Access the Assistance You Need

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New Bedford Street Sheets

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Rental/Mortgage Assistance

If you are behind on your rent or mortgage:

  1. Read about and apply for RAFT online here or by calling 781-422-4204

  2. If you are not eligible for RAFT assistance, call Catholic Social Services at 508-997-7337 or the PACE Housing Opportunity Center at 508-993-0033


If you are at risk of homelessness:

  1. Contact New Bedford's Coordinated Entry System to discuss your housing needs at 508-999-4757

  2. Inquire about assistance through Catholic Social Services at 508-999-4757 or PACE at 508-993-0033


If you are experiencing homelessness and seeking permanent housing:

  1. Contact New Bedford's Coordinated Entry System to discuss your housing needs at 508-999-4757

  2. Inquire about assistance through Catholic Social Services at 508-997-4757 or PACE at 508-993-0033


If you are in need of shelter, see the Finding Shelter section.

Legal Assistance

For legal assistance, especially related to housing/eviction:


For matters of potential housing discrimination:


For additional resources and information regarding legal assistance:

Accessing Shelter

If you are an individual in need of shelter:

  • Individuals males should contact Sister Rose Shelter at 508-997-4757

  • Females should contact Grace House Shelter at 508-997-3202

  • Unaccompanied youth aged 16-24 should contact Killians at 774-206-6445


If you are fleeing domestic violence:

  • Contact the New Bedford Women's Shelter 24 hour hotline at 508-999-6636


If you are a family in need of shelter:

  • Contact the DHCD Telephonic Line (State) at 1-866-584-0653


You may also access additional resources listed on the 2020 Street Sheet (English, Spanish, Portuguese)

Utility Assistance

For home heating/utility assistance:

Food Assistance

For food assistance:

  1. Apply for SNAP benefits online here or call DTA at 877-382-2363

  2. Visit/contact the following food pantries:

  • PACE Food Pantry - 166 William Street - Open Mon-Fri 10 AM-2 PM (Review posted hours and mobile locations online here)

  • Salvation Army New Bedford - 619 Purchase St - Make appointment by calling 508-997-6561

  • Solanus Casey Food Pantry - 238 Bonney St - Open Weds & Thurs 10 AM-12 PM



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