Additional Resources for Families
Need Help Paying Bills?
Need Housing Support?
Massachusetts Homeless Shelters and Social Services for the Needy
Need Help with Cell Phone Service?
Kindergarten, Middle and High School Transition Resources
Students and families of elementary school, middle school, high school or college students each face the transition process. Transitioning students and families may have a variety of questions from curiosities about academic rigor to managing a social life and coursework.
There are many ways for families to support student learning. One way is to offer enrichment activities that align with classroom learning. The following is a listing of some of the many attractions locally and nearby. Please click here. Please see the Boston Parent for more activities.
may be able to help! , strives to follow the words of St. Francis of Assisi…we help people of all faiths and backgrounds. Anyone living in our service area is eligible to receive our help, regardless of religion. To request help for Furniture & Food Assistance call 508-238-4416. For help with Christmas Assistance contact 508-238-2562.
In Need of Community Services But Don't Know Where to Turn?
Massachusetts 2-1-1 Get Connected. Get Answers. A program of your local United Way. Every day, someone somewhere in Massachusetts needs to find essential community services; a food bank, an after school program or where to secure care for an aging parent. Many face these challenges, but don’t always know where to turn for help. 24 hours a day/7 days a week – free – confidential. Mass 2-1-1 helps you find free information on: food, shelter, rent assistance, utility bill assistance, after-school programs, child chare, counseling, senior services, disaster relief and much more!
Are You In Need of Employment Assistance?
Check out this FREE Career Development Service for individuals who are new or returning to the market place. assists in coaching and mentoring adults with career building essentials so they can obtain and retain gainful employment. They seek to build confidence to help individuals with the education and training they need to be successful in the work place. Visit their website for more information or to register for a FREE workshop.
Are you Experiencing Housing Issues of Utility Issues?
Visit the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless website to learn about the RAFT Program. If you and your family are at imminent risk of homelessness, you may be eligible for Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT), a state-funded homelessness prevention program administered by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Click for more information
Tips for Parents:
- Are you a Helicopter Parent? Take the survey
- the facts about quality public schools, to support and promote quality public education in your community and across the country, by letting public officials and others know that quality public education is a top priority all year long their website here
- this film follows the story of three communities, Oakland, the Bronx, and Boston as they work to change their system of public education you may visit their website and view the film .
- is a children’s bereavement program designed to help children ages 5-13 deal with the loss of a loved one or significant person. for more information.
Household Goods Inc., is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Acton, MA that provides household goods, free of charge, to people in need.
169 Court Street, Brockton, MA 02302,Phone: (508) 587-0815, Fax: (508) 580-0837
Services offered are: Basic Needs Emergency Services, Youth Mentoring, Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Training Program, Adult Education ESOL Classes, Success Connections, Parent Aide Program, Elder Outreach Program. For more information please click.
Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
Resources from Vanderbilt University