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 $2,466/ $32,065 year
2 $3,225/ $41,932 year
3 $3,984/ $51,798 year
4 $4,743/ $61,644 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’s Family Child Care Program Recruiting Child Care Providers

Citizens for Citizens, Inc. Family Child Care Program is seeking licensed Child Care Providers/Educators to join our Family Child Care System in the Greater Fall River Area.

We will be hosting a recruitment/orientation event on August 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Citizens for Citizens, Inc.

427 Robeson Street (rear building)

Fall River, MA. 02720

Full time and substitute care options are available.

  1. Competitive daily reimbursement rates
  2. Experienced Support staff
  3. Training and Professional Development Support
  4. Access to home and community resources

Are you interested in becoming a licensed Family Child Care Educator?

Would you like more information on how to become licensed?

Please contact our office at (508) 324-7517 ext 225 for more information.

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.

CFC First Vice President, Jackie Cummings, presented the Edward J. Sullivan Scholarship. Ms. Cummings stated, “It gives me great pleasure to present the scholarship to Samantha Haines.”  “Ms. Haines is a 2014 graduate of Bristol County Agricultural High School, ranking ninth of 109 students.  Samantha earned GPA of 4.1 and will be attending University of Maine majoring in forestry.”

Treasurer, Eugene J. Kosinski, Jr. awarded the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Scholarship to Jessica Souza.  Jessica attends Bristol Community College and has a GPA of 4.0.  Jessica is pursing a degree as a registered nurse. Ms. Souza thanked the CFC Board of Directors for the award and stated, “That her son currently attends Head Start and 20 years ago she along with her sister were students of Head Start.”

CFC’s Taunton Office Manager, Debbie Araujo, presented the Robert J. Nagle Community Service Award to Bryan Bagge.  Bryan has volunteered for Operation Christmas since he was in the 8th grade.  Bryan, now in college convinces his fraternity to volunteer and help with Operation Christmas every year.

CFC Food Pantry Coordinator, Chrystal Arpa, presented the Hubert H. Humphrey Business Award to the Fall River Sam’s Club.  Chrystal told the gathering that Sam’s Club donated $20,000 to the food pantry, a computer to assist with maintaining the required records for participants of the food pantry and a thousand pounds of food each week to the food pantry. Sam’s Club Store Manager, Rachel Dufault, thanked everyone for the award and stated, she is originally from Fall River and it is great to be able to give back to the community.”

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.