Tri-City Community Action Program Inc.

Advocacy and Community Services

Advocacy offers crisis intervention, education, information and referral to families and individuals seeking to meet their basic needs for shelter, income, clothing, and health care. Advocacy provides information and referral, clothing, and benefits and health care advocacy to all low income Tri-City residents. In addition, the program provides housing counseling for people with HIV/AIDS and operates a Homeless Mobile Outreach Team which provides assistance to homeless individuals seeking housing, income, and mental health/substance abuse services. This year, Advocacy helped 707 families and individuals.

Pro Bono Legal Project provides legal information, advice, advocacy, referral, and representation to low income people with civil legal problems related to housing, family law, unemployment, disability, and immigration. Pro Bono Legal Project staff provide services directly and through a panel of 92 volunteer attorneys who offer their services to the program. This year, over 1204 residents of Malden, Medford, Everett, Melrose, and Wakefield received legal help through PBLP.

Housing Search helps homeless and at-risk families find and keep permanent affordable housing. Housing Search guides families through the housing and benefits systems while working to find public, private, and subsidized housing which very low income families can afford and maintain. This year, over 500 families received housing search and stabilization services.

Community Organizing facilitates the development of Voices in Action (VIA), a multi-racial grassroots coalition of low income Malden, Medford, and Everett residents organized to take action on the issues which affect their lives. VIA's current projects are an Immigrant Rights Campaign and an Affordable Food Campaign.

If you have any questions or would like more information about VIA, please contact Raquel Matthews at

Lead Education provides Medford, Everett, Melrose, and Wakefield residents with education about lead poisoning risks and lead poisoning laws. The program targets parents of young children along with bankers, realtors, teachers, and medical personnel.

If you have any questions or would like more information about Lead Education, please contact Deb Pellegrino at