Community Resource Links
Mental Health Services
Behavioral Health Partners of MetroWest - Helping people access high quality mental health and social services in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts.
Clinic Services - South Middlesex Opportunity Council - SMOC Behavioral Healthcare services and programs provide therapy, skill building and support to individuals and families so they can overcome obstacles.
Voices Against Violence - The program provides services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. It offers crisis intervention, supportive counseling services, as well as medical, legal and criminal justice advocacy assistance. 24 Hour HOTLINES: 1-800-593-1125 or 508-626-8686 (TTY-friendly)
Crisis Text Line - Text 'HOME' To 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis support. We're here for everything: anxiety, depression, suicide, school.
Wayside Youth and Family Support Network - Wayside Youth & Family Support Network provides a wide variety of mental health counseling and family support services to children, young adults and families in Massachusetts.
Wayside Family Resource Center - Offering families multicultural nurturing programs, support groups, early childhood services, information and referral resources, and education. (508)-270 -1313.
Advocates - Advocates champions people who face developmental, mental health, or other life challenges. We partner with individuals and families to shape creative solutions to even the greatest obstacles.
Parents Helping Parents - Empowering parents to nurture children and build stronger families.
Spectrum Health Systems - Provides services to individuals impacted by substance use and/or mental health disorders.
Genesis Counseling Services - Provides substance abuse and addiction services.
Mass 211 - Mass 211 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community. It serves as a resource for finding government benefits and services, nonprofit organizations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, donation programs, and other local resources.
Youth and Young Adult LGBTQ+ Resources
The Trevor Project - Trained counselors are here to offer support 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now: 1-866-488-7386 (You can also chat or send a text)
OUT MetroWest builds communities where LGBTQ+ youth thrive.
- Affirming LGBTQ+ identities through positive role-modeling.
- Challenging ableism, classism, misogyny, racism, and other systems of oppression.
- Creating supportive spaces where LGBTQ+ youth can be themselves.
- Respecting, embracing, and celebrating diversity.
- Treating people with care and compassion.
TEMPO - A one-stop resource center in Framingham for young adults (age 17 - 25). Includes LGBTQ+ resources as well as supports for challenges including: aging out of foster care, mental health needs, lack of family connections, risky behavior, substance abuse, and homelessness
- If you are a young adult who is struggling with mental health issues and would like to speak to a clinician, please call 508-469-3241. Leave a brief message with your name and number and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
MetroWest Free Medical Program - MetroWest Free Medical Program serves as an entry point to the healthcare system for those in our communities who are uninsured/insufficiently insured by: providing general medical and specialty care to meet their immediate health care needs, connecting them with social services, health insurance, and a medical home, and advocating for policy changes that assure good health for all people.
Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Program - The mission of Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center (Kennedy Community Health) is to “help people live healthier lives.” We believe that everyone has a right to accessible, high quality, comprehensive, integrated and compassionate health care. As a community health center, Kennedy Community Health has always provided comprehensive care to its patients, who are at disparate risk for chronic disease and poor health outcomes.
Gratis Healthcare - Provides primary care services, mental health services, dermatology, cardiology, and more for people who are uninsured or insufficiently insured.
English Language Education Services
Framingham Adult ESL Plus - Framingham Adult ESL Plus provides a unique opportunity for adult learners to succeed in U.S. society. Our program offers a wide range of services for every student, including ESOL, citizenship, computer assisted learning, adult basic education, and High School Equivalency.
Conversation Classes at Framingham Public Library - Literacy Unlimited offers conversation classes for students wanting to improve their spoken English. The classes are small and conducted on Zoom.
MetroWest Legal Services - MetroWest Legal Services provides free civil legal aid to low-income people and victims of crime who would be denied justice without our help. Our priority practice areas include: Family Law, Housing, Homeless Advocacy, Government Benefits (including Social Security), Education, Elder Law & Immigration.
Pearl Street Cupboard and Cafe - The Pearl Street Cupboard & Café provides monthly groceries to Framingham residents. Individuals and families in need are provided with a monthly supply of nutritious foods like chicken and fish, produce, dairy, bread and grocery items to prepare meals at home. A community meal is served 7 days each week for residents of Framingham and surrounding towns.
Daniel's Table - Daniel's Table distributes food to Framingham residents with children 18 and under and persons over 60 years of age.
Project Bread - Project Bread connects people and communities in Massachusetts to reliable sources of food while advocating for policies that make food more accessible—so that no one goes hungry. If you are in need of food security, call 1-800-645-8333.
Metrowest YMCA Food Distribution - The MetroWest YMCA believes that fighting food insecurity makes their community stronger. As part of their commitment to healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility, they provide year-round grocery distribution at the Framingham Branch and meal distribution at various community sites throughout the summer.
- Grocery distribution takes place on Monday's and Friday's from 3:00pm - 5:00pm (while supplies last) at the Metrowest YMCA. No membership is required to access these resources.
A Place to Turn - A Place To Turn is committed to providing emergency food and clothing to our neighbors in the MetroWest community. We will serve those in need in an atmosphere of caring and mutual respect.
Salvation Army Framingham - On Tuesdays and Thursdays, clients arrive at 12 to stock up on fresh produce, bread, sweets and miscellaneous items donated from Trader Joe's, BJ's, Stop & Shop, Wegmans and the Greater Boston Food Bank.
SNAP Benefits Application - SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It was formerly known as food stamps and is run by the Department of Transitional Assistance. 1 out of 9 people in Massachusetts receive SNAP benefits. Apply for SNAP in 20 minutes or less.
WIC - The Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program keeps pregnant and breastfeeding women and kids under 5 healthy. WIC is a nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services, free of charge, to Massachusetts families who qualify.
Employment / Job Support
MassHire for Job Seekers - MassHire creates trust and reliability by connecting jobseekers across the Commonwealth to quality education, skills training, and employment opportunities.
Metrowest Worker Center/Casa del Trabajador/Casa do Trabalhador - Community-based worker center advocating for the rights of immigrant workers in the Metrowest area.