Social Justice Resources
First Parish members support and participate in these groups:
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.
STRIDE works within the community of Scituate, Massachusetts to affirm the value of representation, inclusion, diversity, and equity for the well-being and success of the community.
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 is 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.
Haley House is dedicated to helping those made vulnerable by the harshest effects of inequality to move toward wholeness and economic independence. They offer radical solutions through collaborative living and working environments, including the Bakery Cafe, soup kitchen, food pantry, urban agriculture programs, and a live-in community, all based in Boston's South End and Roxbury neighborhoods.
NeighborWorks Housing Solutions
At NeighborWorks Housing Solutions, health and well-being start with having a safe and affordable home in a stable and opportunity-rich community. In collaboration with partners in the public and private sectors, they promote these conditions through services that include: rental assistance; emergency financial help; shelter and homelessness prevention; first-time homebuyer education and counseling; financial coaching; foreclosure prevention; affordable residential and small business loans; and construction and management of high-quality rental housing across Southern Massachusetts.