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.


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

CFC Head Start Director Submits her “Wish List” to the Herald News

CFC’s Head Start Director,Pam Wildnauer, was asked to submit her “Wish List ” to the Herald News for its Future of Fall River series launched August,2 2015.

Several area  community activists were asked to submit their insights and talk about issues they would like to address in Fall River.

Please read Pam’s thoughts here



WIC’s Celebration of Parenthood Save the Date

CFC Taunton/Attleboro Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program is sponsoring the 24th Annual Celebration of Parenthood.

This event will provide free family fun and community resources on Friday August 7, 2015 from 10 AM to Noon at the Portuguese American Civic Club at 175 School St. in Taunton.

The annual event will feature 25 resource tables, music, food, face painting, car seat safety instructions, and much more. Awards for parenting and breastfeeding will also be presented.

The event is run during World Breastfeeding Week as breastfeeding education and support are among WIC’s nutrition services.