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. If you would like to share a resource, please email us. We reserve the right to evaluate each recommended resource. Thank you.
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Equal Exchange for fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate
Amy's Dance Dynamics offering dance and movement classes for toddlers through teens in space at All Souls Church, operates independently.
Magic Years Nursery School on the grounds of All Souls Church, operates independently.
Interfaith Social Services is dedicated to improving life for South Shore families and individuals in need. They rely on a team of volunteers, donors and community partners to deliver compassionate, client-centered programs focused on hunger, mental health and emergency assistance. Offices and Thrift Shop are located in Quincy, Massachusetts
South Shore Elder Services is committed to promoting and maintaining the independence of all elders in our communities, and we will work to assist every caller. If you have questions or concerns, please call 781-848-3910. South Shore Elder Services (SSES) recommends and coordinates resources for elders to help them to remain as independent as possible. The private, non-profit agency also advocates for elders and their caregivers, always with the goal of promoting an optimal quality of life.
SSES has a contract with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) to coordinate and/or provide a wide range of in-home services to ill and frail low-income elders in 11 communities on the South Shore. Some other programs, such as Meals on Wheels, are available regardless of income. Elder Affairs provides the majority of funding--which includes funds from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Title III of the Older Americans Act--for SSES' programs. Grants and contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations provide additional funding.
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.
- MONTHLY MEETING ONLINE DUE TO COVID 19 -
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
Food For Free If you or someone you know in Massachusetts is in need of food, please share this resource.
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.
Click here for 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.
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.
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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
The S.H.I.N.E (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) Program provides free health insurance information, assistance, and counseling to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages and others who have questions about insurance and public benefit programs. Cost of service to client is free
HESSCO Elder Services’ SHINE Program staff and a network of certified volunteer counselors provide information about Medicare, Medigap, MassHealth, prescription drug programs, and other health assistance programs. People interested in talking with a SHINE counselor should call HESSCO Elder Services at (781) 784-4944.
Shine Volunteers are trained and updated regularly with the latest information about policies and other changes.
South Shore Health offers closed grief groups, currently on Zoom, Please visit southshorehealth.org for more information.
GriefNet.org is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, trauma, and major loss.
Mental Health America offers an extensive list of resources available
Connect with individuals impacted by mental health conditions for support . Discuss depression, anxiety, OCD, PSTD, schizophrenia and more in the forums.
The Resource links listed below were provided by SSES - South Shore Elder Services
ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS
ADULT DAY HEALTH
ADULT FOSTER CARE
ALCOHOL-SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT
ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCES
BOARDS OF HEALTH
CONGREGATE HOUSING FACILITIES
CONGREGATE MEAL SITES
COUNCILS ON AGING
DISABILITY SERVICES AND SPECIAL NEEDS
END OF LIFE SERVICES
FOOD STAMPS (SNAP BENEFITS)
FUEL ASSISTANCE AND WEATHERIZAION
HEALTH SERVICES-PHYSICIAN GROUPS
HOME HEALTH - HOMEMAKER AGENCIES
INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTERS
LESBIAN GAY BISEXUAL TRANSGENDER RESOURCES
MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES AND SERVICES
P.A.C.E.- PROGRAM OF ALL-INCLUSIVE CARE FOR THE ELDERLY
PERSONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM (PERS)
SENIOR CARE OPTIONS
S.H.I.N.E - HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING
SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES
SOCIAL DAY CARE
SOCIAL SECURITY FIELD OFFICES
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 available (March 19, 2020)