The HOPE Fund
The HOPE Fund is available to help, offering short-term financial assistance to Sudbury residents with emergency or unexpected financial need. Over $770,000 has been distributed through The HOPE Fund since it was established in 2002. Any individual or family who resides in Sudbury may request assistance. Names of individuals who request support are kept confidential. Funds are available for: Fuel/Utilities, Medical Care/Medicine, Food/Special Dietary Needs, Rent/Mortgage/Insurance, Household Repairs and other needs. Funding decisions are based on individual circumstances, not specific income limits. Distributions are available up to a limit of $600 per individual or $1,200 per family in a calendar year.
PLEASE NOTE: Residency requirements are currently WAIVED for 2021 due to the pandemic. As of January 1, 2022, applicants will have to show proof of current Sudbury residency (rental agreement or utility bill) or else have resided in Sudbury for at least 90 days.
How Do I Request Support?
The HOPE Fund is administered in confidence by Bethany Hadvab, Sudbury Town Social Worker. To seek assistance, residents should call 978-440-5476 and leave a message. Your call will be returned as soon as possible. You may also complete an electronic version of the HOPE Fund Application. Completed form should be returned to:
Bethany Hadvab, Sudbury Town Social Worker
275 Old Lancaster Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
A NOTE OF APPRECIATION:
There just aren’t enough words to express how thankful I am for the financial assistance I received from HOPEsudbury. I’ve been in a tight spot for a while now, and the money provided by HOPEsudbury towards my costly heating bill will help immensely. I honestly never pictured myself in a position where I would need financial assistance, but as we all know life doesn’t always go as planned. With the support of HOPEsudbury I can now see a light at the end of the tunnel and get back on track financially. I will be forever grateful to HOPEsudbury and my goal is to one day give back.
A very thankful and appreciative Sudbury resident
Read more about how HOPE impacts members of our community here.