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Applications for the 2017-2018 School Year

Head Start is a free early early childhood education program for income-eligible children of all abilities ages 0-5 living in Fall River and the surrounding towns of Berkley, Dighton, Freetown, Lakeville, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, Swansea and Westport.

We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.

For more information please click here.

we are located at 427 Robeson Street, Fall River, MA 02720

Call us 508-675-2151

Head Start Annual Report 2015/2016

CFC Head Start’s public report can be read in it’s entirety in this pdf.

Scholarship Opportunities

Applications for the Adam Clayton Powell award and the Edward J (Jud) Sullivan scholarship are now available at our CFC Head Start and Child Care offices located at 427 Robeson Street as well as both CFC Griffin Street locations (250 & 264) The deadline for applying is Friday, April 28, 2017.

The qualifications for the Powell award are the following: applicant must be the parent of a current or former student who participated in one of our CFC programs: Head Start, After School Daycare, Extended Daycare or our Family Child Care Program. Academic performance, economic need, community service involvement and career goals are a few of the criteria in which the applicant will be judged.

The qualifications for the Sullivan scholarship are the following: applicant must be a high school senior who will be continuing their education at a two or four year college and/or accredited technical school AND are former students of either CFC’s Head Start, After School Daycare, Extended Daycare or our Family Child Care Program. Academic performance, economic need, community service involvement and career goals are among the criteria in which the applicant will be judged.

Any questions regarding these opportunities, please contact Liz Berube at lcorreira@cfcinc.org or by calling 508-679-0041.

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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