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The High Cost Of Winter

New Englanders are bracing for the most expensive winter ever. The average cost of heating oil is up 24 percent since last year, and federal home heating assistance has declined. We look at why staying warm is so expensive and who might be left out in the cold.

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Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD)
178 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111
(617) 357-6012

Action, Inc.
47 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 281-3900
1-800-696-9276

Berkshire Community Action Council, Inc. (BCAC)
1531 East St., Pittsfield, MA 02101
(413) 445-4503 - Pittsfield
(413) 663-3014 - North Adams
(413) 528-1947 - Great Barrington
1-866-216-6100 - Toll Free

Community Action, Inc. (CAI)
145 Essex Street,
Haverhill, MA 01832
(978) 373-1971 - Haverhill
1-800-332-9004 - Toll Free

City of Cambridge, Department of Human Services
51 Inman St., Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 349-6252

Community Action Program Intercity, Inc. (CAPIC)
100 Everett St., Unit 14, Chelsea, MA 02150
(617) 884-6130

Citizens for Citizens (CFC)
264 Griffin St., Fall River, MA 02724
(508) 679-0041 - Fall River
(508) 823-6346 - Taunton
(508) 676-7397 - Information

Community Teamwork, Inc. (CTI)
517 Moody Street, Lowell, MA 01854
(978) 459-6161 - Lowell
(781) 643-2358 - Arlington
1-877-451-1082 - Toll Free

Community Action of the Franklin Hampshire and No. Quabbin Regions, Inc.
377 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01301
(413) 774-2310
1-800-370-0940 - Toll Free

Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. (GLCAC)
305 Essex St., Lawrence, MA 01840
(978) 681-4950 - Lawrence
(781) 942-9061 - Reading
(978) 664-6011 - No. Reading

Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC)
460 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 790-7106, ext. 1

Lynn Economic Opportunity, Inc . (LEO)
156 Broad St., Lynn, MA 01901
(718) 581-7220, ext. 283

Massachusetts LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
Community Services Programs
Division of Community Services
Department of Housing and Community Development
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 300
Boston, Massachusetts 02114-2524
1-800-632-8175

Menotomy Weatherization
20 Academy Street, Suite 202, Arlington, MA 02476
(781) 316-3436

Montachusett Opportunity Council, Inc. (MOC)
Energy & Environmental Services
52 Hartwell St., Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 342-7025

New England Farm Workers Council (NEFWC)
(City of Springfield, only)
1666 Main St., Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 272-2209

New England Farm Workers Council (NEFWC)
(No. Central Massachusetts only)
435 Main Street, Suite 3040, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 342-4520

North Shore Community Action Programs, Inc. (NSCAP)
98 Main St., Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 531-8810 - Information only
(978) 531-0767, ext. 136

People Action in Community Endeavor Inc. (PACE)
166 Williams St., New Bedford, MA 02742
(508) 999-9920

Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. (QCAP)
1509 Hancock Street, 3rdFloor, Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 479-8181, ext. 101

Springfield Partners for Community Action, Inc. (SPCA)
619 State St., Springfield, MA 01109
(413) 263-6538

Self Help, Inc. (SHI)
1362 Main St., Brockton, MA 02301
(508) 226-4192 - Attleboro
(508) 588-5440 - Brockton
1-800-225-0875 - Toll Free

South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc. (SMOC)
300 Howard St., Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 620-1230 - Framingham
1-800-286-6776 - Toll Free outside Framingham

City of Springfield, Office of Community Development
1600 East Columbus Ave., Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 787-6500

So. Shore Community Action Council, Inc. (SSCAC)
265 So. Meadow Road, Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 746-6707
(508) 778-0870 - Hyannis (Nov - April)
1-877-383-5243 - Toll Free (for only those areas where
Plymouth is a toll call)

Tri-City Community Action Programs, Inc. (TRICAP)
341A Forest Street, Malden, MA 02148
(781) 322-6284

Valley Opportunity Council (VOC)
300 High St., Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 552-1548

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. (WCAC)
484 Main St., 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 754-1176 ext.110 - Worcester

The Grow Clinic at Boston Medical Center

Provides comprehensive specialty medical, nutritional, social services and dietary assistance to children from the Greater Boston Area referred with Failure To Thrive.
725 Massachusetts Avenue, Mezzanine SW
Boston, MA
(617) 414-5254

The Greater Boston Food Bank
99 Atkinson Street
Boston, MA 02218
(617) 427-5200

The Good Neighbor Energy Fund
Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund has provided energy assistance to residents in temporary crisis who are struggling to pay their energy bills and do not qualify for federal or state energy funds.
1-800-334-3047 (serving area codes 508, 617, 781 and 978) or
1-800-262-1320 (serving area code 413)

MassSAVE
Customers of Massachusetts regulated electric and gas companies who receive the low-income discount rate may also be eligible for free energy efficiency services.
1-800-632-8300

This program aired on November 30, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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