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. 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!!

  2. 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.

  3. Family Ties- Parent-to-Parent Program connects volunteer support parents with caregivers seeking support around parenting children who have disabilities and/or medical complexities. 
  4. Family Resource Center BROCKTON Assistance with Career, Child Care, Education, Family Support, Financial and many more resources!  1041 Pearl Street, Suite L
    Brockton, MA 02301 — 508-857-0272

  5. 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.

  6. 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 their playgroups click HERE . For an overview of this program Click HERE.  For more information contact [email protected] or 508-580-7491

  7. 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

  8. ONE PAGE RESOURCE (double-sided) resource page Nov. 2022

  9. 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 online intake available at:

  10. 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.
  11. PROJECT BREADCall 1-800-645-8333 for the Massachusetts hunger hotline. Can help with filling out SNAP applications
  12. APPLY FOR SNAP   For details on SNAP and Unemployment benefits in Massachusetts

  13. Did you know you can buy food online using SNAP in MA? HERE is how It works!

  14. H.I.P. Using Your SNAP Card Do you know about the extra money available for fruits and vegetables using your SNAP card?   Click HERE for a Tutorial to find HIP locations.

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

  16. 10-TO-10 Helpline Rather than harming your partner, call the 10-to-10 Helpline at 877-898-3411

  17. 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.  

  18. 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!

  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 & Survivors Pension.

  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. 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. 

  27. 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.
  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.



  • 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


  • MassHire Jobs Listing for easier access to recent job openings. Review & apply for any openings.

  • Brockton Workers Alliance wants immigrants to know their rights – Their goal is to equip workers with important information to help them access basic rights as a worker to protect their families.


  • 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

  • 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.


  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


  • Health Insurance Through the Massachusetts Health Connector for those who don’t have health insurance
  • Taking Care Of Your Family — Massachusetts resources, services, and programs to help you and your family.

  • Prenatal Healthy Beginnings – Steward Health Choice Members Program – This MassHealth program offers FREE Doula care, car seat, childbirth classes at participating hospitals, personal support to help during pregnancy, birth and after you go home from the hospital, $25 gift card when you have a prenatal visit within the first 3 months of pregnancy!
  • Pregnant and Want to Quit Smoking or Vaping?  Click HERE for information to get free support and $65 gift card for participating.

  • Marijuana Pregnancy and Breastfeeding   Marijuana use before getting pregnant, during pregnancy and after delivery can affect the health of you and your baby.  Using marijuana is not recommended if you are breastfeeding and/or caring for an infant.  Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana and are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.  Click HERE for support and resources for substance misuse.

  • Free Prescription Discount Card

  • Walgreens Offering RX Home Delivery

  • CVS FREE Home Delivery of Rx & Essentials

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