Community Resources

The Medford Housing Authority partners with many community organizations to provide a full range of services for its residents and applicants. This list provides the contact information for those community organizations so that you may utilize their services.

Medford Food Resources
(See City of Medford Food Resource Link below)

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
USDA nutrition program that serves low-income Medford Housing Authority Public Housing residents age 60 and over each month. The program is designed to meet the unique nutritional needs of participants, supplementing diets with a monthly package of healthy, nutritious food.  

The food package is delivered once per month to a specified MHA location.

To learn more about this free food program please call Lisa Tonello at 781-396-7200 ext.130 

Mystic Community Market 
Located at Walnut Street Center
291 Mystic Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
Market phone number: (617) 629-5120

Housing Resources
Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)
The Department serves people in the state with food and economic assistance and opportunities to find jobs and further their training.

245 Commercial Street
Malden, MA 02148
Phone (781) 388-7300
Fax (617) 887-8765

Housing and Housing and Homelessness Prevention - Mystic Valley

6 Pleasant Street, Suite 527
Malden, MA 02148
(617) 348-6347

Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
DHCD oversees funding and resources to help people in Massachusetts live affordably and safely.
100 Cambridge St, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114

Main Office (617) 573-1100
TTY (617) 573-1140

Metropolitan Housing Boston
Rental Relief, Utility Arrears & Eviction Prevention (RAFT)
Fair Housing & Civil Rights, Housing Search, Voucher Programs, Affordable Housing Workshops

1411 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02120-3401
Phone: (617) 859-0400
Toll-Free: (800) 272-0990

Housing Families, Inc.
Keeping families housed; Emergency Shelter; and Legal Services

919 Eastern Avenue
Malden, Massachusetts
(781) 322-9119

HUD Regional Office Boston
HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Federal Building
10 Causeway Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02222-1092
Phone: (617) 994-8200
TTY: (617) 565-5453

Medford Community Housing Inc.
Operates for the purpose of making housing affordable, safe, and inclusive for all  people who live and work in the City of Medford. 
First Time Homebuyer education program.

Contact Susan Collins 
(978) 873-5650

Legal Services

Greater Boston Legal Services
Provides free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to low-income people in Boston and thirty-one additional cities and towns. 

197 Friend Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 371-1234

Disability Law Center

11 Beacon Street, Suite 925
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 723-8455
(800) 872-9992

MA Commission against Discrimination
"Our mission is to eradicate discrimination in the Commonwealth by investigating and prosecuting Complaints of Discrimination that occur in Employment, Housing, Public Places, Access to Education, Lending, and Credit."

1 Ashburton Place, Suite 601
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-3990

Housing Families, Inc.
Keeping families housed; Emergency Shelter; and Legal Services

919 Eastern Avenue
Malden, Massachusetts
(781) 322-9119

Assists families in finding practical information about their legal rights.

Elder Law Project
The Elder Law Project’s two-fold mission is to educate low-income seniors about the importance of having end-of-life documents such as wills, health care proxies, durable powers of attorney, and living wills — and to prepare these documents on a pro bono (free) basis.

Intake Line: (617) 651-2357

MHLAC–Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee
Advancing the rights and opportunities of persons with mental health challenges.

24 School Street, Suite 804
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 338-2345

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders

18 Tremont, Suite 950
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 426-1350
Fax: (617) 426-3594

Health and Wellness

Eliot Community Heath (Emergency Services Provider)

(781) 861-0890

Adult Children, Youth and Family Services

SAMHSA’s National Helpline
A free, confidential, treatment referral and information service for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Parenting Supports

Medford Family Network (MFN) 
The MFN is a family support and parenting education program that is available to every child and caregiver who lives or works in Medford with at least one child prenatal through age seven.

Contact: Family Specialist Marie Cassidy
Medford High School
489 Winthrop Street
Medford, MA 02155
(781) 393-2106

Department of Children and Families (DCF)
DCF works in partnership with families and communities to keep children safe from abuse and neglect. In most cases, DCF can provide supports and services to keep children safe with parents or family members. 

600 Washington St, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 748-2000

After-School and Youth Programing

Medford Recreation
30 Forest Street
Medford, MA 02155

Willis Avenue Development Community Center (for MHA youth only)
148 Exchange Ave. 
Medford, MA 02155

Supportive Services for Elders and Persons with Disabilities

Mystic Valley Elder Services

300 Commercial Street #19
Malden, MA 02148
(781) 324-7705
TTY (781) 321-8880 

Medford Council on Aging 

Medford Senior Center
101 Riverside Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
Contact: Pamela Kelly, Director of Elder Affairs

West Medford Community Center

111 Arlington Street,
Medford, Massachusetts 02155
(781) 483-3042


Main Hotline: 617-222-3200
Toll Free: 800-392-6100
TTY: 617-222-5146

Door to Door SCM Transportation

167 Holland St, 
Somerville MA 02144
(617) 625-1191 (press "0" for Reservations)

Immigrant Services

The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.

442 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148-5117
Phones (781) 322-9777 
TTY: (800) 439-2370
Fax: (781) 321-1963 

MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition)

Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigrant Services

275 West Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
(617) 464-8100

Catholic Charities

Greater Boston Legal Services (Immigration Unit)

197 Friend Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 371-123
(800) 323-3205

Irish International Immigrant Center

One State Street, Suite 800
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 542-7654

Domestic Violence Services


PO Box 555
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 623-5900 Support Line (8AM-8PM, M-F)
(617) 625-5996 Admin

Other Resources

Medford Board of Health
85 George P. Hassett Drive, Room 311
Medford, MA 02155
(781) 393-2560

Medford Fire Department
120 Main Street
Medford, MA 02155
(781) 396-9400

Medford Police Department
100 Main Street
Medford, MA 02155
(781) 391-6404