LOCAL AGENCIES

South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc.

SMOC’s mission is to improve the quality of life of low-income and disadvantaged individuals and families by advocating for their needs and rights; providing services; educating the community; building a community of support; participating in coalitions with other advocates and searching for new resources and partnerships.

Contact:

7 Bishop StreetFramingham, MA 01702

Web: http://www.smoc.org/
Call: 508-872-4853 | Fax: (508) 620-2310

Community Teamwork, Inc.

CTI is a catalyst for social change, strengthening communities and reducing poverty by delivering vital services and collaborating with key stakeholders to create housing, education and economic opportunities.

Contact:

155 Merrimack StreetLowell, MA 01852

Web: http://www.commteam.org/
Call: (978) 459-0551 | Fax: (978) 453-9128


PROGRAMS OFFERED

Adult Education & Workforce Development

  • Adult Basic Education

  • ESOL

  • Job Creation

  • Job Readiness

  • Job Training

  • Literacy

  • Youth Mentoring

Access to Benefits

  • TAFDC (Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children)

  • EAEDC (Emergency Aid to Elders, Disabled & Children)

  • Emergency Assistance

  • Social Security

  • SSI/SSDI

  • Medicaid/MASSHealth

  • Child Care Vouchers

  • SNAP Benefits

  • Fuel Assistance

  • Head Start

Early Education & Care

  • Head Start and Early Head Start

  • Child Care Resource & Referral Agency

  • Child Care Vouchers

  • Play Groups

  • Parenting Education Workshops

Energy Programs

  • Discounts on utility bills

  • Heating System Repair and Replacement

  • Weatherization

  • Appliance Management Program

  • Advocacy and Support

Food, Nutrition, and Health

  • Congregate Feeding

  • Food Banks And Pantries

  • Meals on Wheels

  • SNAP

  • WIC

  • Health Clinic

  • Navigators

  • Prescription Assistance

Housing Programs

  • Help with Eviction Notices

  • Rent or Mortgage Assistance

  • Assistance with Housing Searches

  • Help with Move-in Costs

  • Mediation in Landlord/Tenant Disputes

  • Help with Subsidized Housing, Including Application Issues

  • HECM Counseling

  • Foreclosure Counseling

Money Management

  • Financial Education

  • Financial Counseling

  • Financial Coaching

  • Credit Counseling

  • Credit Building

  • Access to Safe and Affordable Financial Products

  • Incentivized Savings Programs

  • Asset Ownership Programs