Community Organizations

Oct 31, 2021 | 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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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.

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.

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.

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 residents


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