Kids Doctor Checkup

Health
Resources

AIDS/HIV

Phone: 617.437.6200

Location: Boston, Cambridge, Lynn

Times open: M-F 9am-5m

Services Provided: Support services to prevent HIV/AIDS & keep HIV-positive people in good health

Population Served: Those most vulnerable to AIDS

Eating Disorders

Phone: 888-350-4049, 617-558-1881

Location: Newton

Services Provided: Support groups, support for treatment for eating disorders
Population Served: People impacted by eating disorders

Cost: Varies - may be eligible for reduced fees

Food Assistance

Phone: 800-645-8333

Location: Massachusetts

Times Open: M-F 8am-7pm, Sat 10am-2pm

Services Provided: Food assistance in 180 languages - food source hotline; call to find out eligibility for SNAP/help with applying, find free meals for kids, meal programs, food pantries, and more.

Population Served: People in Massachusetts

Cost: Free

Food Assistance

Location: Nationwide

Times open: varies

Services Provided: ​Nutrition assistance (SNAP), Women Infants, & Children (WIC) supplemental foods, health care referrals

Population Served: SNAP - low-income families; WIC - low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women and infants to children age five

Cost: Free

Food Assistance

Phone: 877-382-2363

Location: Massachusetts

Times open: 8:15am - 4:45pm

Services Provided: ​SNAP benefits, economic assistance, employment & training resources

Population Served: All in Massachusetts

Cost: Free

El Centro del Cardenal

Food Assistance

Phone: 617-542-9292

Location: Boston

Times open: Food Pantry open 10am - 2pm on Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday. 

Services Provided: ​Initial Response - emergency food, fuel, rental/utility assistance, holiday assistance Referrals given to those in need of shelter/counseling support. Adult English language-learning classes

Population Served: Latino immigrant families

Cost: Free

Food Assistance

Phone: 774-253-1619

Location: Worcester

Times open: Food distribution - Tuesday and Friday 10am-1pm 

Services Provided:

  • Food Services

  • Emergency Food Services

  • English Classes

  • Foster Care Resources

  • SNAP/WIC Resources (Filling out and translating application)

  • Immigration Assistance

  • Form Preparation

  • Information and Referral Services

  • Free Pastry and Bread, as available

  • Thanksgiving Food Baskets (sign up in October)

  • Holiday Toys for Tots (sign up in November) sign up- November

  • Furniture (availability based on incoming donations)

  • Clothing (availability based on incoming donations)

  • Help calling and translating to make appointments for Spanish-speaking families

  • Volunteer Opportunities (National Honor Society, SNAP, etc.)

Population Served: All

Cost: Free

Disabilities/
Special Needs

Phone: 617-236-7210 or 800-331-0688

Location: Boston

Services Provided: ​Information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities

Population Served: Families in Massachusetts with children with disabilities

Cost: Free

Disabilities/
Special Needs

Phone: 800-905-TIES (8437) (inside MA), 617-624-5563 (outside MA)

Location: varies

Services Provided: Information and training about early intervention programs, support groups

Population Served: Families of children with special health needs or disabilities

Cost: Free

Disabilities/
Special Needs

Phone: 800-872-9992, 617-723-8455

Location: Massachusetts

Services Provided: Legal services - information, referral, technical assistance, and representation, specifically with regards to human rights, education, employment housing, health care, voting, and hate crime issues.

Population Served: People in Massachusetts with disabilities

Cost: Free - they can only take cases that they believe will create systemic change

Disabilities/
Special Needs

Phone: Family TIES - 800-905-TIES (8437) (inside MA), 617-624-5563 (outside MA)

Location: Massachusetts

Times Open: Varies

Services Provided: Program for infants/toddlers (birth to 3 years old) who have developmental delays or are at risk of a developmental delay

Population Served: Families of children with developmental delays or who are at risk of a developmental delay

Cost: Free

Mayor's Health Line

Health Care/

Health Centers

Phone: 617-534-5050, 800-847-0710

Location: Boston, MA

Times Open: M-F 9am - 5pm

Services Provided: Confidential, multilingual information and referral servic regarding health insurance, care providers, social services, locating free clinics, and more.

Population Served: All residents in Boston

Cost: Free

Health Care/

Health Centers

Location: Massachusetts

Services Provided: Locate health providers in Massachusetts, education resources

Population Served: All in Massachusetts

Cost: Free

Health Care/

Health Centers

Phone: 800-222-1222

Location: Nationwide

Times Open: 24/7

Services Provided: Pill ID, immediate assistance if you think you ingested poison

Population Served: All

Cost: Free

 
 
 
 
 

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