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Taunton/Attleboro WIC Program free

The Massachusetts Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program provides nutrition and health education and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC's goal is to help keep pregnant, breastfeeding women, and children under age 5 healthy. WIC offers: Personalized nutrition consultations, checks for healthy food, referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, childcare, housing and fuel assistance, and other services that can benefit the whole family. WIC also offers immunization screenings and referrals, breastfeeding support, nutrition and health workshops on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, and shopping on a budget.

1 Taunton Green
Lower Level
Taunton, MA 02780

Taunton/Attleboro WIC Program free

The Massachusetts Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program provides nutrition and health education and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC's goal is to help keep pregnant, breastfeeding women, and children under age 5 healthy. WIC offers: Personalized nutrition consultations, checks for healthy food, referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, childcare, housing and fuel assistance, and other services that can benefit the whole family. WIC also offers immunization screenings and referrals, breastfeeding support, nutrition and health workshops on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, and shopping on a budget.

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts free

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts works with a network of hundreds of food assistance agencies throughout Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties. If you live in one of those counties, check out this list of Food Bank partner agencies to find a food pantry, meal site, or other type of assistance near you.

97 North Hatfield Road
Hatfield, MA 01038

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts free

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts works with a network of hundreds of food assistance agencies throughout Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties. If you live in one of those counties, check out this list of Food Bank partner agencies to find a food pantry, meal site, or other type of assistance near you.

The Freedman Center at William James College free

The Freedman Center at William James College serves Newton, MA and surrounding communities in the Boston area. Its purpose is to help connect children and families with appropriate information, providers, resources, and one another to serve their mental health and wellness needs. Utilizing a multi-faceted approach to programs and services insures the ability to offer year-round quality programming for children and families as well as offering consulting services for schools, community organizations, and physicians. In seeking to enhance, improve and develop collaborative efforts to access mental health and wellness services, our helpline offers consultation and referral services to families in need. Currently the Center offers FREE support groups such as New Babies New Moms, New Dads, Balance With Baby (Postpartum support) and Playtime. Specialized paid workshops such as Infant Sleep and Sign Language courses are also available. All information regarding group dates and times as well as registration can be found on their website.

1 Wells Avenue
Ground Floor
Newton, MA 02459

The Freedman Center at William James College free

The Freedman Center at William James College serves Newton, MA and surrounding communities in the Boston area. Its purpose is to help connect children and families with appropriate information, providers, resources, and one another to serve their mental health and wellness needs. Utilizing a multi-faceted approach to programs and services insures the ability to offer year-round quality programming for children and families as well as offering consulting services for schools, community organizations, and physicians. In seeking to enhance, improve and develop collaborative efforts to access mental health and wellness services, our helpline offers consultation and referral services to families in need. Currently the Center offers FREE support groups such as New Babies New Moms, New Dads, Balance With Baby (Postpartum support) and Playtime. Specialized paid workshops such as Infant Sleep and Sign Language courses are also available. All information regarding group dates and times as well as registration can be found on their website.

The Massachusetts Center For Unexpected Infant and Child Death free

If you have experienced the unexpected or sudden death of a child under age three, a stillbirth, or a miscarriage, The Massachusetts Center for Unexpected Infant and Child Loss offers support for bereaved families, parent support groups and meetings, and other resources for families.

72 E Concord Street
Boston, MA 02118

The Massachusetts Center For Unexpected Infant and Child Death free

If you have experienced the unexpected or sudden death of a child under age three, a stillbirth, or a miscarriage, The Massachusetts Center for Unexpected Infant and Child Loss offers support for bereaved families, parent support groups and meetings, and other resources for families.

The National Coalition for the Homeless free

The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected. If you are not homeless yet, it may be possible to avoid becoming homeless by finding out about prevention or emergency assistance programs in your area from the resources listed on this website. Often these programs can help in paying rent, utilities, or bills. If you are homeless now, emergency assistance programs may help with health care, food, and temporary, transitional, or permanent housing also listed on this website.

2201 P Street North West
Washington, DC 20037

The National Coalition for the Homeless free

The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected. If you are not homeless yet, it may be possible to avoid becoming homeless by finding out about prevention or emergency assistance programs in your area from the resources listed on this website. Often these programs can help in paying rent, utilities, or bills. If you are homeless now, emergency assistance programs may help with health care, food, and temporary, transitional, or permanent housing also listed on this website.

The Open Door/Cape Ann Food Pantry free

The Open Door's main programs are: The Food Pantry, which provides emergency groceries to those in need, Community Meals, which offers free, nutritious meals to those in need of food or companionship, Second Glance Thrift Store, which provides the public with reduced-cost clothing and household goods, offers free items to families and individuals through referrals from other agencies, supports recycling for the community, partners with agencies for job training, and raises revenues to support our hunger-relief programs, Mobile Market, a free farmers' market, which provides fresh produce and groceries at four neighborhood-based, two school-based, and two senior center-based market sites. They also offer other services to the community, including a free Summer Meals for kids, assistance applying for food stamps, a food rescue program, a job-training program, and a collaborative meals program that helps other organizations feed their clients. This program provides services in the following towns: Essex, Gloucester, Ipswich, Manchester, and Rockport.

28 Emerson Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930

The Open Door/Cape Ann Food Pantry free

The Open Door's main programs are: The Food Pantry, which provides emergency groceries to those in need, Community Meals, which offers free, nutritious meals to those in need of food or companionship, Second Glance Thrift Store, which provides the public with reduced-cost clothing and household goods, offers free items to families and individuals through referrals from other agencies, supports recycling for the community, partners with agencies for job training, and raises revenues to support our hunger-relief programs, Mobile Market, a free farmers' market, which provides fresh produce and groceries at four neighborhood-based, two school-based, and two senior center-based market sites. They also offer other services to the community, including a free Summer Meals for kids, assistance applying for food stamps, a food rescue program, a job-training program, and a collaborative meals program that helps other organizations feed their clients. This program provides services in the following towns: Essex, Gloucester, Ipswich, Manchester, and Rockport.

Two-Dollars-a-Bag Fair Foods Surplus Food Distribution Program

This program provides large bags of mixed fresh produce for a suggested donation of two dollars and operates five days a week, distributing food at over twenty sites in churches, schools, and public housing and senior centers across Boston. Check their website to see when they are distributing in your area. There are no eligibility requirements, no registration, and no ID checks. This program provides services in the following towns: Cambridge, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Revere, Roslindale, Roxbury, Somerville, South Boston, West Quincy

PO Box 220168
Dorchester, MA 2122

Two-Dollars-a-Bag Fair Foods Surplus Food Distribution Program

This program provides large bags of mixed fresh produce for a suggested donation of two dollars and operates five days a week, distributing food at over twenty sites in churches, schools, and public housing and senior centers across Boston. Check their website to see when they are distributing in your area. There are no eligibility requirements, no registration, and no ID checks. This program provides services in the following towns: Cambridge, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Revere, Roslindale, Roxbury, Somerville, South Boston, West Quincy

Valuing Our Children free

The mission of Valuing Our Children (VOC) is to strengthen families by responding to the expressed needs of parents, addressing barriers to individual family involvement, and building on existing strengths in families and in the community. VOC provides groups and individual based parent education, family support and advocacy, home visiting, support groups, drop-in playtime, special events, clothing, book and toy lending, and more. Services are avaliable for all families in the North Quabbin region.

217 Walnut Street
Athol, MA 01331

Valuing Our Children free

The mission of Valuing Our Children (VOC) is to strengthen families by responding to the expressed needs of parents, addressing barriers to individual family involvement, and building on existing strengths in families and in the community. VOC provides groups and individual based parent education, family support and advocacy, home visiting, support groups, drop-in playtime, special events, clothing, book and toy lending, and more. Services are avaliable for all families in the North Quabbin region.

Vineyard Birth Collective

The mission of Vineyard Birth Collective is to provide a comprehensive listing of local resources and practitioners offering physical, emotional, and social support to Island families during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.

Vineyard Birth Collective

The mission of Vineyard Birth Collective is to provide a comprehensive listing of local resources and practitioners offering physical, emotional, and social support to Island families during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.