Economic Assistance (Cash) & Food
Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance – DTA:“The Department of Transitional Assistance assists and empowers low-income individuals and families to meet their basic needs, improve their quality of life, and achieve long-term economic self-sufficiency. DTA serves one in eight residents of the Commonwealth with direct economic assistance (cash benefits) and food.”
Location: 60 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301 | Phone: (508) 895-7000 | Fax:(617) 887-8765. Website: https://www.mass.gov/locations/brockton-transitional-assistance-office-dta
Children with Special Needs
Federation for Children with Special Needs: The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. We are committed to listening to and learning from families and encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities. https://fcsn.org/
Massachusetts Health Connector:“The Health Connector is a state-based health insurance Marketplace that makes shopping for affordable health and dental coverage easier for Massachusetts individuals, families and small businesses. We offer plans from the state’s leading insurers that have been awarded the state’s Seal of Approval, so you can be sure the plan you choose meets both state and national coverage standards.”
Location: 63 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301 | Phone: 800-272-4232. Website: https://www.mahealthconnector.org/about/contact
Brockton Neighborhood Health Center: “Brockton Neighborhood Health Center is a multicultural organization that collaborates with community agencies and residents to provide high-quality comprehensive health care that is responsive to community health needs and is linguistically, culturally and financially accessible. We are committed to health promotion and disease prevention.”
Location:63 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301 | Phone: (508) 559-6699 | Fax: 508-559-5073 | Website: http://www.bnhc.org/main.html
BAMSI:”BAMSI (Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc.) is a private, non-profit human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs.”
Location: 440 Belmont Street, Brockton | Phone: 508-580-8700 | Website: http://www.bamsi.org/program/helpline/
Housing Resources for Hurricane Evacuees from Puerto Rico
Information to assist persons displaced from Puerto Rico who are looking for affordable temporary or permanent housing in Massachusetts. Also included below is a Housing Fact Sheet for Puerto Rican Families in English and Spanish.Click here to access the Housing Fact Sheet for Puerto Rican Families in Spanish and English.
Family & Community Resource, Inc.: Thier mission is “to serve individuals and families whose lives are impacted by trauma at home, school or in their community. FCR, Inc. is committed to providing the highest quality of services including advocacy, support, individual and group treatment, case management and community education and training.”
Location: 18 Newton Street, Brockton, MA 02301 | Phone: 508-584-2809 | Fax: 508-584-1030 | Website: http://www.fcr-ma.org/about.htm
Clothing – Community Closet
Free Clothing for all ages. No phone call needed. It is a walk-in service. Sponsored by The Universalist Unitarian Church of Brockton at 325 West Elm Street. The community Closet is accesible every second satuday of the month. The following are the dates: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 4 and May 12. Website: https://www.uua.org/beliefs
Charity Guild- The Charity Guild, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. They have coats, clothing and shoes for men, women and children, as well as a wide variety of gift ware, housewares, home décor, small appliances, books and jewelry. The Thrift Shop is open Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: 501 Main Street, P.O. Box 4856, Brockton, MA 02303-4856 | Phone: 508-583-5280 | Fax: 50- 583-6680 | Website: http://www.thecharityguild.org/
Note: If we are referring the Clients to Chariy Guild, we have to provide a letter stating that she/he is in need of clothing.
Furniture, Food and Christmas Assistance
My Brother’s Keeper: My Brother’s Keeper is a vibrant, welcoming Christian ministry in Easton and Dartmouth, Massachusetts which delivers furniture and food to local families in need.
Donations, Volunteering & General Business: 508-238-7512 |Request Help for Furniture and Food Assistance: 508-238-4416
Christmas Assistance: 508-238-2562
We will continue to add to this resource page as we get new information