GET FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
These programs offer aid to help you buy food. Many Farmers Markets in Boston also offer affordable fresh food.
PICK UP DONATED FOOD
Those in need can pick up food from these local food pantries. The City’s BostonCANshare restocks food pantries and raises money for Bounty Bucks.
If you’re not sure where to start, search for all available resources.
Developed by the Online Advocate team at Boston Children’s Hospital, HelpSteps connects people to local resources through a personalized search.
FIND AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Learn more about the City’s affordable housing.
STAY IN YOUR HOME
Are you at risk of foreclosure, or getting evicted? These services can help.
There are many resources to help you with the cost of fueling your home.
GET COMPUTER ACCESS
GET CONNECTED AT HOME
Try Boston’s free public Wi-Fi, Wicked Free Wi-Fi. View our map for current locations. Check back frequently as new locations are often added.
EMPLOYMENT AND FINANCES
Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers offer job seekers help through career counselors, workshops, and more. Boston Employment Network helps homeless people and families with job training and employment services.
Boston Tax Help Coalition provides free tax preparation for low- to moderate-income residents, facilitating access to the Earned Income Tax Credit for those eligible.
children’s savings accounts
Starting as a three-year pilot program in the fall of 2016, Boston Saves will provide children’s savings accounts to help families of Boston Public Schools kindergarteners save for their post-secondary education.
DID YOU KNOW
You can receive free financial coaching through Mayor Walsh’s Office of Financial Empowerment at a financial opportunity center.
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIESFAMILIES
Boston youth 18 and under can receive free wholesome and nutritious breakfast and lunch through this program.
Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) runs 36 facilities across Boston. Find a center near you.
Learn about opportunities for children, teens, and families.
RESOURCES FOR SENIORS
There are a number of additional resources specific to older adults. Contact Elderly Commission staff for help navigating resources for those over 60 living in Boston.
RESOURCES FOR VETERANS
The City is committed to helping veterans and their dependents find the best available services.
LEARN ABOUT AVAILABLE SERVICES
Any veteran, active duty, reserve, national guard or military family member may contact Veterans’ Services for help understanding federal, state, and City laws and benefits.
GET FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Massachusetts offers a financial assistance program for eligible veterans and their dependents for food, shelter, clothing, housing supplies, medical care, and burial assistance.
Veterans’ Services sponsors several service projects throughout the year. Learn how you can engage with veterans that call Boston their home by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Volunteer”.
END VETERAN HOMELESSNESS
Boston Homes for the Brave brings together government and nonprofit agencies committed to ending veteran homelessness in Boston.