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Emergency Financial Assistance

Salvation Army Good Neighbor Fund
Services: Utilities
Requirements: person has to be working. Financial need should be temporary

Waltham Location:
33 Myrtle St.
Waltham, MA, 02453
St. Mary's Church, Waltham
Services: help with utilities
Contact Tim Buckley

133 School St.
Waltham, MA, 02451
Benevolent Fund
Services: rent, security deposit, utilities
Requirements: Waltham residency
This service is given to people who have exceptional circumstances and emergency, loss of job, or illness. Help is given once in a lifetime.

Mayor's Office, City Hall, Waltham
Open Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

610 Main St.
Waltham, MA, 02452
fax 781-894-9581
Fiske Fund
Services: one time help for utilities or phone. May be limited to $500. Money cannot be used for rent. 
Requirements: must be working at least part time, Waltham resident. 

Treasurer's Office, City Hall, Waltham
610 Main St.
Waltham, MA, 02452
fax: 781-314-3260
Catholic Charities
Services: With their Basic Needs program, Catholic Charities offers help with meals, utilities, rent and mortgage payments etc.

51 Sleeper St
Boston, MA, 02210

For more locations, click here.
Howard Benevolent Society
Services: charitable giving mainly to Boston residents. (Rental assistance etc.)

14 Beacon Street, Suite 804
Boston, MA, 02108
Lend-A-Hand Society
Services: small grants for needy families, elders, individuals
Needs Referral: from a social service agency (come to the WATCH tenant clinic for an evaluation and referral)

89 South Street, Suite 203
Boston, MA, 02111
Horace Cousens Fund
Services: Relief to those in temporary, severe financial crisis. (Newton only)

Newton City Hall
1000 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA, 02459
Marshall Home Fund
Services: emergency transportation
This service is for residents of Watertown, ages 55 and over only. To request an application for assistance, write to the address below or call. 

120 Mt. Auburn St.
Watertown, MA, 02472
Services: rental assistance, subsidies, housing searches
This service is for families at risk of eviction or in shelters.
*Must present a valid form of ID at front desk

105 Chauncy Street, Suite 502
Boston, MA, 02111
617-542-0338 (serving Greater Boston only) 

678 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 502
Cambridge, MA, 02139
617-234-5340 (serving Cambridge only) 
Services: rental assistance, food assistance, other

7 Bishop St
Framingham, MA, 01702 
Rental Assistance: 508-620-2335
Energy and Financial Assistance: 508-620-1230 

Waltham Office:
32 South Street Suite 201
Waltham, MA, 02453
Services: Financial assistance to eligible families or pregnant women who are either homeless or likely to become homeless.
Administered by MBHP and local Housing Consumer Education Centers. To find yours, click here.

The WATCH tenant clinic can refer eligible clients. 


JFCS Emergency Assistance program

The Center for Family Assistance manages several emergency funds to assist people with low-income in regaining their economic stability. Financial assistance is available primarily for housing costs, moving expenses, fuel, and utilities.

Waltham Headquarters:
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA, 02451


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