Social Services

The Department of Elder & Human Services offers a wide range of Social Services to Canton residents of all ages. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance.  We are here, and we care; all calls are confidential 781-828-1323.

The list below is not all-inclusive but is meant to give an idea of the types of services/programs that we do offer.



  •  Transportation

  •  Food Resources 

  •  Friendly Visitor Program

  •  Fuel Assistance

  •  Memory Café                                                      

  •  Caregivers Support Group                                

  •  Low Vision Support Group

  •  Meals on Wheels Program

  •  Safelink/Assurance Wireless Assistance

  •  Emergency Housing/Assistance with CHAMP Application

  •  Crisis Intervention

  •  SHINE Program (Serving The Health Insurance Needs of Everyone)

  •  Legal Services/Referral

  •  AARP Tax Preparation

  • Assistance Applying for SNAP

  • Government Subsidized Programs Referrals

  • Information and Referral

  •  Mental Health Referrals

We also coordinate the Senior/Veterans’ Tax Work-off Program for the Town of Canton, and offer Volunteer opportunities.  For more information please contact the Director, Diane Tynan at 781 828 1323.