South Shore Community Action Council Inc

A nonprofit organization

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South Shore Community Action Council, Inc. - or SSCAC to those who know and love us! - is a 501(c)(3), private non-profit community action agency located in historic Plymouth, MA.

Founded in 1965 under the Economic Opportunity Act, we recently celebrated our 50th year! Through it all, we have remained steadfast and true to our mission of providing opportunities for education, training, and work to help low-income individuals and families attain the skills and supports they need to overcome poverty and make a better life for themselves and their children.

Each year, we serve over 27,000 low income people of all ages, primarily from the South Shore towns of Carver, Duxbury, Hanover, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, and Scituate. However, our Fuel Assistance and Transportation Programs include another 84 cities and towns in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and the Islands. Taking all of these cities and towns together, SSCAC’s total service area spans 1,900 square miles, with a population of roughly 1.7 million!

We employ 175 people across 6 locations on the South Shore, Cape Cod, and the Islands. Our services include:

  • South Shore Early Education (with Centers in Plymouth, Marshfield, and Kingston)
  • Fuel and Energy Assistance
  • Transportation
  • Food Resources and Distribution Center
  • Asset Development and Financial Literacy Education
  • South Shore Family Network
  • Consumer Aid
  • SNAP Intake

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South Shore Community Action Council Inc

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Children & Family Community Volunteer




(508) 747-7575