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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2013-2014 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



2014 Holiday Fund Kicks Off

The 2014 Holiday Fund sponsored by the  Herald News &  Taunton Gazette began in earnest at the Venus de Milo in Swansea last night.

The annual event  that raises money for Citizens for Citizens and the Fall River Salvation Army for the past thirteen years during this time more than $350,000 was raised for  both organizations to share equally.

CFC uses their share to help fund the Operation Christmas Program and the Salvation Army uses their share to help pay for food and gift baskets for families in Greater Fall River.

Please read the story published in the Herald New here.

 


Fall River Herald News Editorial Board Address Fuel Assistance Program

The Herald News published an editorial Sunday November, 16, supporting the need for Fuel Assistance.  Please read the entire editorial here: