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.


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

CFC Appoints New Head Start Director

Long time Head Start Director Neil Lynch will be leaving his position for retirement in mid-September. Neil has served in that position for twenty-nine years. Recently he said that there have been incredible changes in Early Childhood Education since 1985 with more challenges and greater expectations for school readiness becoming priorities. The CFC Program began in the mid 1960’s has grown to serve 405 preschoolers with centers in three suburban communities as well as five in Fall River. The addition of an Early Head Start program serving 40 Infants and Toddlers and pregnant moms was a major increase in service. Mr. Lynch has been employed by CFC in various capacities for 42 years including Directing the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program in the ‘70s and the establishment of CFC’s Taunton office in the early 1980s.


CFC recently selected Pam Wildnauer as the new Head Start Director.  She has served as Assistant Head Start Director since 1993. Pam was instrumental in creating the Early Head Start program and has successfully guided it through the past fifteen years of existence. Pam has been quoted as saying that she is excited about the new challenges presented by Head Start in the 21st century and is looking forward to being part of the future of Head Start.

2014 CFC Annual Meeting Elects Board of Directors

SWANSEA – James E. Dolin of Swansea, MA has been re-elected to serve as President of the Citizens for Citizens, Inc. (CFC) Board of Directors. Mr. Dolin was chosen by a unanimous vote during the CFC Annual Meeting held at the Venus De Milo Restaurant June 18,2014. Also elected as CFC officers were First Vice President, Jacqueline Cummings; Second Vice President, Marin Vat; Treasurer, Eugene J. Kosinski, Jr.; and Secretary, Ronald Costa.

The Citizens for Citizens, Inc. Executive Director, Mark A. Sullivan, Jr. presented the Directors’ Annual Report and thanked the Board of Directors for the important impact they make on their local community while serving as members of the Board.  He emphasized that they should be proud of the work CFC has accomplished during their tenure.  Mr. Sullivan also praised the work done by the program directors and staff of Citizens for Citizens, Inc. in helping the less fortunate families in our service area during a time when funding resources are being reduced and requests for assistance are greatly increasing.


Citizens for Citizens, Inc. is a Community Action Agency, established in 1965, CFC administers more than twenty programs for more than 42,000 low and moderate-income residents with expenditures exceeding 27 million dollars. CFC service area includes Fall River, Taunton and the nine surrounding towns of Berkley, Freetown, Dighton, Lakeville, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, Swansea and Westport.