Social Worker

Food

Hingham Link 
Volunteer service connecting people who need help with volunteers
https://www.hinghamlink.com
781-908-0590

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

Hingham Interfaith Food Pantry
Second Parish Church 685 Main Street
781-740-8180
9-12 on Tuesdays (September 13, 27; October 11, 25; November 8, 22; December 6, 20)

Women Infant and Children Program (WIC)
Women, Infants, & Children Nutrition Program | Mass.gov 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps) | Mass.gov

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

Housing

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

Coalition for the Homeless
https://mahomeless.org

NeighborWorks Housing Solutions
169 Summer Street Kingston
781-422-4200
(Section 8, RAFT, MRVP, ERMA, HCEC)
https://nhsmass.org

Father Bill’s & MainSpring
Mission to prevent homelessness, has a tenancy preservation program
Father Bill’s Place, 38 Broad Street, Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-770-3314
Father Bill's & MainSpring – Nobody Should Be Homeless. (helpfbms.org)


Utility Services / Discounts

Hingham Municipal Light Plant
Offers an approximate 10% discount to ALL customers who pay their bill on or before the 15th of each month. 
(781) 749-0134

Fuel Assistance
So. Shore Community Action Council, Inc. (SSCAC)
71 Obery Street
Plymouth ,  MA   02360-2181
(508) 778-0870 - Hyannis (Nov - April)
(508) 746-6707 Plymouth
1-877-383-5243 - Toll Free
Welcome To SSCAC | Providing Access To Opportunity

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

Volunteer Lawyers Project
Need Legal Help? - Volunteer Lawyers Project (vlpnet.org)

Mental Health

Call 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Lifeline (988lifeline.org)

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

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 - 800 662 HELP (4357)
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

The Anchor
Provides community for those struggling with problem of addiction
7 Hadassah Wy, Hull, MA 02045
Phone: (781) 534-9327
https://www.theanchorofhull.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

Domestic Violence Resources

DOVE – Domestic Violence Ended
Community Advocacy & Prevention Services, Quincy
24 hour Hotline 617-471-1234
https://www.dovema.org/

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
Please refer to website for current info: newsletter, activities, groups 

Quincy Family Resource
https://www.quincyfamilyrc.org/

Stroke Support Group
Weymouth Celia Ryan (781) 624-8303
Third Thursday of every month, 3:00 - 4:30 pm Virtual

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

LGBT National Help Center 
LGBT Hotline: 888-843-4564
Youth Talkline: 800-246-7743
Senior Hotline: 888-234-7243
https://www.lgbthotline.org/

Trevor Project 
The Trevor Project focuses on ending suicide among LGBTQ youth. If you or someone you know needs help, we are here for you updated
Trevor Lifeline (866) 488-7386 
Text “START” to 678-678
Chat TRVR.org/Help
www.thetrevorproject.org

Disability

ALS
Home - Compassionate Care ALS (ccals.org)

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
617-727-5550
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.
800-243-4636
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/options-counseling-program

South Shore Support Services
Family Support
435 Columbian Street
Weymouth, MA 02190
781-331-7878
South Shore Support Services Adult Daycare (soshoresupport.org)

The Arc South Shore
20 Pond Park, Unit 113, Hingham, MA 02043
Phone 781-335-3023
The Arc of the South Shore (arcsouthshore.org)

Miscellaneous

Interfaith Social Services
105 Adams Street, Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-6203
About Us - Interfaith Social Services

NVNA and Hospice
120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061
Phone: (781) 659 – 2342
Home Healthcare & Hospice Services in Norwell, MA | NVNA and Hospice

Plymouth Family Resource Center
430 MA-3, Plymouth, MA 02360
(774) 283-6531
Plymouth Family Resource Center (PFRC) (plymouthfamilyrc.org) 

Scituate Etrusco Associates
Volunteer organization that provides a loan closet of medical and nursing equipment
1 Common St Scituate
781 545 4411

United Way Non-Emergency Essential Assistance
Dial 211

Wellspring Multi-Service Center
Community Service Agency
814 Nantasket Ave, Hull, MA 02045
(781) 925-3211
Wellspring Multi-Service Centers | Better Begins Here. (wellspringmultiservice.org)