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Type of Assistance
Name of ProgramAssistance offeredEligibilityContact Info
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Fuel (heating) assistancePartners for Community (Offices in Springfield & Fitchburg)Financial assistance for home/rental heating costs.For homeowners & renters. Call to confirm all required documenation that must be provided to determine eligibility.No. Central MA clients: New England Farm Worker's Council, Fuel Assistance Program, 473 Main St. 3rd FL, Fitchburg MA 01420, (978)-342-4520
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Heating AssistanceCitizens Energy CorporationOne time heating assistance (100 gallons) in supplying oil or natural gas ($150 credit)Low income families. Must qualify based on required eligibility documentation. (877) 563-4645 (JOE-4-OIL)
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Heating AssistanceGood Neighbor Energy Fund / Salvation ArmyThose who qualify, may receive up to $425.00 per household per season for home heating costs.Household in temporary financial crisis and not eligible for other fuel assistance programs. Must meet specific income guidelines. Salvation Army
(978) 342-3300
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Utility AssistanceUtility Arrearage ProgramsHelps households pay overdue utility bills. Prevents shutoffs or restores utility service that has already been shut off. Offer payment plans and debt forgiveness. Low income households meeting fuel assistance guidelines, owe at least $100 in overdue bills. Must agree to a payment plan and commit to making payments on time. Department of Public Utilities 1-617-737-2836 or 1-877-886-5066
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Utility AssistanceUtility DiscountsProvides lower rates, up to 35% for low-income customers for gas, electricity, and telephone service, including Lifeline and Link-up phone service. Income based eligibility and must receive assistance from other programs such as Food Stamp, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Fuel Assistance, or Head Start. Department of Public Utilities 1-617-737-2836 or 1-877-886-5066
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Utility AssistanceUtility Shutoff ProtectionPrevents utility companies from shutting off utility service under certain circumstances. Elderly, Low-income families with infants, People with serious illness who cannot pay their bill, Low-income families who would be left without heat during the winter months.Department of Public Utilities 1-617-737-2836 or 1-877-886-5066
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Heating Repair & Replacement ProgramMontachusett Opportunity Council Heating Repair & Replacement ProgramProvide heating system repairs and replacements for homeowners.Must be eligible for Fuel Assistance, (income of 60% area median income).MOC Energy & Housing Serv., 66 Day Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420, 978-342-7025
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HOME Repair for EldersElder Home Repair Program- MOCMOC’s Elder Home Repair program provides repairs and modifications to the homes of elders “at-risk” from health and safety hazards.Eligibility varies by communityMontachusett Opportunity Council, 356B Broad St., Fitchburg, MA 978-342-7025 X2
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Home Lead Paint removal Get the Lead out ProgramProgram to assist homeowners with removing hazardous lead paint from their home.Eligibility varies depending on income, type of housing and family composition.NewVue Communities (formerly Twin Cities CDC), 470 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420, (978)-342-9561
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Home repairHomeowner Rehabilitation ProgramInspection and Repair of owner occupied one to three family homes. Assistance is offered as low or no interest paying or deferred loans.Primary Eligibility based on household income. Property must be owner occupied.Fitchburg Division of Housing, located in the City Library, Mail to: 166 Boulder Drive, Fitchburg MA 01420 978-829-1897
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Home Repair for AccessibilityHome Modification Loan Program- RCAP SolutionsFunds are provided to make access and egress improvements, enable individuals to remain independent and make structural improvements affecting the safety of individuals and caregivers.Must qualify as disabled, cognitive, developmental, environmental sensitivity and neurological disabled persons and their families. Borrowers must reside in the home being modified.RCAP Solutions Evette Chislim, Residential Loan Fund Manager, rperdicaro@rcapsolutions.org 978-630-6725
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Energy Saving Home Improvements MASS SAVEOffers energy tips and information about free home energy assessments, energy-saving products, loans, rebates, and other incentives for energy-saving home improvement. Massachusetts residents who are homeowners or tenants who live in a 1 to 4 unit dwelling and pay their own heat or electricity. To set up an appointment, call: (866) 527-7283 http://www.masssave.com
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Energy Saving Home Improvements/ weatherizationENERGY SAVEOffers grant assistance to Fitchburg MASS SAVE participants for out of pocket costs. Fitchburg homeowners with incomes up to 120% of the Area Median Income.Fitchburg Division of Housing, located in the Library, Mail to: 166 Boulder Drive, Fitchburg MA 01420 978-829-1897
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Energy Saving Home Improvements/ weatherizationWeatherization ProgramProvides energy audits, education and energy saving measures including insulation, weather-stripping and pipe/duct wrap.Must be eligible for Fuel Assistance, (income of 60% area median income).Montachusett Opportunity Council (MOC) Energy & Housing Services, 1000 Lancaster Street, Leominster, MA 01453, 978-342-7025
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Energy Savings -Appliance ReplacementAppliance Monitoring & Replacement ProgramProvide income eligible Unitil customers with appliance monitoring and replacement of inefficient refrigerators, energy saving light bulbs, showerheads, and faucet aerators.Must be eligible for Fuel Assistance, (income of 60% area median income).Montachusett Opportunity Council (MOC) Energy & Housing Services, 356B Broad St. Fitchburg, MA 01420, 978-342-7025
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Home Ownership
NewVue Communities
Provides information, education and referral for individuals and families interested in home buyer or homeowners with home maintainance and repair needs. Individuals and families interested in purchasing a home.Homeownership Ctr. of No. Central MA, NewVue Communities, 470 Main Street, Fitchburg MA 01420, (978) 342 9561 www.homesncm.org
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Food AssistanceFood Stamps/ SNAPProvides financial assistance to purchase food.Low income families and individuals.Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) 473 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 665-8700
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Nurtition and Health Education ProgramWIC (Woman, Infants, and Children)…men can apply too!Income-eligible program that offers personalized nutrition counseling, "free" healthy foods and eating tips. As needed will provide referrals for counseling and referrals to health care and other services. Massachusetts residents who are pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children under 5 years of age. Women who are in dietary risk. Fitchburg, Leominster, Clinton, Ayer & Gardner: Contact - 1-800- 942-1007 or Local Office: 978-345-6272
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Food AssistanceThe Food source HotlineToll free hotline. Refers families to emergency food resources in their community, screening for SNAP eligibility.Massachusetts residents in need of food. Referrals to other food related programs (SNAP), has an eligibility requirement.Project Bread The Food Source Hotline: 1-800-645-8333
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Food Assistance MealsOur Father's TableFree Meal - Tues & Thurs @ 5pm
Faith Christian Church
Open to all families and single men/womenFaith Christian Church
40 Boutelle St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
978-342-8522
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Elder Food AssistanceElder Nutrition ProgramReferrals to Community Dining Program, Meals on Wheels, Elder Brown Bag Program, SNAP, Senior Farmers Market Coupons and Homebound Produce Deliver Program and Healthy Living Nutrition ServicesPersons over 60 in need of Nutritional Assistance. Montachusett Opportunity Council (MOC), 356B Broad St. 4th Fl. Fitchburg, MA 01420, 978-342-6259
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Clothing AssistanceSalvation ArmyClothing - availability based on donationsAssistance offered on an as-needed basis.739 Water Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 342-3300
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ClothingFCC Clothing Closet"Free" gently used clothing - children and adultsOpen to allFaith Christian Church
40 Boutelle St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
978-342-8522
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"Free" clothing for children and adultsThe Clothing ClosetClothes, shoes and misc. items for families and individuals. All items are subject to our donation supply.N/AMontachusett Opportunity Council Fitchburg Family Resource Center, 356B Broad Street, 4th FL Fitchburg, MA 01420
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Clothing AssistanceCatholic CharitiesClothing AssistanceAssistance offered on an as-needed basis.196 Mechanic Street, Leominster, MA 01453 (978) 840-0696
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Assistance for clothing, housing & foodGinny's Thrift ShopClothing assistance, food & household itemsAssistance offered on an as-needed basis and availability based on donations 52 Mechanic Street, Leominster, MA 01453 (978) 537-1387
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Clothing AssistanceGoodwill StoresClothing AssistanceAssistance offered on an as-needed basis.25 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01605 (508) 752-4042
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Emergency Assistance CoordinationUnited Neighbors Family Services (formerly Cleghorn Neighborhood Ctr)Wednesday, 9:30-12:30. An emergency food pantry, MassHealth enrollment , HIV testing, referrals for services.Available for Fitchburg Residents. Eligibility varies depending on needs.United Neighborhoods of Fitchburg, 2-18 Fairmount St. Fitchburg, MA (978)-342-2069
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Crisis InterventionCommunity HealthLink24 hour crisis assessment, intervention and stabilization services Anyone who has MassHealthCommunity Healthlink, Inc. 40 Spruce Street, Leominster, MA 01420 1-800-977-5555
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Crisis InterventionLUK Inc.Offers a variety of prevention, counseling, placement and support services for youth, adults and families.Eligibility varies by program/ insurance.LUK Office 545 Westminster St., Fitchburg MA 01420 978-345-0685
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Emergency Cash AssistanceEmergency Aid to Elders, Disabled and ChildrenProvide cash and medical benefits to needy families and individuals who are not receiving welfare or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Elderly, disabled people, children and their families who do not qualify for welfare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or other similar programs. Income Eligibility applies. Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), 473 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420, (978) 665-8700 English press 1 Spanish press 2
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Emergency Cash AssistanceSupplemental Security Income (SSI)Provide cash assistance for people who are 65 or older and for people of any age who are disabled or blind. Must be disabled, blind, or age 65 or older, and have limited income and resources. Must live in the United States and either be a citizen or an eligible noncitizen.Social Security, Philbin Federal Building, Rm 301, 881 Main St., Fitchburg, MA 01420 (800) 772-1213
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Emergency Cash Assistance and SNAPTransitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC)Provides cash and medical assistance to needy families with dependent children, including pregnant women, to help them meet their children's basic needs. Families with at least one child under 18 years of age living in the home. Must meet financial requirements, have a social security number. Must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen and be a resident of Massachusetts.Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), 473 Main St., Fitchburg, MA 01420, (800) 249-2007, (978) 665-8700 Free APP Mobile DTA Connect: 1-800-997-2555
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Cash AssistanceMA Department of Unemployment Benefits Cash benefits for a maximum of 30 weeks. Many unemployed workers qualify for health insurance benefits through the Medical Security Program. You can also get help finding a new job or training for a new career.Massachusetts workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own are covered by unemployment insurance. Workers fired from their job for good reason, or who quit by choice are not eligible. You may get partial unemployment benefits if you work part-time while looking for a new full-time job. TeleClaim Center 1-877-626-6800 or online at: http://www.mass.gov/lwd/unemployment-insur/claimants/
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HomelessnessEmergency AssistanceProvides shelter and other emergency housing services to low-income families with children, and to pregnant women, who are homeless.Low-income families with dependent children, or pregnant women, who are homeless that meet income guidelines. Must also be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen and have a social security number. Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), 473 Main St., Fitchburg, MA 01420, (800) 249-2007, (978) 665-8700
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Homelessness PreventionResidential Assistance for Families in TransitionThis is a homeless prevention program that gives short-term financial assistance up to $3000 to low income families who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. Families of two or more people living together and that have at least one child under the age of 21, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Must meet income guidelines. MASS Housing, 12 East Worcester St., 2nd FL Worcester, MA (800) 224-5124 http://www.masshousinginfo.org/agencies
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Homelessness PreventionEmergency Rental AssistanceProvides cash to assist renters facing eviction. Funding is limited and not always availableEligibility varies. Must have 14 day notice to quitMontachusett Opportunity Council (MOC),
356B Broad St.
Fitchburg, MA, 978-343-5706
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Homeless Services (for Fitchburg Public School Students)McKinney-Vento ProgramAsssitance with school supplies, backpacks, FPS field trip fees, school pictures, etc. Assistance is based on available funding at the time of the request. Just ask!Student/parent or guardian, must contact their school's guidance counselor to complete a Student Pre-Assessment Form to determine eligibility.Contact: District McKinney-Vento Liaison- Fitchburg Public Schools, 376 South St., Administration Bldg., 978-345-3200
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Foreclosure Homelessness PreventionBorrower Recovery PreventionAssists owners facing foreclosure to stabilize housing through a variety of resources including finding other housing.Homeowners facing foreclosureMontachusett Opportunity Council (MOC),
356B Broad St.
Fitchburg, MA, 978-343-5706
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Emergency ShelterOur Father’s HouseProvides Emergency and Transitional Shelter & transitional housing to homeless men, women & childrenEligibility determined at intake process based on the program a person is inquiring about for servicesOur Father's House, 55 Lunenburg Street, Fitchburg MA 01420, 978-345-3050 (Shelter opens at 3:00 pm)
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Emergency Shelter for Victims of Domestic AbuseYWCA/Battered Women's ShelterProvides emergency shelter and support services to women (men) and children fleeing domestic violence.Women (men) and children fleeing domestic violenceYWCA/ Women's Resources, Inc. Of No. Central MA - P.O. Box 1209 Leominster, MA 01453 (Hotline) 508-342-2919, (Office) 978-345-8699
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Emergency ShelterMontachusett Interfaith Hospitality Network (MIHN Family Shelter)Provides temporary shelter and assistance in locating affordable permanent housing. The program provides a positive alternative to traditional homeless shelters so that children can continue with their education. Parents are offered case mgt., job training resources and daycare assistance as needed. Families who have lost their housing.Director: Jon Hogue Operations Manager: Tabitha Cardona MIHN, 758 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453, (978) 466-1704 x13
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Veterans ServicesFitchburg Veterans ServicesCash and medical assistance program that helps low-income Massachusetts wartime veterans and their families pay for food, shelter, medical care, and other basic needs. Also provides referrals to a variety of other services to help veterans find more permanent solution to their problems.Veterans or a dependent of a veteran who served during wartime, you have few resources and little income, and you need financial help. Michele Marino, Veteran Services Commissioner, 14 Wallace Ave, 2nd floor Fitchburg MA 01420, Mon.-Fri 8:30-4:30 (978) 829-1798
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Foreclosure PreventionNational Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling ProgramFirst Time Home Buyers Class, counseling and assistance with loan modification or refinance programs when eligible. Homeowners facing foreclosureNew Vue Communities (formerly Twin Cities CDC), 470 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978)-342-9561 www.newvuecommunities.org
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Housing CounselingRCAP Solutions Housing Consumer Education Center (HCEC) Housing Counseling and referrals for a wide range of housing issues.Eligibility varies depending on housing needs.RCAP Solutions, 12 East Worcester St., Worcester MA 01605 1-800-488-1969, ext. 6770 Monday - Friday 8:30-4:00 www.recapsolutions.org
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Affordable housingFitchburg Housing AuthoritySubsidized housing and rental assistanceEligibility based primarily on household income.Fitchburg Housing Authority, 100 Main St., Leominster, MA 978-537-5300
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Housing SearchMassResources.org -Housing ProgramsOnline search tool for affordable housing.Eligibility based primarily on household income.www.massresources.org (click on HOUSING PROGRAMS)
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Tenant/Landlord rightsCentral Massachusetts Housing AllianceCounseling and education regarding tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities. Landlord handbook Landlords and Tenants. Other eligibility may apply.Central MA Housing Authority (CMHA), 6 Institute Rd. Worcester, MA (508) 752-5519 Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00
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Fair Housing ComplaintsUS Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)Pursues enforcement action in cases of housing discrimination.Anyone with a fair housing complaint.US Dept. of HUD, Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Federal Building, 10 Causeway St., Rm 321 Boston, MA 02222-1092 1-800-827-5005. Complaints_office_01@hud.gov
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Home ownership classesHomeownership Center of North Central MACertified 1st Time Homebuyer Education classes will teach you the basics of prepare for the home purchase process. Individuals and families interested in purchasing a home.NewVue Communities, 470 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 978-342-9561 or 1-888-978-6261, (978)-345-7905 (FAX) Classes: 5:30-8:00 p.m. www.homesncm.org
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Legal AssistanceCommunity Legal Aid Legal assistance to low income and elderly that protects fundamental rights, secures access to basic needs, and challenges policies and practices that harm our clients.Serves low income and elderly populations.Community Legal Aid (Primary Office) 405 Main Street, 4th Floor, Worcester, MA 01608 1-800-649-3718 Mon. – Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm (Satellite Office) -76 Summer St., Fitchburg, MA 01420 Wed.: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Job search and Career trainingNorth Central Career CenterJob and training search guidance and resources.Core services are free and available to all.100 Erdman Way. Leominster MA 01453, (978) 534-1481
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EducationFee Adult Education G.E.D. classes, ESL classes, computer training & access, People Empowering People leadership development workshops. Childcare is available for each program.Check for eligibility. Programs are free to eligible Fitchburg residents.Cleghorn Neighborhood Center, 2-18 Fairmount St. Fitchburg MA (978)-342-2069
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)Montachusett Opportunity CouncilFinancial education classes with focus on savings, budgeting, credit repair, financial goal setting. N/AMontachusett Opportunity Council,
356B Broad St.
Fitchburg, MA, 978-343-5706
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Elder and Disabled home care and assistanceMontachusett Home Care Corporation, (MHCC)Elders and disabled persons who have critical unmet needs may receive homemaker and personal care services and transportation to certain medical treatments. Many other services also are available depending on the needs of the individual.Elder or disabled individuals who meet financial and programmatic eligibility criteria. Eligibility and service need is determined by an assessment completed by our nursing and case management staff.MHCC 680 Mechanic Street, Leominster MA 01453 978-534-7411, email: info@montachusetthomecare.com
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Child Care AssistanceDepartment of Transitional Assistance (DTA)Helps current and former families who have qualified for stet benefits (formerly welfare) within the past 12 months, with free or low cost child care. A recipient of welfare, either current or in the past 12 months. Recipient of services must have a child in home who qualifies for care. The person requesting assistance must also be either employed, seeking work, or in an approved education or job training program. 473 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 , (800) 772-1213 or (978) 665-8700
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Child Care AssistanceIncome-eligible Child CareHelps low-income non-welfare recipients who are income eligible to receive subsidized childcare for children under the age of 12, or older children with special needs. Must be a resident of Massachusetts, who can show a need for services. Families must be working, looking for work, in an education or job training program, or are taking part in other approved activities.Department of Early Education and Care 1-617-988-6600
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Child Care Referrals and SubsidiesChild Care ResourcesAssisting families in locating quality child care and out-of-school time programs, as well as community resources as needed.All families are eligible for child care referrals & community resource information. For financial assistance in paying for child care, must meet income guidelines, 50% SMI.Child Care Resources, 1480 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg, MA 01420 978-343-7395
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Early Childhood EducationHead Start / Early Head StartFree early childhood programs for pregnant women and for children from birth to age 5.Must reside within the community. Child cannot be older than 5 years of age. Family must meet income limits. Montachusett Opportunity Council (MOC), 601 River Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 978- 343-0185
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Early Literacy, Family SupportMOC Community Partnerships for Children FitchburgEarly Literacy Program, Home Visiting Program, Preschool Play Groups, Family Support Programs, Educational Family Community Events, Referrals to local resources, local Early Childhood CouncilFor familes with children 0-12 years of ageMOC Community Partnerships, Ms. Jeannie Solano, 601 River St., Fitchburg, MA 01420, 978-345-8549
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Child Early InterventionEarly InterventionA program to help infants and toddlers who have developmental delays or are at risk for such delays. The goal is to help children as soon as possible so that they can reach their full potential. Children from birth up to the age of 3 who are not developing typically for their age Are at risk of developmental delays because of biological or environmental factors. Have a physical, emotional, or cognitive condition.

Community Healthlink Lipton EIP, 100 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA 01453, 978-840-9354
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Youth DevelopmentBoys and Girls Club Afterschool and Summer ProgramsThe Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster provides programs and support to the youth of the community through programs and inspiration. Affordable tuition based on income. Boys & Girls Club, 365 Lindell Ave., Leominster, MA 01453, 978-534-8358, http://www.bgcfl.org
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Youth DevelopmentAfterschool and Summer ProgramsAfter-school and summer programs that provide academic and enrichment activities, college preparation and career exploration for high school students, civic engagement and leadership development. All programs are centered on violence and drug prevention.Fitchburg area residents. Other eligibility criteria may apply.United Neighbors ( formerly Cleghorn Neighborhood Center), 2-18 Fairmount St., Fitchburg MA, (978)-342-2069
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Information & ReferralM.O.C. - Services are Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pmConnecting families to local and state resources, assistance with forms & employment informationN/AMontachusett Opportunity Council (MOC) Fitchburg Family Resource Ctr., 356B Broad Street, 4th FL Fitchburg, MA 01420
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Enrichment & Parent EducationStrengthening Families A variety of resources and educational and enrichment community events for familiesAll families within the community are welcomed!Children's Aid & Family Service 1480 John Fitch Hwy. Fitchburg, MA 01420 978-602-8657
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Evidence-based Parent Education ProgramThe Parenting Journey (Please call for class dates and time)Free classes for parents/caregiversN/AMontachusett Opportunity Council Fitchburg Family Resource Center, 356B Broad Street, 4th FL Fitchburg, MA 01420
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Evidence-based Parent Education ProgramThe Nurturing Families, Evidence-based Parenting Classes AND The Nurturing Father's, Evidence-based Parenting Classes. Please call for dates and time. Both programs offer a 16 week parenting session N/AMontachusett Opportunity Council Fitchburg Family Resource Center, 356B Broad Street, 4th FL Fitchburg, MA 01420
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Parent Involvement Program Title I Department-FPS Examples of Programs: Bookworms, BookSwaps, Pocket Math, Bookmaking, Spring Literacy Fair, Summer Journey's Camp, many more!All Title1 Events are "free". Most events offer a "free" breakfast, pizza and/or snack. Students are provided with "free" program materials and/or a book to take home. Great events to engage parents with their children!For all parents/guardians, students and siblings. Welcome!Eva Kelly, Title I Parent Liaison, Director of Enrollment PK-8th, 376 South Street, Fitchburg, MA 978-345-3200 or kellye@fitchburg.k12.ma.us
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Special Needs ServicesFitchburg Public School Dept. of Special EducationParents/guardians and school staff can discuss issues, concerns, questions, and ideas for student issues regarding IEP's, evaluation requests etc.All parents and guardians of Fitchburg children receiving supportive educational services, including those with IEP’s, 504 plans, out-of-district placements, at–risk children, children suffering from trauma etc., and school staff are free to contact the department.Fitchburg Public School Dept. Special Education Office 978-345-3209
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F2B, Footsteps2Brilliance (Literacy-based Program)F2B is an app that allows families with children aged 3-8 yrs. to access hundreds of audio-supported books and songs, in both English and Spanish, leading to the development of languageneeded for success in school and life.In January 2017, the Fitchburg Public Schools and it's community partners acquired a five-year license for F2B. Any family living in the 01420 zip code is able to access F2B.Families (in 01420 zip code) may register children at age 3. Please log onto: www.myf2b.com/register/fps to complete the registration process.If you experience difficulties with log-on, please email Kathryn Brady at: bradyk@fitchburg.k12.ma.us
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Family SupportSeven Hills North Central Family Support CenterInformation & Referrals, Family Support Specialists to assist you, Family Trainings, Parent Networking, Community Connections & Resources. Program has a Comprehensive Education and Training Library.Available for indivduals and family members with disabilities.Fitchburg Office: 1460 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg, MA 01420 978-632-4322
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Support for Mothers (Child rearing tips, appropriate discipline practices, & Child's Developmental Stages)Mother's Support Group. Meets every Wednesday, 2:00pm-3:00pmCurriculum-based sessionsN/AMontachusett Opportunity Council - Fitchburg Family Resource Center, 356B Broad Street, 4th FL Fitchburg, MA 01420
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Support for Fathers (Child rearing tips, appropriate discipline practices, & Child's Developmental Stages)Father's Support Group Meets every Monday, 5:00pm-6:30pmCurriculum-based sessionsN/AMontachusett Opportunity Council - Fitchburg Family Resource Center, 356B Broad Street, 4th FL Fitchburg, MA 01420
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Support Group for Latino Parents and CaregiversLatino Support Group Meets every Friday, 10:00am-12:00pmEducational workshops, arts & crafts. Special events are held every Friday during the meeting time.N/AMontachusett Opportunity Council - Fitchburg Family Resource Center, 356B Broad Street, 4th FL Fitchburg, MA 01420
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Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment AND Family Plan DevelopmentChildren Requiring Assistance (CRA)Assessments and connections to community reources for children (6-18) yrs. of age who are having serious problems at home, truany issues, runaways and child explotation.N/AMontachusett Opportunity Council - Fitchburg Family Resource Center, 356B Broad Street, 4th FL Fitchburg, MA 01420
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Parent/Child Time to PlayMy Time Play RoomParents/caregivers can reserve time to play with their child/ren at our center. Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Must schedule time at least one week in advance. Parent/children can make use of the playroom for 1 1/2 hrs. at a time.N/AMontachusett Opportunity Council - Fitchburg Family Resource Center, 356B Broad Street, 4th FL Fitchburg, MA 01420
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Department of Children and Families (DCF) - Supervised VisitationSupervised Visitation. Available Monday-Friday, 5:00pm-6:30pmParents with children under DCF custody can have supervised visits at our Family Resource Center Playroom.N/AMontachusett Opportunity Council - Fitchburg Family Resource Center, 356B Broad Street, 4th FL Fitchburg, MA 01420
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HealthcareAction Health ServicesBrings medical care and services directly to you and your family through a mobile medical unit. Anyone who is homeless, does not have health insurance, or is homebound. 275 Nichols Road Bullock Building Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 878-8110
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HealthcareMassHealthA public health insurance program for residents of Massachusetts of low and medium income. Requirements differ depending on age, family situation, work history, immigration status, and health care needs(888) 665-9993
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HealthCareHealth Safety Net Fund (Free Care)A program for Massachusetts low and medium income residents of all ages who are not eligible for health insurance or cannot afford to buy it.Must be a Massachusetts resident. Families with limited income, or large medical bills that cannot be paid. Premiums and co-pays are determined by income eligibility. (877) 910-2100
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Health InsuranceMassachusetts Health ConnectorInformational resource to assist residents in making choices when buying health insurance or applying for free or low cost insuranceMassachusetts Residents1-877-623-6265 www.mahealthconnector.org
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Health CareCommunity Health Connections - add add'l info from Housing ListPrimary medical, preventive and restorative dental, behavioral health and low-cost pharmacy Fitchburg area residents. Other eligibility criteria may apply.Community Health Connections, Inc. 275 Nichols Road Fitchburg MA 01420 978-878-8100
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Quitting SmokingThe Smokers Helpline Free telephone counseling and free special program and tools (such as free nicotine patches).Smokers interested in quitting.1-800-QUIT-NOW www.trytostop.org
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Food Pantries/ Soup KitchensUnited Neighbors of Fitchburg Cleghorn Neighborhood Center: CNCSalvation ArmySt. Vincent de Paul - St. Joseph Food Pantry. Call prior to confirm that have availability, 978-342-4608. Must show proof of address for each family member. Open Friday's from 8:30-10:00 am.Highland Baptist Church, 19 Cedar St., Fitchburg MA 01420 978-342-9646 Offers a comjmunity food pantry for Fitchburg, Ashburnham, Lunenburg and Townsend. Open on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9:00-11:00 am.
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18 Fairmount Street, Fitchburg 01420739 Water Street, Fitchburg 01420
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978-342-2069978-342-3300
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Distribution: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM Appointments available for working clients. Call First.Distribution: Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 12 PM & 1 to 4PM. Please call for appt.
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Leona E. Fleming Food Pantry At Green AcresCare Services ProjectSoup Kitchen: Our Father’s Table, Inc.
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62 Normandy Road, Fitchburg 01420Professional Services Building 356B Broad Street-4th Floor, Fitchburg 01420Faith Christian Church
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978-342-8617978-345-436640 Boutelle Street, Fitchburg 01420
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Distribution: Tues.8:30AM to 4:30PM and Fri. 8:30AM to 3:30PM.Program for people & families with HIV/AIDS. During 3rd week of month: open Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 12 PM and 12:30 to 4 PM. Call ahead for an appointment. Distribution Entrance at 356C-2nd Floor Location.Meal Site: 978-345-6950, Church: 978-342-8522 Meals served: Tuesday & Thursday, Meals served at 5 PM.
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HotlinesElder Abuse 1-800-922-2275Rape Crisis Hotline1-(800) 870-5905
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HotlinesDomestic Violence and Sexual AssaultSafeLink 1-877-785-2020 Child at Risk 1-(800) 792-5200
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HotlinesParents Anonymous 1- (800) 882-1250National Drug & Alcohol Treatment 1-(800) 662-HELP
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Job TrainingTraining Resources of AmericaPrepare for High School Equivalency Test - Find a Job - Learn computer and customer skills - Pregnant or Parenting between the ages of 14 and 24 and receiving TAFDCContact: Jen Chaves 435 Main Street Suite 2500 Fitchburg, MA 978-343-4452
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Health CareACTION Community Health CenterPrimary Medical Care, Dental Care, Behaviroal Health Services, Insurance enrollment assistance referrals to support servicesAnyone 130 Water Street (Central Plaza) Fitchburg, MA 01420 978-878-8100
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