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Last updated on August 13, 2020

Legal Help in Massachusetts

for assistance with housing, benefits, work, domestic violence, custody, discrimination, and other issues

Massachusetts Housing Court Divisions

https://www.mass.gov/orgs/housing-court833-912-6878

Serves all local counties and cities

Massachusetts Legal Help

https://www.masslegalhelp.org/

Serves all local counties and cities

Serves all local counties and cities

Massachusetts Free Legal Answers online clinic

https://mass.freelegalanswers.org/

Serves all local counties and cities

South Coastal Counties Legal Services

http://www.sccls.org(800) 244-9023

Serves local areas: Barnstable, Dukes, Nantucket, Plymouth

Community Legal Aid, Inc.

https://www.communitylegal.org(800) 649-3718

Serves local areas: Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester

Eastern Region Legal Intake Helpline

617-603-1700

Serves local areas: Eastern Massachusetts

Northeast Legal Aid, Inc.

http://www.northeastlegalaid.org1-800-336-2262

Serves local areas: Essex, Middlesex (northern portion)

Greater Boston Legal Services

https://www.gbls.org617-603-1807

Serves local areas: Greater Boston Area

MetroWest Legal Services

https://mwlegal.org/508-620-1830

Serves local areas: Metrowest area of the state

Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association

https://vlpnet.org(617) 423-0648

Serves local areas: Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk

Essex County Bar Association Lawyer for a Day Program

(978) 500-5790

Serves local areas: Essex County area

Tenant-landlord letter-writing tool from Hello Landlord

https://hellolandlord.org/

Serves all of US

Tenant-landlord letter-writing tool from No Rent

https://www.norent.org/en/

Serves all of US


Financial Assistance for Housing in Massachusetts

for help paying rent, utilities, and other housing-related costs

Mass 211

https://mass211.org/Call 2-1-1Text your Zip Code to 898-211

Serves all local counties and cities

National United Way/211

https://www.unitedway.org/find-your-united-wayCall 2-1-1Text your Zip Code to 898-211

Serves all of US

Find Help/Aunt Bertha services directory

https://findhelp.org

Serves all of US

Catholic Charities services and assistance

https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/find-help/

Serves all of US


Other Services to Help in Massachusetts

for domestic violence, health coverage, food benefits, mental health, and other issues

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org1-800-273-8255

Serves all of US

National Domestic Violence Hotline

https://www.thehotline.org/1-800-799-7233Text LOVEIS 22-522

Serves all of US

Crisis Text Line for mental health support

https://www.crisistextline.org/Text HOME to 741-741

Serves all of US

CDC + Apple COVID-19 Screening Tool

https://www.apple.com/covid19

Serves all of US

Serves all of US

Medicare & Medicaid Services' Insure Kids Now page

https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/

Serves all of US

USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps)

https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/recipient/eligibility

Serves all of US