FAMILY RESOURCE NEWSLETTER

Winter Fuel Assistance Resources

QCAP (Quincy Community Action Program) serving Milton families has begun their Winter Fuel Assistance Application process. For applications and more details please visit QCAP Fuel Assistance Program or call QCAP with Questions: 617-657-5301 or email fuelassistance@qcap.org 1509 Hancock Street, 4th Floor Quincy, MA 02169

Click here for income eligibility information.


State of Massachusetts Winter 2022 Fuel Assistance Information


For families that have depleted their fuel assistance, but still are in need of a tank of winter heating oil or for those who may be just over the income eligibility requirements please reach out to Noreen Kearney Dolan at the Milton Residents Fund by phone at (617) 696-1214 or by email at miltonresidentsfund@gmail.com. Those with gas or electric shutoff notices are also encouraged to call.

Support and Resources for Grandparents raising Grandchildren

If you are raising your grandchild(ren) and need a support group or are looking for resources visit the Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. The commission mission is to be a resource to the Commonwealth on issues affecting grandparents raising grandchildren, and relatives, other than parents, raising kin.

Fall 2021 Virtual Workshops

The Commission has added two new resources for grandparents raising grandchildren. Gratitude and Self-Care Throughout the Holidays on 11/29 @ 7:30pm and 12/1 @ 10am via zoom. Wellness and Self-Care for the Caregiver on 12/13 @7:30pm and 12/14 @ 9:00am via zoom. Zoom links can be found on their website above.

Quincy Family Resource Center

Quincy (including Milton) Family Resource Center serving Norfolk County and the South Shore has just released their October Free events and Educational Support Groups. For a list of groups offered visit Quincy Family Resource Center

Food Assistance Resources

The Milton Community Food Pantry located in the Parkway Methodist Church, 158 Blue Hills Parkway is open every other Saturday from 9:15 - 11:15am with pre-bagged food ready to go for anyone that is in need. For dates and pick up guidelines please click on the link above.



Interfaith Social Services Pantry Shelf provides fresh, healthy food to their client families. Interfaith Social Services is located at 105 Adams St., Quincy and is open Monday – Friday from 10-11:45am and Wednesdays from 5-7pm. For pick up directions and guidelines please click on the link above.


Project Bread Making food accessible for families in Massachusetts. For details or access to their food resource hotline please click on the link above.


Brookwood Community Farm will soon be accepting applications for SNAP CSA fall shares. If you would like to use your SNAP benefits, please fill out the CSA SNAP FORM 2021. Any questions can be directed to president@brookwoodcommunityfarm.org or call the farm phone which is 339-502-0826.


SNAP Food Assistance What is SNAP Food Assistance? SNAP, The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps), gives individuals and families money to buy food at grocery stores, convenience stores, and certain farmers’ markets. You have the right to apply for SNAP anytime you need help. If you have lost hours or your job due to COVID-19, if you were laid off or lost income and need help putting food on the table, SNAP food Assistance is there to help you. To visit the SNAP website to learn if your family is eligible and how to apply click on the link above.

Grief Counseling


Joanna’s Place


Joanna’s Place is a non-profit organization serving South Shore families, dedicated to promoting resilience in children who are facing some of life’s most stressful events. Joanna’s Place provides free tools, support and resources to heal, to grow and strengthen families.


"How children process and understand stressful situations changes at different developmental stages. Joanna's Place helps parents and families acquire the skills necessary to help children at each age and stage of development." Services include Circle G support group, a program for children and adolescents ages 6-18 and their parents, facing a loss of a parent or sibling. A Typical Sibling program, See Me, Too, designed for school personnel, service providers, or parent groups focuses on understanding the needs of children who have a brother or sister with a significant special need. In addition Joanna's Place offers Talking Points Consultations. This valuable service is "a free, time-sensitive consultation for parents when their child is facing any stressful event from moving, divorce, to a life-changing diagnosis. The need for expert help is universal. The consultation is often done by phone and serves parents of any age child."

Hotlines and Helplines

Hotlines and Helplines- The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition has produced a page of Hotlines and Helplines to assist Milton children and youth, and their families who are looking for assistance.

MPS Family Resource Guide

For a more indepth list of ongoing resources please visit Milton Public School Resource Guide

MPS Family Liaison

Milton Public Schools is committed to being a resource for you. Whether you are unsure of how to connect with school staff or directly need a referral for services or supplies please don’t hesitate to reach out to Marti O’Keefe McKenna, MPS Family Outreach Liaison at 617-980-7343 or by email at mmckenna@miltonps.org. All calls and emails are confidential.