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COMMUNITY RESOURCES: Clothing Assistance

Clothing Assistance in Norfolk County

Baby Basics 
47 Beaufort Avenue, Needham, MA 02492;  617 305-6899

Items provided include free children's clothing, toys, baby clothing, strollers, diapers.  There is also counseling and referrals for moms and dads, including single parents. 


Father's Bill Place

38 Broad Street, Quincy, MA 02169;  617 770-3314  

Services provided: counseling; 3 meals/day; limited clothing; medical care; nurse 5 days/ week;  transportation only in emergencies.


Interfaith Social Services

105 Adams Street, Quincy, MA 02169; 

617 773-6203  Ext.: 19

Job Seekers, unemployed and people entering the workforce can get help in the form of work attire.



Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries

625 Southern Artery, Quincy, MA 02169; 617 745-4144

Provides low cost clothes for work related reasons, plus counseling, referrals to shelters and job placement.


Needham Community Council of Norfolk County

570 Hillside Ave., Needham, MA 02492; 781 444-2415

Assistance includes Holiday Project, free clothing closet, school supplies, and medical equipment loan program.

                                    They also provide transportation, ESL classes, public aid, and more.


Clothing Assistance in Neighboring Counties

Dress for Success

989 Commonwealth Avenue,

                                                   Boston, MA, 02215; (617) 779-2177

      Can help people find and prepare for a job. Receive free

      professional clothing and related items.  Also get resume

      review services, access to computers and more.


Heading Home, Women's Drop-In Program

186 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115;  617 864-8140

Very low income and homeless women can get free meals, clothing,

personal hygiene items and more.


Solutions at Work, Children's Clothing Exchange

391 Evereteze Way, Cambridge, MA

                                           617 576-0039

                                           Items provided include free children's clothing, toys, baby clothing, strollers, diapers. 


Solutions at Work – SolutionsWear of Boston       

195 Humboldt Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02121617-401-5335                                                                       

People looking for a job in Suffolk and Middlesex counties can get free interview-appropriate work clothing.   


United Homes Adult Services

540 Columbia Road, Boston, MA, 02125;  (617) 265-4515

Assistance programs include winter coats, boots, socks, ans other free clothes. Or some small household items and  furniture may be offered.           


Statewide Organizations

Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD)

Main Address:  22 Elm Hill Avenue, Boston, MA, 02121, 617 442-5900

554 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA, 02118, 617 267-7400

19 Corinth Street, Roslindale, MA, 02131, 617 327-1152

295/753 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130, call 617 522-4830

This community organization provides adult and children's clothing, case management,  and a variety of other assistance programs, even including stuff like furniture, laptops, or items for students in school.


Catholic Charities of Boston

275 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127, (617) 464-8500 

here are multiple locations of clothes, food, social services and other free stuff, including downtown Boston, Revere,

Chelsea, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain and others.  They offer ree clothing closets, food, small furniture items like couches or beds for kids, tables and more. There is also financial help, meals, shelter and other aid.


Morgan Memorial Thrift Stores - Goodwill Industries

1010 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02119; 617-541-1270

678 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02130;  617 522-1415

965 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215;  617 254-0112

892 River Street, Boston, MA 02136;  617-752-8500 

Not only may there be low cost clothes for work related reasons, but counseling, referrals to shelters, and job placement may all be arranged.

Salvation Army of Eastern Massachusetts and Boston Area

Boston Central:  23 Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02119;  617-427-6700 

A number of social services are offered from different locations. A free clothing closet and furniture bank is open. Free Christmas assistance includes toys and gifts for children and seniors from the Angel Tree program and Adopt a Family. Also get school supplies, shoes, winter boots, Chromebooks and more.  A low cost thrift store may sell vintage goods, books, and basic furniture items.

Some money for heating bills and rent may be offered too as well as other information and referrals. There are multiple sites.