Food & Household Materials

First Church Stoneham Food Pantry’s

Our mission is to provide individuals and families who reside in Stoneham with supplemental food and essential non-food items during a time of crisis, in a cheerful, nonjudgmental environment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or developmental disability.

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP can help you expand your healthy food budget and explore opportunities to support your wellbeing and education and employment goals.

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WIC

WIC is a nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services, free of charge, to Massachusetts families who qualify. Contact us at (800) 942-1007.

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Housing Insecurity

The Stoneham Housing Authority

Dedicated to providing safe, decent and sanitary housing options for low and moderate income individuals and families in the town of Stoneham.

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Mental Health & Addiction Resources

Addictions.com

Find the best alcohol and drug rehab centers in Massachusetts. Browse 473 outpatient, 328 inpatient, and 257 detox facilities. Get the answer to common rehab FAQs including drug laws in Massachusetts, substance abuse statistics, and how much addiction treatment costs. Call 800-785-0495.

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Al-Anon Family Groups

Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help. See also Alateen under Resources for Children & Teens below.

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Narcotics Anonymous

Nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. Ours is a program of total abstinence from all drugs. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using.

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The Nar-Anon Family Groups

Primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind. See also Narateen under Resources for Children & Teens below.

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Samaritans

If you are feeling suicidal, lonely, or depressed, Samaritans is here for you. Whatever the reason, you will get help from a trained volunteer offering nonjudgmental support. The 24/7 Helpline is confidential and free. You can call or text us any time at 988.

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Samhsa

SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

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Becca Lewis

Becca Lewis works for Stoneham’s Board of Health department and acts as our Substance Use Prevention Coordinator. You can reach Becca at [email protected], calling 781-279-2621, or by visiting Stoneham Town Hall at 35 Central Street Stoneham, MA 02180. Do you need NARCAN? Reach out to Becca. For all emergencies, call 911.

Resources for Children & Teens

ADDA

The site of the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association, includes a bookstore, information on attention deficit disorders, and current legal issues relating to ADHD.

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 Academy of Pediatrics

This award winning website provides a wide range of helpful information for parents.

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Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychology

Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychology provides this site as a place where parents can get up-to-date material on issues relating to their child’s mental health.

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Alateen

A part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people (mostly teenagers) whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking whether they are in your life drinking or not. By attending Alateen, teenagers meet other teenagers with similar situations. Alateen is not a religious program and there are no fees or dues to belong to it.

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CHADD

The site for Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, consists of news and fact sheets on attention deficit disorders.

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Community United Inc

Woburn Creative Start offers economically integrated programs in the communities we serve, so that all children in our programs, regardless of economic status, benefit from all of our services.

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Family Education Network

Family Education Network focuses on helping children succeed in school.

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Kidshealth

A safe place for kids to find out more about their bodies and feelings. Parents can find accurate information on issues ranging from nutrition to immunization.

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Narateen

Narateen groups, which are part of the Nar-Anon fellowship, are formed to provide support to teenage family members and friends of addicts. A Narateen group is a safe environment where teenagers can share and work on their recovery

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NetSmartz

Learn about the dangers of the Internet and what you can do to protect your child.

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The North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network

The North Suburban Child & Family Resource Network is a community-based family support and education program.

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The Parent Stress Line

Offers a safe place for parents and caregivers to talk about the challenges of raising children and receive kindness, understanding, and the non-judgmental support needed to help prevent a situation from escalating into a crisis. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Free,confidential, and anonymous. CALL 1-800-632-8188

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Parent’s Guide to Fentanyl

This comprehensive guide equips parents with valuable information, including tips, warning signs, and helpful videos/articles. It empowers parents to protect their children from the dangers of fentanyl and make informed decisions regarding substance use.

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Teen Health & Wellness

A database provides middle and high school students with up-to-date nonjudgmental, curricular, and self-help support.

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