Self Help, Inc. was incorporated on June 21, 1965. It was established during President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” like most other existing Community Action Agencies. Self Help has been in existence for 39 years and currently serves residents in 31 cities and towns located in Plymouth, Bristol and Norfolk counties.
Annually we serve over 10,000 households that are located in our service area and provide programs and services that were designed to meet the most pressing needs of residents of our service area. Self Help has a history rich in community involvement and positive community change. Some programs such as Head Start have been with us since 1965 and continue to grow and impact low income families with preschool children.
Other programs such as Fuel Assistance, Community Partnerships for Children and Lead Abatement services were developed to meet specific needs identified in our service area through Community Action Planning.