A Resource for the Re-entry Population of Greater Worcester

Cash Assistance

Department of Transitional Assistance

9 Walnut Street, Worcester, MA 01608 1-800-445-6604 / (508) 767-3100

Massachusetts State Supplement Program (SSP)

SSI (Supplemental Security Income) is a federal program of the Social Security Administration that makes monthly payments to certain people who are age 65 or older, blind, or disabled. Massachusetts adds more money to SSI payments for Massachusetts residents. This is called the State Supplement Program, or SSP.

Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC)

Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) is a government program that gives cash and health insurance to needy families with dependent children.

The Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC)

Emergency Aid to Elders, Disabled and Children (EAEDC) is a Massachusetts state- funded program that provides cash and medical assistance to needy families and individuals who are not receiving TAFDC, SSI, or other similar benefits.

Department of Transitional Assistance (Framingham Office)

300 Howard Street, Framingham, MA 01702

(508) 661-6600/1-877-382-2363

Monday–Friday, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

SNAP: Food Assistance/ Food Stamp

473 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 665-8700
O ce Hours: Monday–Friday, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

1 North Street, Southbridge, MA 01550
(508) 765-2400
O ce Hours: Monday–Friday, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Gardner Community Action Committee

294 Pleasant Street, Gardner, MA 01440
O ce Hours: Monday–Thursday, 8:30 – 4:30 pm; Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

(978) 632-8700

Emergency Funds

Provides families and individuals in crisis assistance with emergency needs such as first months rent, one month’s rent to prevent eviction, utility bills with a termination notice and medical prescriptions. Assistance is provided while funds are available. Through this program families and individuals have access to comprehensive case management, advocacy and budget counseling.

Social Security Administration – SSI

51 Myrtle Street, Worcester, MA 01608
1-800-772-1213 / (508) 753-4105
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. Persons age 65 and older that meet the financial criteria are eligible regardless of disability status.

Social Security and Medicare Benefits

100 Concord Street, Suite 2a, Framingham, MA 01702

1-866-964-7589 / 1-800-325-0778 / 1-800-772-1213

Department of Veterans Services for the City of Worcester

455 Main Street, Room 108, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 799-1041
Provides ordinary and fuel allowances for everyday living expenses such as food, rent, electric, etc. (for eligible veterans who are citizens of Worcester).

WIC Programs, SMOC

7 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 620-1445
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides free food and nutrition information to help keep pregnant women, infants, and children under twelve healthy and strong. Participants receive nutrition counseling and financial support to purchase food staples and infant formula. Receiving WIC benefits will not prevent you from getting a green card. Eligibility is based on income level.

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