Social Work Resources

Food

Hingham Link 
Volunteer service connecting people who need help with volunteers
Website
781-908-0590

Hingham Public Schools
Bagged lunches 781-741-1458 (need 24 hour lead time)

Hingham Interfaith Food Pantry
Second Parish Church 685 Main Street
781-740-8180
9-12 on alternating Tuesdays

Women Infant and Children Program (WIC)
Website

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Website

Meals on Wheels
To inquire about services or for more information call South Shore Elder Services Information and Referral Department at 781-848-3910.

Resources For Residents Seeking Mental Health-Related Assistance

Housing

Hingham Housing Authority
30 Thaxter Street, Hingham MA 02043
Phone: 781-741-1417, Fax: 781-741-9888

Coalition for the Homeless
Website

NeighborWorks Housing Solutions
169 Summer Street Kingston
781-422-4200
(Section 8, RAFT, MRVP, ERMA, HCEC)
Website

Father Bill’s & MainSpring
Mission to prevent homelessness, has a tenancy preservation program
Father Bill’s Place, 38 Broad Street, Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-770-3314
Website

Utility Services / Discounts

Hingham Municipal Light Plant
Offers an approximate 10% discount to ALL customers who pay their bill on or before the 15th of each month. 
(781) 749-0134

Fuel Assistance
So. Shore Community Action Council, Inc. (SSCAC)
71 Obery Street
Plymouth ,  MA   02360-2181
(508) 778-0870 - Hyannis (Nov - April)
(508) 746-6707 Plymouth
1-877-383-5243 - Toll Free
Website

Selfhelp, Inc.
Website

Massachusetts Energy Good Neighbor Fund
Website

Legal Services

Greater Boston Legal Services
Website

Justice Bridge
Website
Request for assistance

Volunteer Lawyers Project
Website

Mental Health

Call 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Website

NAMI National Alliance for Mental Illness
Website
Help Line: 617-657-9055

Hoarding

Clutter Reduction group and Online Clutter Reduction Skills Group
Website

Hoarding best practice guide

Hoarding Resources
Website

Substance Use Disorder

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Helpline - 800 662 HELP (4357)
Website
24 hours a day, 7 days a week (English and Spanish)
Provides referrals for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations 

Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline
800-327-5050
Website

South Shore Peer Recovery
Website

Attachments: Substance Use Treatment Resources

Hingham Cares (501 (c)(3)
Non-profit whose mission it is to reduce substance misuse among youth in Hingham
Website

The Anchor
Provides community for those struggling with problem of addiction
7 Hadassah Wy, Hull, MA 02045
Phone: (781) 534-9327
Website

Rape Crisis Centers

Plymouth County/South Shore A New Day: A program of Health Imperatives
950 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Additional sites in Quincy, Weymouth, Plymouth
Hotline: (508) 588-8255
Office: (508) 580-3964

Domestic Violence Resources

DOVE – Domestic Violence Ended
Community Advocacy & Prevention Services, Quincy
24 hour Hotline 617-471-1234
Website

Domestic Violence Services Network Helpline 
(888) 399-6111 
Website
Well‐trained and supervised volunteer advocates follow up with referred clients to help them tell their story, assess their risk, develop a safety plan for themselves and their families, and connect with appropriate community resources. Confidentiality and safety are top priorities 

Love is Respect
Website

Support Groups

Hingham Elder Services
224 Central Street, Hingham MA
781-741-1458 
Website
Please refer to website for current info: newsletter, activities, groups 

Quincy Family Resource
Website

Stroke Support Group
Weymouth Celia Ryan (781) 624-8303
Third Thursday of every month, 3:00 - 4:30 pm Virtual

Parents Helping Parents
Parent stress line 24 hour free, anonymous, non-judgmental
800-632-8188
Website

LGBT National Help Center 
LGBT Hotline: 888-843-4564
Youth Talkline: 800-246-7743
Senior Hotline: 888-234-7243
Website

Trevor Project 
The Trevor Project focuses on ending suicide among LGBTQ youth. If you or someone you know needs help, we are here for you updated
Trevor Lifeline (866) 488-7386 
Text “START” to 678-678
Chat
Website

Disability

ALS
Compassionate Care ALS, Falmouth MA
Website

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
617-727-5550
Website

Massachusetts Office on Disability
Main 617-727-7440
Toll Free 800-322-2020 
Mass relay: Dial 7-1-1 and connect via main number
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. M - F
Website

Options Counseling Massachusetts
Free Service through the State for those 60 years and older and persons with a disability.
800-243-4636
Website

South Shore Support Services
Family Support
435 Columbian Street
Weymouth, MA 02190
781-331-7878
Website

The Arc South Shore
20 Pond Park, Unit 113, Hingham, MA 02043
Phone 781-335-3023
Website

Economic Assistance

Massachusetts Economic Assistance (Cash Benefits)
Website

Miscellaneous

Interfaith Social Services
105 Adams Street, Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-6203
Website

NVNA and Hospice
120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061
Phone: (781) 659 – 2342
Website

Plymouth Family Resource Center
430 MA-3, Plymouth, MA 02360
(774) 283-6531
Website 

Scituate Etrusco Associates
Volunteer organization that provides a loan closet of medical and nursing equipment
1 Common St Scituate
781 545 4411

United Way Non-Emergency Essential Assistance
Dial 211

Wellspring Multi-Service Center
Community Service Agency
814 Nantasket Ave, Hull, MA 02045
(781) 925-3211
Website