CDBG funding is provided to the BAMSI for Helpline. BAMSI is a local anti-poverty umbrella organization serving the City of Brockton and surrounding areas. Helpline is an informational and referral resource that helps city residents locate services and assistance for a variety of needs. The CDGB funding will be used to help fund one part-time position for the Homeless Prevention Program that will assist low-income households who are facing severe financial hardship, which may jeopardize their housing.
Located in the Campello High Rise complex with three other strategically located buildings in the city, the center provides a variety of programs and services for senior citizens in Brockton, including health welfare, social programs, educational programs, counseling services, support groups, and a nutritional program. CDBG funds are used to support the operation of the center.