Dear CFCE Families, out of an abundance of caution, all CFCE community based programs are cancelled until further notice.

CFCE staff will be working remotely and they can be reached via email if you have any concerns or a need arises.  We will be working on a plan this week to figure out new ways we can serve you through online activities, resources, phone check-ins, video story times etc.

We urge everyone to please follow the recommendations put forth by the state regarding COVID-19 and social distancing practices.  For more information please visit the states website at: 

We all need to take care of each other, and CFCE plans to do what we can to support our families during this crisis.



CFCE Staff

SNAP Application Assistance


Applying for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) food assistance

Self Help Inc. is now a SNAP OUTREACH PARTNER!!! 

SHI Staff can assist you in applying for SNAP benefits, assist you with your re-certification, assist your with submitting required documentation and more.   Please call or visit our Avon Office to set up an appointment.

You can call 508-588-0447, or stop into the office at:  780 West Main Street, Avon, MA 02322.

Even if you have already applied for SNAP, we can help you with any additional steps you may have in the application process…..,

We hope you will reach out to our Self Help, Inc. staff at 508-588-0447 or email us.


You can also directly apply online via the Massachusetts Health & Human Services’ SNAP: Food Assistance web page.

60 Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Boston Newmarket Square
1010 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

Roxbury Dudley Square
2201 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02119

Taunton Department
21 Spring Street
Taunton, MA 02780

Malden Department
245 Commercial Street
Malden, MA 02148

61 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA 02360

300 Howard Street
Framingham, MA 01702

249 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
800 Clinton Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895

Salem- North Shore
35 Congress Street
Salem, MA 01970

Fall River
1567 North Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720

Providence Regional Family Center
206 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907

195 Buttonwoods Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886

New Bedford
160 West Rodney French Boulevard
New Bedford, MA 02744

131 Davidson Street
Lowell, MA 01852

280 Merrimack Street
Lawrence, MA 01843

13 Sudbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Middletown Newport Regional Family Center
272 Valley Road
Middletown, RI 02842

Nashua Division of Family Assistance
3 Pine Street Extension
Nashua, NH 03060

473 Main Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

If you can’t make it to our Community Based Programs or you are looking for some things to do at home with your kids…..CHECK OUT THESE GREAT AT-HOME CFCE ACTIVITIES!!

Think, Draw and Write MONTHLY Online Project @ online and mail-in activity

@ Anytime-each month

please check our calendar for the story starter each month at 

This at-home activity can be obtained online for families to do together. Each month they are given a different concept to think about and then write about along with an illustration!!! 

Creative, imaginative writing fun for school-aged children and siblings…and you get a FREE surprise each month you participate!  For more information and to Register, please email or call Carol Carver at 508-559-1666 x1811,  CHECK OUT THE AMAZING WORK FROM THE KIDS WHO PARTICIPATED IN 2015-2016 BY CLICKING HERE!  If you can, please mail of copy of this picture to me so I can hang it up on our CREATIVITY Wall at Self Help Inc./CFCE, 780 West Main Street, Avon, MA 02322.  If you register to do this activity each month, I will send you some self-addressed stamped envelopes to help with the mailing.  CATEGORIES: SCHOOL AGE TAGS: Carol

Seasonal Nature Collection Table : @ At Home Activity

@ anytime 

Families email Carol at to register and/or for questions, to express an interest in the at home/online parent-child activity called….Seasonal Nature Collection Table for Home.   CFCE staff will email you suggested ideas of what to do , mostly outdoor activities, with their child in that particular season, along with a list of nature items to collect, and then a craft idea to create by using them !! Take pictures of an activity outdoors , things you collected or the craft you created and email them to Carol at CFCE and she will then mail or give your child a special surprise!!!!!  CATEGORIES: ALL AGES TAGS: All Partnerships At Home Carol

Read & Roll for School Aged Children @ At Home Activity 

@ anytime 
REGISTER for this program by contacting Carol at 508-559-1666 x1811 or email   
Read & Roll: This is an engaging activity for the whole family!!! Dad’s, Mom’s and school-age children!!! CFCE is collaborating with WHITMAN CAROUSEL FUN CENTER to offer this activity!!! Email Carol to REGISTER – please include Child’s name & address. The children are asked to read 5 books and mail CFCE a short summary and picture of the book(s) they have completed- one at a time. CFCE will tally their participation and when all  five books and activities are completed, they will be mailed a book mark certificate stating the reading completion.

This will enable them to go , with the certificate, to CAROUSEL FAMILY FUN CENTER in WHITMAN to get one FREE admission to the roller skating rink- FUN,FUN,FUN!!! (you still need to pay for skate rentals).  CATEGORIES: SCHOOL AGE TAGS: Carol 

STEAM @ At Home @ anytime 

We are offering an online activity for families to participate in with their children during the months of Oct., Nov. and Dec. Choose any of the fun science activities from the links (will be sent in the confirmation email, once you register), then print and mail the observation sheet back to us. You may also email the observation sheet.



Think, Draw and Write…….Online Activity

Each month there is a different activity to THINK, DRAW & WRITE about! Once you register you will receive some self addressed stamped envelopes, along with the monthly themes!!!

Here’s how it works……

First.You think about the idea.Second….You draw a picture of the idea…..Third…..You write a short story!!!


You can mail the picture/story to Carol Carver, so she can hang it up on the CREATIVITY Wall at Self Help Inc./CFCE, 780 West Main Street, Avon, MA 02322.  A copy of it will be made and the original will be mailed back to you along with a SURPRISE each month!!!


If you register to do this activity each month via mail, you will receive some self addressed stamped envelopes, along with the monthly themes!!!


Register by emailing or calling Carol Carver at 508-559-1666 ext 113  or email  at

Will you recycle with us? It’s easy and 100% free. It’s win-win

Rumble-ongoing_423x255Self Help Inc Coordinated Family and Community Engagement has entered the’s Recycling Rumble……and we need your help!

We have been matched against Portland High School from Portland, TN to see who can recycle the MOST items and RAISE the most money in the process.
In order to be successful we are asking that you get involved by recycling your empty ink cartridges, toner cartridges and small electronics…..WITH US!  We promise to make it easy.

Check out or Recycling Rumble Page for More information!!  

Do you need help paying for childcare? Find out more about the MA FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WAITLIST

The MA Department of Early Education and Care (EEC)9122008_14513_0 helps eligible families find and pay for early education and care and out-of-school time programs. Due to limited funding, eligible families may be placed on the EEC waiting list for financial assistance until funding is available.

Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Programs (like Self Help Inc. CFCE) NO LONGER have access to the wait list.

If you need to get placed on the wait list please contact Mass211 by calling 211 or toll free at 877-211-6277.  You can also contact your local Child Care Resource & Referral Agency to get on the list.  If you are already on the EEC Wait list and registered you can update your information through EEC’s Self Service Household Access Program.

More information on eligibility requirements….CLICK HERE

Do you need help with essential items for your children?

Self Help Inc. CFCE is a Cradles to Crayons Partner.  We can help you get a KidPack of Clothing and other essential items for your family (baby equipment, books, toys etc.).  If you are need of this help, please contact Leslie Dunn at

SONY DSCIf you are in Emergency need for clothing etc.  due to fire, flood, homelessness, etc. Please let me know that also, and we can get items more quickly!