Community Resources

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Emergency Services and Mobile Crisis Intervention
Dedicated to providing prompt assistance in a behavioral health crisis to adults, children and families — seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
Family Resource Center
548 Broadway, Everett • 781-58-4750
Available assistance to connect all families with appropriate services including food pantries, parenting support, fuel assistance, play groups, teen activities and more:
Crisis Text Line
Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. Parental Stress Line Parents or guardians with problems relating to their children do not hesitate to call us. Trained volunteer counselors offer a way to relieve stress in an environment which is non-judgmental along with being sympathetic. We offer support to anyone seeking it no matter how big or small. 1-800-632-8188, 24/7, All Languages Available 
If you need to talk to someone about how you’re feeling, grieve the loss of a loved one to suicide, or learn how to help others in crisis, you can find support with us by calling or texting to 877-870-HOPE (4673) — seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
Dial 2-1-1
Mass 2-1-1 is an information and referral line that provides free, confidential information to individuals and families seeking child and elder care, emergency food and shelter, substance abuse treatment, and educational and vocational assistance. If you need help with any if these services, just dial 2-1-1 from any phone in Massachusetts to speak with a friendly information and referral specialist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Translation services are available in more than 140 languages.
For an easy to way to find out about, and request, city services and information, Dial 311. 
La Comunidad, Inc. is a non-profit organization funded to provide a better future to  ​the Latino-American community in the city of Everett and surrounded areas. For over fifteen years, the executive director of La Comunidad Inc., Antonio Amaya, has built a solid reputation as Everett's most trusted community leader. La Comunidad, Inc. and all its members volunteers are committed to offer quality service to the community.  All the members believe that a reputation as an honest and reliable organization is the recipe for success to provide and better assist our customers.

TAFDC is for families with children under 18, including teen parents. If you’re pregnant, you can apply for TAFDC for yourself if your child is due in less than 4 months. To get TAFDC a family must meet basic requirements:

  • Live in Massachusetts
  • Include a U.S. citizen or person with certain legal noncitizen status
  • Meet income and asset limits
Human Services Department
Food, job and cash assistance and emergency shelter. 
DTA Assistance Line: 

8:15 A.M. to 4:45 P.M.

To request services,
The Eliot FRC is located in the former Everett High School at 548 Broadway. The entrance is on Maple Street.
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is monthly money for food. You buy food with an EBT card, which is like a debit card for food shopping.
Transitional housing and tenant/landlord mediation. Call 617-494-0444
A free online service that lists community programs in your area - such as food support, housing, job training and more. You can search in multiple languages.
The YouthHarbors program serves homeless, unaccompanied high school students
The Everett Community Aid Network connects neighbors with needs to neighbors who can help

Life can be tough, especially for our kids. You might be noticing your child is struggling in new ways, or that old problems are getting worse. But what can you do right now to help your child with their mental health? We’ve curated a collection of resources that you can try at home today and organizations that we know can help.