Human Services in Lincoln
Lincoln Town departments and private organizations offer a variety of human services to Lincoln residents. These include services to:
- Enhance physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and well being
- Help residents manage financial and other crises
- Provide housing
- Assist residents with accessing benefits, services, and programs, and
Together, we serve residents of all ages, incomes, length of residence in Lincoln, and life circumstances.
We work together to coordinate our services and to offer a "no wrong door" policy. Resident can contact any department or organization and be referred to those who may be of assistance. A group of these departments and organizations meets regularly and forms a network with the goal that no resident will go without the services and benefits s/he needs. Members of this group include:
- Board of Health/Public Health Nurse
- Commission on Disabilities
- Council on Aging
- Domestic Violence Services Network
- Eliot Human Services
- Family Enrichment for South Sudanese
- Fire Department
- First Parish in Lincoln
- Housing Commission
- Lincoln PTO
- Lincoln Public Schools
- Lincoln Woods
- Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
- Minuteman Senior Services
- Office of Congresswoman Katherine Clark
- Ogden Codman Trust
- Parks and Recreation
- Planning and Land Use Department
- Police Department
- St. Anne’s
- St. Julia’s Parish and the St. Vincent de Paul Society
- The Commons
- Veterans Services
While not located in Lincoln, Lincoln residents are welcome to access the Interface Program of William James College, which provides information and referral for mental health services. This service can be accessed at Interface.
Learn More about Who We Are and What We Offer
We invite you to learn more about these departments and organizations and their work through the Lincoln Community Resource Directory or by calling the Lincoln Council on Aging at (781) 259-8811 and asking for Carolyn Bottum, Director, or Abigail Butt or Joan Ingersoll, Assistant Directors. You may also find exciting news about these departments and organizations in our Updates.
Recently, many of our departments and organizations have been experiencing a dramatic increase in the demand for our services and complexity of need of the Lincoln residents we serve. You may go to An Increase in Human Services Need for more data.
Even with our limited resources, the departments and organizations have been able to make a big impact on the lives of our community's residents. To read more, go to Resident Stories.