Canton Helpline

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

The Helpline

The Helpline can provide referrals to local social service agencies who can assist callers with basic needs such as food, clothing, furniture, and transportation. In addition, financial assistance is available to help with utility bills and fuel costs. The Helpline also can provide referrals for mental health assistance.

Your call will be answered by a qualified volunteer who will discuss any issues or concerns you are experiencing. All calls are confidential. After you have discussed possible solutions and alternatives, when appropriate, you will be referred to a Town of Canton community resource or other agency.

We are unable to offer rental or any housing financial assistance.


If you wish to donate to the Helpline or the Food Pantry, please select the Donate button to make a donation with your debit or credit card through PayPal.

If you donate through PayPal, remember to fill in the "Instructions from Buyer" field to indicate where you would like your donation to go:

  • Helpline
  • Food Pantry
  • Secret Santa

Remember to do the same in the "memo" line of a traditional check or money order.

To donate by check or money order send your donations to the Canton Helpline, PO Box 202, Canton, MA. 02021