History

Since 1965, Citizens for Citizens, Inc. (CFC) has offered assistance and hope to individuals and families living in poverty in Southeastern Massachusetts. The following timeline highlights many of the significant events occurring since the creation of CFC as a private, nonprofit, social service agency.

Timeline:

1965 – Citizens for Citizens, Inc. (CFC) is incorporated under the Economic
Opportunity Act to serve as the Community Action Agency of Greater Fall
River.
Edward J. (Jud) Sullivan is CFC first Executive Director
1966 – Head Start opens centers throughout Fall River to provide pre-school educational programs for children ages 3 to 5 years.
1968 – Employment opportunities for persons age 55 and older are created through the funding of the Senior Aide Program.
1970 – Citizens for Citizens, Inc. relocates its headquarters from 101 Rock Street to its present site at 264 Griffin Street, Fall River.
1972 – Mark A. Sullivan, Jr. is hired as the agency’s Executive Director.
Citizens for Citizens Family Planning begins providing quality, comprehensive family planning and reproductive health care to low-income women and adolescents.
1973 – Operation Christmas is launched to provide toys for needy children.
1975 – Fuel Assistance and Weatherization programs are started to help reduce the burden of high energy costs for eligible area residents.
1976 – CFC purchases its headquarters on Griffin Street from United Methodist Ministers.
1978 – At the request of the Mayor and City Council, CFC’s service area is expanded to Taunton.
1979 – Women, Infants & Children (WIC) feeding program is funded to provide nutritional services to Greater Taunton.

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