The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) assists and empowers low-income individuals and families to meet their basic needs, improve their quality of life, and achieve long term economic self-sufficiency. DTA serves one in seven residents of the Commonwealth with direct economic assistance (cash benefits) and food assistance (SNAP benefits), as well as workforce training opportunities.


  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) food assistance:

– Self Help, Inc. staff at 508-588-0447

– email us at [email protected]

– directly apply online via the Massachusetts Health & Human Services’ SNAP: Food Assistance


DTA Assistance Line (877) 382-2363

The DTA Assistance Line is open from 8:15 A.M. to 4:45 P.M.


Brockton Location:

60 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301

Phone (508) 895-7000

Monday – Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm


Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255

National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH)

24-hour confidential service for survivors, victims and those affected by domestic violence, intimate partner violence and relationship abuse.

– Advocates are available at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

– online chatting at

Brockton Housing Authority:

The Brockton Housing Authority is a nationally recognized Housing Authority providing housing and housing assistance to over 4000 families primarily in the Southeastern region of Massachusetts.

45 Goddard Road Brockton, MA 02301

508-588-6880TTY 800-439-2370


MainSpring House

54 N Main St

Brockton, MA


Wilson House

237 Perkins Ave

Brockton, MA


Father Bill’s & MainSpring Admin Office

460 Belmont St

Brockton, MA


Old Colony YMCA

137 Newbury St

Brockton, MA



Rape Crisis Center

950 W Chestnut St

Brockton, MA

(508) 588-8255

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Hours: 24/7.

Languages: English, Spanish and 200+ through interpretation service


Department of Children & Families (DCF)

110 Mulberry St

Brockton, MA


Child At-Risk Hotline


Fuel & Energy (SelfHelp, Inc.)


Hand in Hand Case Management Program:

508-588-0447 x1807

email [email protected]

Are you or someone you know, age 62 or older, disabled or homeless and in need of some support?


Need help?

Filling out paperwork/keeping your paperwork organized? Interested in getting out into your community more? Also get assistance with your Medicare enrollment, with SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) Counseling, from our certified counselor! The Self Help Inc. Hand-in-Hand Program can help! This program is provided at NO COST to the client, and all support services are individualized to meet YOUR NEEDS!

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Let's Write Life

When it comes to your life story, don’t let anyone hold the pen ~ Latonia Francois. Let’s Write Life is a self-love journaling teaching women how to use journaling in their time of need to change their mental health story, choose happiness and rewrite life by faith. Let's Write Life | You're Worth Writing For (

Social Workers:

Social Service Department 141 Main St Brockton, MA 508-894-3700

Brockton Area Multi Service Brockton

430 Howard St Brockton, MA 508-586-5475

Kesdy Baille
Live Coach

Discover three simple actions you can take right now to positively impact your body, mind and overall life. Take a step back from the everyday worry and stress of life and find some time for yourself. My goal is to guide individuals through their journey to live a life of purpose, happiness, and fulfillment, through my program: Know God, Trust God, Walk with God. Kesdy Baille – know God, trust od, walk with God. Know God

Department of Youth Services Brockton

15 Bolton Pl Brockton, MA 508-427-4393 Colette Bycinte- Blaise- [email protected] Social Worker-Abigails Leader Colette has been working in human services and child welfare for over 10 years. She has been providing support to families and ensured the safety of children. During her time with Department Children and Families