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Great Starts
Great Starts is the new city-wide platform designed to offer families a streamlined, simplified dashboard of all of their childcare and education options for children birth to five in the City of Boston. Click the link for more information.
A Career Guide for Moms Re-Entering the Workforce
This piece provides a guide to returning to the workforce as a full-time mom. It includes advice on topics such as: - understanding the current job market - bolstering your resume - writing a cover letter - preparing for job interviews
Medical debt relief
Visit the site below to access a list of resources that may assist in reducing medical debt.
Craigslist
To find free items being given away in your area, follow the below instructions: 1. Visit Craigslist.com 2. Click on your geographic region 3. Under "for sale," click "free."
The Freecycle Network
The Freecycle Network is a grassroots & entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving and getting stuff for free in their own towns. The aim is to increase reuse and keep quality items out of landfills.
Free Money In Your Pocket
Thousands of dollars could be waiting for you, in the form of "refundable tax credits" - i.e., state and federal tax credits that actually put money right in your pocket (or your bank account). All you have to do is file your state and federal tax returns, even if you typically don't earn enough to be required to file. Filing your tax return costs nothing, and free help is available. To claim your money, start by visiting findyourfunds.org. Examples: Family with one child = you may be entitled to receive up to $7,503. Family with two children = you may be entitled to receive up to $13,066. Family with three children = you may be entitled to receive up to $16,132. Note: These are the maximum dollar amounts for families with one, two and three children - you may qualify for less than the maximum.
Accessing legal help
Use the site below to seek legal help for issues related to domestic abuse, criminal records, debt, education, family issues, healthcare, insurance, housing, immigration, government benefits, wills, and more.
Protection Against Eviction
For information about free and reduced-cost legal assistance and other legal resources, click the link below.
Eviction defense self-help
The MADE (MAssachusetts Defense for Eviction) website is a free tool to help tenants defend against an eviction in court - for use after receiving a court "Summons and Complaint." After you fill in all your information, you can print out an "Answer" that is ready to be filed in court. MADE can also send you reminders of important dates/deadlines by text and email.
Free legal help for residents of Greater Boston
- The Volunteer Lawyers Project provides free representation to Greater Boston residents with low incomes. To find out if you qualify, call the phone number below. - Serves residents of the following cities and towns: Acton, Arlington, Ashland, Bedford, Bellingham, Belmont, Boston, Braintree, Brookline, Cambridge, Canton, Carlisle, Chelsea, Cohasset, Concord, Dedham. Dover, Everett, Foxborough, Framingham, Franklin, Hingham, Holbrook, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Hull, Lexington, Lincoln, Malden, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Medford, Medway, Melrose, Millis, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Norfolk, Norwell, Norwood, Plainville, Quincy, Randolph, Revere, Scituate, Sharon, Sherborn, Somerville, Stoneham, Stow, Sudbury, Wakefield, Walpole, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Westwood, Weymouth, Winchester, Winthrop, Woburn, Wollaston, Wrentham.
Reduced-rate legal representation
Massachusetts residents with low and moderate incomes can access reduced-rate legal representation via the Boston Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service. Click the link below, then click "Select a lawyer now."
Free legal advice via Zoom
The Hampden County Legal Clinic offers group legal clinics via Zoom where you can get free legal advice. Click the link below, then click "Click Here to Apply Now."
Free legal advice online
Through the American Bar Association's "Massachusetts Free Legal Answers" website, you can post a question about a legal matter, which a volunteer attorney will answer.
Dial-a-Lawyer
Every first Wednesday of the month, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., the Massachusetts Bar Association's "Dial-a-Lawyer" provides an opportunity to get free legal advice from an attorney over the phone.
Emergency Housing Payment Help
To apply for RAFT emergency assistance (for rent, utilities, or mortgage), please visit the website below. Note: Currently, if you are a tenant seeking RAFT rent or utility assistance, one of the following must apply: a) You have received a Notice to Quit from your landlord, or are otherwise aware that your landlord has initiated a court case to evict you; OR b) You have received a utility shutoff notice.
Housing Help, Shelter, and Protection from Eviction
The One Family team has compiled a list of housing resources for Massachusetts residents, including help paying rent/mortgage, entering/leaving shelter, paying utilities, protection from eviction, and more.
Mass 2-1-1
Dial 2-1-1 or (877) 211-6277 any day or time to speak with someone who can connect you with a wide range of resources in your community, government benefits, service providers and support groups. The online directory below is an information resource for emergency food, rent, help paying your heating and utility bills, mental health counseling, health programs, public health and safety services, child care referrals, job resources, and other help for individuals, parents and families.
Free COVID tests
Click this link below to order free rapid at-home COVID test kts. After you place your order, click the "Place Another Order" button to receive an additional set of free test kits. Tip: After you order your free test kits, you can order additional free test kits for family members at different addresses.
Reduce or Eliminate Your Student Loan Payments
Visit this website to find out how you can reduce - and possibly even eliminate - your monthly student loan payments.
Purchasing Car Insurance
Compass Working Capital has put together a great guide to shopping for car insurance, including choosing your coverage type(s) and how to shop around.
Auto Loan Best Practices
Compass Working Capital has put together a great resource on best practices for taking out an auto loan.
Leasing vs. Buying a Car
Compass Working Capital put together a comprehensive guide to the difference between leasing a car and buying a car.
Car Buying Tips
View this document of tips for buying a car from the Massachusetts Attorney General's office.
Car Buying Workshop
Compass Working Capital has a recorded carbuying workshop that you can watch anytime at the link below.
Cheap Used Cars (Helping Hands of America)
Helping Hands of America has a lot of cheap used cars in Wrentham, MA. Call to see if/when you can visit their lot. However, we recommend you bring someone that knows a lot about cars, because Helping Hands leaves it up to the buyer to determine if the car is in good condition.
Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline
Contact Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline for information on resources available. They will provide updated information on SNAP (including any expanded benefits that may become available) and offer screening and application assistance over the phone. The FoodSource Hotline will maintain its usual hours with access to Language Line translators. The hotline at 1-800-645-8333 is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
MyFinancialLifeMA.org
MyFinancialLifeMA.org is a digital learning experience that provides money management strategies and tools. We offer practical, straightforward answers to your financial questions that are relevant now, and can help you achieve your goals going forward. We have compiled high-quality, educational multimedia and interactive resources that deliver appropriate and timely information to help you take control of your future MyFinancialLifeMA.org is brought to you by Deborah B. Goldberg, Treasurer and Receiver General of Massachusetts, in collaboration with the Office of Economic Empowerment, and was inspired by the work of the Massachusetts Financial Literacy Task Force.
BabySteps Savings Plan
The BabySteps Savings Plan is a program that jump-starts families into saving for their children's education, vocational training, and apprenticeship costs. Families who open a MEFA U.Fund 529 education savings account within one year of their children’s birth or adoption will receive a free $50 seed deposit to start saving for their future. BabySteps is a collaboration between the State Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment and the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) aimed at preparing families to plan for their children’s post-secondary future. You can learn more at the link below.
Resume Examples
This site has an extensive library of professional resume examples, sorted by career field.
HousingWorks - resources & services for housing applicants
Helping Affordable Housing Applicants, Advocates and Providers Better Meet Their Needs
Housing Assistance for non-Massachusetts residents
The federal government (HUD) has a variety of housing resources on this site including rental assistance, public housing, property inspections, and homeownership resources.
Housing Consumer Education Centers
Housing Consumer Education Centers offer answers to a wide range of questions about all types of housing problems. Tenants, Landlords, Prospective Buyers, and Homeowners can access information designed to maximize housing stability, strengthen investments, and minimize disputes.
Disability Benefits in MA
Visit the link below to apply for SSDI or SSI benefits, or learn about who is eligible for disability benefits in MA/how to apply.
Autism Resources
The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) offers a range of programs and services for parents of autistic children/teens, and for autistic adults.
How to Advocate for Your Child
Click the link below for information on how to advocate for your child's special education needs.
Help with Special Education Supports and Services
The Massachusetts Advocates for Children Helpline provides help for children who are facing barriers to receiving educational supports and services to which they are legally entitled, focusing on children with disabilities, children who have been expelled or suspended from school, and children traumatized by exposure to family violence or other adverse experiences.
Federation for Children with Special Needs
The Federation for Children with Special Needs works with families with children from birth to adulthood, focusing on education, early intervention, health care, transitions, children in foster care and group homes, and building strong family engagement to support all children.
De Novo Center for Justice and Healing
The De Novo Center for Justice and Healing provides high-quality, free civil legal assistance to low-income people living in Greater Boston, and to immigrants and refugees statewide. De Novo offers legal assistance in the areas of housing and homelessness prevention, family law/domestic violence, immigrant and refugee rights, and disability benefits.
Affordable Legal Representation
Justice Bridge connects low-income and moderate-income Massachusetts residents who don't qualify for free legal aid with affordable legal representation from a recent graduate of UMass Law.
Down Payment Assistance
Find out about down payment assistance programs at My Mass Home.
Get help with child support
To apply for free services provided by the Massachusetts Child Support Enforcement Division, visit the website below.
Access mental health care in MA
To access mental/behavioral health care in Massachusetts, call or text the Behavioral Health Help Line 24/7, or call the nearest Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC). The Behavioral Health Help Line is a 24/7 clinical hotline staffed by trained behavioral health providers who offer clinical assessment, treatment referrals, and crisis triage services. When appropriate, Help Line staff directly connect callers with their nearest CBHC.
Grants to cover children's medical costs
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and DO NOT need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. Info on eligibility requirements, required documents, and grant exclusions can be found at the link below.
Guide to low-income internet options
This website links out to a variety of low-income internet plans, organized by internet provider. It also explains the government subsidy programs for internet access, including eligibility requirements.
Free Household Items
Welcome Home provides families experiencing hardship with household items including air conditioners & fans, small kitchen appliances such as microwave ovens and toaster ovens, pots & pans, cooking tools, dishes, silverware, bed sheets & blankets, pillows, lamps, towels, rugs, mirrors and decorative items.
Free Lyfts for Job Access
You may be eligible for free Lyft ride credits to help you find work. If you need rides to job trainings, job interviews, or a job itself, visit the link below (only available in Boston, not other cities in MA).
Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program
Some local Housing Authorities and regional housing assistance agencies provide households who have a Section 8 voucher (and in some cases residents of public housing) with the opportunity to participate in FSS. Under FSS, as your household’s earned income increases, the resulting increase in your share of the rent will get deposited in an "escrow" account. When you finish the FSS program, you can use the money in the escrow account for any purpose - examples include purchasing a home, paying down debt, enrolling in job training/education, starting or growing a small business, and purchasing or repairing a car. In some cases, you can use the funds towards your own career or education goals even before finishing FSS. To find out if FSS is an option for you, contact the local Housing Authority or agency that administers your Section 8 voucher, or the local Housing Authority that operates your public housing.
Find an affordable rental home/apartment
The online resource linked below - Housing Navigator Massachusetts - lists affordable rental homes/apartments throughout Massachusetts.
Help for first-time homebuyers
MyMassHome is a one-stop resource for helping Massachusetts homebuyers navigate their path to becoming a homeowner.
Find a subsidized home to buy
The MyMassHome website includes listings for below-market-rate homes available for purchase by low- and moderate-income first time homebuyers.
Women, Infant, & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program
WIC is a nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services, free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC provides services to pregnant, post-partum, or breastfeeding people and children under 5 years old. WIC welcomes all families regardless of immigration or citizenship status. Visit www.mass.gov/wic for more information or contact us at 1-800-942-1007. Interested families can start the application process for WIC at the link below.
Free Debt Relief Help
The MA Debt Relief Foundation is a non-profit law firm offering FREE legal advice on all debt matters. They also provide free legal representation in chapter 7 bankruptcy and other debt matters when appropriate.
Local city/town homebuyer assistance programs
Click the link below, and scroll down to "Programs by City/Town" for links to local homebuyer assistance programs.
Free cash for first-generation homebuyers
First generation homebuyers in Massachusetts who are below the Area Median Income can get $2,000 - $5,000 for a down payment from the STASH program.
CORI Sealing Clinic - Greater Boston Legal Services
Join the Boston Bar Association and Greater Boston Legal Services in our Virtual CORI Sealing Clinic, serving low-income communities in the area. A criminal record can make it harder to get a job or find housing. However, a CORI record may contain charges that can be “sealed” or expunged so that employers, housing providers, and others cannot see those charges. By signing up for the CORI Sealing Clinic, you will be provided with FREE legal information about your rights, and will be screened for eligibility to be matched with a FREE (pro bono) lawyer to assist you with obtaining, reviewing, and, if advised, sealing or expunging your records.
CORI Sealing Clinic - Lawyers Clearinghouse
Use the form below to complete the Lawyers Clearinghouse CORI Sealing Clinic Sign Up Form. Someone will follow up with you soon after you fill it out to discuss your eligibility for this service.
Recognizing Signs of Domestic Abuse
The webpage below provides information on how to recognize the signs of domestic abuse for yourself or your loved ones. It also tells you what steps to take if you suspect domestic abuse has occurred.
GoodRX Prescription Discounts
Search for your prescription's discount code on GoodRX to get a cheaper price at common pharmacies & retailers.
Housing discrimination
In Massachusetts it is illegal for a landlord, broker, real estate agent or seller to refuse to rent or sell an apartment or house to someone on the basis of their race, religion, skin color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, ancestry, marital status or military status, or because the renter or buyer has a child, has a housing voucher, or is on public assistance. If you believe that you are or may be the victim of illegal discrimination on the part of a landlord, rental agent, real estate agent or seller, please contact the Suffolk University School of Law Housing Discrimination Testing Program intake line at 617-884-7568.
Foreclosure Assistance
If you are a homeowner facing foreclosure within the next 7 days, please call the Massachusetts Division of Banks (DOB) Consumer Assistance Unit at 617-956-1501. The DOB may be able to arrange a 60-day pause to give you extra time to work things out with the bank.
More help with Student Loans
If you are experiencing difficulty with a student loan, please visit the website below.
Axuda Interest-Free Loans
Axuda is a crowdlending platform to help those who are financially struggling, living paycheck-to-paycheck, with unforeseen expenses. One Family program participants can email ameyer@onefamilyinc.org to get more information and apply for a loan!
Fuel Assistance/Home Heating Assistance
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides eligible households with help in paying a portion of their heating bills from November 1st through April 30th - even if heat is included in your rent. Even if your income is too high for other benefits, you may still qualify for fuel/heating assistance - copy & paste this link into your browser to see the income criteria: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/learn-about-home-energy-assistance-liheap\
Network of Care Massachusetts
Find mental health care resources in your community at the link below.
Find a therapist in MA
Mental Health Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741, or visit https://www.crisistextline.org/
Free Smartphone/Phone Service/Internet Access
Assurance Wireless offers a free smartphone with free unlimited data/texts/minutes, and 10 GB of free mobile hotspot Internet access to a) families who participate in MassHealth, SNAP (food stamps), free or reduced school lunch, Pell Grants, federal public housing, or Section 8 housing, and b) to families earning up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Good Neighbor Energy Fund
Before reading this item, first read the item called "Fuel Assistance/Home Heating Assistance. If your income is too high for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, you may qualify for assistance from the Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund. You may be eligible if you are a two-person household earning no more than $71,401, a three-person household earning no more than $88,201, a four-person household earning no more than $105,001, or a five-person household earning no more than $121,801.
Help Paying Past-Due Utility Bills
To apply, visit the website listed below.
MA Domestic Violence Hotline
SafeLink is a statewide toll-free domestic violence hotline. - Call (877) 785-2020. - Chat online: CasaMyrna.org/chat - Deaf and hard-of-hearing callers can reach SafeLink via video relay service using the main number (877) 785-2020, or by TTY at (877) 521-2601.
Food Pantries
Use foodfinder.us to find food assistance near you. Enter your zip code at the top of the site, then move the map by left-clicking. Click on a red “pin” near you, then click “Details.” Do not hesitate to look up and use your local food pantry - this is what they are here for! Do not second guess whether you are eligible - just go, no questions asked! All food pantries have taken precautions to support social distancing measures.
Apply for SNAP Benefits (food stamps)
If you are not already receiving SNAP benefits, you can apply online & do not need to go into the DTA office! Once you have submitted your online application, call 877-382-2363, tell them you submitted an application, and ask for an interview. You DO NOT need to wait for DTA to call you!
Getting Your Landlord to Fix Sanitary and Safety Violations
New Hope
New Hope works throughout South-Central and Southeastern Massachusetts with those affected by domestic and sexual violence. Their services include a confidential hotline, rehousing support, counseling, supervised visitation, and more.
Black Female Therapist Directory
A resource to locate Black female therapists in your area and gain some tips on better mental health.
Landlord-Tenant Legal Issues
If you are a tenant in Massachusetts seeking legal advice regarding an issue involving your landlord, please contact the Suffolk University School of Law Housing Discrimination Testing Program intake line at 617-884-7568.
Financial Security for Women
WISER (Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement) has put together a number of financial security fact sheets for women, on topics including retirement planning, managing income, homeownership, taxes, and much more.
Free tax help
Visit the site below for free tax prep help, including help accessing FREE money through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC), and accessing any missing stimulus payments.
Postpartum Depression
Visit the site below for support, resources, and treatment options related to postpartum depression.
Fair Shake Resource Center
Searchable database of national, state, and local resources for people coming out of prisons, alcohol and drug treatment centers, and mental health facilities.
National Reentry Resource Center
The National Reentry Resource Center provides support to people looking to reenter their community after incarceration. This is a great resource for yourself or to help family/friends.
Resources for Understanding Racism
The Shriver Center has compiled a non-comprehensive collection of readings, research, and tools to help guide an understanding of the history of racism and structural racism, as well as the ways to dismantle systems and become an anti-racist individual and institution.
Getting a free interpreter
Citizenship & Naturalization Resources
If you are also interested in applying for other voucher programs or federal public housing, please contact your local housing authority. Those programs are not yet managed through this site.
Immigrants: Know Your Rights
Every person in the United States has rights. If you are a citizen or an immigrant, or if you are undocumented – you have rights. The constitution protects everyone. Some of your most important rights are the ones you have when you talk to anyone from law enforcement, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This link summarizes those rights.
Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans
This document is intended to serve as a resource to Asian people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work.
Therapy for Black Girls
So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevents Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. Therapy for Black Girls was developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant.
Free transportation to medical appointments
MassHealth members are eligible for free transportation to and from medical appointments when public transportation isn't an option. To request a ride, when scheduling the appointment, ask your doctor's office to submit at Prescription for Transportation (PT-1) form to the MassHealth Customer Service Center on your behalf.
SNAP benefits calculator
Use the website below to see whether you're eligible for SNAP, and estimate your monthly SNAP benefit amount.
Apply for a free computer
Visit the Computers for Causes website to apply for a "gifted" free computer. You will hear back within 30 days of when you apply.
Low-Cost Refurbished Laptops
Connect All sells low-cost refurbished laptops. See link to browse computers.
Free food delivery with SNAP
For information about free food delivery for families who use SNAP (food stamps), visit the link below.
Basic legal info overview
This site from MasssLegalHelp.org provides an overview of basic legal information related to family issues, debt, criminal records, domestic violence, employment/unemployment, health, housing, immigration, school, court, interpreters, and more.
Establishing paternity/parentage
Information on what paternity/parentage is, why it is important, and how to establish it at the link below.
Request child support change
Learn how to request a change to your child support court order at the link below.
Information about Child Support
For general information about child support please see the link below
Greater Boston Food Bank
70 South Bay Avenue Boston, Massachusetts, 02118 Mostly has referrals to meal programs, soup kitchens.
Free/reduced-cost health insurance
Depending on your income, you may qualify for free or reduced-cost health insurance for yourself and your family. Click the link to learn more.
Virtual Babysitting for Student-Parents
Sitters for Scholars (formerly "Sitters Without Borders") provides free evening babysitting sessions in the Greater Boston Area to low-income parents enrolled in an evening college or certificate program.
Apply for Unemployment Benefits
If your employer laid you off or reduced your hours, apply for Unemployment Insurance at the link below.
Low-Cost Laptops & Hot Spots
Verizon Lifeline Discount Internet
Verizon provides a discount on internet for low income households.
Affordable Internet through RCN
RCN has an internet plan option for $9.95/month for qualified households. (See link for details)
HousingMatch.org
HousingMatch.org is a new Boston-based private shared housing network for families, the elderly, and people with disabilities - helps families who can't afford their own apartment find shared housing situations.
Free produce for SNAP participants
SNAP participants can use their EBT card at a participating farmers market, farm, farm stand or mobile food market that participates in the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP). Each month, for each dollar you spend on fruits and vegetables at HIP produce sellers using your EBT card, $1 will be put back on your card. Households of 1 or 2 people get up to $40 in free produce each month. Households of 3 to 5 people, up to $60/mo. For households larger than that, up to $80/mo.
SNAP benefits for online grocery shopping
SNAP EBT cards can be used to purchase groceries online for pickup or delivery at ALDI, Amazon, Hannaford, Price Chopper, Stop and Shop, and Walmart. ALDI - http://shop.aldi.us/store Amazon (delivery only - no delivery charge) - http://amazon.com/snap Hannaford - http://instacart.com/store/hannaford Price Chopper - http://instacart.com/price-chopper Stop and Shop - http://stopandshop.com/pages/snap-ebt-overview Walmart - http://walmart.com/cp/snap-online/1465096 For more general information, please visit the link below.
Project Bread Food Resources
Project Bread's website has information on SNAP, P-EBT, free meals for kids and teens, WIC, and food pantries:
Breakfast & Lunch from Women’s Lunch Place
Women's Lunch Place (Boston) are giving out one take-out package containing breakfast and lunch per day, Monday through Saturday 8AM - 1PM at 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
City of Boston food resources
The City of Boston has a new website summarizing all food resources!
Unemployment if you quit your job
According to the Mass. Law Reform Institute and Greater Boston Legal Services, individuals who quit their job for one of the following reasons may be eligible for unemployment benefits: - Domestic violence made it unsafe to continue working - Your declining health prevented you from working - You left work to care for a sick family member - Unsafe or unhealthy working conditions - A transfer to unsuitable work that was not your choice (a different kind of job that is not right for you) - A permanent reduction in pay or hours that wasn't your choice - Unlawful discrimination or harassment, including sexual harrassment, race-related harrassment, or other harassment - You quit in order to take care of unexpected and urgent problems with the child care arrangements you have been using (Limited circumstances only) - You had to quit your job due to loss of transportation access For further information, please click the link below.
Domestic Violence Legal Helpline
Casa Myrna's Legal Advocacy Program seeks to address the unmet legal needs of victims of domestic violence and commercial sexual exploitation. For no charge, attorneys and advocates work with survivors who, due to linguistic, cultural, and economic barriers, would not be able to access representation through normal channels. Available to Massachusetts residients.
Domestic Violence Community Advocacy Hotline
Casa Myrna's community advocacy hotline for survivors of domestic violence in Boston. Community Advocacy Specialists are bilingual (Spanish/English).
Prescription Discount Cards
Sometimes a prescription discount card can be used to get a discounted price on a medicine that is even less than your co-pay for that medicine. For example, search for the discounted price for any medicine that your doctor prescribes on this website. If you see that medicine priced less than your usual co-pay for that medicine at a pharmacy near you, click "Get Free Card" under the pharmacy name, and then click "Text" or "Email" to have a virtual discount card sent to you by text or email. When you go to the pharmacy to pick up the medicine, show the card to pharmacy staff using your smartphone.
Discounted internet service from Comcast
To apply for assistance from the Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund, call the phone number for your area appearing on the website listed below, or call (800) 334-3047.
Childcare Financial Assistance
Click the link to see if you are eligible for financial assistance for childcare from the state of Massachusetts. To apply for child care financial assistance, call Mass 211 or contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency.
Managing Stress/Anxiety for Children & Teens
This site provides 25 fun mindfulness activities for children and teens
Domestic Violence Support
Connect with the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7/365 to obtain help by chat at the website below, or by calling 1-800-799-7233.
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Great Starts
A Career Guide for Moms Re-Entering the Workforce
Medical debt relief
Craigslist
The Freecycle Network
Free Money In Your Pocket
Accessing legal help
Protection Against Eviction
Eviction defense self-help
Free legal help for residents of Greater Boston
Reduced-rate legal representation
Free legal advice via Zoom
Free legal advice online
Dial-a-Lawyer
Emergency Housing Payment Help
Housing Help, Shelter, and Protection from Eviction
Mass 2-1-1
Free COVID tests
Reduce or Eliminate Your Student Loan Payments
Purchasing Car Insurance
Auto Loan Best Practices
Leasing vs. Buying a Car
Car Buying Tips
Car Buying Workshop
Cheap Used Cars (Helping Hands of America)
Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline
MyFinancialLifeMA.org
BabySteps Savings Plan
Resume Examples
HousingWorks - resources & services for housing applicants
Housing Assistance for non-Massachusetts residents
Housing Consumer Education Centers
Disability Benefits in MA
Autism Resources
How to Advocate for Your Child
Help with Special Education Supports and Services
Federation for Children with Special Needs
De Novo Center for Justice and Healing
Affordable Legal Representation
Down Payment Assistance
Get help with child support
Access mental health care in MA
Grants to cover children's medical costs
Guide to low-income internet options
Free Household Items
Free Lyfts for Job Access
Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program
Find an affordable rental home/apartment
Help for first-time homebuyers
Find a subsidized home to buy
Women, Infant, & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program
Free Debt Relief Help
Local city/town homebuyer assistance programs
Free cash for first-generation homebuyers
CORI Sealing Clinic - Greater Boston Legal Services
CORI Sealing Clinic - Lawyers Clearinghouse
Recognizing Signs of Domestic Abuse
GoodRX Prescription Discounts
Housing discrimination
Foreclosure Assistance
More help with Student Loans
Axuda Interest-Free Loans
Fuel Assistance/Home Heating Assistance
Network of Care Massachusetts
Find a therapist in MA
Mental Health Crisis Text Line
Free Smartphone/Phone Service/Internet Access
Good Neighbor Energy Fund
Help Paying Past-Due Utility Bills
MA Domestic Violence Hotline
Food Pantries
Apply for SNAP Benefits (food stamps)
Getting Your Landlord to Fix Sanitary and Safety Violations
New Hope
Black Female Therapist Directory
Landlord-Tenant Legal Issues
Financial Security for Women
Free tax help
Postpartum Depression
Fair Shake Resource Center
National Reentry Resource Center
Resources for Understanding Racism
Getting a free interpreter
Citizenship & Naturalization Resources
Immigrants: Know Your Rights
Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans
Therapy for Black Girls
Free transportation to medical appointments
SNAP benefits calculator
Apply for a free computer
Low-Cost Refurbished Laptops
Free food delivery with SNAP
Basic legal info overview
Establishing paternity/parentage
Request child support change
Information about Child Support
Greater Boston Food Bank
Free/reduced-cost health insurance
Virtual Babysitting for Student-Parents
Apply for Unemployment Benefits
Low-Cost Laptops & Hot Spots
Verizon Lifeline Discount Internet
Affordable Internet through RCN
HousingMatch.org
Free produce for SNAP participants
SNAP benefits for online grocery shopping
Project Bread Food Resources
Breakfast & Lunch from Women’s Lunch Place
City of Boston food resources
Unemployment if you quit your job
Domestic Violence Legal Helpline
Domestic Violence Community Advocacy Hotline
Prescription Discount Cards
Discounted internet service from Comcast
Childcare Financial Assistance
Managing Stress/Anxiety for Children & Teens
Domestic Violence Support

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