Community Resources

To better serve all of the constituents of the 13th Norfolk District, below are resources to help you obtain available services should you be in need of them.

Needham Council on Aging

300 Hillside Ave 

(781)455-7555

Serving Needham’s 60-plus population and their families, by addressing diverse aspects of aging service interests, concerns, and needs.

 

Needham Community Council 

570 Hillside Ave

(781)444-2415

Non-profit organization supporting people in Needham who have under-met health, educational, or social needs. 

Visit Apply for Unemployment Benefits, to file an unemployment claim. 

If you have trouble filing a claim, please contact my office for assistance. 

Massachusetts-based providers and helpers, as well as patients looking to obtain care in the commonwealth, can utilize this hotline to seek legal advice and resources.

This hotline is made possible through a partnership between the Reproductive Equity Now Foundation, Attorney General Andrea Campbell, the Women’s Bar Foundation, the ACLU of Massachusetts, and five big-name law firms.

The hotline is available at (833)309-6301

Learn more about the new Abortion Legal Hotline.

If you or someone you know is at risk for sexual and domestic violence, service providers are still accessible.

Visit Jane Doe, Inc.’s  Find Help page to get assistance.

You can also call SafeLink, the statewide domestic violence hotline, at 1-877-785-2020.

SafeLink can provider resources and support services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Behavioral Health Help Line (BHHL)

Any one can call, text, or chat 24/7. You’ll talk with a trained staff member who will assist you in accessing the treatment or support that meets your individual needs – everything from outpatient therapy to crisis services. Services are free and confidential.

MA Substance Use Helpline

Any one can call, text, or chat 24/7. They connect people to substance use treatment and supports, including harm reduction, treatment, and recovery services. All services are free and confidential.

William James INTERFACE

The helpline operates from:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM

Tuesday, Thursday: 8 AM – 6 PM

People from Dover, Medfield, and Needham (and other participating communities) can connect with a Resource and Referral Counselor to help them navigate the challenges of finding mental health services. This is a free, confidential service.

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles has a dedicated phone number to serve anyone 65 years of age or older.

The phone number is (857)368-8005.

Massachusetts law requires drivers who are 75 years of age or older to renew in person. The RMV has dedicated hours on Wednesdays at certain RMV service centers, for assistance, call the number provided.

Visit the RMV’s Older Driver’s page for more information regarding older drivers.

Rental Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) Program

(617)573-1100

Keeping households in stable housing situations when facing eviction,  loss of utilities, and other housing emergencies.

Metrowest Legal Services 

(Located in Framingham)

(508)620-1830 

Offering free civil legal aid to low income, elderly, disabled people, and victims of crime. 

Eversource Discount Rate Program

(800)592-2000

Providing discounted rates for eligible low-income customers.

 

Needham Department of Public Health – Gift of Warmth

(781)455-7940 ext.218

Providing assistance for residents facing utility shut-off. There is no income requirement but restrictions apply.

 

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