The Quincy Housing Authority offers a variety of supportive services empowering residents to move towards an enriched life. Programs offered can assist in arranging supportive services, increase earning capacity and even help you save to purchase your own home. Coming soon Adult Day Care on site at O’Brien Towers.
- Elderly/Disabled Support Service Coordinator
- Family Resident Service Coordinator
- Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS)
- Farmer’s Markets
- Food Bank Deliveries
- Meals on Wheels
- Homeownership Program
- Resident Opportunities Support Services Program (ROSS)
Elderly/Disabled Support Services Coordinator
The Quincy Housing Authority offers a multitude of services and support to elderly and/or disabled individuals residing in our elderly developments. Christine coordinates the Food Bank Deliveries and ensures Support Services is available to all families residing in our elderly developments. The Elderly/Disabled Support Services Coordinator, Christine Cunningham can be reach at 617-847-4350 ext. 906.
Christine can assist you and ensure you receive the services you need. Please contact Christine Cunningham at 617-847-4350 ext. 906 for more information or to make an appointment.
How Can We Help You?
- Food Bank deliveries
- Meals on wheels
- Food shopping
- Personal care
- MassHealth application assistance
- Transportation – For residents 65 and older we have money allocated for medical/health related local appointments taxi rides.
Family Resident Services Coordinator
The Family Resident Services Coordinator, Elizabeth Jacobs can be reach at 617-847-4350 ext. 902. Elizabeth provides assistance in obtaining local resources, as well as making referrals to community-based services available to the state families in our community.Elizabeth can assist you and ensure you receive the services you need. Please contact Elizabeth Jacobs at 617-847-4350 ext. 902 for more information or to make an appointment.
How Can We Help You?:
- Food Bank Deliveries
- Help in Applying for SNAP & WIC Benefits
- Assistance with Fuel and Utilities Programs
- Childcare, After-School and Summer Camp Programs
- Budget and Credit Building Workshops
- Employment and Education Workshops/Trainings
- Referrals to Local Community Partners for Rental Assistance
- Healthcare Navigation-MassHealth Applications, Renewals, Senior Care Options (ages 65+)
- Food Assistance or Home Delivered Meals on Wheels (ages 60+)
Family Self Sufficiency Program
The Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS) is a voluntary program designed to assist participants in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, and residents living in Federally Subsidized Public Housing achieve economic independence. The Family Self-Sufficiency Program works with support agencies throughout the South Shore and Boston to assist families in developing the strengths, skills and experience necessary to achieve economic independence. Your FSS coordinator will assist you in setting goals in education, career development, debt resolution, financial stability, increased income and homeownership. As your earned income increases, some of your increased rent payment shall be set aside in an account for you. If you achieve all your goals set out in your Individual Training and Service Plan, and successfully complete the program, you may withdraw your escrow funds to use as you determine appropriate. If you are interested in the Family Self Sufficiency Program, please contact Jaclyn Malloy at 617-847-4350 ext. 901
The Resident Opportunities and Support Services
The Resident Opportunities and Support Services Program (ROSS) is a voluntary program designed to assist participants living in the Federally Subsidized Public Housing development (Riverview) in developing the strengths, skills and experience necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Unlike the FSS program, the ROSS program is not a five year commitment, but an al la cart opportunity to select individual services offered to meet the individual’s specific needs with a shared goal of developing the strengths, skills and experience necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency. If you are interested in the Resident Opportunities and Support Services Program, please contact Michelle Routhier, ROSS Coordinator at 617-847-4350 ext. 903 for more information.
Supportive Senior Housing Program
The Supportive Senior Housing Program, jointly developed by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, is a program which seeks to help seniors maintain their independence and “age in place” by providing better access to supportive services such as case management, 24 hour on site personal care staff, housekeeping, a daily meals program, medication reminders, transportation, shopping and laundry services to elders within their senior housing complex. The program is structured so that the following services are available to all residents without charge:
Case management services for the purpose of needs assessment; 24 hour on-site staff available for urgent response (also available to provide scheduled services for qualifying residents); One or two meals daily (usually using the federal Title III meals program); Medication reminders; structured social activities.
Other supportive services such as the following are offered free to qualified senior residents based on income and need, or are available for purchase by any resident on a sliding scale: Personal care assistance, house cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, and transportation. Currently the program is available to elderly residents who are at least 60 years of age and living at Tobin Towers, 80 Clay Street, Quincy. To apply or for more information please contact South Shore Elder Services at 617-773-6281.
Farmers Markets are held weekly at O’Brien Towers and Tobin Towers, during the spring, summer and fall seasons. You can purchase the freshest fresh fruits and vegetables direct from the farm! All forms of payment are accepted, SNAP ,HIP, cash and credit. Please check calendars for details. O’Brien Towers • Tobin Towers
Other services located in Germantown:
Germantown Neighborhood Center
The South Shore YMCA Germantown Neighborhood Center is a dynamic community center that provides life changing education, services and support. Program offerings include after school programs, teen programs, women’s programs, a food pantry, advocacy programs, events and much more. For more information contact the Germantown Neighborhood Center at ssymca.org/location/germantown-neighborhood-center/.
Manet Health Center
Manet Community Health Center (MCHC) is a not-for-profit health and social services provider and exists to be your partner for a healthier life. Manet is dedicated to providing preventive, primary and non-urgent care to all, regardless of financial circumstance or health insurance coverage. Located in the heart of Germantown, Manet has been serving the community since 1979.
Some Services Offered at MCHC
- Family, Pediatric and Internal Medicine
- Prenatal Care
- Newborn and Well Child Care
- Chronic Disease Management
- Nutrition Counseling
- Narcan Education & Distribution
Manet Community Health Center at Snug Harbor Hours of Operation
9 Bicknell Street
Monday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
For more information contact Manet Community Health Center https://www.manetchc.org
Rainbow Adult Day Care
Rainbow Adult Day Care is a private business located on the first floor of Quincy Housing Authority’s O’Brien Towers building. During regular business hours, the center provides social and medical services as well as therapeutic activities for Quincy Housing Authority residents and residents of the Quincy community. Residents of the building have full access in the evenings and weekends to all of the recreational activities available.
- Nursing Assessments
- Nutrition Counseling
- Daily Health Monitoring
- Medication Planning
- Benefit Assistance
- Transportation to and from Medical Appointment
- Social Activities & Events