North American Indian Center of Boston Grandparents' Resource Guide

Family Services


  • American Friends Service Committee - Material Assistance Program (MAP)

    5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Gives clothing, personal hygiene items and basic household goods to people in need in the Greater Boston area. Come in by appointment and "shop" free of charge.

  • American Friends Service Committee - Healing and Transformative Justice Program

    2161 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

    Works with survivors of crime, those convicted of crime, and their families and communities.

  • Family Services of Greater Boston

    31 Heath Street, Boston, MA 02130

    Promotes self-sufficiency and well-being for at-risk families and individuals through innovative, culturally competent, and integrated health and social services focused on family wellness and family coping.

    Teen Living Program Phone:

  • Furniture Bank

    To arrange for furniture donation or pick-up.

    E-mail for furniture donation:

    E-mail to receive furniture:

Support for Guardians

  • Parent University

    A free three-day program offered throughout the year by the Boston Public Schools Office of Family and Student Engagement to help adults acquire skills to support students and become effective mentors and advocates.

Government Benefits

  • Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

    Assists low-income individuals and families to meet their basic needs, increase their incomes, and improve their quality of life. Services include food assistance, job assistance, cash assistance, domestic violence assistance, and emergency shelter.

  • Grantee Relative Benefits are available to anyone who assumes guardianship of a relative or grandchild. Application is through the DTA above.