Family Health & Mental Health Resources During COVID-19 Closure        

This list of resources is being updated periodically to provide families with the most up-to-date information about community resources related to health and mental health during the COVID-19 school closure.

If there are resources that you are aware of that you would like to have added to this document, please email Brendan Keenan, District Director of Social-Emotional Learning at Brendan_Keenan@wrsd.net 

Category

Agency/Contact

Contact Information

Food & Meals

WRSD: For families who receive free or reduced lunch, meals are available for pickup.

Margaret Barton, WRSD Supervisor of School Nutrition

Email: margaret_barton@wrsd.net 

Link here to meal distribution information for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch

Wachusett Food Pantry

Address: 50 Worcester Road, Sterling

Phone: 978-563-1064

Hours: Monday through Friday 9AM-4PM

Website: Click here for site

Rutland Food Pantry

Address: St. Patrick's Church (basement) 258 Main St. Rutland

Phone: 774-696-3008 (Paula)

Distribution Days/Times: April 11 8:30am - 11:00am

Parent/ Guardian Well-Being

Parental Stress Hotline

24 hour line available to parents to vent, get advice, etc. (non-emergency calls only)

Phone: 1-800-632-8188

Coping with Coronavirus Related Anxiety

Click here for site 

New York Times Article: Parents Need Stress Relief Too

Click here for site 

CDC Resource: Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

Click here for site 

CNN Op-Ed: Parenting Through the Coronavirus Lockdown

Click here for site 

Calm in the Time of Coronavirus (Benson-Henry Institute @ MGH)

Click here for site

7 Ways to Support Kids and Teens Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Click here for site

Coping During COVID-19: Resources for Parents (Child Mind Institute)

Click here for site

Medical

UMass Medical Control Center

Phone: 508-334-6688

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Epidemiology

Phone: 617-983-6800

COVID-19 Information

WRSD COVID-19 Information

Click here for site

Mental Health & Well-Being Resources for Families (Compiled by Arlington Public Schools)

Click here for site

Child Trends: Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Click here for site

How to Talk to Children About the Coronavirus

Click here for site

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus

Click here for site

NASP Resource for Parents

Click here for site

Massachusett 2-1-1 (call 24/7 to learn about Coronavirus in 150 languages)

Click here for site

Resilience & Routines for Families During the Pandemic

Click here for site

Autism Central Family Resources

Click here for site

CDC - Helping Children Cope with Emergencies

Click here for site

Mental Health Support

If there is a mental health emergency, families should call 911 or go to an emergency room.

INTERFACE Referral

Mental health referral service for anyone (adult or child) living in our 5 towns

Website: Click here for site

Phone: 1-888-244-6843

UMass Link-KID

Referral service for children in need of evidence-based trauma treatment & mental health providers who are trained in these treatments

Website: Click here for site

Phone: 1-855-Link-Kid (1-855-546-5543) to speak to one of their clinical referral coordinators.

Community Healthlink Youth Mobile Crisis Intervention (covers all 5 towns)

Website: Click here for site

Phone: 1-800-977-5555 or 866-549-2142

Mass. Emergency Services Program Contact Information

Click here for site

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Phone: 1-800-273-8255

Call2Talk

Phone: 1-508-532-2255
or
Text C2T to 741741

Samariteens

Phone: 800-252-TEEN (8336)

Advocates

Phone: 1-800-640-5432