Community Resources: Brockton


WIC participants can receive discounts on heating bills, Internet connections, and tickets to over 200 museums and cultural organizations. Click HERE for more information!


  1. Hannaford’s WIC Curbside Pickup for active WIC participants

  2. Library Resources!  The library has many resources for all ages. Including:  citizenship guidance, online language learning, assistance with immigration paperwork, consultations with bilingual Immigration Attorneys,  children’s story time & crafts, Toddler Time, Virtual English Learners Club, Beginners Computer, Pajama Story time, Karaoke for Teens, Drop-in Tech Help, And more!!

  3. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren –  The purpose of The Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is to be a resource to the Commonwealth on issues affecting grandparents raising grandchildren, and relatives, other than parents, raising kin. Colleen Pritoni can be contacted at [email protected] If you need a direct contact.

  4. Family TiesProvide information and training for families of children with special health needs or disability and their professional partners. They offer a Parent-to-Parent Match. The “match” is a chance to speak by phone with a volunteer Support Parent. To request a “Match” today click HERE.

  5. Family Resource Center BROCKTON Assistance with Career, Child Care, Education, Family Support, Financial and many more resources!  1367 Main St, Brockton — 508-857-0272

  6. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Online classes using smartphones and other devices.  Serves adult immigrants and others in society who have been marginalized. ESOL training is for those who have recently arrived in the U. S. and need better language and social interaction skills to obtain employment and to live successfully in this country.

  7. CFCE (Brockton Coordinated Family Community Engagement) – Serves families with children from birth to 8 years old. Help to access all-inclusive services and supports to strengthen families.  For a list of Winter and Spring virtual playgroups click HERE . For an overview of this program Click HERE.   [email protected] or 508-580-7491

  8. SELF HELP CFCE  Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) program provides free educational activities, workshops, information, and resources for children and families from birth to age 8 to help strengthen families!  Serve 23 towns, including: Abington, Avon, East Bridgewater, Easton, Holbrook, Stoughton, West Bridgewater and Whitman.  [email protected] or 508-559-1666 x3 OR x1810

  9. ONE PAGE RESOURCE (double-sided) resource page 

  10. JUSTICE CENTER SOUTHEASTERN MA    For Low-income individuals, those over age 60 and Victims of crime.  Legal guidance provided for Housing, Public Benefits, Family Law/Domestic Violence, Immigration, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Consumer Debt and Services for Victims of Crime.  Intake and Referral Line: 1-800-244-9023.  Click HERE for more details. For online inquiry form click HERE.

  11. HUMAN TRAFFICKING — Nearly every community in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, has experienced a case of human trafficking in the form of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC).   If you or someone you know is being exploited, help is available.  Please call or text the National Human Trafficking Hotline 888-373-7888 or text: INFO to 233733   You can also Click HERE for more details.
  12. PROJECT BREADConnects people and communities in Massachusetts to reliable sources of food while advocating for policies that make food more accessible—so that no one goes hungry. Call 1-800-645-8333 for the Massachusetts hunger hotline and asstistance to fill out SNAP applications.
  13. APPLY FOR SNAP  1 out of 7 people in Massachusetts receive SNAP benefits. Apply for SNAP in 20 minutes or less. For details on SNAP and Unemployment benefits in Massachusetts, click HERE
  14. SNAP Online Purchasing Program  Massachusetts residents who receive SNAP benefits can use their EBT card to buy food online.

  15. WIC & SNAP BenefitsUSE YOUR WIC BENEFITS FIRST… to make the Most of Your Food and Nutrition Resources!

  16. A Call For Change Helpline A confidential, anonymous helpline for people who want to stop using abuse and control in their intimate relationships. Call the Helpline at 877-898-3411 or email at help@acallforchangehelpline. For more information about the helpline click HERE.

  17. FAIR FOODS $2 Food Bag Program. Each bag contains over twelve pounds of mixed fresh produce. For a full list of all sites click HERE.

  18. COMMUNITY MARKET AT STOUGHTON  Registration is required. Pick-up time slots are offered Mondays 8am-6pm Tuesdays- Thursdays 8am- 4pm — Except for the following holidays: Christmas Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day.   Register HERE as a New Shopper.  

  19. BAMSI HELPLINE For assistance or for more information about Helpline, please call 508-584-4357.

  20. CLOTHING RESOURCE – Bethesda House Boutique Kingston Collection
  21. AMERICAN CREDIT COUNSELING SERVICES (ACCS) A Non-Profit Free Consumer Credit Counseling Service that offers credit resource on Budgeting Assistance, Credit Card Troubles, Chat Live with a Counselor, Financial Education, Credit Report Information and Education Seminars.  Toll Free (800) 729-0551 — Fax: (508) 695-0148, email: [email protected] or U.S. mail: 4 Taunton Street, Suite 5, Plainville, MA 02762

  22. FREE MOBILE PHONE    Assurance Wireless, for low-income households, offers free monthly data, unlimited texting, and free minutes.  You may qualify if you or a member of your household participate in MassHealth, SNAP, SSI, Veterans or Survivors Pension, Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8. Any questions call Toll Free (888)-321-5880.

  23. EARLY HEAD START STARS – Prenatal through age 3. Open to residents of Avon, Brockton, Holbrook, Randolph & Stoughton.  Contact Shirley Washington at [email protected] or [email protected]  Flier in the following languages:
           CV Creole

  24. LICENSED CHILD CARE IN MA  The Department of Early Education & Care online directory.

  25. CHILD CARE SUBSIDIES – Helpful information and links compiled by Greater Boston Legal Services.  Explains who qualifies and how to get a subsidy.   Click HERE for EEC Child Care Income Table.  Click HERE for Child Care Waitlist Application.  Click HERE for Instructions for Child Care Waitlist. Fax inquiry to Cynthia, Waitlist Specialist at 508-984-3559 OR Email: [email protected] OR call Cynthia at 508-999-930 X118

  26. CHILD TAX CREDIT FOR 2021 FILING SEASON Families can receive up to $300 a month for every child ages 0-5 and $250 a month for every child ages 6-17 living in their household. Families do not need any earnings to qualify.  HELP IS HERE  in the form of monthly payments for families with kids!  Click HERE for  Simplified Tax Filing to Claim Your Child Tax Credit.

  27. MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT For 13-19 year old students who seems to be struggling with their mental health.   FREE SERVICES provided onsite at Brockton Public School, the family’s home, and/or community.


WIC participants can receive discounts on heating bills, Internet connections, and tickets to over 200 museums and cultural organizations. Click HERE for more information!

  1. Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) ACP is a federal benefit that helps pay for the internet and buying a tablet/computer. All SNAP households are automatically eligible. Apply now HERE.
  2. WIC CARD TO CULTURE — The Mass Cultural Council has partnered with WIC to offer free or discounted admissions to over 100 of the Commonwealth’s museums and cultural institutions!   Click HERE for the full list of locations.
  3. INTERNET DISCOUNT  Low-cost, high-speed Internet at home — $9.95 Per Month + Tax.  No Credit Check, No Term Contract, No Cancellation Fees, Up to 50 Mbps.

  4. NATIONAL GRID WIC DISCOUNT   If you are actively enrolled in our WIC Program, you are eligible for a 32% discount on your monthly utility bill through National Grid.



  • MILESTONES MATTER! Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing.

  • Family TIES of Massachusetts Resource Guide – Provides information and training for families of children with special health needs or disability (218 page guide).   

  • Health Law Advocates (HLA) is a non-profit public interest law firm whose mission is to improve access to health care for Massachusetts residents with free legal representation.  Click HERE to view real life families sharing how HLA has helped them.

  • To the moon and Back Caregiver Guide For families caring for babies and children born with in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), otherwise referred to as utero substance exposure   

  •  HAND HOLD   Is your kid just being a kid, or is their behavior something to worry about? Learn about signs to look for and get suggestions on what to do next.  Multilingual site with 5 languages   

  • Understanding Childhood Trauma — Trauma-Informed Resources for Parents and Caregivers and how you can help.  Click LINK for IRS Non-Filers Tool for Stimulus and $250/$300 Parent Payments



  • NEED HELP WITH YOUR MORTGAGE? Massachusetts Homeowner Assistance Fund is here.  The Massachusetts Homeowner Assistance Fund (Mass HAF) is available for homeowners who are behind on their mortgage payments because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • NEIGHBORWORKS HOUSING SOLUTIONS    Homeowner and Renter Emergency Grant Assistance for RAFT, ERMA, ERAP – for those that are up to 80% AMI.  These services are for the greater Southeastern MA.  They can use the link for details or call RAFT at 781-422-4204

  • EVICTION DIVERSION CDC Eviction Moratorium is extended through June 30th.   For those facing eviction due to non-payment of rent regarding COVID19.  Are you unable to attend your virtual hearing?  508-857-0272

  • SOUTH MIDDLESEX OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL  Is the housing agency for Stoughton for Homeowner and Renter Emergency Grant Assistance for RAFT, ERMA, ERAP – for those that are up to 80% AMI.  They can use the link or call at 508-872-0765.

  • LEAD REMEDIATION   For Brockton Residents through Brockton Redevelopment Authority.  Grant assistance up to $10,000 for lead remediation per unit and $5,000 for healthy homes.  Improvements may include funding for new windows and doors, Interior and exterior painting, lead safe yards and play areas.  508-586-3887 EXT. 6

  • MassHealth MATCH Program Assistance The program provides eligible individuals with up to $5,500 to help with Moving Costs, Utilities, Furniture, Food Pantry , Cleaning Supplies, Toiletries, Clothing. Cleaning, Pest Control, and Durable or Special Medical Equipment. For more details on eligibility requirement and how to qualify click HERE.


  1. Regional Housing Agencies — contact information for a regional agency and income-limits for the programs
  2. Eviction Diversion Program
  3. Local Community Mediation Center
  4. Community Mediation Programs
  5. COVID Eviction Legal Help Project


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