Community Organizations

Aug 13, 2022 | Community

There are many wonderful organizations and groups who work to make life better for residents in Fall River. The list below features ones that offer multiple services or can provide referrals to additional assistance. For a complete list, download the Greater Fall River Resource Guide.

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Bristol County District Attorney’s Office
Local prosecutor’s office also provides education and resources to the community.
April C. Funches

Bristol Community College- Substance Abuse Certification program
SAC was approved as State education program in 2019. It is a 290 credit hour program that prepares students to successfully take and pass State Certification exam and to provide direct care to individuals seeking recovery from substance misuse.
Bruce Frazer LMHC

Citizens for Citizens
264 Griffin Street | 508-679-0041
advocate on behalf of low-income residents and address the causes and effects of poverty through the provision of direct and integrated services, the promotion of self-sufficiency, and the advancement of social change.

Family Resource Center
45 Rock Street | 508-567-1735
The Family Resource Center (FRC) is a single point of entry to access community-based, culturally competent family support services. The FRC helps families focus on strengthening their bonds, connecting to others, and engaging in their communities.

Family Service Association
Family Service Association (FSA) is a comprehensive private, non-profit social service agency dedicated to the development and implementation of services that strengthen and support individuals and families throughout Southcoast Massachusetts. Headquartered at 101 Rock Street in Fall River, FSA strives to increase the capacity of individuals and families to cope with the stresses of family life and interpersonal relationships in a positive, productive, and health-improving manner. The agency offers a varied menu of behavioral health services, adult and elder services, and children’s services.
Sharon E. Ford, CEO

Greater Fall River Partners for a Healthier Community 
Multi-organization initiative that spearheads several key projects, including the Healthy City Fall River initiative, efforts to improve both school and worksite wellness and projects that support healthy dining, healthy neighborhood markets and community gardens. They are also the primary sponsor of the Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge and the Greater Fall River Partners for Health and Well Being.

Greater Fall River RE-CREATION
45 Rock Street | 508-679-0922
Non-profit recreation and prevention based organization providing year-round recreational, educational, and developmental programs to the Greater Fall River area residents.

HealthFirst Family Care Center, Inc.
HealthFirst is proud to provide the highest quality health care to everyone in our diverse community. The Center has served the community for almost fifty years. HealthFirst offers complete medical care for all lifecycles.
Toni Lautieri

Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP)
105 Chauncy Street Suite 301 Boston, MA 02111 | 617-357-6086
The Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP) is the statewide association of the 23 Community Action Agencies (CAAs) operating in Massachusetts. Through the combined skills and vision of its members, MASSCAP works to enhance the ability of each agency to better serve its clients. MASSCAP works with the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and other state agencies to open doors to economic prosperity for low-income Massachusetts .

Peer to Peer Recovery Support Center
The Peer to Peer Recovery Support Center offers a safe and confidential place for individuals to learn from peers with lived experience, share their challenges and become empowered. Each individual path to recovery is respected and each individual is met at whatever point in recovery they are at. As part of the Steppingstone Inc. family, P2P began in 2016 and has grown to include Recovery Coaching, training, group sessions, and the opportunity for participants to learn leadership skills to help them gain confidence and experience.
Michael Bryant
508-567-5086 ext.13301

PAACA – Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction, Inc
Established in 1983, PAACA is a grassroots consumer-driven organization dedicated to substance misuse prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. We provide a wide range of wrap-around and referral services to individuals and families navigating their path to healing and recovery.
Carl Alves

Recovery Centers of America
Recovery Centers of America operates two full inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities in Massachusetts, including medical detoxification, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient treatment for substance use disorders.
Todd Whitridge
(617) 899-0913

SSTAR Prevention
The SSTAR (Stanley Street Treatment and Resources) Prevention Program supports young people and their families by delivering substance use prevention education, treatment, recovery, and wellness initiatives to Greater Fall River, MA, and the surrounding communities and towns.Our prevention efforts emphasize the importance of both physical and mental health and wellness. This practice is in alignment with our parent organization, Stanley Sheila Kauffmann, Prevention Manager

United Neighbors of Fall River (UNFR)
209 Bedford Street, Suite 303 | 508-324-7900
UNFR is dedicated to supporting children and strengthening families by coordinating resources already in the community and increasing neighborhood-based activities that empower residents and build partnerships. UNFR operates a variety of programs for the community, including:

  • The UNFR Home Project provides low-income families transitioning from homelessness with recycled household goods, small furniture, and small appliances necessary to live with comfort and dignity.
  • The Youth Violence Prevention Task Force has several initiatives and programs that work towards ending discrimination and violence in our community, through education, involvement and understanding.

United Way of Greater Fall River
30 Bedford St | 508-678-8361
Supports basic needs of the community, provides disaster relief and recovery, and runs programs that provide essential services such as behavioral health and family supports, outreach to seniors and veterans, and quality out-of-school enrichment experiences.