Social Worker

Food

Hingham Link
781-908-0590

Hingham Public Schools
Bagged lunches 781-741-1458 (need 24 hour lead time)

Hingham Food Pantry
781-740-8180
9-12 on Tuesdays at Second Parish Church

Women Infant and Children Program (WIC)
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/check-eligibility-for-wic

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/check-eligibility-for-wic

Meals on Wheels
To inquire about services or for more information call South Shore Elder Services Information and Referral Department at 781-848-3910.

Attachments: SNAP application, Food Pantry application

Housing

Hingham Housing Authority
30 Thaxter Street, Hingham MA 02043
Phone: 781-741-1417, Fax: 781-741-9888

Section 8 Voucher Program

Massachusetts Housing Authorities
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/local-housing-authority-contact-listing

Housing Authority Wait List Request Form
http://www.section8listmass.org

Coalition for the Homeless
https://mahomeless.org

Emergency Housing Assistance
Housing Solutions – Kingston MA
http://housingsolutionssema.org

RAFT Program
The RAFT Program is a homelessness prevention program funded by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). RAFT provides short-term financial assistance to low-income families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. ... Families cannot get more than $4000 within a 12-month period.

HomeBASE
Works to locate the temporary or permanent housing and also provides rental and household assistance up to a maximum of $4,000 per month. The level of assistance needed is monitored over time. The maximum time that a family can obtain assistance through the program is three years. 
https://www.rentassistance.us/ar/massachusetts-homebase-program

Tenancy Preservation Program
TPP works with tenants, including families, facing eviction as a result of behavior related to a disability. TPP functions as a neutral party to the landlord and tenant. In consultation with the Housing Court Department, TPP works with the landlord and tenant to determine whether the disability can be reasonably accommodated and the tenancy preserved.
Southeast Massachusetts
Alyson Gibbs, Manager/Coordinator
Father Bills & Mainspring
One Taunton Green, Suite 3
Taunton, MA 02780
Phone: 508.944.9502
Fax: 508.977.2380
agibbs@helpfbms.org

Utility Services / Discounts

Hingham Municipal Light Plant
(781) 749-0134
Email: customerservice@hmlp.com

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Department of Housing and Community Development
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 300
Boston, Massachusetts 02114-2524
TEL: (617) 573-1406
FAX: (617) 573-1460
http://www.mass.gov/hed/community/energy

Selfhelp, Inc.
https://selfhelpinc.org/program-services/fuel-energy/fuel-assistance

Massachusetts Energy Good Neighbor Fund
http://www.magoodneighbor.org

Legal Services

Greater Boston Legal Services
https://gbls.org

Justice Bridge
https://www.justice-bridge.org
Request for assistance: https://app.legal.io/justicebridge/referral/standard/new

Lawyers for Affordable Justice
http://lawyers4aj.org/400-of-federal-poverty-guidelines
Submit case through web form: https://portal.lawyers4aj.org

Mental Health

William James INTERFACE Referral Service Helpline
This is a free, confidential referral service for individuals across the lifespan living in participating communities. Callers are matched with licensed mental health providers from our extensive database. Each referral meets the location, insurance, and specialty needs of the caller.
M-F, 9 am to 5 pm (ET)
(888) 244-6843
https://interface.williamjames.edu

NAMI National Alliance for Mental Illness
https://www.namisouthshore.org/programs
Help Line: 617-657-9055

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Provides 27/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals
(800) 273-TALK (8255) 
(800) 799-4889 (deaf and hard of hearing) 
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
24 hours a day, 7 days a week 
Live online chat is also available. All phone calls are confidential and toll-free, and goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. Centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals 

Hoarding

Clutter Reduction group and Online Clutter Reduction Skills Group
https://www.southshorecrc.org/programs

Hoarding best practice guide

Hoarding Resources
https://www.masshousing.com/programs-outreach/community-services/housing-stability/hoarding

Substance Use Disorder

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Helpline - (877) 726-4727
https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week (English and Spanish)
Provides referrals for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations 

Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline
800-327-5050
https://helplinema.org

South Shore Peer Recovery
https://southshorepeerrecovery.org

Attachments: Substance Use Treatment Resources

Hingham Cares (501 (c)(3)
Non-profit whose mission it is to reduce substance misuse among youth in Hingham
www.hinghamcares.org

Rape Crisis Centers

Plymouth County/South Shore A New Day: A program of Health Imperatives
950 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Additional sites in Quincy, Weymouth, Plymouth
Hotline: (508) 588-8255
Office: (508) 580-3964
TTY: (508) 894-2869

DOVE – Domestic Violence Ended
Community Advocacy & Prevention Services, Quincy
24 hour Hotline 617-471-1234 or 888-314-DOVE (3683)

Domestic Violence Services Network Helpline 
(888) 399-6111 
http://dvsn.org
Well‐trained and supervised volunteer advocates follow up with referred clients to help them tell their story, assess their risk, develop a safety plan for themselves and their families, and connect with appropriate community resources. Confidentiality and safety are top priorities 

Love is Respect
https://www.loveisrespect.org

Support Groups

Hingham Elder Services
224 Central Street, Hingham MA
781-741-1458 
https://www.hingham-ma.gov/353/Elder-Services

  • Parkinson’s Disease Caregiver Support Group
    2nd Monday of the month at 11:00 a.m.
    (Call to confirm if Monday holiday)
  • Vision Support Group
    3rd Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m.
    (Call to confirm if Monday holiday)
  • Stroke Support Group
    Every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Bridges by EPOCH Spouse Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia Support Group
4th Wednesday of Each Month, 5 pm in Hingham

Quincy Family Resource
Contact Ann MacDonald, School Liaison
617-481-7227 ext. 141
amacdonald@baystatecs.org
Family support
Support plans
Groups for support
Group for grandparents who are the caregivers 

Autism Support Group
Mondays from 6-8
https://arcsouthshore.org/autism-resource-center/family-support-groups.html

NAMI Support Group
Abington & Hingham Family Support Group
2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month 6 – 7:30 pm 
NAMI South Shore at 737-702-0434
namisouthshore@gmail.com

Norwell VNA
120 Longwater Drive
Norwell, MA 02061
(781) 659 - 2342
https://www.nvna.org

Caring for the Caregiver
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month
North River Home Care 
275 Longwater Drive, Norwell
(781) 659-1366

Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts
The BIA-MA provides support groups, educational, and training programs for adults living with a brain injury and their loved ones.(800) 242-0030
https://www.caregiver.org/taxonomy/term/80

ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Support Group
Rockland Memorial Library, 20 Belmont Street, Rockland, MA
Bridget.Thornton@als-ma.org
781-255-8884

Stroke Support Group
2nd Floor OB Classroom
55 Fogg Rd
South Weymouth MA 02190 (781) 624-8303     
Third Thursday of every month, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Joy Brand: joy_brand@sshosp.org

Cardiac Support Group
The first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. 
The group meets in the Cardiac Rehab Department on the 4th floor of the Brooks Building 
(781) 624-8824.

Parents Helping Parents
Parent stress line 24 hour free, anonymous, non-judgmental
800-632-8188
www.parentshelpingparents.org

Coping Today Grief Support
TCF South Shore Chapter (Grief Support)
1st & 3rd Monday of each month 7:00 pm
St Paul's Parish House, 20 Fearing Rd, Hingham, MA 02043
Chapter also offers sibling support subgroup
https://thegrieftoolbox.com

LGBT National Help Center 
Serving gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning individuals by providing free and confidential peer support and local resources related to coming-out, relationships, bullying, safe sex and more. 
LGBT National Youth Talkline (800) 246-7743 (M-F 
LGBT National Hotline (888) 843-4564 
Sage LGBT Elder Hotline (888) 234-7243 
www.glbthotline.org 
M-F 4p-12a; Sat 12-5p 

Trevor Project 
Support, resources, crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning youth, or family members or loved ones who need support or resources. 
Trevor Lifeline (866) 488-7386 (24 hours a day/365 days a year) 
Trevor Chat - Online instance messaging at https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now (Daily 3-10p) 
Trevor Text - Text “Trevor” to (202) 304-1200 (M-F 3-10p) 
www.thetrevorproject.org

Disability

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
617-947-6148
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-commission-for-the-blind

Massachusetts Office on Disability
Main 617-727-7440
Toll Free 800-322-2020 
Mass relay: Dial 7-1-1 and connect via main number
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. M - F
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-office-on-disability

Options Counseling Massachusetts
Free Service through the State for those 60 years and older and persons with a disability.
844-422-6277
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/options-counseling-program

Miscellaneous

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-transitional-assistance

United Way Family Support Fund
Dial 211