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Where to Give and Get Help in Burlington, MA
A running list of local agencies that help community members in need
With this post, I’m hoping to begin a running list of all the places that provide assistance in Burlington - a resource for anyone needing help or wishing to contribute.
So, without further ado, let’s get to it.
Burlington Youth and Family Services
Start here. BYFS is a town-funded agency that provides SO MANY services to community members in need, from counseling to crisis intervention to coordinating rides to and from appointments and much more. They can in all likelihood connect you with the resources you need.
Call BYFS at 781-270-1961 or visit them at 33 Center Street, 2nd floor.
Council on Aging
Burlington’s town-funded organization to support seniors, the Council on Aging provides many financial and social supports for seniors, including social outings, volunteer opporutnities, low-cost meals, and more.
Contact them at 781-270-1953, or at 61 Center Street, front entrance.
Veterans Services Department
Also located at 61 Center Street, the Veterans Services Department serves as a liaison, connecting the town’s residents with state and federal resources to provide assistance for veterans or their surviving families.
Reach Veterans Services at 781-270-1959.
Minuteman Senior Services
Serving many local communities, Minuteman provides services including home care, caregiver support, options counseling, and much more for seniors and those with disabilities.
You can call Minuteman at (781) 272-7177.
People Helping People
The local food pantry, People Helping People, offers many services to the community, from urgent to ongoing food distribution. They also have a big binder of local agencies both inside and out of Burlington that also provide support. Learn more on the podcast episode featuring Pantry Manager, Julie Lewis.
They’ve just relocated to 21 Murray Ave. They can be reached at 781-270-6625.
From their website, Burlington Womenade was created as a way for women in the Burlington community to work together in order to support local families in crisis as well as to network and socialize with each other.
Burlington Housing Authority
The Housing Authority manages two affordable housing developments. You can reach them at 781-272-7786.
Burlington-based Saheli offers offers non-judgmental culturally sensitive services to domestic and sexual violence survivors.
Connect with them at email@example.com or 1-866-4SAHELI.
HelpIs offers services from haircuts to professional clothing and much much more to those in need.
This section of their website has a ton of services provided - and opportunities to contribute - like welcome home bags for those leaving shelters after obtaining housing and boo boo bags for children receiving medical care.
Wee Care Burlington
Wee Care Burlington is our newest nonprofit, which is just moving in to the space at 10 St. Marks Rd. vacated by People Helping People. They provide for the needs of families with children.
They’re still getting set up, but updated information will be provided as it becomes available!
This free, confidential service matches those in need of mental health services with local providers. Call Interface Referral Services at 888-244-6843 9-5, Monday through Friday. Not that this is not an emergency number; if you or someone you know is having a crisis that poses an immediate safety need, please call 911 or go to your local emergency room.
NAMI 9-8-8 Crisis Response Line
Hospital Equipment Loan Program (HELP)
This program, based out of Woburn, loans medical supplies to those who need them. They’re open Saturday 9-12, and can be reached at 781-322-1052.
Whether you need support or want to offer it, hopefully you can find something on this list that suits your needs. It will be updated as I learn of more agencies. If you’ve got one to add, just put it in the comments or email firstname.lastname@example.org!