United Way
of Massachusetts Bay
and Merrimack Valley

Financial Stability Centers


For those in poverty, United Way’s Financial Stability Centers offer a way out.

In communities that need help the most, for families and individuals on the edge of financial ruin, United Way’s Financial Stability Centers are a beacon of hope. Utilizing the latest research and a proven service model, these Centers provides comprehensive financial supports with one goal: to achieve life-altering change that lasts.

With six locations in communities facing high poverty rates (Chelsea, Lawrence, Lynn, Quincy, Roxbury, and Downtown Boston), the Centers bring together a host of services from multiple partner organizations, conveniently, under one roof.

Research shows that clients benefiting from this center-based approach and coaching are far more likely to achieve a major financial stability outcome such as increasing income, net worth or credit scores.

The six Financial Stability Centers provide intensive services to over 1,200 people throughout Greater Boston. In addition, more than 3,300 people receive free tax preparation help, which is expected to return more than $6 million in tax refunds and $2.1 million in Earned Income Tax Credit benefits to these communities.

Financial Stability Center Locations

75 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 399-3196

Lawrence CommunityWorks
168 Newbury Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
(978) 685-3115

Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development (LHAND)
117 Franklin St.
Lynn, MA 01902
(339) 883-2342

The Neighborhood Developers
4 Gerrish Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150
(617) 889-1375

Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP)
1509 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 479-8181

Roxbury Center for Financial Empowerment
7 Palmer Street-2nd fl.
Roxbury, MA 02119
(617) 541 – 2671

Read our latest white paper:  Raising the Bar: Transforming Financial Support Service for Low-Income Residents by Promoting High Quality, Standards – Based Financial Coaching

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