Outreach Services

Safety Assurance Program (Formerly Are You OK Program) 1-800-622-4300 

Attorney General Elder Hotline 1-888-243-5337

Citizens Energy (one time help with oil bill) 1-877-563-4645

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Formerly Food Stamps) 1-877-382-2363

Fuel Assistance (October - winter months) Hanson Senior Center 781-293-2683; Self-Help, Avon 1-800-225-0875 

Good Neighbor Fund (Salvation Army) (One time help with utility) 1-800-334-3047 - Service Unit at Hanson Senior Center 781-293-2683

Hanson Food Pantry 228 High Street, Hanson - Tuesdays only from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Mass Energy (for low annual fee, reduces heat, gas & electric costs; for consumers in Greater Boston) 1-800-287-3950

Prescription Advantage (1-800-243-4636)

South Eastern Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (Senior Law Project: Public Benefits, Housing, Health and Health Insurance, Estate Planning, Elder Abuse) 1-800-244-8393

SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) Local 781-293-2683 or 1-800-334-9999.

The SHINE Program is a network of volunteer health benefit counselors who have been trained and certified by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs training staff. These counselors provide information, counseling and assistance regarding health insurance and benefit programs to elders and their family members. This service is provided in Senior Centers, Councils on Aging, Area Agencies on Aging. There are SHINE counselors at the Hanson Senior Center. Call 781-293-2683 or stop by to make an appointment. For all other inquiries, call 1-800-243-4636; TTY: 1-800-872-0166.