JAMES E. DOLIN

PRESIDENT

DAVID A. BILTCLIFFE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ELIZABETH BERUBE

ASSISTANT 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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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



After 50 Years CFC’s Head Start Continues to Teach Young Children

The year was 1965 when CFC’s Head Start program began to reach out to Fall River’s children with a mission to help them enter the public school system with life skills that would help them throughout their entire lives.

The Head Start program continues to serve children from low-income households in Fall River, Somerset, Swansea, Westport, Freetown, Dighton, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Berkley and Lakeville. The program provides many opportunities for parents to become involved with their child’s development and to improve their own education and employment potential.

You can read more about the program and some examples of what is taught to the children in this Herald News story here.

 


CFC’s Head Start Program Commemorates 50 Year Anniversary

Citizens for Citizens Head Start Program celebrated their 50 year anniversary by planting roses at their Robeson Street office.

May 18, 1965 President Lyndon Johnson launched the Head Start Program from the White House garden; now called the Rose Garden. CFC along with Head Start programs across the nation commemorated the anniversary by planting roses.

Herald News reporter, Michael Gagne, attended the event and submitted this article.