South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc (SMOC), established in 1966, is a private nonprofit 501 c (3) corporation that operates a broad range of programs targeted to meeting the needs of low-income individuals and families.  SMOC operates programs in three regions of the state, MetroWest, Central Mass and Western Mass.

SMOC operates programs such as the federal Energy and Fuel Assistance Program, Behavioral Health Services including a clinic licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) nutrition program in over 20 area communities, Voices Against Violence, a domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, treatment and intervention program, Head Start and Child Care services for hundreds of low-income families in nine communities, the Joan Brack Adult Education and Career Center and many other programs targeted towards meeting the needs of low-income individuals and families.

SMOC’s housing programs, providing over 1400 units of its own housing and many hundreds of contracted units, target meeting the needs of special populations including the homeless, people exiting the criminal justice system, veterans, people with HIV/AIDS, people with disabilities, families seeking safety from violence, individuals and families seeking to sustain recovery from past addiction, and others.