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. – Baby Formula –
Baby formula, or infant formula, is a breast milk substitute designed to feed children less than 12 months of age. Formulas are typically powders designed to be mixed with liquid for bottle-feeding. They contain all the nutrition a baby needs and may be made of cow’s milk or non-dairy alternatives.
Drugwatch provides information on high-risk medical products and health issues and helps people take legal action if they’ve been injured.

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.