Self Help Inc. Community Needs Assessment Survey

Self Help, Inc., has started work on a comprehensive Community Needs Assessment and would love your help.

We’re gathering information to better understand and address the most critical needs impacting people in the area, especially those who are vulnerable and living with limited resources. Input from residents, service providers, and community stakeholders like local government departments, emergency responders, educators, the faith community, and others is critical to enable us all to work together and plan our programs, services, and partnerships for the coming three years. We’re looking at issues such as housing, childcare, transportation, jobs, substance use, health, and so much more to figure out how we can make our communities a better place to live for all.

Take this short survey  to help make your community a better place to live for ALL.  Remember to enter the FREE when you’re done.

 Self Help, Inc. wants to know what you think! Do you and your neighbors have what you need for a better life and community? We’re gathering information on housing, child care, transportation, jobs and other needs to help service providers throughout the area improve our community’s programs and resources. Your input is critical!

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


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, 45 Pearl St Brockton MA 02301.  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

STEAM @ At Home @ anytime 

We are offering an online activity for families to participate in with their children.  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.



A to Z Activities Online Project @ online and mail-in activity

@ Anytime-each month

please view on our calendar each month at 

A to Z Activities are for School-Age Kids and Parents to Enjoy Together at home, in their community and OUTDOORS!!! You MUST REGISTER to participate-once you register with parent’s name, child’s name(s), address and email you will automatically receive the activities twice a month…..thank you!!!

These at-home activities will be two alphabet letter activities each month- depending of when you start your registration. After you receive the monthly email directions for each letter, have a great time doing the activity together- creating great opportunities for you and your child(ren) to have some FUN, quality time together!!!

Then the way to complete these activities is to have your child draw a picture OR a photo picture of the family doing the letter activity along with a brief story description about what happened and their favorite part!!! Send it via mail or email to Carol Carver. Each time you complete an alphabet activity with this participation, your name will be entered into a quarterly drawing to win some really cool raffles!!!

REGISTER with Carol Carver at, for this activity and you will receive, by email, the letter activity we are on for that month…. that is when you will get the directions for the FUN to begin!!

45 Pearl St Brockton MA 02301


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

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!