HomeSafe is Interfaith Social Services’ financial assistance and homelessness prevention program. It is called HomeSafe because every year it helps keep hundreds of local families and children “safe at home” rather than becoming homeless. Some of the services available to eligible clients include: budget counseling, information referral, financial assistance with overdue rent, utilities assistance and help with medical expenses not covered by Medicare and Medicaid such as: major dental work, hearing aids, etc.
This program serves residents of these South Shore towns: Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate and Weymouth.
If you need financial assistance with rent, utilities, budget counseling or help with medical expenses please call 617-773-6203 ext.16 at 9am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.
We are only able to conduct a handful of intakes for this program each day. Consequently, the first few callers who leave a message at this number will be contacted to set up an intake interview, over the phone, for later in the day.
If you don’t hear back from our Homelessness Prevention Coordinator on that day please call back again at 9am on the next day that intakes are being conducted.
Interfaith highly recommends applying for these additional financial assistance resources:
The Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) and Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance (ERMA) programs may provide income-eligible households with up to $10,000 to pay overdue or future rent or mortgage costs.
- If you live in these towns: Quincy, Braintree, & Milton apply with Metro Boston Housing: https://www.metrohousingboston.org/what-we-do/rental-relief-and-eviction-prevention/
- If you live in these towns: Weymouth, Randolph, Scituate, Hingham, Hull, Cohasset, or Holbrook apply with Neighbor Works/Housing Solutions: https://nhsmass.org/
For heating and energy assistance, please take a look at the programs available from the Department of Housing and Community Development: https://interfaithsocialservices.org/cold-relief-2021-brochure-final/