Maternal, Child & Family Health
The Town of Mansfield offers many community health services. Below you can find a list of resources that are available to provide additional assistance to the community.
Click below for additional information about specific topics.
- Baby Safe Haven
- Child Car Seat Installation
- Kennedy Donovan Center
- Mansfield Council on Aging
- Postpartum Depression Info/Resources
- Pregnancy Resources
- Public Health Nursing
- SNAP Info
- Women Infants and Children (WIC)
The Safe Haven Act of Massachusetts (2004) allows a parent to legally surrender newborn infants 7 days old or younger at a hospital, police station, or manned fire station without facing criminal prosecution. The Safe Haven Act is an amendment to Chapter 19 of the Massachusetts General Laws, section 39.5.
Read more about the Baby Safe Haven Law at the Massachusetts State Website
Baby Safe Haven Locations in Mansfield
|Fire and Police Station
|Plymouth Street Fire Station
|500 East Street, Mansfield, MA
|10 Plymouth Street, Mansfield, MA
|508-261-7321 (F) 508-261-7300 (P)
Safe Haven Hotlines
|Baby Safe Haven
|National Child Abuse
|Phone: 877-796 HOPE (4673)
|Phone: 800-422-4453 (800-4-A-CHILD)
|National Safe Haven Alliance
|Phone: 888-510-BABY (2229)
The Mansfield Police and Fire Department offers child car seat installation for anyone interested.
- Children must be in a federally approved child passenger restraint that is properly fastened and secured until they are 8 years of age OR 57” tall.
- Children under 12 years of age and under must ride in the back seat. See your vehicle owner’s manual for further details.
Contact Captain Marc Goyette @ 508-851-6469 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment for an installation.
For more information, please visit the State Government Highway Safety Division website.
Located in Attleboro, KDC provides services to young children from birth to 36 months, who have or are at risk for developmental delays.
The Mansfield Council on Aging provides quality services and programs to enhance elders mental, physical and emotional well-being.
Health Clinics Provided by COA
|Flu & other immunizations
|Blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar
|Health issues workshop series
Educational Health & Wellness Workshops @ COA
|Assistance Applying for SNAP
Social Services Location: 255 Hope Street, Mansfield, MA
Postpartum Depression Information
1 in 7 pregnant and new mothers may experience depression or anxiety. 1 in 10 fathers may experience depression or anxiety.
|Postpartum Support International (PSI) for Massachusetts
|Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)
|Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program for Moms
|Parental Stress Line - MA 800-632-8188
|The Day Hospital
|National Parents Helpline - 855-427-2736
|Neonatal Postpartum Support International
|MCPAP for Moms - List of Support Groups in MA
|Emergency Services Program/Mobile Crisis Intervention - 877-382-1609
|CDC Depression During and After Pregnancy
Abundant Hope Resource Center - Has been a trusted source of educational, material, and medical resources in over 30 surrounding communities since 2009. They are committed to serving women and families with grace, honesty, and love.
Public Health Nursing
For any question regarding Public health Nursing contact: Justin Desrosiers @ 508-851-6459 or email@example.com
SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.
A resource for Massachusetts residents to make it easier to get and keep SNAP.
Due to the recent federal action, the extra COVID SNAP benefits are ending March 2, 2023 in Massachusetts. Households will continue to get their normal SNAP Benefit amount. Visit Mass.gov/EXTRACOVIDSNAP to learn how you can get the most SNAP and save some of it to help after March 2.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
WIC's goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women and kids under 5 healthy! But, WIC is for all kinds of families: married and single parents, working or not working. If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under 5, you can apply of WIC for your child.
Am I eligible for WIC? The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk.
Applicants must meet income eligibility criteria for most programs. Please contact Mansfield Social Services office, for a confidential appointment by calling 508-261-7464.
Located at 15A West Street, next to the Congregational Church, across from South Common
Our Daily Bread distributes FREE food to Mansfield residents. The pantry is stocked with food items such as fruit and vegetables, fruit juice, cereal, pasta, rice, coups, and meats. Distribution hours are Saturday mornings between 9 and 11am. Distribution is also offered by appointment on Thursdays. To receive food on a Thursday, make an appointment before 3pm the day before. If you do not have access to a computer, call 508-339-1343.