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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.


2016 – 2017 Fuel Assistance Guidelines for Income Eligibility

Family Size (# of people in the household) Maximum Gross Household Income
1 $34,001
2 $44,463
3 $54,925
4 $65,387
5 $75,849
6 $86,311
7 $88,272
8 $90,234

Board of Directors Meeting Dates 2017

The board will convene on the following dates:

  • January 18, 2017
  • February 15, 2017
  • March 15, 2017
  • April 19, 2017
  • May 17, 2017
  • June 21, 2017
  • September 20, 2017

Are you 55 years of Age or Older and Enjoy Working with Children?

Citizens for Citizens, Inc. Foster Grandparent Program may be a good fit for you. Foster Grandparents volunteer in schools and daycare centers with children of all ages. Your time, experience and wisdom
could make a huge impact in the life of a child.

Research indicates that volunteers enjoy better health, make new friendships, and stay active and involved in the community.

If interested in signing up to become a Foster Grandparent or receive more information, call Judy or Pat at (508) 679-0041.