Community Resources: Quincy

GENERAL RESOURCES – 

  1. Apply for SNAP    For details on SNAP & Unemployment benefits in MA click HERE

  2. ONE PAGE referral list (double-sided) resource page

  3. Child Care or Voucher by Town

  4. Local Farmers Market Calendar Summer 2021
  5. Stores That Accept WIC
  6. Food Pantries List by town
  7. PROJECT BREADCall 1-800-645-8333 for the Massachusetts hunger hotline. Can help with filling out SNAP applications

  8. H.I.P. Healthy Incentives Program Do you know about the extra money available for fruits and vegetables using your SNAP card?   Click HERE for a DTAFinder.com Tutorial to find HIP locations.

  9. WIC & SNAP Benefits — Making the Most of Your Food and Nutrition Resources

  10. APPLY FOR SNAP   For details on SNAP and Unemployment benefits in Massachusetts, click HERE

  11. 10-TO-10 Helpline Rather than harming your partner, call the 10-to-10 Helpline at 877-898-3411 or facebook.com/helpline1010.org

  12. PANDEMIC EBT (P-EBT) Pandemic EBT is a special food benefit for families with children eligible for free or reduced price school meals.

  13. NEW WIC FOODS – Effective January 2021

  14. 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!

  15. 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

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

  17. INTERNET DISCOUNT  Up to $50/month for a broadband service.  Up to $100 to purchase a device from participating providers (onetime discount). 

  18. 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. File taxes by May 17 get Child Tax Credit.   Click HERE for the Earned Income Tax Credit Estimator.  Click HERE for additional detail from the IRS website.

ACT EARLY & SUPPORT SERVICES

  • 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).   

  • Home visiting programs Healthy Families, Young Parent Support and Early Head Start-home based
  •  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       

UNEMPLOYMENT & EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) For those not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits (self-employed, independent contractors, UBER Drivers, etc.) who are unable to work as a direct result of the covid-19 public health emergency.  
  • MassHire Zoom Live  These meetings happen Thursday mornings at 11:00 a.m. and are called Just Jobs and Career Connections.
  • MassHire Jobseekers click HERE

HOUSING

HEALTH INSURANCE, PRESCRIPTIONS & MANAGED CARE

USDA Discrimination Complaint

WIC Rights and Responsibilities

WIC Eligibility Agreement