Basic Needs

Basic Needs Program is open every Wednesday from 10 AM-12:30 PM, for walk-ins. Press the 103 button at the entrance to the Moltenbrey Apartments at 43 Third Street in Turners Falls. If the bell is not working please call 413-824-5386.

The Basic Needs program includes:

  • Monthly nonperishable emergency food bags
  • Information & referrals to other services
  • Franklin County Diaper Distribution Center
  • Housing assistance for back rent and start-up rental assistance
  • Salvation Army service unit for the five villages of Montague- Turners Falls, Montague Center, Millers Falls, Lake Pleasant, and Montague City

Housing assistance is currently through email ( or text (413-824-5386). If you are in need of in-person housing assistance please call or text to schedule an appointment.

For help with move-in costs, please send the following:

  • The application along with a copy of the new lease
  • Photo ID
  • Income and DTA verification (SNAP Benefits)

For back rent, please send the following:

  • 14-day notice to quit
  • Photo ID
  • Income and DTA verification(SNAP Benefits)

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