24 Hour Domestic Violence hotline

SafeLink is Massachusetts’ statewide 24/7 toll-free domestic violence hotline and a resource for anyone affected by domestic or dating violence. The SafeLink toll-free number is (877) 785-2020.

A Guide to Obtaining Housing Assistance

This reference guide, provided by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is for Massachusetts residents seeking information on housing for low and moderate income families and individuals.


HESSCO provides support and services for elders, individuals living with a disability and their caregivers.

Homeowners Options for Massachusetts Elders

Homeowners Options for Massachusetts Elders is a foreclosure prevention agency.

Mass Legal Help

Massachusetts legal aid programs put together this website to help you find practical information about your legal rights. For example, information about issues regarding health and mental health, Special Education services, immigration and many more areas.

Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance

At the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA), we believe that ending homelessness requires transforming the way Massachusetts addresses it.


Springwell is an independent, non-profit organization designated by the Commonwealth to serve the towns of Ashland, Belmont, Brookline, Dover, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Natick, Needham, Newton, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Westborough, and Weston with specific services related to aging and caregiving. 

Virtual Gateway Screening Service

The Virtual Gateway Screening Service is a quick and easy way for people who live in Massachusetts to find out if they qualify for a variety of health, child care, and food assistance programs, including SNAP benefits (formerly called "Food Stamps”). Note: If you have already submitted a SNAP application recently or your family is currently receiving SNAP benefits, DO NOT SUBMIT AN ONLINE APPLICATION.  Instead, contact your local DTA office (Department of Transitional Assistance) to inquire about the status of your SNAP application or your case. provides information about a wide range of assistance programs for people in need living in Massachusetts, including information on what benefits are available, how to apply, eligibility requirements, benefit amounts, and answers to commonly asked questions.

Mass 211 is a helpline connecting callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can dial 2-1-1 on your telephone or call 1-877-211-MASS (6277).