Salvation Army Massachusetts emergency assistance.

As part of one of the nations’ leading non-profit organizations, the Salvation Army in Massachusetts strongly believes that people of all backgrounds deserve to have their basic needs met. This means that everything from financial help for paying heating or gas bills to rent help, free groceries from a food bank, clothing, free school supplies or Christmas toys, and even case management is given from one of the Salvation Army centers listed below.

Case workers across Massachusetts are committed to ensuring no one goes hungry, has their utilities disconnected, can’t pay their rent, or no one needs to sleep on the streets. There are even local Family Stores that sell gently used items including furniture. Salvation Army centers across Massachusetts will do everything they can to help people make it through a difficult period.

Whether you are low income or unemployed, many need assistance in an emergency. Many people are unable to pay their rent or utility bills in today’s challenging economy and need assistance too. Social workers and staff will help people make it through the tough times and deal with short term emergencies. Programs are offered to help people avoid evictions and can also provide information about solving a financial crisis.

Family Services Bureau and Emergency Assistance – While funding is limited, and a number of qualifications need to be met, this is the primary service that can offer cash assistance for paying rent and utility bills, as well as other expenses for Massachusetts families. For example, the Salvation Army may from time to time even have money or vouchers for gasoline or prescription medication. In addition, many low income families receive emergency financial assistance. This is offered to people to help them meet basic needs, such as vouchers for utilities, grocery store/food pantry items, and rent.

Feeding, Pantries and Nutritional Programs – Access an onsite food bank or soup kitchen at the Salvation Army. Free food, meals, and surplus items can be provided. In addition, holiday meals and gifts may be offered around Thanksgiving and Christmas too.





Shelter and Housing Assistance – Whether you are homeless and need shelter and transitional housing, or facing an eviction, emergency rent and housing assistance is offered. Learn about different options as well by contacting a center near you.

Good Neighbor Energy Fund - Has provided energy and heating bill assistance to hundreds-of-thousands of residents across Massachusetts who face a temporary crisis. Grants are offered to those who are struggling to pay their energy bills and who may not qualify for state or federal government energy funds. More.

Volunteer programs - Through generosity or families, the Coats For Kids, Adopt A Family, and Dress A Live Doll programs allow people to participate and make someone's Holiday better. Most services focus on children. Each Holiday and Christmas season, thousands of people throughout Massachusetts donate clothing, gifts and other holiday items to children and families in need of help.

Holidays - The Salvation Army in Massachusetts provides thousands of lower income children, families and individuals with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, clothing, toys, gifts, and winter coats.

Case management and referrals – Your local Salvation Army center is always a great place to call or stop by at for information, referrals, and guidance. The locations usually offer a range of comprehensive social services that are almost as broad as human needs in general. They usually partner with charities, churches, and local non-profit organizations to reach as many struggling and low income people as possible. Read more public aid in Massachusetts.

Athol Corps
Location is 07 Ridge Avenue
Athol, Massachusetts 01331-0373.
Phone number (978) 249-8111

Attleboro Corps
Call (508) 226-8624

Boston (Central Latino) Corps, Boston Jubilee House (Dorchester)
Address: 26 Wales Street
Dorchester Ctr, Massachusetts 02124
Call (617) 436-2480

Boston (South End) Corps, Brockton Salvation Army Corps
Location is 87 Westgate Drive
Brockton, MA
Phone: (508) 427-9993

The centers in Boston, Cambridge, Middlesex and Suffolk County generally partner together. They do this in order to provide the greatest amount of assistance (food, financial, housing and more) to the greatest number of families. Continue reading Salvation Army in Boston and Cambridge.




Cambridge/Somerville Corps
402 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 547-3400

Chelsea/East Boston Salvation Army center
Address is 258 Chestnut Street
Chelsea, MA 02150-3834
(617) 884-9323

Fall River
290 Bedford Street
Fall River, Massachusetts 02720
Dial (508) 679-7900 to speak to a social worker

Salvation Army is Fitchburg/Montachusett
Address: 739 Water Street
Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420-6479
Telephone number is (978) 342-3300

Framingham Corps
Main location is 35 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 875-3341

Greenfield Salvation Army
Location is 72 Chapman Street
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Telephone number is (413) 773-3154
The centers supports all of Franklin County. Clients for their social services (such as food or Christmas help) range from senior citizens to families in poverty. More on Franklin County Salvation Army programs.

Hampshire County
The center provides basic needs and referrals to emergency assistance. Resources include a thrift store, applications to the Good Neighbor Fund, and holiday meals or gifts, including at Thanksgiving. More information.

Salvation Army of Haverhill
Address is 395 Main Street
Haverhill, Massachusetts
Dial (978) 374-7571

Holyoke Corps
Main phone number: (413) 532-6312

Cape Cod area and Hyannis Salvation Army Corps
(508) 746-1559
Social Services are available across the region. Whether it is the low cost thrift store or summer camp for students, programs are available. Click more Salvation Army Barnstable County.





Lawrence Salvation Army branch
Location is 250 Haverhill Street
Lawrence, MA 01840
Dial (978) 682-8038 for information and hours. This location supports all of Essex County. Click here.

Lowell Corps
Location is 150 Appleton Street
Lowell, Massachusetts 01852
Phone (978) 458-3396

Lynn Corps
1 Franklin Street Lynn, MA 01902
(781) 598-0673

Malden/Mystic Valley Corps
Location is 213 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148-6939
Phone number - (781) 324-1970

Milford Salvation Army branch
Call (508) 473-0786

New Bedford Corps
619 Purchase Street
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
(508) 997-6561
The community center in Bristol County can offer referrals to loan programs or energy bill help from Good Neighbor. The Salvation Army also provides free toys from Angel Tree, back to school supplies, and a community meal. Learn more.

Newburyport Corps
40 Water Street
Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950
(978) 465-0883

North Adams Salvation Army Corps

Pittsfield Corps
Address: 298 West Street
Pittsfield, MA
(413) 442-0624
The non-profit offers Community Care Ministries to provide holiday help to the elderly, heating bill assistance, and other support services. Continue with Salvation Army Berkshire County assistance programs.

Plymouth Center, including the county
8 Carver Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 746-1559
Applications to grants for heating bills or security deposits are combined with transitional housing and free school supplies. Case managers also assist single moms as well as families living in poverty. More on Brockton and Plymouth Salvation Army.

Norfolk County
6 Baxter Street
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169
Dial (617) 472-2345 for information on assistance programs. The Salvation Army runs several social services, such as food and rent help, for the region. Learn more on Salvation Army Norfolk County.

Salem/North Shore Corps
93 North Street
Salem, Massachusetts 01970
(978) 744-5181

Springfield (Citadel) Corps
Address - 285 Liberty Street, Springfield, MA, (413) 785-1921
840 Boston Road, Springfield, MA, phone number is (413) 782-3012
Several social services, food and financial assistance is offered. Learn more.





The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

Waltham Corps
Location is 33 Myrtle Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Telephone: (781) 894-0413

Worcester (Citadel) Corps
Primary address: 72 Cambridge Street
Worcester, Massachusetts
Dial (508) 799-0528 to speak to a social worker. Or read more Worcester Salvation Army programs.


By Jon McNamara

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