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Welcome to CAAS.


The mission of the Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS) is to reduce poverty among local families and individuals while working to counteract--and whenever possible, eliminate--the societal conditions that cause and perpetuate poverty.

CAAS runs the Head Start program in Somerville and Cambridge. We assist families and individuals to keep their homes and prevent homelessness. We work with Somerville residents to obtain the help they need to escape poverty and become economically self-sufficient. CAAS is an "emergency room" for every non-medical need an individual or family may have: housing, food, heat, education. CAAS is also a switchboard for referrals to other agencies that can help people and the center of coalitions that make a stronger Somerville community.

Looking for help, for yourself or your family? Please click here.

Want to learn more about poverty in Somerville? Please click here.

Ready to do something to help end poverty? Let us know.

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