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.


2015-2016 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 $2,548/ $33,126 year
2 $3,332/ $43,319 year
3 $4,116/ $53,511 year
4 $4,900/ $63,704 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

Join CFC and Commemorate 50 years of Community Service

Citizens for Citizens is  celebrating our 50th year anniversary and we would like to invite all family members, friends and anyone else  to join us at Mc Governs Family Restaurant November 10,2015 6:300 to 8:30 p.m. for a cocktail party.

Tickets can be purchased by calling Monica Trial at 508-675-2157 or Judy Charest at 508-679-0041.

Please join us as we celebrate this milestone of serving the communities in Southeastern Massachusetts for 50 years!

Philadelphia Insurance Companies Employees “Jean Day” Generates $10,770 Donation to CFC

Citizens for Citizens, Inc. was the recipient of $10,770 garnered from the “Jean Day” Program Philadelphia Insurance Companies Employees participated in.

The employees take part in a monthly “Jean Day” and donate one dollar per week, the employees are permitted to wear jeans to work each Friday. The money collected is donated to a different organization chosen by the employees each month. Citizens for Citizens was selected to receive the funds for May.

(l-r) Masaaki Morimoto, Michael Murray, Elizabeth Berube, Jason Rua, Sarah Souza, David Biltcliffe
(l-r) Masaaki Morimoto, Michael Murray, Elizabeth Berube, Jason Rua, Sarah Souza, David Biltcliffe

Jason Rua, President and CEO, of RDA Insurance Agency nominated CFC for the award. Mr. Rua said he was pleased that Citizens for Citizens was recognized for their tireless work on behalf of the Greater Fall River area low and moderate –income families.

CFC Executive Director, David Biltcliffe, thanked the Philadelphia Insurance Companies for their considerate donation and said “These funds will help CFC carry out its mission to advocate on behalf of low-income residents and address the causes and effects of poverty” Biltcliffe went on to say “CFC is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, serving clients and helping to overcome the causes of poverty; this timely gift will be beneficial in addressing this endeavor.”

Accepting the donation for CFC was Assistant Director, Liz Berube, Liz was delighted to receive the contribution, from Masaaki Morimoto and Michael Murray from the local office of the Philadelphia Insurance Companies located in West Bridgewater, MA.