Fuel Assistance

Get help with heating cost in winter.

Washington Heights Tenants' Association





Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Computer classes: Monday and Wednesday 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Blood pressure clinic: every first Thursday of the month 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Girls program (partnership with Girl Scouts): Fridays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Washington Heights Tenants Association
220 Harold St
Dorchester , MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

Mass Impact

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Stop by or call Jessie Alvira for more information

Key Programs Offered: 

Free computer classes for MS Office and typing, drop-ins welcome. Registration required. NSTAR forgiveness program workshops one day a month ESL classes Blood pressure clinic Give turkeys and toys to residents during the holidays Girls group meets weekly for girls grades 6-12 Computer lab (can be rented for trainings) Tax assistance BYF jobs in summer for teens

Community Meeting Space Available: 



Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 


(617) 288-2700



Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

9 AM - 6PM Tue - Fri; 10 AM - 5 PM, Mon.


Since its inception in 1962, ABCD has remained devoted to its mission of promoting self-help for low-income people and neighborhoods. ABCD empowers disadvantaged people by providing them with the tools to overcome poverty, live with dignity, and achieve their full potential. It emphasizes education, skilled job-training and asset development. While ABCD's overall focus remains long-term self-sufficiency, we understand that sometimes, things happen. ABCD offers a number of programs that help families through these times of crisis, including fuel assistance in winter, food pantries, and rental assistance. Once stability has been established, ABCD helps people move forward with a focus on education and skill development. The agency works closely with area businesses and academic institutions to develop programs that educate workers who are consistently applauded for their abilities and commitment to excellence.


Ashmont Neighborhood Service Center
110 Claybourne Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call or visit the center.

Key Programs Offered: 

  • Fuel Assistance and Weatherization

    ABCD fuel assistance helps more than 15,000 low-income households in Boston, Brookline and Newton pay fuel bills during the heating season. Applications are taken from November through March at ABCD's offices.

    Eligibility for this program is your maximum income cannot exceed 60% of estimated State Median Income. For more information contact (617) 288-2700x200.

  • Tax Preparation

    January through April. For more information contact (617) 288-2700x200.

  • School Vacation, After-School, and Summer Childcare Programs

    Summer Enrichment Program dates for 2010 are July 6th-August 27th. Program hours: Monday-Thursday 8AM-6PM, Friday 7AM-5PM. Open to children in first grade through age 12. Limited discounts for tuition and EEC slots available. Vouchers accepted. To receive vouchers, call Child Care Choices of Boston at (617) 348-6677. To register or receive more information call (617) 288-2700x206 or x203.

  • Summer Works, Winter Works, and Adult Employment Services

    Employment programs for youth and adults. Summer Works begins July 6 and ends August 13th. Interested participants apply in early spring for Summe Works and in September for Winter Works. For more information call (617) 288-2700 x214 or x216.

  • Food Stamps, Mass Health, Seasonal Programs, and Case Management

    The DNSC can help you apply for Food Stamps and Mass Health, and also offers case management services. Seasonal programs include November and December Holiday Food and Toy Assistance programs. Thanksgiving referrals begin October 25th through November 12th on a first-come, first-served basis. Toy Assistance referrals begin November 29th. For more information on these programs, contact (617) 288-2700x202.

  • Other Services

    The DNSC also offers GED and ESOL referrals, limited translation services, information and referrals on housing and higher education, and referrals to Dorchester Head Start preschool programs. 110 Claybourne Street is also a BPS Summer Feeding Site.


Two locations:

110 Claybourne Street Dorchester, MA 02121

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