WRAP takes a holistic approach to treatment for our patients and families. Below are a list of local community resources compiled by the WRAP team to help patients with: transportation assistance to visits, housing support, free meals, college preparation services, adult education classes, job training, & more! 

Table of contents:

  1. Transportation Assistance
  2. Educational Support
  3. Job Support
  4. Food Assistance
  5. Housing
  6. Reduced Cost Gyms

1. Transportation:

Transport to visits through MassHealth: Information on PT-1
Reduced MBTA fares: Transportation Access Pass (TAP) program

WRAP Guide to Community Transportation Supports

2. Educational Support:

Transition to College 

SAT preparation, Financial Aid, and other guides from BPS

College Transition Coaching from SuccessBoston

City of Boston's Tuition Free Community college

Support for Current College Students

College Mental Health Programs through Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation (BU CPR)

College Success Guide from Strong365

Students With Psychosis Peer Support

Adult Education Classes

Free wellness classes through BU CPR

English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) classes through ABCD

3. Job Supports:

Free Job Search Assistance, Counseling, & Training through Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)

Learn more about Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

Apply online for VR through MRC

Find your nearest MRC office

To check status of your VR/MRC application email MRC.Connect@mass.gov or call 617-204-3665

WRAP Flyer on MRC

Walk-In Job Support

Learn about MassHire services

Find a MassHire Location

Paid Internships and Job Supports for Young Adults (ages 18-24) Career Explorations Program for Young Adults through ABCD (18-24)

4. Food Assistance:

Lists of Free and Low Cost Food in Boston (Updated Weekly)

Boston Food Resources Guides in English, en Espanol, Kreyol Ayisyen

"Abundance" Boston Food Resource Guide via a Mobile Application 

Local Food Pantries

BMC’s Preventative Food Pantry (** Any WRAP provider can refer - please ask!)

Food Pantry Finder

Free Meals in Boston area

St. Francis House (Bolyston Street in Boston)

Rosie's Place (Harrison Avenue in Boston)

Financial Assistance with Groceries 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Daily Table (Reduced Cost Grocery Store)

Fair Foods Market ($2 Bags of Produce and other Reduced Cost Options)

WRAP Guide to Community Food Resources

5. Housing:

Housing Search Help HomeStart
Help for Tenants Facing Eviction

City of Boston Office of Housing Stability


Emergency Shelters

Supports for Young Adults Experiencing Homelessness

List of Boston Shelters (All Ages)

WRAP Guide to Long-Term Housing Supports

6. Reduced Cost Gyms

Sliding Scale Gym Membership YMCA Financial Assistance Program
Free Gym for DMH Clients or Center Club Members Lindeman Gym
Reduced Cost Gym in South Boston BCYF Curley Center - Fitness Classes, Cardio and Strength Training Rooms, & More
Free Gym for Individuals in Recovery from Substance Use Phoenix Gym

Questions? Your WRAP provider can help you connect with the community resources above.