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Department of Transitional Assistance

Springfield Liberty Street Local Office

95 Liberty Street
Springfield, MA 01103

Phone: 413-858-1000
Fax: 413-784-1044

Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm

The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), formerly known as the Department of Public Welfare, is the state agency responsible for administering public assistance programs for needy citizens of the Commonwealth.

Because DTA emphasizes temporary assistance, recipients are encouraged to participate in education, training and job search activities which promote responsibility and self-sufficiency.

It is the responsibility of the Department of Transitional Assistance to determine eligibility for and provide financial assistance and services to people in need. The following are some of the programs available to those meeting the criteria for public assistance: AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children), E.A.E.D.C. (Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled and Children), homeless and refugee assistance, and food stamps.

DTA Mission Statement
To serve the Commonwealth's most vulnerable families and individuals with dignity and respect, ensuring those eligible for our services have access to those services in an accurate, timely, and culturally sensitive manner, and in a way that promotes clients' independence and long-term self-sufficiency.

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