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Housing, Health, Hunger & Help: Legal Services

Information on shelters, food, medical and legal assistance for the homeless and housing insecure in the Greater Boston area.


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This Research Guide has been compiled by librarians and library staff at the Boston Public Library from community partners and online sources. Links are verified and fact-checked on a semi-annual basis, however, they may change at any time. Please contact the organizations you are interested in directly to verify that they are the right fit for you or your loved one.

Legal Services

For basic information about your legal rights or to find out about legal aid offices in Massachusetts, visit

You can also get basic legal information from the Ask a Law Librarian! service of the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Library. Click here to find out how to reach a law librarian by phone, text, email, IM, live chat, or in person.

For relevant information, please view the Library's Law and Legal Help Libguide for additional resources to assist with answering basic legal questions.

Local Legal Services

National Advocacy Groups