Bristol County, MA Assistance Programs

Bristol County Housing Assistance Programs

Our housing assistance programs include HUD, housing assistance, Section 8, subsidized housing programs in Bristol County.

Seekonk Human Services & Council on Aging

540 Arcade Avenue
Seekonk, MA - 02771
The mission of Seekonk Human Services is to assist in the well-being of Seekonks older population and residents of any age who are in need of social services due to economic hardship, health issues, family circumstances, or personal loss. We recognize the innate worth of every person in our community and strive to respect their dignity. We seek to maintain and enhance the quality of life of our elder citizens by providing opportunities for social interaction, physical activity, intellectual stimulation, community service, and health clinics. We assist qualified residents in need of food, clothing, housing, health care, transportation, legal or tax services directly or by introducing them to a network of federal, state, and local support services. We try to offer effective, quality services that respond to community needs, promote continuous improvement of staff skills and performance, encourage an environment of trust and honesty, and provide services that are accessible and equitable...

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People Acting in Community Endeavors (PACE)

166 William Street
New Bedford, MA - 02740
(508) 999-9920
PACE is a multi-service anti-poverty agency: Head Start, Housing Services, Emergency Food Pantry, Fuel Assistance, Health Care Access,Child Care Works, the Family Center, and YouthBuild ..

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Bristol County Food Assistance Programs

Our list of food assistance programs includes: food pantries, soup kitchens, congregate meal programs in Bristol County.

Free Community Breakfast Grace Episcopal Church

133 School Street
New Bedford, MA - 02740
(508) 993-0547
Services: The Grace Episcopal Church Community Breakfast Program offers a hot meal for the homeless and needy every Sunday. Hours of Operation: They open their doors at 6:30 a.m., so feel free to come in and join them for coffee until breakfast is served. Eggs, sausage, hash browns, and pancakes are served every Sunday from   7:30  a.m.  to 8:00 a.m. The breakfast area is located in the library and can be accessed from the backside of their church building facing Spring Street. The entrance has a handicapped-accessible ramp, if necessary. ..

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Dartmouth Senior Center

628 Dartmouth Street
Dartmouth, MA - 02748
The Council on Ageing develops, promotes, and provides services for Dartmouth's older people, people aged 60 years and over. The nine members of the Council are appointed for three-year terms overlapped by the Selectmen. The Centre is a multi-purpose. The Regional Elderly Nutrition Program offers meals at the center every day of the week. The services and programs in place are many and varied: direct case management, transportation, health clinics, food and other shopping trips, senior citizens' clubs, and tax assistance, to name a few. The Council continues to serve the large community: Clinics, Computer Classes, Municipal Senior Identification Cards, Food Bank, Blood Bank Coordination, and many other public service channels. The loyalty and dedication of their staff and many volunteers allow us to provide one of the best Centres and Aging Councils in the country. They are what is called a multi-purpose senior center serving some 8,927 seniors in the Dartmouth community. Motto: "Any concern of an older person is the concern of the Council on Aging" and "They are available to help you by phone". ..

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Citizens for Citizens Night-Time Pantry

264 Griffin St
Fall River, MA - 02724
(508) 679-0041
Along with regular food pantry hours on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m., the Griffin Street pantry will now run a night-time pantry event for people who have been unable to go to normal pantry hours due to work obligations. The new night pantry will open the first Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. 7 p.m. If the first Thursday is a holiday, the pantry will open on the second Thursday. The pantry will be open to all who bring in a recent pay stub and ID. If the pay stub does not have a current address, a piece of mail is required to prove residency. Anyone without a pay stub or proof of employment will be asked to return during normal food pantry hours...

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Acushnet Council on Aging and Senior Community Center

59 1/2 South Main Street
Acushnet, MA - 02743
The Acushnet Council on Aging (COA) and Senior Community Center is the Town's resource for those age 50+ seeking to increase their mental, social and physical well being. Located in the former Mason Burt School Building, the COA offers help with Fuel Assistance, Food Stamps, MassHealth, Medicare/Medicaid, home-delivered meals and more. Looking for a new exercise class? We offer everything from Chair Yoga to Zumba. Pitch, Cribbage, Needle Arts, Chorus and painting are just some of the other activities we offer on a weekly basis...

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Bristol County Rent and Bill Pay Assistance Programs

Our financial assistance programs include rent assistance, bill pay services, prescription assistance programs, utility assistance, mortgage assistance programs in Bristol County.

Mass Save

100 Slades Ferry
Somerset, MA - 02726
(800) 632-8300
Services: Offers income-based eligibility programs include fuel assistance, utility rebate rates, energy efficiency services and appliance coupons and rebates. ..

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Bristol County Various Assistance Programs

Below we list an array of other helpful resource programs we have found in Bristol County.

Westport Senior Center

75 Reed Road
Westport, MA - 02790
The primary function of the Westport Council on Aging is to identify and meet the needs of Westports elder population and to inform elders and the community of available services. The Westport C.O.A. is primarily an information and referral agency to help our elders maintain independence. We will try to help you address your needs either directly or by guiding you through the network of local, state, and federal support services...

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Taunton Senior Center

30 Olney Street
Taunton, MA - 02780
The Department of Human Services/Taunton Council on Aging is a comprehensive program of activities designed to satisfy the physical, social, economic, recreational and psychological needs of the citizens of Taunton. Council on Aging programs are for Taunton residents, sixty (60) years of age or older...

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Swansea COA Senior Center

260 Ocean Grove Avenue
Swansea, MA - 02777
The Swansea Council on Aging is primarily an informational and referral agency. We try to help you directly or by introducing you to a network of federal, state and local support services. The Senior Center is open for drop-in activities Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (5:00 PM on Wednesdays). Swansea residents aged 60 and older are invited to enjoy the activities and companionship at the center...

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Somerset Council on Aging

115 Wood Street
Somerset, MA - 02726
The Somerset Council on Aging strives to deliver the highest quality services to all senior citizens in our community...

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Rehoboth Senior Center

55 Bay State Road
Rehoboth, MA - 02769

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Raynham Senior Center

2215 King Philip Street
Raynham, MA - 02767
They serve residents by providing information and referrals and offering a variety of programs. ..

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Norton Senior Center

55 West Main Street
Norton, MA - 02766

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North Attleboro Senior Center

204 Elm Street
North Attleboro, MA - 02760
They invite senior citizens and their families to visit the North Attleboro Senior Center on 204 Elm Street, home of the Council on Aging, and discover the many programs and services they offer that can enrich the lives of their senior citizens, neighbors and friends. Hours of Operation: Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm ..

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Mansfield Council on Aging / Senior Center

255 Hope Street
Mansfield, MA - 02048
The Mansfield Council on Aging is a multi-faceted human services department which services the needs of all elders, age 60 and over...

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Freetown Council on Aging Multipurpose Senior Center

227 Chace Road
East Freetown, MA - 02717
The Freetown Council on Agings Multipurpose Senior Center is a meeting place for seniors from throughout the town. There is no membership. Everyone is invited to participate in all activities at the Senior Center. In addition to regular meetings, special activities are offered to bring families and friends together often. Stop in and visit, the coffee is always on. Remember - the entrance to the C.O.A. is to the rear of the building...

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Flint Senior Center

1423 Pleasant Street
Fall River, MA - 02723
COA has four senior centers, staffed by Senior Center Coordinators and Senior Aides, which offer a variety of programs & activities to meet the needs and wishes of senior citizens in the area. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ..

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Fairhaven Senior Center

229 Huttleston Avenue
Fairhaven, MA - 02719
The Fairhaven Council on Aging, Senior Center staff is here to assist with questions, requests or services for citizens over 60. The center is for the use of all Fairhaven senior citizens. The center is operated by a small staff and volunteers who give generously of their time and talents to assist in a myriad of activities throughout the center. It is the sincere desire of the Board of Directors and staff that the Fairhaven Senior Center facilities, programs, and services be used by all the senior citizens of Fairhaven and surrounding areas. The Fairhaven Council on Aging Senior Center is a cooperative project supported by the United States Older Americans Act of 1964, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Town of Fairhaven, a grant from Coastline Elderly Services, Inc. and Private Donations. The Senior Center is located 229 Huttleston Avenue, Fairhaven, MA (next to Shop & Shop on Route 6). Our goal is to help Fairhaven Elders safely age with dignity and independence in their homes and in the community which they helped build because there is no place like home! The Fairhaven Council on Aging is a service agency for Fairhaven senior citizens. It is a very special place just for you...

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Easton Council on Aging - Senior Center

15 Barrows Street
North Easton, MA - 02356
They provide or coordinate programs to meet the needs of Easton residents, age 60 or older, while striving to be a resource for elders, their families, and the community-at-large. They aim provide services and programs that enhance quality of life and enable our elders to live with dignity while maintaining health and independence. For needed services not provide by the town, they refer elders to appropriate area agencies for assistance. ..

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Dighton Council on Aging

300 Lincoln Avenue
North Dighton, MA - 02764
It shall be the mission of the Dighton Council on Aging to promote, evaluate, and encourage new and existing activities and services which will enhance the quality of life of elders living in the Town of Dighton...

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Citizens for Citizens

264 Griffin St
Fall River, MA - 02724
(508) 679-0041
Office hours: Mondays through Fridays 9am to 5pm. SNAP Outreach partner. If you are having trouble applying for or keeping your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, this SNAP outreach office can help. Outreach partners can help you: Complete your SNAP application, interim report and recertification Understand the application process Gather and submit required verifications Remain eligible for SNAP by helping with the recertification process Fuel Assistance Program (LIHEAP): The program assists eligible households pay their heating bills during the winter season or until benefits are exhausted. Clients receive various discounts such as telephone discounts, electric discounts, and gas and oil discounts...

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Berkley Council on Aging

1 North Main Street
Berkley, MA - 02779
Mission Statement: To promote and support Berkley Seniors to stay safe and active, participate in programs, enjoy life and to stay in their own homes for as long as possible..

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Attleboro Senior Center

25 South Main Street
Attleboro, MA - 02703
They invite seniors and their families to visit the Attleboro Senior Center at 25 South Main Street, home of the Council on Aging, and discover the many programs and services we offer that can enrich the lives of our or older citizens, neighbors and friends. ..

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Ashley Senior Center

344 Rivet Street
New Bedford, MA - 02744

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Bristol County Assistance Locations

Government and Private Assistance Programs

Housing Assistance

There are many non-profit and government based organizations dedicated to providing housing and support. We find them for you.

Food Pantry Assistance

Food pantries, soup kitchens, food baskets. We find these local resources and list them.

Free clothing assistance

Thousands of churches and religious organizations offer low-cost or free drug and alcohol treatment as part of their missions.