Department of Children & Families
DCF works toward establishing the safety, permanency and well-being of the Commonwealth’s children ages 0-21 years by: stabilizing and preserving families; providing quality temporary alternative care when necessary, safely reunifying families; and when necessary and appropriate, creating new families through kinship, guardianship or adoption.
Department of Public Works
The Department of Public Works (DPW) provides professional quality maintenance, repair and construction services while maintaining streets, sidewalks, parks and playgrounds, public squares and Garden Cemetery. The DPW is also responsible for the ongoing maintenance of municipal buildings, water mains, sewer mains, the Carter Street drain pumping station, nearly 90 vehicles and pieces of equipment, and the municipal fire alarm system.
The DPW also oversees the City’s trash collection and disposal services, including curbside recycling, and is responsible for rapid response to all snow, ice and other inclement weather emergencies and conditions.
Department of Transitional Assistance – SNAP Assistance (food stamps)
Residents of Chelsea and Revere can apply in-person at the Chelsea DTA office. Office Hours: 7:00 AM-5:00 PM. There is a “SNAP room” where people can apply without an appointment. Residents of any town can apply for SNAP over the phone with assistance from the FoodSource Hotline, 1-800-645 8333. Interpreting services are provided.
Food Supports, City Government