First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church • 330 First Parish Rd, Scituate MA 02066

Social Justice at First Parish

The congregation of First Parish Scituate supports the work of the organizations listed below, both with donations and active personal participation. Explore their websites and see why they inspire us.

South Shore Peer Recovery

South Shore Peer Recovery is creating a safe space in the heart of the community where people with lived experience join together to build skills, provide support and find hope in recovery. All programs are free.

UU Mass Action

Since 2006, UU Mass Action has been mobilizing the 142 UU congregations in Massachusetts to confront oppression. Their pathways to justice are selected by engaging in our coalition partners shared priorities, assessing legislative momentum and identifying who are most vulnerable people in our Commonwealth.

Haley House

Haley House is dedicated to helping those made vulnerable by the harshest effects of inequality move toward wholeness and economic independence. They offer radical solutions through collaborative living and working environments.

UU Service Committee (UUSC)

The UUSC is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization advancing human rights. Striving to center the voices of people most affected by injustice, UUSC creates eye-to-eye relationships with frontline grassroots movements across the world that support marginalized communities in determining their steps for the future.

The Scituate Food Pantry

The Scituate Food Pantry works with churches, clubs, schools and individuals throughout the town to bring awareness of the issue of hunger in our community. Since 1993, they have assisted over 500 families totaling approximately 1100 people. Currently, The Pantry serves 250+ families who are eligible to receive a monthly order of nutritious non-perishable food. The Scituate Food Pantry receives no government funding but relies solely on the generous donations of businesses, organizations, schools and the people of our community.

UU Urban Ministry

The UU Urban Ministry is a social justice organization based in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. Their work includes safer shelter and workforce development programming for survivors of domestic violence; academic enrichment for Boston-area youth of color; Arts and Humanities programming grounded in a social justice message that amplifies artists and historians of color in our neighborhoods.

South Shore Resource and Advocacy Center

SSRAC is a nonprofit, community-based domestic violence program that has been assisting survivors of domestic violence and their families for more than 40 years. SSRAC is committed to providing comprehensive services for intimate partner and familial violence, as well as victim services and prevention for survivors and loved ones of impaired driving crashes, and loved ones who have lost someone to homicide. Services are free and confidential to all.

The Massachusetts Bail Fund

The Massachusetts Bail Fund a non-judgmental, abolitionist bail fund, posting bail for people regardless of charge or court history. They share grassroots organizations’ abolitionist vision of a future where communities have the resources to address harm when it happens; seek community accountability; have healthcare, healing and trauma services; employment and economic opportunity; education; and housing. They work toward abolishing pretrial detention alongside fellow abolitionists who are leading community organizing to end cycles of harm and poverty and create processes for healing and well-being.