The Center for Basic Needs Assistance is the JF&CS integrated and comprehensive response to the most critical issues facing people with low income in our community.
CBNA’s goal is to address economic insecurity among members of the Jewish community and beyond throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Our services are lifelines that help people feed their families, heat their homes, keep roofs over their heads, adjust to changes in the family, assist immigrants, and so much more. We give people the tools they need to make positive changes and become self-sufficient.
Our team of 20 staff members work tirelessly to provide a unique and individual response to each family’s personal needs. By integrating a set of core services under one roof, we help our clients meet their basic needs for food, housing, fuel, utilities, and more.
When your family needs a helping hand, CBNA is ready to offer dozens.
Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Pro bono legal services and benefits
Emergency Financial Assistance
Comprehensive resources for people facing the challenges of living on a low income
New England's largest kosher food pantry
Journey to Safety - Response to Domestic Abuse
Services for domestic abuse survivors.
New American Services
Resettlement, post-resettlement, and citizenship assistance.
Income eligibility and other criteria apply, with the exception of Journey to Safety.
For more information, call 781-647-JFCS (5327) or email your questions via our contact us page.