing

SNAP

TANF

Unemployment Insurance

WIC

Housing/
Shelter

ATTENTION
Most service providers offer case management. Listings range from emergency to permanent. Many providers offer additional services in conjunction with housing; including childcare, healthcare, etc. Service providers may offer help in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed.

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- search sublets- Airbnb

National- CoAbode

National- Family Promise

National- For Rent By Owner

National- ICNA Relief

National- Low Income Apartments

National- housing authority directory- Public Housing

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- multiple rental platforms- RentPath

National- find a roommate- Roomies

National- housing locator- Socialserve

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room

Statewide

Statewide- Emergency Assistance Shelter

Statewide- Emergency Family Shelters

Statewide- Family Resource Centers

Statewide (active-duty and veteran families)- Massachusetts Military Support Foundation

Regional

Merrimack Valley- Community Teamwork

Western MA- The Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts

Western MA- Way Finders

County/City

Boston- Boston Rescue Mission

Boston- housing directory- Cradles to Crayons

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.

Hampden County- Partners for Community

Holyoke- Valley Opportunity Council

Lynn- Lynn Shelter Association

Milton- Sojourner House

N. Chelmsford- My Father’s House

Peabody- Citizens Inn

Saugus- Housing Authority

Somerville- Somerville Homeless Coalition

Springfield (age limit)- CHD

Springfield- Clinical and Support Options

Springfield- Housing Authority

Springfield- YWCA

Affordable Childcare

ATTENTION
Service providers range from national to local. Local listings have been searched by services including but not limited to: 24 hour care, extended hours, discounts, crisis nurseries, tuition assistance, scholarships, and sliding fees.

National

National- extended hours- Care.com

National- child care search- Care Lulu

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

National- campus-based child care services- CCAMPIS

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- Childcare Co-Op- Komae

National- Mom Trusted

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- child care search- Tootris

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

National- child care search- Winnie

National- emergency child care- YMCA

Statewide

Statewide- Family Resource Centers

Statewide- National Head Start Association

Regional

Merrimack Valley- low-income families- Community Teamwork

Western MA- financial assistance- Partners for Community

County/State

Boston- child care directory- Cradles to Crayons

Dorchester- homeless families- Horizons for Homeless Children

Jamaica Plain- homeless families- Horizons for Homeless Children

Roxbury- homeless families- Horizons for Homeless Children

Springfield- subsidies- New Beginnings Early Education and Care Center

Springfield-New North Citizens’ Council

Springfield- back up child care- Square One

Springfield- scholarship- YMCA

Baby Care

ATTENTION
Most Crisis/Resource Pregnancy Centers will encourage and refer for adoption. Please do your research before accepting or pursuing adoption materials. Adoption is a lifelong commitment to grief. Visit the Voices and Experience pages on the website for more accurate information. A permanent solution should not be applied to a temporary problem.

National

National- car seat distribution directory- 800 Buck-L-Up

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- material assistance directory- Baby2Baby

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- cloth diapers- Cloth for Every Bum

National- portable crib directory- Cribs for Kids

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- family-focused support- Healthy Families America

National- cloth diapers- Jake’s Diapers

National- baby care package- Little Llamas USA

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- car seat distribution directory- Safe Convertible Car Seats

National- (Not all, but some locations may be affiliated with a national adoption entity. For transparency, please be advised. Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) – family preservation assistance- Safe Families for Children

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

National- car seat trade-in events- Target Brands, Inc.

National (ages 13-23)- family support programs- Teen Mother Choices

National- crib alternative- The Baby Box

National- cloth diapers- The Cloth Option

National- parental leave grant- The Mom Economy

Statewide

Statewide- various assistance- Family Resource Centers

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

Boston- material support directory- Cradles to Crayons

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

Hampden County- young parents program- Partners for Community

Indian Orchard- diapers, clothing- Community Survival Center

Springfield- family support program- Gandara Mental Health Center

Springfield- parenting program- New North Citizens’ Council

Springfield- diaper bank- Springfield Baby Bottoms Diaper Bank

Springfield- parent program, financial literacy, etc.- Springfield Parent Academy

Springfield- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) maternity & baby clothing, assistance referrals- Springfield Pregnancy Care Center

Springfield- parenting classes, referrals, emergency needs- Square One

Springfield- pregnancy & newborn support, home visits, parent education, etc.- Thom Child and Family Services

Springfield- young parenting support program- YWCA

Ware- diaper pantry, infant healthcare screenings- Trinity Episcopal Church

Westfield- diapers, baby supplies- Westfield Food Pantry

Child Support

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General Assistance

ATTENTION
Most service providers offer case management. Help may be available in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed. Services include: food and clothing assistance, car repair and donation, employment services, case management, rent and utility assistance, transportation, holiday assistance, school supplies, homeless prevention, etc.

National

National- women scholarships- AAUW

National- feminine hygiene products- Alliance For Period Supplies

National- garden fresh food assistance directory- Ample Harvest

National- cell phone assistance- Assurance Wireless

National- car donation program- Cars 4 Christmas

National- poverty relief program- Circles USA

National- internet discount- Comcast Internet Essentials

National- location-based resources- Community Action Partnership

National- professional clothing, workforce assistance- Dress for Success

National- school supply events- Eventbrite

National- scholarship database- Fastweb

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- food assistance- Food Finder

National- food pantry directory- Food Pantries

National- education financial aid- Frank

National- car donation program- Free Charity Cars

National- job search- Glassdoor

National- mortgage & lease assistance- Gradient Gives Back Foundation

National- food assistance, family services- ICNA Relief

National- job search- Indeed

National- on a budget meal plans- Kids Eat in Color

National- employment agency- Labor Finders

National- jobs access program- Lyft

National- financial assistance- Modest Needs

National- various assistance- Net Wish

National- workforce staffing- PeopleReady

National- trade clothing- Rehash

National- wireless service- SafeLink

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

National- education grants- Soroptimist

National- food assistance for summer- Summer Food Rocks

National- food assistance- The Little Free Pantry

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- various assistance- The Salvation Army

National- school supply events, rent assistance, etc.- United Way

National- food assistance database- Why Hunger

National- car donation program- Working Cars for Working Families

National- location based assistance- YMCA

Statewide

Statewide- public transit directory- American Public Transportation Association

Statewide- low-income small loans- Capital Good Fund

Statewide- various assistance-Family Resource Centers

Statewide- car donation program- Good News Garage

Statewide- social services- Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance

Statewide (active-duty and veteran families)- career assistance, food, clothing, holiday assistance, etc.- Massachusetts Military Support Foundation

Statewide- food assistance directory- Project Bread

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

Statewide- Operation Backpack- Volunteers of America

Regional

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

Western MA- emergency aid- Council of Churches of Western Massachusetts

Western MA- food assistance directory- Rachel’s Table

Western MA- rent, utility, and various assistance, school supplies, etc.- The Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts

Western MA- food bank directory-The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

County/City

Belchertown- food pantry-The Belchertown United Church of Christ

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

Boston- meal program- Boston Rescue Mission

Boston- clothing, school supplies, etc.- Cradles to Crayons

Boston- food pantry- Crossroads

Burlington- various assistance- Helpis

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

Chicopee- food & clothing pantry- First Central Bible Church

Chicopee- food assistance, daily meals- Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen & Pantry

Danvers- food pantry- People to People Food Pantry

Dorchester- food pantry- Crossroads Family Center

Essex County- food pantry directory- Lynn Catholic Collaborative

Franklin County- holiday assistance- The Salvation Army

Gloucester- energy assistance- Action Inc.

Goshen- food pantry- Hilltown Food Pantry

Hampden County- rent & energy assistance, GED program, workforce development, etc.- Partners for Community

Hampden County- eviction assistance, weatherization, community scholarship, etc.- Springfield Partners for Community Action

Holyoke- food pantry- Margaret’s Pantry

Holyoke- holiday assistance- The Salvation Army

Holyoke- food assistance, education programs, energy assistance, etc.- Valley Opportunity Council

Huntington- food pantry- The Huntington Food Pantry

Indian Orchard- food assistance, household items, etc.- Community Survival Center

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

Southampton- food pantry- First Congregational Church of Southampton

South Hadley- food pantry- Neighbors Helping Neighbors Inc.

Southwick- food pantry-Our Community Food Pantry

Springfield- food pantry-All Nations Church

Springfield- case management, daily meals- Clinical and Support Options

Springfield- food pantry- JCWCC

Springfield- food pantry- Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services

Springfield- food bank, resource assistance, etc.-New North Citizens’ Council

Springfield- clothing, household goods, linens- Open Pantry Community Services Inc.

Springfield- daily meals, clothing- Springfield Rescue Mission

Springfield- referrals, emergency needs- Square One

Springfield- food pantry, adult education- The Gray House

Springfield- food pantry, holiday assistance- The Salvation Army

Wakefield- food pantry- Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry

Ware- food pantry, household items-Trinity Episcopal Church

Westfield- food pantry- Westfield Food Pantry

Westfield- daily meals- Westfield Soup Kitchen

West Springfield- food pantry, daily meals- The Parish Cupboard

Support Groups

ATTENTION
All support groups listed are aimed to provide support in parenting. National organizations may provide local chapter listings.

National

National- CoAbode

National- La Leche League International

National- Meetup

National- Moms Club International

National- MOPS

National- pregnancy and post partum- My Red Tent

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Peanut

National- Postpartum Support International

National- support group directory- Psychology Today

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom

Statewide

Statewide- support group directory- Boston Mamas

Statewide- Family Resource Centers

Regional

North Shore- educational- Women in Transition

County/City

Ipswich- Birth to Three Family Center

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.

Putative Father Registry

Establish paternity here.

Father’s Rights Support- Sky is the Limit Foundation

Putative Father Registry explained here.

Adoption Law/Revocation

ATTENTION
This page does not provide legal services or advice. Adoption law and revocation is listed as a courtesy. The page attempts to link to the latest adoption codes in the respective state. Laws can change. Verify your adoption laws and revocation timeframes before signing termination of your parental rights.

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.

End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator, revoking your legal consent to an adoption, or learning more about the adoption process and long-term effects, please contact Saving Our Sisters

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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