Canton Area Helpline
(781) 828-6666

The Canton Area Helpline is a free telephone service that gives access to social service agencies as well as medical, dental, and mental health care providers, and to support groups. Your call will be answered by a concerned staff member who will discuss your personal problems with you.

All calls are confidential and it is not necessary to give your name, although we hope you will so that we can follow through to be sure you found a satisfactory answer. After you have talked about possible solutions and alternatives, you will be referred to appropriate agencies and/or community resources.

Many people in need in Canton do not know where to turn for assistance or what resources are available to them. The Helpline provides a way to connect people with the available resources and services.

When you don't know where to turn, there's one number to call: (781) 828-6666.

Helpline callers seek assistance with a variety of concerns, such as:




Paul Hannigan Executive Director for CABI, recently received a grateful appreciation award on behalf of the CABI board and membership for the generous donations of food to the Canton Food Pantry.

The award was presented by Canton Food Pantry volunteers (left to right) Mary Buckley Supervisor, Carolann Browne - Co-Director and Fire Chief Charles Doody, President Canton Help Line. Carolann stated that HELP has 450 families and over 80 new clients this past year.


Walk for Hunger

Walk for Hunger by Massasoit Community College donated a check for $300.00.  Pictured are Jochebed Miller (student organizer), Fire Chief Doody and Nick Palantzas (VP Canton Campus)


Dean S. Luce Students and Principal Robie Peter donating check for $670.00 from Secret Santa funraiser

Shaws Market plaque presentation recognizing their  support of the Canton food pantry – Carolann Brown and Mary Buckley (food pantry directors) pictured with Shaw’s employees





For more information, please visit the sites below:

Grocery Bag

Child Care


Education Resources

Graduation CapMoney

Financial Resources


Healthcare Resources

Healthcare Group
House Key Ring

Housing Resources


For a more in-depth list of resources for Massachusetts residents in need of basic resources, please visit