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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

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Acton

Community Resources, services for people under 60

Laura Ducharme, Community Resources Coordinator, lducharme@acton-ma.gov

Acton Human Services Department - 30 Sudbury Rd. Rear, Acton, MA 01720

978-929-6651

http://www.acton-ma.gov/116/Community-Resources

Description of Services: Food Assistance, Fuel Assistance, Assistance with MassHealth Applications via online program, Screening for limited financial assistance programs, Substance Abuse Resource Information for youth/adults, Domestic Violence Resources, Assistance with applications for subsidized/affordable housing programs, Legal and Behavioral Health Resources

Acton Council on Aging (COA), services for people over 60

Sharon Mercurio, Director, smercurio@acton-ma.gov

Bev Hutchings, Senior Services Coordinator, bhutchings@acton-ma.gov

COA - 30 Sudbury Rd. Rear, Acton, MA 01720

978-929-6652

http://www.actoncoa.com/

Description of Services: Referrals to area agencies, Caregiver support, Home visits, Friendly visitors & drivers, Housing referrals, Support groups, Fuel assistance resources, Financial  & food assistance resources

 

Acton Veterans Services

James MaCrae, Veterans Services Coordinator

Acton Human Services Department - 30 Sudbury Rd. Rear, Acton, MA 01720

978-929-6654

 

Bedford

 

Bedford Youth and Family Services

Sue Baldauf, Director

Town Center - 12 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730

781-275-7727

Fax - 781-275-7767

youth&family@bedfordma.gov

https://www.bedfordma.gov/youth-family

Description of Services: Bedford Youth and Family Services provides counseling for children, adolescents, adults, and families; adult and youth information and referral; prevention services, tobacco, alcohol, drug education and diversion; middle school after school programming; community education, peer mentoring and support, job match program, fuel assistance, veterans services.

 

Bedford Council on Aging

Alison Cservenschi, Director

Wendy Aronson, Elder Services Coordinator

Town Center - 12 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730

781-275-6825

https://www.bedfordma.gov/council-on-aging

Description of Services: Senior service evaluation and coordination, Senior-related crisis intervention, Assistance in choosing housing, including assisted living and nursing facilities, Transportation to medical appointments, Help in obtaining public benefits, Health benefits counseling, Job placement through the Town and in the private sector, Home Safety evaluations to identify: potential fire, crime, falling, and other hazards,  Legal counseling by an attorney, Tax preparation by AARP/IRS volunteers

 

Veterans Services

William Linnehan, Director

781-275-1328

 

Concord

 

Concord Carlisle Youth Services

Jennifer Clarke, Youth Services Coordinator, Concord and Carlisle, jclarke@concordma.gov

105 Everett St., Concord, MA 01742

978-318-3043

http://www.concordnet.org/861/Youth-Services

 

Concord Carlisle Social Services

Bonny Wilbur, Community Services Coordinator, Concord and Carlisle, bwilbur@concordma.gov

978-318-3034

http://www.concordnet.org/946/Social-Services

 

Concord Council on Aging

Ginger Quarles, Director

Harvey Wheeler Community Center - 1276 Main St. Concord, MA 01742

978-318-3020

http://www.concordma.gov/916/Council-on-AgingSenior-Services

https://www.facebook.com/ConcordCOA/

Description of Services: The Concord Council on Aging (COA) Outreach/Social Services staff consists of skilled professionals who are available to provide consultation, assessments, advice and referrals to Concord seniors and their family members.  Staff is available to speak by phone, office appointment or home visit, as appropriate.  Our goal is to assist seniors to live safely and independently at home for as long as possible.

 

Town Of Concord Social Services Resource Guide - http://www.concordma.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/3270

 

Veterans Services Officer

Dick Krug

978-318-3038

 

Carlisle

 

Concord Carlisle Youth Services

Jennifer Clarke, Youth Services Coordinator, Concord Carlisle, jclarke@concordma.gov

105 Everett St., Concord, MA 01742

978-318-3043

http://www.concordnet.org/861/Youth-Services

Concord Carlisle Social Services

Bonny Wilbur, Community Services Coordinator, Concord and Carlisle, bwilbur@concordma.gov

978-318-3034

http://www.concordnet.org/946/Social-Services

 

Veterans Services Officer

Kenneth Buffum

(978) 671-0968

 

Lincoln

 

The Lincoln Council on Aging

Carolyn Bottum, Director

15 Bedford Rd. Lincoln, MA 01773

781-259-8811

http://www.lincolntown.org

Description of Services: For residents 60 and over, their families, and their caregivers of all ages: information and referral to area resources for elder-related services, care management (answers to questions about and assistance in evaluating in-home care and locating elder services, well being check-ins, crisis intervention and more), SHINE health benefits counseling, free home safety evaluations, assistance with veterans benefits, transportation to medical appointments and other essential destinations.

 

For residents of all ages: medical equipment loan, assistance in financial crises, help applying for Fuel Assistance

 

Veterans Services Officer

Priscilla Leach

781-259-4472

 

Lexington

 

Youth and Family Services

Charlotte Rodgers, Director of Human Services

Phil Doyle, Social Worker

Community Center - 39 Marrett Rd. Lexington, MA 02421

781-698-4840

https://www.lexingtonma.gov/youth-and-family-services

Description of Services: Information and referral, Needs assessment and service coordination, Mental health needs, Financial needs and programs, Case management services, Crisis intervention, Collaboration with Town departments and community-based youth and family service providers, Community service opportunities for youth, Intergenerational programming, School consultation services, Youth programs: Planning and facilitating programming and substance free recreational activities for youth, Parent programs and support, Community outreach, Veterans' assistance

 

Senior Services

Charlotte Rodgers, Director of Human Services

Community Center - 39 Marrett Rd. Lexington, MA 02421

781-698-4840

https://www.lexingtonma.gov/human-services/senior-services

Description of Services: Senior programming and activities, Information and referral, needs assessment, crisis intervention and service coordination, Financial Assistance, Senior Health Outreach Programs: Nursing consultation, home visits and assessments, Blood Pressure Screenings offered in conjunction with the Fire Department, Nutrition/Meals on Wheels: The Senior Service's nutrition program, in collaboration with Minuteman Senior Services, offers lunch Monday, Wednesday and Friday for a required donation.  For individuals who have difficulty shopping and cooking on their own, Meals on Wheels are home delivered daily by volunteers, Senior Service Program: Seniors volunteer to work for town and school departments in exchange for property tax abatements.

 

Veterans Services

Gina Rada, Director

781-698-4848

 

Town of Lexington Resource Guide - https://www.lexingtonma.gov/sites/lexingtonma/files/uploads/resourceguide.pdf

 

Town of Lexington Red Flags and Resources Booklet - https://www.lexingtonma.gov/sites/lexingtonma/files/uploads/red_flags_resources.pdf

 

Stow

 

Community Services

Lauren Abraham, Community Services Coordinator, townsocialworker@stow-ma.gov

Pompositticut Community Center, 509 Great Rd. Stow, MA 01775

978-897-2638

www.stow-ma.gov/social-worker

Description of Services: The Community Services Coordinator provides comprehensive professional social work services to assist Stow town residents with social, emotional, and economic needs. Services include transitional case management, consultation, information and referral, advocacy, and crisis follow up. Services are confidential and open to town residents of all ages and income.  Most residents self-refer, but the Community Services Coordinator also responds to referrals from schools, police and fire department, clergy, doctors, hospitals, and medical agencies.  The Community Services Coordinator can work in collaboration with other community agencies and can meet with residents in the office or the home setting.

 

Stow Council on Aging

Pompositticut Community Center, 509 Great Rd. Stow, MA 01775

Alyson Toole, Executive Director

Sharon Funk, Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator

Suzanne Howley, Outreach Worker

Gigi Lengienza, Front Desk and Transportation Coordinator

978-897-1880

www.stow-ma.gov/council-aging

Description of Services: The Council on Aging oversees a wide range of programs and services for the Senior Citizens of Stow.  Programs include Meals on Wheels, a drop-in Center for socialization, exercise classes, arts and crafts groups, day trips and lunch outings, local transportation, SHINE counseling for Medicare, home visits, referral to elder care agencies, and more.

 

Veterans Services Officer

Joseph Jacobs - veteransofficer@stow-ma.gov,

979-897-1880 extension 26

www.stow-ma.gov/veterans-service-officer

Maynard

 

Maynard Council on Aging

Maynard Senior Center - 50 Brown St. Maynard MA, 01754

978-897-1009

http://www.townofmaynard-ma.gov/senior-center/

 

Maynard Community Chest Resource Guide - http://www.maynardchest.org/community-resource-guide/

 

Veterans Service Officer

Wayne Stanley - wstanley@townofmaynard.net

978-897-1361

 

Hanscom Air Force Base

Description of Services: There are a number of base helping agencies that support military members of all services and Department of Defense civilians.  They work to provide comprehensive, effective, and accessible needs-based programs and services that cultivate and sustain a resilient Team Hanscom community.
http://www.hanscom.af.mil/Units/Support/

Community Wide Support

Eliot Community Human Services

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Eliot Clinic - 86 Baker Ave Ext.

Concord, MA 01742

www.eliotchs.org

Description of Services: Multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors and other professionals administer a full range of clinical and support services, resulting in a comprehensive collaborative approach to treatment.  Services may include individual, couples, family, and group therapy, medication assessment and management, psychological and cognitive testing.  Treatment is goal-oriented and often short term, but flexible to meet each person’s needs. 

Minuteman Senior Services

26 Crosby Drive
Bedford, MA 01730

781-212-7177

www.minutemansenior.org

Description of Services: Helping older adults and adults with disabilities with support and resources.  Elder protective services: call Minuteman if you think someone over 60 is being abused or neglected.