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’s Fuel Assistance Program Receives $50,000 Donation from National Grid

National Grid, the electric utility company that serves the majority of CFC’s fuel assistance clients made a magnanimous donation of $50,000 to CFC’s Fuel Assistance Program.

The funds will be used to supplement benefits of fuel assistance households. CFC Executive Director, David Biltcliffe, thanked National Grid for their donation and said “These funds will assist households receiving fuel assistance and lessen the burden of the record setting winter.”

Ann Malley-Laneau, Manager, Community & Customer Management from National Grid, presented the check to CFC Assistant Director, Elizabeth Berube, and Garth Patterson, CFC’s Fuel Assistance Director.

(l to r) Elizabeth Berube, Ann Malley-Laneau and Garth Patterson

The Fuel Assistance Program helps more than 18,000 families throughout its service area of Fall River, Taunton and nine surrounding towns, eligible households can receive assistance ranging from $465 up to $1,195.

CFC Family Planning Program Recognized With Helping Lower Teen Birth Rates

Citizens for Citizens Family Planning Program, Making Proud Choices was featured in a Herald News story .  The program,  helps to lower teenage birth rates for teens in Fall River.   Family Planning Health Education Coordinator, Lee LeBlanc-Corrigan, explained how the peer leaders from Making Proud Choices pass along information regarding birth control choices, sexually transmitted diseases, as well as abstinence.

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