Individuals, Families & New Residents

  • Moving to Massachusetts Guide
    Find basic information about relocating to the Bay State in a three-part blog series that includes information on driver’s licenses, tenant rights, finding schools, and paying taxes.
  • Massachusetts City and Town Telephone Directory
    Find helpful contact telephone numbers for your municipality, including the town clerk, mayor’s office, animal control, and more.
  • Getting Married in Massachusetts
    Learn what documents you need and who can legally perform the ceremony.
  • Find a Job
    Search for a jobs across Massachusetts, including openings within the state government.
  • Paying Taxes
  • Department of Revenue (DOR)
    Find information on taxes in Massachusetts. DOR is also responsible for child support payment processing and enforcement.
  • Filing Your Tax Return
    Check out the filing options available, including filing for free.
  • Going to Court
  • Court System Self-Help Center
    Find information on the Massachusetts Court System and specific areas of the law, including housing, divorce, criminal charges, and traffic offenses.
  • Respond to Jury Summons
    If you have been summoned for jury duty in the state, you can confirm or postpone your service, request to be disqualified, make changes to your personal information, and request assistance.

Housing and Renting

Transportation

Health Care

Public Safety

  • Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA)
    (617) 727-7750
    (800) 243-4636
    TTY: (800) 872-0166
  • Find Local Resources
  • 800AgeInfo
    1-800-AGE-INFO  (800-243-4636)
    Find specialized information on local resources in this comprehensive guide to resources for Massachusetts elders.
  • Councils on Aging
    Contact these municipally run, state-supported agencies that oversee senior centers and the delivery of local programs and services in your community.
  • MassOptions
    Get connected to the services and resources you need to live independently, including financial assistance, medical equipment, and in-home supports.
  • Report Abuse
  • Report Elder Abuse
    Elder Abuse Hotline:  1-800-922-2275
    Learn about EOEA’s Protective Services Program, and call to report elder abuse or neglect, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
  • Attorney General's Elder Hotline
    1-888-AG-ELDER
    (1-888-243-5337)
    TTY: (617) 727-4765
    Get answers to questions about elder issues including long-term care insurance, scams, and debt, and referrals to services that can help older Massachusetts residents.
  • Health Care 
  • Senior Health Care
    Find resources on senior health care, including MassHealth information, nursing facilities, coordinated care systems (PACE & SCO), financial assistance through Prescription Advantage and free health insurance information, counseling and assistance (SHINE).
  • MassHealth Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Program
    Find a PCA to provide care for you or a family member, whether or not you receive PCA services through MassHealth.
  • SNAP Benefits
  • SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps) for Seniors
    Learn more about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and how it has been streamlined for seniors.
  • Housing and Transportation
  • Housing Options for Seniors
    Find information on housing options for seniors, including assisted living, supportive & congregate housing, reverse mortgage counseling, and Continuing Care Retirement Communities.
  • Transportation Services
    Find transportation services for seniors in towns across Massachusetts.
  • For Caregivers
  • Caregiver Support Resources
    Find information and resources to support caregivers across the Commonwealth.
  • Getting Help
  • MassOptions
    Speak to a MassOptions specialist to get connected to the services and resources you need to live independently, including financial assistance, medical equipment, and in-home supports.
  • Disability Services
    Find out what resources and services are available for people with disabilities, including vocational rehabilitation (for help finding a job and continued support in that job), living supports, and housing.
  • Request an Interpreter
    Request an interpreter or Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) provider to assist individuals with visual or hearing impairments.
  • Early Intervention Resources
    Find information on accessing services and developing a care plan for young children with developmental issues.
  • MassHealth Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Program
    Find a PCA to provide care for you or a family member, whether or not you receive PCA services through MassHealth.
  • Find Accessible Housing
  • MassAccess
    Search for accessible housing through the MassAccess Accessible Housing Registry.
  • Find Local Resources for Veterans
  • MassOptions
    Speak to a MassOptions specialist to get connected to the services and resources you need to live independently, including financial assistance, medical equipment, and in-home supports.
  • MassVetsAdvisor
    Find information about the types of benefits available for veterans, including housing, education, counseling, transportation, and more.
  • Getting Around
  • Transportation Help for Veterans
    Learn more about state transportation programs for veterans, including programs to help veterans get to Veterans Affairs (VA) and medical appointments.
  • Transportation Services
    Find transportation services for veterans in towns across Massachusetts.