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Family Health & Mental Health Resources        

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.

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 



Contact Information

Food & Meals

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)

WHEAT Community Cupboard & Cafe

Provides case management, food pantry, outdoor marketplace, thrift store, & seasonal programs

Address: 272 High St., Clinton, MA 01510

Phone: 508-370-4943

Website: Click here for site 

Fuel & Utility Assistance

Worcester Community Action Council

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


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

Social Stories for Children related to COVID-19

Click here for Google folder

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline

Phone: 1-800-985-5990

Text: “TextWithUs” to 66746

Click here for site

Boston Children’s Hospital: COVID-19 Basic Facts

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.


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

Website: Click here for site

Phone: 1-888-244-6843

William James College Resource Hub

Website: Click here for site

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


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


Phone: 800-252-TEEN (8336)


Phone: 1-800-640-5432