Health Care

Mass Health: The Children’s Medical Security Plan
Provides free or low-cost health care
(800) 841-2900

Metro West Free Medical Program
Provides free health care to people who are uninsured or underinsured

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
Provides free care and reduced-cost care
354 Waverly Street Framingham
(508) 370-0113

Autism Alliance Of Metro West
Connects families living with autism with resources and supports they need to thrive
1881 Worcester Road Suite 100A Framingham
(508) 652-9900

Mental Health

Free and confidential mental health/suicide prevention line, calls answered 24/7 by highly trained call-takers
Call2Talk: (508) 532-2255 or by dialing 2-1-1 from any phone in Massachusetts
Crisis Text Line: Text C2T to 741741 for the same service

Unconditional and non-judgemental support to those who are alone, depressed or in crisis
(508) 875-4500

Trans Lifeline
Mental health hotline for the transgender community
1 (877) 565-8860

Trevor Lifeline
Mental health hotline for LGBTQ youth
1 (866) 488-7386

Mass Support Network
Free and confidential counseling, support, and resources to people of all ages, businesses, and organizations in Massachusetts

Psychiatric Emergency Services
27 Hollis Street Framingham
(508) 872-3333

Legal Aid

Sokolove Law
In-depth information and legal assistance to guide and support senior citizens suffering from abuse in their nursing homes

Herman Law
Herman Law is a team of experienced child sex abuse lawyers that helps victims of this abuse recover in a small way from this horrible trauma. It is never too late to seek justice from child sex abuse.

Lawyers Clearinghouse
(617) 723-0885

Shelter Legal Services
(617) 965-0449

South Middlesex Legal Services
63 Fountain Street Suite 304 Framingham
(508) 620-1830

Local Pantries

Ashland Food Pantry
162 West Union Street Lower Level Ashland
508-881-0140 Extension 3

The Greater Boston Food Bank
99 Atkinson Street Boston

Holliston Food Pantry Shelf
73 Charles Street Holliston

Marlborough Community Cupboard
255 Main Street Marlborough

Medway Food Pantry
600 Mahan Circle Medway

Milford Daily Bread Food Pantry
21 Exchange Street Milford

Natick Service Council Pantry
2 Webster Street Natick

Northborough Food Pantry
37 Pierce Street Northborough

Northbridge Association Of Churches Food Pantry
20 Highland Street Whitinsville

Blackstone-Millville Food Pantry
distribution is Tuesday and Saturday
48 St. Paul St. (508) 883-6726

Southborough Food Pantry
15 Common Street Southborough

Sudbury Community Food Pantry
160 Concord Road Sudbury

Westborough Food Pantry
9 East Main Street Westborough

Uxbridge People First Food Pantry
19 Douglas Street Uxbridge

Mendon Bethany Assembly of God
distribution Wednesday, Saturday Appointment Only, Sunday
15 Cape Rd. (508) 478-0482

St. Vincent Paul Society, St. James Church
distribution 3rd Tuesday of each month
89 Main St. Grafton
(508) 839-5354

WHEAT Community Connections
272 High Street, Clinton, MA  01510
Pantry Hours:  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 10:00am to 1:00pm and Monday and Thursday evenings from 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Evening Hot Meals:  Monday through Friday from 4:45pm to 6:00pm (currently take out only)

Local Soup Kitchen Community Supper
Meals served Sunday – Closed July & August
23 Pine St. (508) 473-3589.

Pearl Street Cupboard & Café @ Park – serving MetroWest
46 Park Street, Framingham, MA 01702
Pantry Hours: Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm and Wednesday evenings from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm
Evening Hot Meals:  Monday through Friday, 5:30pm to 7:00pm (currently take out only)

Milford Salvation Army
distribution Monday-Friday
29 Congress St. (508) 473-0786

Salvation Army
402 Mass. Ave Boston
(617) 547-3400

Salvation Army
35 Concord St.
Framingham, MA
(508) 875-3341


Brown Bag Program
Provides a monthly bag of groceries for Western Massachusetts, 55 years old or older
(800) 247-9632

Sokolove Law

Ashland Counsel on Aging
162 West Union Street
(508) 881-0140

Framingham Council on Aging Senior Center
154 Pearl St.
(508) 620-4819

Holliston Council On Aging
150 Goulding St. (508) 429-0622

Hopkinton Counsel On Aging (508) 497-9730

Sudbury Senior Center
40 Fairbank Rd. (978) 443-3055


Pine Street Inn
444 Harrison Ave. Boston
(617) 482-4944

Rosie’s Place
889 Harrison Ave Boston
(617) 442-9322


Lasagna Love –
Families in need can visit this website and connect with a local volunteer to have a lasagna delivered to them.

Woman’s Lunch Place
67 Newbury Street Boston
(617) 267-0200
WhyHunger collects and distributes information about programs that address the immediate and long-term needs of struggling families and individuals.

Project Bread Food Source Hotline –
Confidential Information about Food Stamps
(800) 645-8333

Metro West Harvest
300 Howard Street Framingham
(508) 788-3663

Marlborough Community Cupboard (Formerly Marlborough Community Services)
255 Main Street, Marlborough, MA  01752
Pantry Hours:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm and Wednesday evenings 5:00pm to 7:00pm

St. Anne’s Human Services
distribution 3rd Monday of Every Month
130 Boston Turnpike Shrewsbury
(508) 799-4169

Bread and Jams
50 Quincy Street Cambridge
(617) 441-3831

Financial Assistance

Hopkinton Emergency Fund

CMHA Raft Program

Help With Paying Bills –
Financial assistance programs to help low income families with utility, energy, rent and medical bills.

Mass Department Of Transitional Assistance
9 Walnut St. Worcester
(508) 767-3100

Children and Parents

Used Toys: Fabre Sanders & Larry Miller
Work number (508) 429-5850
Home number (508) 429-2250

Holliston Youth & Family Services
703 Washington St. (508) 429-0620

Hopkinton Free or Reduced Lunch Program
88-A Hayden Rowe St. (508) 497-9810

Family TIES – Together in Enhancing Support (
Statewide Network for families of children and youth with special needs, made up of parents who have life experience and have gained knowledge to share.

Healthy Families/Teen Parent Program
651 Franklin Street Framingham
(508) 620-6587

WIC: Mass Health-Women-Infants & Children
Pregnant, Nursing a baby, Children under 5
(800) 942-1007

Child-At-Risk Dept. of Social Services
(800) 792-5200

Parental Stress
(800) 632-8188


A Saver’s Guide to Eating & Living Well:
A great article and infographic containing helpful tips to help parents keep their children active and healthy.

Domestic Violence

New Hope (
Ending Domestic and Sexual violence in our Community.
Domestic Violence resource

Voices Against Violence
(508) 626-8686

Everyday Tasks
Neighbor Brigade. We are a nonprofit that is building volunteer-based networks of neighbors helping neighbors in local communities. We reach out to individuals and families who have been hit with a temporary crisis, such as a serious illness or tragic event. Non-medical services are completely volunteers and include meals, local rides, dog walking, local errands, and more to these individuals until they are back up on their feet.


Homeless accommodation directory –

Homeless shelters and housing options –

Massachusetts Coalition For the Homeless
(781) 595-7570

SMOC – South Opportunity Council
61 Clinton St. Framingham
(508) 626-2586

St. Francis House
39 Boylston Street Boston
(617) 542-4211

Metro West Center For Independent Living
280 Irving Framingham
(508) 875-7853

MA Statewide Independent Living Council
280 Irving Framingham
(508) 620-7452

Boston Rescue Mission
39 Kingston Street, Boston

Ashland Housing Authority
59 Park Rd.
(508) 881-2450

Holliston Housing Authority
492 Washington St. (508) 429-6266

Drug and Alcohol

Drug and Alcohol 24 Hour Help Line
(800) 327-5050


Veterans Outreach Center Metro West
25 Clinton Street Framingham

Mesothelioma Veterans
Services for all veterans with mesothelioma

Veterans Crisis Line
Mental health hotline for veterans
1-800-273-8255, Press 1


Community Action Pioneer Valley Fuel Assistance
Home energy assistance available to Franklin/Hampshire counties
413-774-2310 or 800-370-0940

Citizens Energy Assistance Programs
Free heating oil to people who cannot afford to pay their heating bills and solar energy at a deep discount for families in need


Household Goods
Free donated furniture and household items to help people in need make a home

Freecycle Network
Connections formed between people in need and people who have items they want to give away for free