Student Resources

Parent Resources

Attention Parents/guardians:

Statewide Resources

Emergency Assistance Shelter Intake
Applying for shelter is entirely done by phone 866-584-0653
Eligibility requirements:

  • Families must be at or below 115% of poverty

  • Massachusetts residency

  • Include a child under 21 or pregnant mother

  • Lost housing due to an EA-eligible cause of homelessness

    • Fire, flood, or natural disaster

    • Eviction, condemnation, or foreclosure (no-fault or excused fault)

    • Housing situation that exposes children to substantial health or safety risk

    • Domestic violence

    • No feasible alternative housing

If families need assistance they can be referred to local legal aid assistance.

Legal Aid

Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, Legal Aid Map or Legal Resource Finder
Answer a few questions – we’ll give you contact information for legal aid offices, government agencies and court programs that may be able to help you for free or at low cost.

Greater Boston Legal Services , Direct line for housing issues 617-603-1807
Every week, Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) provides free legal assistance and representation on civil (noncriminal) matters to hundreds of the neediest residents in the city of Boston and 31 surrounding cities and towns.
When they have nowhere else to turn, low-income families and individuals, elders, and people with disabilities look to GBLS for help to secure the most basic necessities of life.

Mass 211 is the centralized hub for comprehensive information about and referral to the complete spectrum of services in Massachusetts that address the social determinants of healthy lives and communities. We provide a stigma free 24/7 contact center and public portal website that empowers people with the information they need to make informed decisions and to get the right help for their circumstances.
Mass211 referral for rental/housing assistance including
• RAFT (Residential Assistance for Families in Transition) and
• ERMA (Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance

Family Resource Centers

There are twenty-nine Family Resources Centers across Massachusetts.
Can you imagine a place in your neighborhood where people of all ages, incomes, and abilities are welcome to develop helpful and caring connections with each other? A place where skilled and thoughtful professionals help parents, children, and families find emotional support and practical assistance to succeed in life? A place that offers sensible solutions to families seeking health, safety, educational, and employment services? That place is part of the Massachusetts Family Resource Centers (FRCs) network and is already in your own neighborhood.

Municipal Rental Assistance Programs

Many municipalities across the commonwealth are offering rental/housing assistance to residents funded locally and through donations. Contact your Town/City Hall.

Project Bread and Food Hotline / 1-800-645-8333
No matter what you’re going through, we understand that food is a must. We want to help you. We can connect you to programs that will help you afford groceries and put food on the table.