Little Necessities Programs

Program for consumers age 60 and above.

The Little Necessities fund has assisted in paying back rent, new washing machines, medications, security deposits on apartments, water bills, new furniture, air conditioners, chore services, and small home repairs. The fund is overseen by Mass Home Care. To apply you must have a Care Manager at Central Boston Elder Services assist by filling out the application. This is a one time gift.

At Central Boston Elder Services we provide 3 Little Necessities Funds:

Little Necessities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

Through the Little Necessities Fund for Persons with Disabilities, consumers under the age of 60 may receive awards to purchase eligible goods and services to improve their quality of life.

Little Necessities Fund for Women

Through a grant from the Katharine C. Pierce Trust, female consumers age 60 and above may receive awards to purchase eligible goods and services to improve their quality of life.

The Katharine C. Pierce Trust was established to assist “needy and deserving gentlewomen in reduced circumstances, that their lives may be made more comfortable.”

Little Necessities Fund for Men

Through the Little Necessities Fund for Men, male consumers age 60 and above may receive awards to purchase eligible goods and services to improve their quality of life.

Mass Home Care uses 26 local non-profit agencies to carry out the program on behalf of elderly clients who receive home care assistance to remain living independently at home. Ask you Care Manager about the Little Necessities Fund.