More Resources

More Resources

Help at H.O.M.E.

Phone: 508-210-5570

A committee created to help Holden residents of all ages who are in need. Social service information via Help at H.O.M.E. is available at the Town of Holden website. There is a booklet available on the website, as well as copies available at the Gale Free Library and the Town Hall in Holden.

Joseph’s Project

Phone: 774-345-9775

Joseph’s Project is a non-profit organization that delivers food (non-perishable and fresh) weekly to families in need in the Wachusett area. Deliveries are made possible at the discretion of Joseph’s Project.

Massachusetts Energy Assistance for residents of Massachusetts


There are several programs in Massachusetts to help low-income families and individuals pay for their heating fuel and other utilities. Government help is available to pay for fuel, weatherization, and heating system repairs. In addition, low-income customers can get utility discounts, utility shutoff protection, and help from non-government programs.

Project Bread

Address: 160 North Washington St. Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-723-5000
FoodSource Hotline: 1-800-645-8333

Project Bread raises and distributes funds to assist local hunger-relief programs throughout Massachusetts.
Project Bread launched, the most comprehensive Web site in the nation devoted to empowering low-income families and individuals in need of food. The site provides visitors with a background on the federally-funded Food Stamp Program, eligibility guideline information, a list of documents to bring to the DTA, access to a printable application form, and tips for filling out the form

Project Just Because

Address: 86 South St. Hopkinton MA 01748
Phone: 508-435-6511

Project Just Because, Inc. runs various programs throughout the year serving basic needs of families, children, and seniors. We have special opportunities during the holidays to help people in need by providing not only basic necessities, but also an emotional boost during what can be a difficult time.

United Way of Central Massachusetts

Phone: 508-757-5631
Address: 484 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608

The United Way’s First Call for Help referral service directs people in need to available resources throughout the community, including: emergency shelter, legal assistance, substance abuse recovery services, child advocacy, a variety of neighborhood health services, nutrition and food assistance programs, and more.

WIC-Mass. Dept.of Public Health

Phone: 1-800-942-1007
Phone: 508-860-7744
Address: Worcester WIC Program Family Health Center 26 Queen St., Worcester, MA

Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.

Worcester County Food Bank

Address: 474 Boston Turnpike Rd. Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Phone: 508-842-3663
Fax: 508-842-7405
The Worcester County Food Bank is a collaboration of local non-profit human and social service providers, donors from the food industry, corporate, government, civic and private sectors, and individual volunteers whose support and partnership is focused on “providing relief from hunger” to friends and neighbors in Central Massachusetts.