Resources for Moving

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Furniture Resources
Transportation
Non-Profit Thrift Stores

Furniture

Saint Vincent De Paul
Furniture/Vouchers to thrift stores
www.svdpusa.org
Gloucester (978) 281-8672
Lynn (781) 598-6606
Lawrence (978) 689-2625
Canton (781) 344-3100
Resources Limited/ Determined on a case to case basis.
No Referral Needed-Client must make call!

Mass Coalition for the Homeless
Provides furniture and household items including dishes/pots/linens when available
www.mahomeless.org
Located in Boston/Multiple locations- Pick-up needed- No Delivery
Resources Currently Available
Furniture Bank (781) 595-7570 Ext.12
Bed for Every Child Initiative (781) 595-7570 Ext.11 Contact:Gisella
Provides mattresses/box springs and bed frames (when available)
Resources Currently Available
Information and Referrals (978) 635-1710 Ext.3

Project Home Again
Provides furniture/ household items/ Mattresses
www.phama.org
Located in Lawrence/Pick up needed- No Delivery
Contact: Director/Nancy Kanell
****Client must either be accompanied by a representative of Wellspring or have a letter written on letterhead providing a detailed list of needed items. Once at PHA only listed items will be given be thorough compiling list only one visit per client! List of available items are available on website!
Appointments/ Walk-in Tues. 11AM-1PM Wed. 9AM-1PM
Walk –Ins are allowed with proper documentation.
No Appointment needed, but you can email to confirm needed items are available.
Resources Currently Available
Good Night Sleep Program/Project Home Again- Provides Mattresses/Box Springs/Bed Frames/Cribs
Inquiries accepted thru email only info@phama.org include in email both Wellsprings/Clients contact info and number and size of bed sets needed. There is currently a waiting list; expected wait is approximately 30 days.

My Brother’s Keeper
Provides Furniture/ Household items
Located in Easton Services much of Greater Boston/Check website to confirm service area
www.mybrotherskeeper.org
Delivery Only, No Pick-ups
No referral need, client must call themselves
Only requirement is you have signed a lease, please do not call prior to signing!
Once lease signed call the location closest to you
Easton location (508) 238-4416
Open Tues/Thurs 1PM-3PM
Dartmouth location (774)305-4590
Open Tues/Thurs 11AM-1PM

Wish Project
Provides Furniture, Household Goods, even Linens (978) 441-9474
www.thewishproject.org
Beds for Kids Project – Provides Mattresses, Box Springs and Bed Frames, when available. (978) 441-9474
Located in Lowell, MA
No Pick-up info provided
Resources Currently Available

Touchstone Furniture Depot
Provides Furniture, Household Items, and Linens.
www.touchstonefurnituredepot.org
(508) 485-2080 Contact: Sue Waudby
Located in Marlborough, MA
Pick-up required within 7 days from referral
Hours Tuesday 10-12 /Saturday 9-12
Application is available online @ www.TouchstoneFurnitureDepot.org a list of required documents and info on the referral process is also located here.
Resources Currently Available

Mission of Deeds
Provides Furniture, Household Items and Limited Linens
www.missionofdeeds.org
(781) 944-9797 Contact: Paula Goss
Located in Reading, MA
Client will select and receive furniture all in the same day; client must provide truck on this day. MOD will not hold any items, one trip only!
Application is available online @ www.missionofdeeds.org and must be filed out and fax to Mission of Deeds @781-944-7697

Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance/ Donation Clearing House
Provides Furniture
www.cmhaonline.org
For prior approval or help securing a referral call (508) 752-5519 Ext. 105
Located in Worchester, MA
After approval Walk-in during these times
Tues/Wed 1PM-4PM
Thursday 9AM- 11:30 AM
Friday 9AM-11:30AM

Project Just Because
Provides Furniture/ Household Items/ Refrigerators/ Washer/Dryers
www.projectjustbecause.org
(508) 435-6511
Located in Hopkinton, MA
Pick-up only/ No Delivery
Resources Available/ Will also take “Wish Lists” and call if item can be found!

Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore
Provides Furniture
www.friendsofthehomeless.org
(781) 340-1604
Phone intake/ assessment
Appointments made upon approval.
Selection/Take Home all in the day of apt. No delivery available truck needed!

Transportation Resources

The RIDE
Requires prior approval which includes
• Verification of mental/physical disability
• One-time in person interview @ the main office, which transportation will be provided to and from free of charge
• Testing by qualified staff including balance, coordination, etc.
Once approved The RIDE will provide transportation for various activities including
• Grocery shopping
• Family visits including holidays
• Transportation to work/ training
• Medical visits
• Just about anything
There are procedures
• You must schedule up to 48hrs. prior and apts as far ahead as 14 days are accepted
• It is common that your requested time of pick up could be adjusted by up to 1 hour in order to serve multiple clients
• The RIDE staff works hard to accommodate client’s individual needs.
• It is possible to set up a ride weekly to and from the same place to avoid multiple calls to the appointment hotline.
• Each approved client may be accompanied by one guest
• There is a fee of $4.00 per ride , exceptions are made due to income verification done at initial approval appointment.

To Apply for the RIDE
Call (617) 337-2727
• Make an eligibility appointment; you usually wait about a week for an appointment.
• The RIDE will provide transportation to and from appointment.
• After that appointment a determination will be made within 21 days, all information provided will be verified and taken into consideration along with interviewer’s feedback.
• There is an appeals process that will be outline in your determination letter, if you are denied

Employment Xpress:
*This programs goal is to fill in the public transportation gap along route 114 and Route 1.
* Hours are 6:30 AM- 11:00 PM/ & days a week!
*Xpress provides transportation to and from work or training programs for disabled low income people.
*Contact to verify guidelines and eligibility.
Sandra Efstratiou
(978)825-7209

Thrift Stores (Non-Profit)
Provide low cost, quality used furniture and home furnishing

Second Glance
(978) 283-4298
2 Pond Road
Gloucester, MA
Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM-7PM

Beverly Bootstraps
198 Rantoul Street
Beverly, MA
(978) 921-4710
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30AM-5PM
Saturday-9:30AM-12:30PM

Life Bridge
47 Canal Street
Salem, MA
(978)745-2459
Hours: Mon-Sat 10AM-5PM

Project Boomerangs
4 Locations, Please call store for hours
716 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain (617)524-5120
1870 Centre Street, West Roxbury (617)323-0262
563 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge (617)758-6128
1407 Washington Street, Boston (617)456-0996

Salvation Army
Many locations, please visit www.salvationarmy.org and use the store finder tab to find the locations nearest to you.

Goodwill
Many locations, please visit www.goodwillmass.org and use store finder tab to find the locations nearest you.

AMVETS
180 Oak Street
Brockton, MA
(508)580-2972
Hours: Mon/Fri 9AM-9PM

Savers
139 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
Hours: Mon-Sat 9AM-9PM
This is just one Savers location they are scattered throughout Mass please visit www.savers.com and use store locator tab to find store closest to you.

Sister Thrift
2 Locations
370 Pleasant Street
Watertown, MA
(617)923-1168
Hours: Tue-Fri 10AM-6PM
Saturday 10AM-4PM
374 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA
(781)221-2216
Hours: Tue-Fri 10AM-6PM
Saturday 10AM-4PM

Saint Vincent DePaul
15 Locations state wide
Visit www.svdpusa.org and use the store finder tab to locate store closest to you. Vouchers are provide in some cases to people in need.

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