Card to Culture Program
Children, Youth and Family Programs and Community Programs
Given this time of financial hardship for our community and our organization, we are offering a new sliding scale fee structure aimed to provide greater flexibility in choosing a price that is right for you and your family, no questions asked.
Tier A: The fee is set 25% higher than what it costs to run the program and helps to support those who cannot afford the full cost of the program.
Tier B: The fee is set to cover 100% of the program costs.
Tier C: The fee is set at 25% less than what it costs to run the program.
Tier D: This fee is set at 50% less than what it costs to run the program. This option is available for EBT, WIC, and Connector Care Card to Culture participants, that is, households receiving benefits through the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance and the Massachusetts Health Connector.
The Hitchcock Center offers financial aid for our Nature Summer Camp program. Financial aid awards vary and are subject to availability. To apply, please send an email to Jeff Mazur, Camp Director.
What is an EBT card?
With an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card families can access Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits, Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC), and Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC) (also known as cash benefits).
What is the WIC Program?
The Women and Children (WIC) program is a nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services, free of charge, to Massachusetts families who qualify.
What is the ConnectorCare card?
ConnectorCare offers affordable, high-quality coverage from the Health Connector. Plans have $0 or low monthly premiums, low out-of-pocket costs, and no deductibles.
What is the EBT Card to Culture Program?
The Hitchcock Center is pleased to be participating in the EBT Card to Culture Program, a CultureRx Initiative, a partnership between the MA Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the MA Department of Transitional Assistance, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The program seeks to ensure the State’s cultural and educational experiences are accessible to low-income residents.