Family Assistance & Support

Associates for Human Services, 68 Allison Avenue, Taunton – 508-880-0202
Early intervention: special needs services (ages 0-3 years); early head start: home-based family support, child development program (pregnancy to 3 years); parent-child home program for literacy; WISE adult day health program.

Birthright of Greater Taunton, 78 Broadway, Taunton – 508-822-2921
Help Line: 1-800-550-4900
Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
First Saturday of the month: 10:00am – 12:00 Noon
Emergency pregnancy services providing help and support for anyone experiencing an untimely or distressing pregnancy: counseling, layettes, some resources such as diapers.

Bristol Elder Services, 1 Father Devalles Boulevard, #1, Fall River – 508-675-2101 “One source, many services.” For seniors (60 years or older)

CABbies (Cancer Care Community Advisory Board) – 88 Washington Street, Taunton
508-822-7898 (Ginny Starvish, RN) or 508-828-0405

A non-traditional approach to a wide variety of support for individuals touched by cancer Short-term financial assistance; transportation to medical appointments; classes; container gardening; mall walking.

Caregiver Homes – 21 Park Street, Suite 303, Attleboro –
Support for seniors and people with disabilities who have complex medical issues.

Catholic Social Services – 1600 Bay Street, Fall River
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8:30am – 5:30pm, Tuesday – 8:30am – 6:30pm – Friday – Closed

Community Counseling of Bristol County – 1 Washington Street, Taunton
508-823-5400 or 508-828-9116
Outpatient Clinic: Monday through Thursday: 8:00am – 8:00pm, Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Walk-In: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00am – 3:00pm, Wednesday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Will do home visits – Child and family services; adult outpatient; substance abuse

Community VNA – 10 Emory Street, Attleboro – 508-222-0118 or 800-220-0110
Local: Harmony Adult Day Health Center: 725A Myles Standish Blvd, Taunton – 508-880-3008 Community-based healthcare

Department of Children and Families – 1 Washington Street, #21, Taunton

Department of Transitional Assistance – 21 Spring Street, Taunton
Monday through Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Child support enforcement, food stamps, WIC, PACE. DTA has daycare vouchers for people who currently receive cash benefits or who have received them within the past year

Grandparents Raising Children Support Group (Taunton)
Contact: Karen Lewhey: 508-821-7777, ext. 252
Milly Burrows at Associates for Human Services: 508-880-0202
Michelle Jussaume at Bristol Elder Services: 774-627-1325

Happier in my Home – 930 County Street/Rear, Somerset
Contact by phone In-home senior care

Head Start – Local: Triumph, Inc., 100 Gordon Owen Riverway, Taunton
Head Start, Early Head Start, and private pay childcare

Healthy Families Program – 150 Pleasant Street, Attleboro
For parents under 21 years old, either pregnant or with a child under a year old

Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children
99 Summer Street or
3815 Washington Street, Suite 2, Boston – 617-587-1500
Bilingual staff (Portuguese and Spanish): 558 Pleasant Street, Suite 202,
New Bedford – 508-990-0418
Outreach counseling

NRC Family Network – 198 Spring Street, Rockland – 781-878-6056
Monday through Thursday: 9-1:00 P.M.; closed Fridays and during the summer.
Services children 0-4 years old in Raynham: activities, groups, workshops, library, information.

Parents Helping Parents: 140 Clarendon Street, Boston – 800-882-1250
108 Water Street, Watertown – 617-926-5008
Stress Line: 1-800-632-8188 (Free, confidential, and anonymous) Meetings in Brockton:
Contact Luz at 508-857-0272

Parent Information Network, 47 E. Grove Street, #3, Middleboro
Monday through Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Support for parents of children with behavioral/emotional disabilities from other parents

Raynham Senior Center, 2215 King Philip Street; Peggy Evers – 508-824-2740
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00am to 3:00pm Advice for seniors (60 years or older) looking for help

St. Vincent De Paul Society of St. Ann’s Parish – 508-884-6538
Emergency help

Teen Services, 1 Taunton Green, Taunton – 800-399-7337 or 617-267-2535 or 508-821-1129 Taunton High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Monday through Friday: 5-10:00 P.M.
Peer listening line for teens.