The following is a comprehensive list of community resources which are available to assist if you have need of help or services. To request that your organization be added to this list, or to report a necessary edit to the information found below, please contact us.


asian services


  • The Arc of the South Shore: 781-335-3023
    Advocacy for children/adults with cognitive, physical, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Friendship Home: PO Box 916, 458 Norwell Street, Norwell | 781-659-8202

Domestic violence & sexual ASSAULT

  • Casa Myrna Vasquez: SafeLink number: (877) 785-2020
    Hotline/Support Services/Shelter Location 24/7  
  • DOVE, Inc.: 617-471-1234
    Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter
  • Health Imperatives: 942 W. Chestnut Street, Brockton, MA 02301 | 508-588-2045
    The Violence Intervention and Prevention Programs (VIP) provide free and confidential services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Our VIP programs include a domestic violence shelter, program in Brockton District Court to assist survivors in obtaining restraining orders, and a rape crisis center that is the only provider of free and confidential services to survivors of sexual violence in 35 towns and 2 counties. 
    • Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Sexual Assault -- Health Imperatives: 508-588-8255
      • A New Day Toll-Free Hotline: 1-888-293-7273

elder services

food/nutrition assistance

  • Germantown Neighborhood Center Food Pantry: 617-376-1384
    • Germantown Neighborhood Center; groceries, residential support groups
  • Interfath Social Services: 105 Adams Street, Quincy, MA 02169 | 617-773-6203
  • Salvation Army: 6 Baxter Street, Quincy, MA 02169 | 617-472-2345
    • Emergency financial, housing assistance, food pantry
  • Faith Covenant: United First Parish Church (Church of the Presidents), 1306 Hancock Street, Quincy
    • Hot Meal Program: Monday through Friday, at 12:00 PM
  • Food Stamp/Walk-In Help: 1509 Hancock Street, 4th Floor, Quincy, MA 02169
    • DTA Outpost at QCAP: Mondays & Thursdays 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Quincy Crisis Center Programs:  617-847-6967
    • Food for Families - Food Delivery Program; the only one on the South Shore that regularly delivers free groceries directly to the homes of the hungry. Each year, this “food pantry on wheels” serves over 1,300 elderly, disabled shut-ins, and others who cannot access other food pantries.
  • Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP): 617-479-8181
    • Housing, food, tax prep, multi-linguistic
  • Emergency Food Center: 1 Copeland Street, Quincy, MA 02169 | (617) 471-0796
    • People having difficulty stretching their budgets to cover food costs can receive fresh and non-perishable once a month at QCAP’s Emergency Food Center (EFC). The EFC has a large walk-in refrigerator and freezer and stocks many fresh foods that people need for good nutrition. EFC staff also provides help to connect households to other QCAP and community services that will help them make ends meet. Special Holiday Food orders are given four times a year at Thanksgiving, Christmas/Chanukah, Easter/Passover and Asian New Year. 
    • Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM; Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Quincy WIC Program -  121 Whitwell St., Quincy  | 617-376-8701  
    • North Quincy: 88 Holmes Street, Quincy  | 617-318-3219
    • Randolph: 781-961-4206
    • Weymouth: 24 Athens Street, Weymouth
    • Norwood:  275 Prospect Street, Room 214  | 781-551-8083


  • Bay State Community Services: 1120 Hancock St., Quincy 02169 | (617) 471-8400 x 121
    • BSCS staff is trained to help individuals and families struggling with compulsive gambling. Counselors help individuals and their families deal with this potentially addictive behavior to help take back control of their lives.
  • MA Council on Compulsive Gambling Hotline: 1-800-426-1234


  • Old Colony Hospice: One Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368 | 800-370-1322    
  • Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care: 855-812-1136
    • Seasons Hospice is available 24 hours a day, seven days every week. If you have questions and want answers, or if you have a loved one to refer to hospice, please call 855-812-1136 (toll-free) at any time.


mental health/behavioral health

  • Arbour Health Systems: 384 Washington Street, Norwell | 781-871-6550
  • Bay State Community Services:  1120 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169 | 6170471-8400
    • Community Service Agency (CSA) for Intensive Care Coordination (ICC)617-471-8400 x163
    • In Home Therapy (IHT) & Therapeutic Mentoring (TM) Home Based 781-556-5172 x19
    • Outpatient Therapy: 617-471-8400 x 121
  • Children's Behavioral Health Initiative
    • Interagency initiative of the Commonwealth's Executive Office of Health and Human Services whose mission is to strengthen, expand and integrate Massachusetts state services into a comprehensive, community-based system of care, to ensure that families and their children with significant behavioral, emotional and mental health needs obtain the services necessary for success in home, school and community.

counseling and support

  • Bereavement Support Group: South Shore Hospital | 781.626.4157 or
  • Collaboration in Clinical Care, LLP: 275 Turnpike Street, Suite 105, Canton, MA 02021 | 781-821-1760
  • Door is Open Counseling Center: 485 Nantasket Avenue, Unit C, Hull, MA 02045
  • Maria Droste Counseling Services: 1354 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169
    • “To provide professional counseling and holistic therapies with respect and compassion so that each person may recognize his/her individual worth and find reconciliation with oneself and with others.”
  • Mass Bay Counseling: 234 Copeland Street, 3rd floor, Quincy, MA  | 617-786-0137
  • Massachusetts Mentoring: 508-824-1355 x13
    • Offers innovative programs to children with emotional and behavioral challenges and their families, and to adults and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities and medically complex needs.  Through a range of personalized supports, they empower individuals and families to learn, grow and thrive.
  • Massachusetts Substance Information & Education Helpline: 800-327-5050
    • The Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) funds the Massachusetts Substance Abuse Helpline. Responsibilities include: licensing programs and counselors; funding and monitoring prevention and treatment services; providing access to treatment for the indigent and uninsured; developing and implementing policies and programs; and, tracking substance abuse trends in the state.
  • MSPP Interface Referral Service: 617-332-3666 x 1411
    • nline database of mental health resources. The primary goal of the MSPP INTERFACE® Referral Service is to enhance, improve, or develop collaborative efforts between school-based mental health and wellness services and community mental health and wellness systems and services.
  • National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI): 617- 580-8541
  • New Life Counseling & Wellness: 400-402 North Main Street, Randolph | 781-986-4800
  • Norwood Hospital/Steward: 800 Washington Street, Norwood, MA 02062 | 781-278-6670
  • South Bay Mental Health: 541 Main Street #303, South Weymouth, MA | 781-331-7866
    • In Home Therapy (IHT), Therapeutic Mentoring (TM),In Home Behavioral 781-331-7866
    • Intake Line: 508-427-5362
  • South Shore Mental Health: 617.847.1950
    • Founded in 1926, South Shore Mental Health is a leader in providing services for children, teens, and families experiencing serious emotional problems, behavioral issues, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse.
    • In a crisis: call 617.774.6036 or 800.528.4890
      For an appointment: 617.847.1914

police (non-emergency numbers)

  • Braintree 781-794-8600
  • Canton 781-821-5090
  • Cohasset 781-383-1055
  • Hingham 781-749-1212
  • Hull 781-925-1212
  • Randolph 781-963-1212
  • Scituate 781-545-1212
  • Sharon 781-784-1587
  • Weymouth 781-355-1212
  • Milton 617-698-3800
  • Norwell 781-659-7979
  • Norwood 781-440-5100
  • Quincy 617-479-1212


  • Casa Myrna Vasquez: SafeLink number: (877) 785-2020
    Hotline/Support Services/Shelter Location 24/7  
  • Ester R. Sanger Center for Compassion, Inc: 282 Billings Rd, Quincy MA, 02170 | 617-847-6967
    • Focus on women (ages 18-24) who have not received their high school diploma and who have children (ages 0-4). Our program is designed to equip each family with the tools they need to ensure future success.
  • Father Bill's Place & MainSpring House: 38 Broad Street, Quincy, MA 02169 | 617-770-3314
  • Main Spring House: 54 North Main Street, Brockton | 508-587-5441
  • Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore: 8 Driftway, Weymouth, MA 02191 | 781-340-1604
  • Pine Street Inn: 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118 | 617-892-9100
  • Rosie's Place: 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118 | 617-442-9322
  • South Shore Women's Center: PO Box 6237, No. Plymouth, MA 02362 |781-582-0078
    • Mary-Martha Learning Center is a residential educational program where young women and children who would otherwise be homeless are provided training and services for an improved future

Substance abuse

  • Adcare Outpatient for Alcohol and Drug Abuse: 1419 Hancock St, Suite 301, Quincy, MA | 617-328-0639
  • Adcare Hospital: 95 Lincoln St, Worcester, MA 01603
    • Guided by foremost experts in the field of addiction treatment, AdCare Hospital offers nationally recognized inpatient treatment for individuals and families affected by alcohol and drug diseases. Choosing treatment takes courage, but getting help is the first step toward recovery.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 617-426-9444
    • The primary purpose of Alcoholics Anonymous is to help individuals stay sober and achieve sobriety.
  • Allies in Recovery
    • Allies in Recovery is an on-line learning platform for families with a loved one struggling with drugs and alcohol. The site provides expert advice to give families the skill sets they need to help their loved one. At the site you can learn, blog, reach out to others, unwind and/or get help. Unlimited membership is free for Massachusetts's residents. When registering, your zip code is your promotional code. The site is supported by the MA Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.
  • Arbour Health Systems: 384 Washington St, Norwell | 781-871-6550
  • Bay State Community Services: 1120 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169 | 617-471-8400
    • Overdose Prevention/Adult and Adolescent Outpatient Substance Abuse Counseling
  • The Castle - Clean and Sober Teens Living Empowered: 20 Meadowbrook Rd, Brockton, MA 02301 | 508-638-6000
    • Detox/Acute Treatment for Youth
  • Just the Facts: 10 Mayflower St, Duxbury
    • An informal support group to address addiction needs - crisis, recovery, hope and resources
    • Every Monday 7pm to 8pm: Duxbury Senior Center, Walker Room
  • Learn to Cope -- Support Groups: 508-801-3247
    • For families who have a loved one with an Opiate Addiction: Learn to Cope’s mission is to support with kindness, care, compassion and empathy. Parents find they are not alone. Treatment resources and meetings in your area can be found on the website.
  • Maria Droste Counseling Services: 1354 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169
    • “To provide professional counseling and holistic therapies with respect and compassion so that each person may recognize his/her individual worth and find reconciliation with oneself and with others.”
  • Massachusetts Organization for Addiction and Recovery (MOAR): 877-423-6627
    • MOAR’s mission is to organize recovering individuals, families and friends into a collective voice to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other addictions. MOAR envisions a society where addiction is treated as a significant public health issue and recovery is recognized as valuable to all our communities.
  • Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information & Education Hotline: 1-800-327-5050
    • Support/just need to talk
  • Narcan/Naloxone: Opiate overdose has become the leading cause of injury deaths in Massachusetts.  To save lives, the Department of Public Health launched a project to distribute nasal narcan, a medication that can reverse an opiate overdose. Narcan Temporarily takes away the “high” giving the person overdosing a chance to breathe.To obtain nasal narcan and learn how to save the life of a family member or friend contact:
    • Prevention Specialist, Manet Community Health Center | 857-939-4108 (leave a message and your call will be returned ASAP)
  • South Shore Mental Health/Bayview Associates: 617-847-1950 (general) 
    • Founded in 1926, South Shore Mental Health is a leader in providing services for children, teens, and families experiencing serious emotional problems, behavioral issues, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse.
    • In-Home Therapy (IHT) & Therapeutic Mentoring (TM): 617-847-1937
    • Outpatient Therapy: 617-847-1950
    • Mobile Crisis Team: 617-774-6036
  • South Shore Peer Recovery: 781-378-0453
    • South Shore Peer Recovery is a 501c3 community organization of people in recovery from all addictions, their family members, friends and allies, which works to put a positive face on recovery. SSPR provides peer support, education, and advocacy opportunities; working to remove barriers to recovery; treating all with dignity and respect regardless of the pathway to recovery.
    • Community meeting the first Tuesday of every month
  • The Sun Will Rise Support Group: 781-789-4604
    • Grief support after an addiction or substance death
    • First Wednesday of every month 7-8:30pm | Braintree Town Hall, 2nd floor, 1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree



  • Make Smoking History: 1-800-QUIT-NOW | Spanish: 1-800-8-DEJALO
    • A resource for Massachusetts residents on how to quit tobacco, dangers of secondhand smoke, protecting youth from tobacco use, local data, and more.  
  • Transformation Center: 460 Quincy Avenue, Quincy, MA 02120 | 888-752-5510
    • Metro-Suburban Regional Learning Center (RLC) - Regional Learning Communities (DMH)
    • These peer-operated “hubs” coordinate peer-run peer support, education, advocacy and other regional peer-run activities. Eligibility: Persons who are currently not utilizing, or have difficulty accessing, traditional substance abuse treatment services, and persons with histories of chronic relapse.

veteran services

  • Brockton V.A. Medical Center: 940 Belmont Street, Brockton, MA 02301 | 508-583-4500
  • Dept. of Veterans' Services Save Team: 71 Cleveland Avenue, Braintree, MA 02184 | 888-844-2838
    • Accesses resources for veterans and helps develop crisis management planning
  • Disabled American Veterans: State House, Room 546 Boston, MA 02133 | 617-727-2974
  • Jamaica Plan V.A. Medical Center: 150 South Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02132 | 617-232-9500
  • MA Dept. of Veterans' Services: 600 Washington Street, Suite 1100 Boston, MA 02111 | 617-210-5480
  • West Roxbury V.A. Medical Center: 1400 V. F. W. Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132 | 617-323-7700
  • Veterans' Affairs: Regional Office J.F.K. Federal Building, Room 1425 | 15 New Sudbury Street, Boston, MA 02203-0393 | 800-827-1000


  • Above the Influence
    • Empowering young people to recognize and face the influences around us, including the pressure to abuse drugs and alcohol.
  • Al-Anon & Ala-Teen Family Groups: 508-366-0556 | 888-425-2666
    • The message of Al-Anon and Ala-teen is one of hope.  Learn what to do to help yourself as it can indirectly help your relatives, loved ones, and friends, whether sober or not. Meetings in your area can be found on the website.
  • NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) for Teens
    • The NIDA for Teens website, IS a project of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Created for middle and high school students and their teachers, this website provides accurate and timely information for use in and out of the classroom.
  • The 84
    • The 84 is a statewide movement of youth fighting tobacco in Massachusetts. The 84 represents the 84% of Massachusetts youth who did NOT smoke
  • The Partnership for Drug Free Kids/Join Together
    • On this website, families can find the information they need to understand the ever-changing drug landscape, which now includes abuse of prescription drugs and over-the-counter cough medicine. Their national action campaign, The Medicine Abuse Project, rallies parents, educators, health care providers, communities and law enforcement to collectively help end this epidemic and prevent half a million teens from abusing prescription drugs and over-the-counter cough medicine.