Human Services Department

    Community Social Worker 
    Meghan Kennedy, LICSW 
    (617) 796-1282 
    mkennedy@newtonma.gov

    Director of Youth Services 
    Jenny O’Leary, MA 
    (617) 796-1436 
    joleary@newtonma.gov



The Community Social Worker provides the following
to Newton residents in need:

• Information and referrals
• Outreach services
• Connections with private, public and other city
agencies
• Education and support

CRISIS OR EMERGENCY INTERVENTION
When an emergency or crisis occurs, the Community
Social Worker may be able to refer or assist Newton
residents with: 
    • Emergency oil 
    • Utility shut-offs 
    • Evictions 
    • Emergency shelter 
    • Emergency food 
    • Financial assistance 
    • Legal referrals 
    • Mental health referrals for families and youth 
    • Domestic violence

ASSISTING INCOME-ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS
The Community Social Worker can assist residents in
the application process and obtaining the proper
documentation to apply for: 
    • Food stamps 
    • Mass Health 
    • Housing 
    • Fuel assistance

FUEL ASSISTANCE

The Health and Human Services Department is the intake site for the Fuel Assistance
program.

This is a Federal program administered by Action for Boston Community
Development, Inc..

Please call 617-796-1420 to schedule an appointment to complete the application on or after October 1st.

The appointments will begin November 1st and run
through April 30th.

Appointments will be offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.

 QUICK COMMUNITY LINKS

o Food Pantries
o Fuel Assistance
o Newton Hoarding Task Force
o Newton Community Life!


 
Newton Youth Services is here to:

    • Create and encourage communication about youth
         issues and problems
    • Assess needs and gaps in youth services in Newton
         and find resources/solutions to address them 
    • Inform community members about Newton resources
        and programs 
    • Create and implement avenues for youth voices to be 
        heard in our community 
    • Increase connections and collaborations among 
        organizations that currently provide youth services

For more details please visit the following links: 
    • Youth Commission 
    • Youth Services
    • Summer Youth Internships

 UPCOMING EVENTS

Youth Summit III:
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
6-9pm
Click Here for more details
Click Here to dowload Youth Summit III Packet

Upcoming Youth Commission Meetings: 
     - March 5, 2014 - 6:30-7:30pm City Hall Room 222

All Youth Commission Meetings are open to the public.
Click Here for more information about the
Youth Commission and Meeting Minutes.

Youth Application to join the commission can be found here.
Adults interested in joining the Advisory Board please submit a resume.                                         

Upcoming Newton Teen Voices Meetings:

Newton Teen Voices typically meets at 5:30 every
Wednesday. We often meet in the Health and Human
Services Department in City Hall. Click Here for more
information about Newton Teen Voices.
Newton Cares: Coalition for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

Click Here to learn more.
Youth Stress grant:

A lot of great work is being done and there are programs for youth, parents and adult who work with youth!
Click Here to learn more!

 

QUICK YOUTH LINKS 

    o Middlesex County Juvenile Court 
    o Middlesex County District Attorney 
    o Newton Community Life! 
    o Newton Public Schools 
    o Newton Police Department 
    o Newton Parks & Recreation 
    o Riverside Emergency Services 
    o Riverside Child & Family Services 
    o Youth Services Resource Guide 2013