JAMES E. DOLIN

PRESIDENT

MARK A. SULLIVAN, JR.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR





Welcome to Citizens for Citizens


People living in poverty often need assistance with emergency situations and help with their own efforts to improve the circumstances under which they live. Citizens for Citizens, Inc. (CFC) is the Community Action Agency serving the cities of Fall River and Taunton.Additionally,CFC also serves the surrounding towns of Berkley, Dighton, Freetown, Lakeville, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, Swansea, and Westport.

Citizens for Citizens, Inc. is an antipoverty social services agency, assisting over 42,000  households  each year by providing short-term services that support families during financial crisis situations through its Fuel Assistance, Food Pantry, and Rental Assistance programs. In addition, CFC provides long-range solutions through diverse programs that seek to empower low-income individuals and families with the ability to overcome the burdens of poverty by giving them the tools necessary to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency by offering programs such as Weatherization Assistance, Head Start,Early Head Start, After School Day Care, HEART WAP, Senior Aide, Foster Grandparent, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Family Planning, and Volunteer Income Tax Return Preparation.

In keeping with the standards established for nearly fifty years of service to the low-income community, the dedicated management and staff of Citizens for Citizens, Inc. are continuing to search for and develop innovative new programs to combat poverty and help families to lead healthier, happier, and more productive lives.

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2014-2015 Fuel Assistance & Weatherization Income Guidelines

Wondering if you qualify for Fuel Assistance? If you do you may also apply for the Weatherization Program and the Home Heating Repair / Replacement Program. Please call the numbers listed below to apply for the Fuel Assistance Program and then you can apply for these energy saving programs.

Here’s a brief overview of the income guidelines for most typical families:

Household Size Maximum 4 Weeks Gross Income or Gross Yearly
1 $2,509/ $32,618 year
2 $3,280/ $42,654 year
3 $4,052/ $52,691 year
4 $4,824/ $62,727 year

For information on larger families, or for other Fuel Assistance related inquiries, please call our offices at (508) 676-7397 or (508) 676-7398



Liberty Utilities Make Large Donation of Toys to Operation Christmas

For several years the employees of the local utility Liberty Utilities collects toys for CFC’s Operation Christmas program.

This year was no different, as the huge bounty of toys collected will be distributed December 20th along with thousands of other toys, knitted hats, mittens and stocking stuffers made possible by the generous contributions from companies like Liberty and residents from greater Fall River.

Attorney,Maria  Levrault, CFC's Barbara Travis and Liberty Gas Manager of Customer Relations,Theo Papigiotis
Attorney,Maria Levrault, CFC's Barbara Travis and Liberty Gas Manager of Customer Relations,Theo Papigiotis
Recently Liberty held a Christmas party at their headquarters and presented the unwrapped new toys to Operation Christmas Coordinator, Barbra Travis and CFC Assistant Director, Elizabeth Berube.  Liberty Utilities corporate office also presented CFC with a check for $2,000 to purchase toys for Operation Christmas.

Keith Cadorette, Glenn Wordell, Barbara Travis, Elizabeth Berbue and Mark Nasiff
Keith Cadorette, Glenn Wordell, Barbara Travis, Elizabeth Berbue and Mark Nasiff

Presenting the toys from Liberty were, Manager of Consumer Relations, Theo Papigiotis Attorney Maria Levrault, Ozzie Cabral and Mark Nasiff.

Ozzie Cabral, Barbara Travis, Elizabeth Berube, Mark Nasiff
Ozzie Cabral, Barbara Travis, Elizabeth Berube, Mark Nasiff


Taunton’s Operation Christmas Receives Toys From the Barboza Brothers

CFC’s Taunton Operation Christmas  received a large donation of unwrapped,  new toys from the owners of Route 44 Toyota and Route 44 Hyundai, brothers Michael Barboza and Robert Barboza.

The brothers have been donating toys to Operation Christmas for nearly twenty years. There generosity and story was featured in the Taunton Gazette you you can read the article here.