Outside Groups and Resources
We make every effort to provide up to date information on outside groups and resources of interest. If you encounter a bad link, please contact us so we can resolve the issue. Other websites may be temporarily unavailable.
All Souls Church on Facebook
All Souls Braintree on Twitter
Equal Exchange for fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate
Magic Years Nursery School on the grounds of All Souls Church, operates independently.
South Shore LGBT Seniors and Friends Brunch
A monthly brunch is hosted by South Shore Elder Services,
All Souls Church provides the space and some volunteers. Our church does not operate the brunch itself but provides the meeting space.
Guests can also go through Meetup.com to sign up to attend (https://www.meetup.com/South-Shore-LGBT-Seniors/ Free signup with meetup.com may be required to use the site
This brunch is open to LGBT seniors and friends 60 and up: $2.00 suggested donation.
Under 60 just a $5.00 fee. Usually the last Saturday of the month subject to change due to holidays. Please RSVP a few days ahead of time.
Call 781-848-3939 ext 315 for questions, or email LGBTSeniors@sselder.org.
A great meal, great company, great conversation.
Mainspring (Father Bill's) help for the homeless - emergency shelter and services
Braintree Community Food Pantry meets with Braintree clients two Saturday's each month, and distributes gift cards to supermarkets in the Braintree area and a bag of "extras" such as paper goods and cleaning supplies.
Other Food Pantries outside Braintree
The Devanna Center help for families when experiencing stress or hardship
Cradles to Crayons providing to children ages 0 to 12 some of the most important basics of life—free of charge.
Alcoholics Anonymous These meetings are run by AA and AWOL and are not affiliated with All Souls Church which provides the space. Please contact them directly for information.
Gamblers Anonymous Meetings are run by GA; not affiliated with All Souls Church which provides the space. Please contact GA directly for information.
US Homeless Accommodations and Services A directory of emergency shelters in the US, organized by state, with contact information (phone, web and address) as well as all of the services they offer plus a curated compilation of national and online resources for those affected by homelessness looking for help.
School on Wheels Massachusetts Children and families experiencing homelessness are often invisible in society. The most common image of homelessness, that of a single adult living on the street, is not representative of one of the fastest growing segments of the homeless population, which is family homelessness.
The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless estimates that the average age of a homeless person in Massachusetts is 8 years old. The children served are living in temporary homes such as shelters, motels, and transitional apartments. The students have a roof over their heads but they have no permanent place to call home. There is no time limit on how long a child can receive services.
Additional Community Resources
Sustainable Braintree a community advocacy group committed to helping Braintree residents, community groups, businesses and local government, conserve energy, promote clean and renewable energy, protect the environment and live a sustainable, healthy lifestyle. Founded by two members of All Souls Church.
Church of the Larger Fellowship A Unitarian Universalist congregation without walls
UUA - The Unitarian Universalist Association Unitarian Universalist congregations together affirm and promote seven Principles. We also share a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from many sources.- visit the UUA website to learn more
UU Mass Action mobilizing Unitarian Universalist congregations around social justice issues in Massachusetts, focusing energy annually around four main campaigns, with campaigns also focused several smaller certified working groups.
UUSC a human rights organization powered by grassroots collaboration. In 15 countries throughout the world, UUSC fosters social justice and works toward a world free from oppression.
UU World Online Magazine
Braintree Home School Co-op families gather each week for three 8-week sessions througout the year to learn, share knowledge and interests, and have fun. Members attend on Thursdays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Independently run. No website
List of Substance Use and Recovery Resources below as Downloadable List
As we grapple with COVID-19, it is important to remember that social distancing does not mean social isolation. Connection is critical to maintain sobriety for those struggling with substance use disorder (SUD), who rely on supportive networks as a crucial part of the recovery journey. Below is a list of local, state and national resources currently available (March 19, 2020)