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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

Union #61 (CFCE) free

Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Programs (CFCE) are locally based programs serving families with children birth through school age. Funded through the Department of Early Education and Care, CFCE programs provide a variety of services, which include: providing families access to child development information, assistance with meeting basic needs, timely support in periods of family crisis, and family and community events. Union #61 is organized through Brimfield Public Schools.

Union #61 (CFCE) free

Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Programs (CFCE) are locally based programs serving families with children birth through school age. Funded through the Department of Early Education and Care, CFCE programs provide a variety of services, which include: providing families access to child development information, assistance with meeting basic needs, timely support in periods of family crisis, and family and community events. Union #61 is organized through Brimfield Public Schools.

United ARC free

The United Arc provides an array of flexible services for individuals of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Family support services include family support centers, intensive support services, a parenting resource center, and much more. Family support centers provide family trainings, support groups, community connections, and more. Intensive family support services entails short-term intensive level of family support and case management provided to families caring for a child between the ages of 3 and 18 identified by DDS as having a high need for support to prevent out-of-home placement.

294 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376

United ARC free

The United Arc provides an array of flexible services for individuals of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Family support services include family support centers, intensive support services, a parenting resource center, and much more. Family support centers provide family trainings, support groups, community connections, and more. Intensive family support services entails short-term intensive level of family support and case management provided to families caring for a child between the ages of 3 and 18 identified by DDS as having a high need for support to prevent out-of-home placement.

Upton State Forest free

Massachusetts State Parks offer a wonderful variety of activities, amenities, and natural features that make each park unique. They include beaches, wooded parks, parkways, reservoirs, and more. Each park also offers special events, nature activities, and educational programs for people of all ages and abilities all year long. Upton State Forest offers the following recreational opportunities: hiking, horseback riding trails, hunting, mountain biking, skiing (cross country), walking trails, biking, picnicking, and snowmobiling.

Upton State Forest free

Massachusetts State Parks offer a wonderful variety of activities, amenities, and natural features that make each park unique. They include beaches, wooded parks, parkways, reservoirs, and more. Each park also offers special events, nature activities, and educational programs for people of all ages and abilities all year long. Upton State Forest offers the following recreational opportunities: hiking, horseback riding trails, hunting, mountain biking, skiing (cross country), walking trails, biking, picnicking, and snowmobiling.

Valley Opportunity Council free

The Valley Opportunity Council operates five childcare centers in Holyoke and Chicopee. Their goal is to assist parents who are working, in training leading to employment, or have other special needs. They provide a complete education program, meals, and opportunities for parent involvement.

300 High Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

Valley Opportunity Council free

The Valley Opportunity Council operates five childcare centers in Holyoke and Chicopee. Their goal is to assist parents who are working, in training leading to employment, or have other special needs. They provide a complete education program, meals, and opportunities for parent involvement.

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.

Valuing Our Children CFCE free

Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Programs (CFCE) are locally based programs serving families with children birth through school age. Funded through the Department of Early Education and Care, CFCE programs provide a variety of services, which include: providing families access to child development information, assistance with meeting basic needs, timely support in periods of family crisis, and family and community events.

217 Walnut Street
Athol, MA 01331

Valuing Our Children CFCE free

Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Programs (CFCE) are locally based programs serving families with children birth through school age. Funded through the Department of Early Education and Care, CFCE programs provide a variety of services, which include: providing families access to child development information, assistance with meeting basic needs, timely support in periods of family crisis, and family and community events.

Valuing Our Children Family Center  funded by the children's trust free

Family Centers are where parents and children go to meet other families, tap into community resources, learn new parenting skills, and participate in activities and support programs. Programs are open to all families with young children within the community and may include parent-child activities, playgroups, social events, and drop-in hours. The program covers the following towns: Athol, Erving, New Salem, Orange, Petersham, Phillipston, Royalston, Warwick, and Wendell.

217 Walnut Street
Athol, MA 01331

Valuing Our Children Family Center  funded by the children's trust free

Family Centers are where parents and children go to meet other families, tap into community resources, learn new parenting skills, and participate in activities and support programs. Programs are open to all families with young children within the community and may include parent-child activities, playgroups, social events, and drop-in hours. The program covers the following towns: Athol, Erving, New Salem, Orange, Petersham, Phillipston, Royalston, Warwick, and Wendell.

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.