Welcome to Tri-CAP!

Tri-City Community Action Program is the anti-poverty agency for Malden, Medford, Everett and surrounding towns. Our goal is to build strong communities where everyone can meet their basic needs, advance economically, and fulfill their potential.  Join us in building a stronger and more just world for all!

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The deadline to apply for 2014 Fuel Assistance benefits has been extended to May 15th

Tri-CAP Head Start is registering families for fall 2014.

Are you looking for a quality pre-school program for your child?  Tri-CAP Head Start is a free pre-school program for children ages 3-5.    Your child must be at least 3 years old by August 31, 2014.

To be eligible for Head Start, you must meet the income guidelines shown below.   Families that are homeless and families that receive SSI or TAFDC are also eligible.

2014 Federal Income Guidelines

Family Size Annual Gross Income

Family Size

Annual Gross Income

Family of 2:

Less than $15,730

Family of 3:

Less than $19,790

Family of 4:

Less than $23,850

Family of 5:

Less than $27,910

If you think you might be eligible, please bring copies of the following documents to a registration sites listed below. Unfortunately, incomplete applications will not be accepted.      Read More.     Aprender  mas.


Free Tax Preparation for Low Income Residents

Did You:

  • Earn less than $51,000 in 2013?
  • Work for yourself (self-employed)?
  • Work for an employer who provides you with a W-2?
  • Work as a contractor (under a 1099), or no paperwork (cash basis)?
  • Receive a pension or other retirement payments
  • Receive bank or other interest income?
  • Pay student loans for yourself or your children?
  • Win the lottery, or receive income that might be taxable?

Tri-CAP may be able to prepare your federal and Massachusetts taxes– for FREE!

Tri-CAP’s IRS-certified volunteers will prepare your return and make sure you get all the tax credits you qualify for! Your return will be e-filed for speedy processing.      Learn more.


Fuel Assistance: Help Paying Your Heating Bills

If the chill in the air means utility and oil bills that are hard to pay, Tri-CAP Fuel Assistance can make a big difference!

Tri-CAP Fuel Assistance pays a portion of the cost of heating your home.

To be eligible, you must have income at or below the income limits for your family size.  If you are close to the income limit, you should call and see if you might qualify.

If you have never signed up for Fuel Assistance in the past, you will need to schedule an appointment. Our phones are very busy, but you can save time by scheduling your appointment online.   Click here to schedule an appointment to sign up for Fuel Assistance.