Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center (3 locations)
354 Waverly Street, Framingham, MA 01702
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30AM–4:45PM (Thurs until 7:45 PM)
42 Cape Road, Milford, MA 01757
Mon, Wed: 8:00 AM-8:45 PM
Tues, Thurs & Fri: 8:00 AM-4:45 PM
19 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605
Mon & Thurs 7:30AM–8:45PM
Tues & Wed 7:30AM–6:45PM
Kennedy CHC’s medical home model of care provides a comprehensive approach to primary care, urgent care, medical specialties, nutrition counseling, dental, optometry, pharmacy, behavioral health, social services & health education. Serving adult and child residents of Worcester, Framingham, Milford & the surrounding communities of MetroWest & Central Massachusetts. Kennedy CHC provides services to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. They accept most health insurance plans, including MassHealth (Medicaid) & Medicare; other public programs; & offer assistance to individuals & families eligible to sign up for health insurance.
Note: Kennedy CHC recognizes they cannot meet unlimited demand with limited resources. They regularly assess the needs of the communities and evaluate their capacity to meet those needs. This may impact the availability of services.
Latino Health Insurance Program (multiple locations)
Framingham, Main Office
88 Waverly St. #1 Floor, Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: (508) 875-1237 Fax: (508) 875-1261
Mon-Fri 10AM to 5PM
89 Main St. Suit 306 3rd Floor, Milford, MA 01757
Phone: (508) 422-9996 Fax: (774)-804-3922
Mon-Tues 9:30 AM-5:30PM
Centro Cristiano Betesda
136 Grand St., Worcester, MA
Phone: (508) 762-9136
* Only by appointment
The Latino Health Insurance Program (LHIP) is an intervention designed to respond to the causes of Latinos in MA being uninsured and under-insured. It aims to address the obstacles that impede Latino residents from applying for medical coverage, most notably lack of information and working for employers who do not sponsor health insurance. Services are offered in Spanish, Portuguese and English in all locations.
Hope Worldwide New England, Inc.
Framingham residence requirement. Referrals/appointments not required.
214 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01702
Hours: Variable Wednesdays, most Saturdays 9-12.
A place to turn
Available every 60 days by appointment only.
Referral from MISN or other social service agency on specific APTT form, photo ID & address verification such as a utility bill required for each visit. Two weeks of diapers provided every 60 days. Clothing is also available.
99 Hartford St., Natick, MA 01760
Mon, Tues & Thurs: 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Wed: 11:00 am-12:30 pm & 5:00-7:00 pm
Available once per month by appointment only. Referral from MISN or other social service agency; documentation of Framingham or
Southboro residence such as a utility bill; and documentation of housing support are required (Letter from MISN is okay). Documentation of children’s ages is required if requesting diapers (for example letter from WIC, pediatrician, or birth certificate).
350 Union Ave., Framingham, MA 01702
Monday-Friday 10:00 AM-1:00 PM.
Marketplace (Fresh produce, bread and other baked goods
Open to all Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 (No appointment required)
United Way Pearl Street Cupboard
Available every month by appointment.
Photo ID & address verification such as a utility bill required for each visit.
46 Park Street, Framingham, MA 01702
Mon 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Wed 9:00 AM-1:00 PM & 5-7:00 PM Fri 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Brazilian American Center
560 Waverly St, Framingham
Available 2 times a week from 9-12. Must call in advance to register every week.
508-628-0360 (hablan español)
10 Pearl St.
The grace House
20 Beech St.
Provides hot meals on Saturdays 4:30-6:30 pm (except for the last Saturday each month) and Sundays 3:00-4:30 pm. Free clothing is also available during these hours.
Jewish Family Service of MetroWest
Provides social, health & community services to support people in need. Provides Immigrant Services to Permanent Residents throughout the Naturalization process from filing their application to preparing for the English and civics test.
475 Franklin St., Suite 101
Framingham, MA 01702
WIC Nutrition Program (women, infants and children) through SMOC
7 Bishop St.
Eligibility requirements: Open to pregnant or postpartum woman, an infant or a child under 5 years of age; Massachusetts residents; with family income that meets WIC guidelines. You are automatically income eligible for WIC if you are currently receiving TAFDC, SNAP, or certain types of Mass Health coverage or if you are a foster child. Families can be working or not working & include married or single parents, grandparents, foster parents & other legal guardians of an infant or child under 5.
Voices Against Violence (SMOC)
Toll-free hotline 24 hours a day: 1-800-593-1125 or 508-626-8686 (TTY-friendly)
Or contact Voices Against Violence office at 508-820-0834 Monday – Friday 9am-5pm located at 7 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA, 01702. Our office is ADA accessible.
Massachusetts statewide SAFELINK toll-free domestic violence hotline: 877-785-2020 or TTY 877-521-2601
Citizen’s Bank in Natick and Framingham and Bank of America in the mall have Spanish speaking employees. Social Security number not required. Local banks will accept a passport number and country of issuance or other government-issued ID number to open account. Two pieces of identification required, one with the name and address.
Jewish Vocational Service in Boston Refugee and Immigration Employment Services
Contact: Jessica Cirone (617) 399-3271 JCirone@jvs-boston.org
JVS has provided free employment services to local immigrant and refugee populations
for over 40 years.
Services Offered: Career coaching; English classes; Job search assistance; Interview
preparation; Skills training; Career advancement services.
Household Goods (the organization) provides a full range of donated furniture and household items, free of charge, to help people in need make a home.
Online referral process: http://householdgoods.org/about/referrals-form/
(978) 635-1710 530 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720
Affordable Internet at Home-Online application
Eligibility requirements include participation in WIC, Reduced lunch or other need-tested benefit program.
Affordable Internet at Home-Online application
Eligibility requirements include participation in WIC, Reduced lunch or other need-
tested benefit program.
To be eligible for our Discount Energy Rate, you need to be a residential customer, who receives one of the benefits listed below, with a household income that meets eligibility requirements and your utility bill is in your name. For additional information or
guidelines, please contact your local Community Action Agency. An eligibility letter is required for programs marked with an asterisk (*). Please enclose a copy with your application.
Commonwealth Care Plan Types 1, 2 or 2A *
Emergency Assistance for the Elderly, Disabled & Children (EAEDC) *
Head Start *
Health Safety Net Plan – Primary or Secondary (Not Partial) *
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP/Fuel Assistance) *
Mass Health-Basic or Standard *
Public or Subsidized Housing *
School Breakfast/Lunch Program *
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps) *
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) *
Veteran’s Non-Service Disability Pension *
Veteran’s Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Surviving Parent or Spouse *
Veteran’s Service Benefits (Chapter 115) *
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutritional Program*