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Resource/IdeaLink (if applicable)Short description / event details (location, time, date). Please include any contact information for this resource that you are comfortable sharing. This resource is for...Intended audience:Languages available in:Date / Deadline (if applicable)Resource is available / specific to:NameEmail or Phone Number
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Free Breakfast/Lunch Locationshttps://www.bostonpublicschools.org/Page/8098BPS will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch meals to all Boston children beginning Tuesday, March 17 on Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 11:30 am at the locations listed below and shown on this map in blue. A variety of packaged meal options will be available for pick-up.Food / Medicine / Supplies accessCaregivers / FamiliesEnglish, All LanguagesBoston
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Center for Disease Control and Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.htmlCDC is the United States’ health protection agency and has the most comprehensive and updated COVID-19 national information on including but not limited to: about the disease, guidance on prevention & treatment, travel, and FAQ’s by specific audiencesInformation on COVID-19 & PoliciesCommunityEnglish, Chinese / 中文, Spanish / EspañolAnyone / No restrictions
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Virtual Field Tripshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/preview?fbclid=IwAR28ToWWjecH0KNUgzz2qsY9vCjJUfXkLxw9AnjpAUdGVTlb7tXg2yHccWw&pru=AAABcQfKN7I*QRaDx5e5CgFotn3aTR5f3AOver 30 virtual field trip resources for school-aged childrenEducation (PreK-12) / Childcare / Home Instruction, Virtual Field TripCaregivers / FamiliesEnglishAnyone / No restrictions
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Free Homeschooling Resourceshttp://everclevermom.com/2020/03/covid19-camp-free-resources-to-educate-and-entertain-your-kids-during-quarantine/?fbclid=IwAR3jmUSo2yr8KLqfBNec4nqGTA_-vUCTznE23icWaM55mXtkWljsa2Dua7cOnline resources to entertain and educate kids at homeEducation (PreK-12) / Childcare / Home Instruction, Virtual Field TripCaregivers / FamiliesEnglishAnyone / No restrictions
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Massachusetts Dept Public Healthhttps://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19Works closely with the CDC to provide updated COVID-19 information related to MA including but not limited to announcements from Governor Charlie Baker and guidance & policies specific to MAInformation on COVID-19 & PoliciesCommunityEnglish, Chinese / 中文, Spanish / EspañolMassachusetts
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City of Boston Public Health Commissionhttps://www.boston.gov/news/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-boston
The City of Boston and BPHC work to provide updated information related to Boston including announcements from Mayor Walsh, a map of Emergency Meal Sites, and more
Food / Medicine / Supplies access, Information on COVID-19 & Policies, Self-care and wellnessBusinesses, Caregivers / FamiliesEnglish, Chinese / 中文, Haitian Creole / Kreyòl Ayisyen, Portuguese / Portugues, Vietnamese / Tiếng ViệtBoston
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Boston Public Schools (BPS)https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/coronavirus
BPS updates and resources for Boston children and families including Free Lunch & Breakfast locations, staying digitally connected & virtual learning, tips for educators, and more
Education (PreK-12) / Childcare / Home Instruction, Food / Medicine / Supplies access, Staying Connected / Events, Updates on BPS closures and responseCaregivers / FamiliesEnglish, All LanguagesBoston
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BPS Digital Learning Resourceshttps://www.bostonpublicschools.org/Page/8081Virtual learning webinars, office hours schedule, resources for families, students, educators, office staffEducation (PreK-12) / Childcare / Home Instruction, Staying Connected / EventsCaregivers / Families, ProvidersEnglishBoston, Anyone / No restrictions
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Free conference call https://www.freeconferencecall.com/Free video & audio conferencing, recordings and screen sharing availableStaying Connected / EventsBusinesses, CommunityEnglishAnyone / No restrictions
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Zoom conferenceshttps://zoom.us/pricingFree video and audio conferencing up to 100 people. Up to 40 minutes at a time for groups. Staying Connected / EventsBusinesses, CommunityEnglishAnyone / No restrictions
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Violence in Boston & Food for the Soul Grove Hall Meal Reliefhttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10219615644794478&set=a.1159311175745&type=3&theaterMeal and supply relief and donation at 651 Warren St, Boston, MA 02121. Lunch from 12-2pm, Dinner from 5-8pm. More info, call 617-652-0151Food / Medicine / Supplies access, Household suppliesCommunityEnglishDorchester, Roxbury, Grove Hall617-652-0151
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Comprehensive education resource listhttp://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/?fbclid=IwAR2EOpc6WnRTgX18_gkWn9IPFDhq1taIuw7c7OzukqtKL1KNnO9SSfsI1X4Long (and continuously growing) list of educational resources is. It includes links to free homeschool worksheets, educational apps for blind, low vision, deaf and reading impaired students, online reading help for pre-K to second grade students, educational games, and SO much more.Education (PreK-12) / Childcare / Home Instruction, Virtual Field TripCaregivers / FamiliesEnglish, Chinese / 中文, Spanish / Español, Other languages may be availableAnyone / No restrictions
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Social Isolation Mental Health Resourceshttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ET5Kkmgxn_CkSDQTTWucJjfG6yIAsr6iEhEbvaEOpzE/edit?fbclid=IwAR0zwl9yR8mRgeybZqqABNUE3cV4tbmEemljlfaUDcwFkLhVQxtipCdt7ls#gid=1735681345This is a collection of resources designed to be shared and circulated by a few therapists concerned about the impact of social isolation on our patients' well-being. Education (PreK-12) / Childcare / Home Instruction, Self-care and wellness, Staying Connected / EventsCaregivers / Families, CommunityEnglish, Other languages may be availableAnyone / No restrictions
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Union Capital Boston Visa Gift Card Supporthttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoIROjCAZrjNOxacVg0CBAfKSMpQ7wY2eVZsA9QmB8__zTlg/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0qz_dV9iNi0Kd10WXdRo9lfdZdsqg9zzxNI_B73AznPjlFh8HV-Sbfax8Do you live in the Greater Boston area? Are you in need of financial support due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) either because of school closings or lost wages?

If yes, please fill out this form and answer honestly. Union Capital Boston will order Visa gift cards on Friday, March 20 and take 7-10 days to arrive. We will divide the amount on each card evenly based on the amount of money raised. Do you know someone who can donate? Ask them to donate at: bit.ly/UCBCOVID19Fund
Financial SupportCommunityEnglish, Spanish / Español03/20/2020Boston
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Free / Low-cost internethttps://www.internetessentials.com/covid19Comcast is taking immediate steps to help connect low-income families to the Internet at home. New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month plus tax. APPLY BY DECEMBER 31, 2020.Utilities (internet, gas, electricity, rent, etc)Caregivers / Families, CommunityEnglish12/31/2020Comcast service areas only
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PBS Kids Daily Newsletterhttp://public.pbs.org/PBSKIDSDailyDaily newsletter of activities and tips to help kids play and learn at home. Sign up using the link! Education (PreK-12) / Childcare / Home Instruction, Staying Connected / EventsCaregivers / FamiliesEnglish, Other languages may be availableAnyone / No restrictions
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Make Shift Boston Free Groceries https://www.instagram.com/p/B9wlUJkHAT3/Food and supplies every Monday 5:30pm @ 549 Columbus Avenue
Updates: follow facebook.com/solidaritysupplydistro or twitter: @bostondistro
Food / Medicine / Supplies accessCommunityEnglish, Available to allBostonbostonsolidaritysupplydistro@protonmail.com
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Haley House Soup Kitchenhttps://www.facebook.com/haleyhousebakerycafe/photos/a.420120208273/10158811343973274/?type=3&theaterHaley House Soup Kitchen is providing take-out meals throughout the week. Mon-Fri 7-9am Breakfast, Sunday Brunch 11-2pm, Elder Meal (age 55+) Tues & Thurs 1-3pm @ 23 Dartmouth St, South EndFood / Medicine / Supplies accessCommunityEnglish, All LanguagesBoston
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Project Bread Foodsource Hotlinehttp://www.projectbread.org/get-help/foodsource-hotline.htmlFoodSource Hotline counselors refer callers to food resources in their community as well as provides information about school meals, summer meal sites for kids, elder meals programs, and SNAP.
Call: 1-800-645-8333 or TTY 1-800-377-1292, Open Mon-Fri 8a-7p, Saturday 10a-2p
Food / Medicine / Supplies accessCommunityEnglish, Arabic / لعربية, Cabo Verdean Creole / Kriolu, Chinese / 中文, Haitian Creole / Kreyòl Ayisyen, French / Français, Portuguese / Portugues, Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt, Russian / Русский, Spanish / Español, All Languages, 160 languagesMassachusetts1-800-645-8333 or TTY 1-800-377-1292
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Boston Artists Relief Fund [APPLICATIONS CLOSED]https://www.boston.gov/news/boston-establishes-artist-relief-fund-response-coronavirusThe Boston Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 and $1,000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

See link for details and to apply by April 30: https://www.boston.gov/news/boston-establishes-artist-relief-fund-response-coronavirus
Financial supportBusinesses, CommunityEnglish4/30/2020BostonMayor's Office of Arts & Culturearts@boston.gov
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Boston Music Makers Relief Fund
[APPLICATIONS CLOSED]
https://www.therecordco.org/reliefThe Record Co. has established a fund to provide financial relief to Boston area music makers experiencing lost income as the result of performance cancellations related to COVID-19.

Small grants of up to $200 will be paid rapidly on a first come, first served basis to affected artists and groups. Please see grant guidelines and apply at https://www.therecordco.org/relief
Financial supportBusinesses, CommunityEnglishBostonThe Record Co617-765-0155
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Boston Singers Relief Fund
[APPLICATIONS CURRENTLY CLOSED]
https://www.bostonsingersresource.org/programs/bsrf/applicationBoston Singers' Relief Fund is offering a streamlined application process for grants up to $500. New England-based singers whose classical performances were cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19 are eligible to apply. Deadline for the first round of grants is April 1; grant amounts, deadlines and eligibility may be altered as circumstances change. Available funds are limited.
Details and apply at https://www.bostonsingersresource.org/programs/bsrf/application
Financial supportBusinesses, CommunityEnglish4/1/2020Massachusetts, New EnglandBoston Singers Relief Fund info@bostonsingersresource.org
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MA Association for Infant Mental Healthhttps://massaimh.org/member-resources/covid-19-resources/MassAIMH has collected several resources that mental health professionals may find helpful during this challenging time.Information on COVID-19 & Policies, Self-care and wellnessCaregivers / Families, ProvidersEnglish, Spanish / EspañolAnyone / No restrictions
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City of Boston Resiliency Fundhttps://www.boston.gov/departments/treasury/boston-resiliency-fundThe emerging priorities of the Boston Resiliency Fund are to provide food for children and seniors, technology for remote learning for students, and support to first responders and healthcare workers.Financial supportCaregivers / Families, CommunityEnglishBostonMayor's OfficeBRF@BOSTON.GOV
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Boston Food Locations
https://www.boston.gov/departments/food-access/map-meal-sites-boston
Boston.gov offers updated listings of food pantries and meals throughout Boston.
Food / Medicine / Supplies access
Caregivers / FamiliesEnglishBoston
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BMC DV (Domestic Violence) Program
Call 617-414-5457 to leave a message in English, Spanish or Haitian Creole on the main line. All advocates are reachable by page and email during business hours (8AM-5PM) and are covering the pager 2590 as usual. Intake line calls are being checked extremely frequently throughout the day, so anyone paging or leaving a message with a referral or for a consult will receive a quick response.
SafetyCaregivers / Families
English, Haitian Creole / Kreyòl Ayisyen, Spanish / Español
Boston617-414-5457
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COVID-19 Stress/Anxiety Hotline
Call 833-TURN- 123 to speak with the Bright Star Community Outreach Hotline
Self-care and wellness
Caregivers / Families, Providers, Community
EnglishAnyone / No restrictions833-TURN-123
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Information on COVID 19 and Children
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/2019-Novel-Coronavirus.aspx
American Academy of Pediatrics tips for parents about COVID-19:
Information on COVID-19 & Policies
Caregivers / Families, Community
English, Spanish / EspañolAnyone / No restrictions
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Parental Stress Line
The current national health emergency is causing many parents anxiety.

* How do I protect my children?
* What do I tell them?
* Or simply, how do I keep them busy when there is no school?

Parental stress line counselors are still there to listen to your concerns and problem-solve with you.
24-7, free and confidential.

CALL: 800-632-8188
Self-care and wellness, Staying Connected / Events, Safety
Caregivers / FamiliesEnglishAnyone / No restrictions
Parental Stress Line
800-632-8188
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COVID19 book for children
https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
A book to support by Manuela Molina to reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation.
Self-care and wellnessCaregivers / FamiliesEnglish
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Small business loan
https://www.empoweringsmallbusiness.org/
Governor Baker announced the creation of a $10 million small business recovery loan fund for businesses of a certain size, including nonprofits. This fund will provide emergency capital up to $75,000. Loans will be available to eligible businesses immediately, and no payments will be due for the first six months. To learn more about qualifications and complete the application, head to: https://www.empoweringsmallbusiness.org/.
Financial supportBusinessesEnglishMassachusetts
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MBTA new schedule COVID-19
https://www.mbta.com/covid19
The MBTA will have service schedule changes starting tomorrow, 3/17. There will be a Saturday schedule on all subway and bus lines, changes to commuter rail schedules, and no ferry service available. There are no planned service changes to The RIDE services. You can learn more about the service changes and look at updated T schedules here: https://www.mbta.com/covid19
Other (select and enter below), Transportation
CommunityEnglishBoston
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COVID-19 testing for patients with symptoms
Starting Wednesday 3/18, Somerville Hospital on Highland Ave. will be offering drive-through COVID-19 testing from 9AM-3PM seven days per week for CHA patients by appointment. This will be available for those showing a fever, new cough, and or shortness of breath.
Information on COVID-19 & Policies
CommunityEnglishMassachusetts
Somerville Hospital
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If your hours have been cut due to COVID-19, you qualify for Unemployment Insurance.
https://www.mass.gov/unemployment-insurance-ui-online
If your hours have been cut due to COVID-19, you qualify for Unemployment Insurance.Yesterday, Governor Baker announced emergency regulations that will allow those impacted by COVID-19 to collect unemployment insurance. Emergency legislation is being filed that will waive the one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits. You can learn more and apply here: https://www.mass.gov/unemployment-insurance-ui-online
Financial supportCommunityEnglishMassachusetts
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Emergency Assistance
http://mahomeless.org/advocacy/item/coronavirus
Due to office closures, families applying for Emergency Assistance shelter through the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community development can only apply by calling this phone number: 1-866-584-0653. Please share this number with those you know, and learn more here: http://mahomeless.org/advocacy/item/coronavirus
COVID / Policy Info, Utilities, Other
Caregivers / FamiliesEnglishMassachusetts1-866-584-0653
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Stop and Shop Time for Seniors only http://bit.ly/33rXARg
All Stop & Shops will be offering Senior Citizen shopping hours from 6-7:30AM starting Thursday, 3/19. During this time, only customers age 60 and over will be served. You can learn more here: http://bit.ly/33rXARg.
Food / Medicine / Supplies access
CommunityEnglishMassachusetts
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SNAP and Greater Boston Food Bank
https://www.GBFB.org/SNAP
Greater Boston Food Bank - Visit the Need Food Page: GBFB.org/need-food
Snap Assistance: (617) 598-50, SNAP@gbfb.org, GBFB.org/SNAP
Food / Medicine / Supplies access, Financial support
Caregivers / FamiliesEnglishMassachusetts(617) 598-50,
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Free Lunch Buffet for Boston Students
Free Lunch Buffet for Boston Students
The Breakfast Spot, 2805 Washington St., Roxbury, MA 02119
Tuesday - Friday, 11:30am-2:30pm
(617) 363-6380
Food / Medicine / Supplies access
Caregivers / FamiliesEnglishBoston(617) 363-6380
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RMV will implement a 60-day extension to the current expiration date for Class D, Class DMs, ID cards, and Learner’s Permits within the RMV system
Registry of Motor VehiclesEffective this week, the RMV will implement a 60-day extension to the current expiration date for Class D, Class DMs, ID cards, and Learner’s Permits within the RMV system. All customers with expired/expiring credentials physically dated between March 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020, will continue to have an active status within the RMV system until sixty (60) days after the expiration date printed.
Other (select and enter below), Transportation
CommunityEnglishMassachusetts
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Meal Sites for School-Aged Children & Youth in 5th Suffolk District
https://www.boston.gov/departments/food-access/summer-eats
Meal Sites for School-Aged Children & Youth in 5th Suffolk District
Food / Medicine / Supplies access
Caregivers / FamiliesEnglishBoston
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National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7
For any victim quarantined with their abuser or survivor who needs overall support during the #Coronavirus #quarantine, The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a 24/7 resource. Call them at 800-799-7233 or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can text LOVEIS to 22522.
Safety
Caregivers / Families, Community
EnglishMassachusetts
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Love Life Now Foundation
https://lovelifenow.org/about/
Call or text us at Love Life Now Foundation to find out about resources in the MA area or if you just need to talk - 888.556.9876.

LLN promotes year-round awareness against domestic violence via various initiatives. We also help to bridge the gap between shelters nationwide and the communities they serve and in turn, engage communities to learn more about how they can be part of the solution in ending the epidemic.
Safety
Caregivers / Families, Community
EnglishMassachusetts
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Can We Talk? By Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing
Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed, especially as we deal with Coronavirus? OR....perhaps numbness and other symptoms from traumatic loss completely overshadow any other current issues? No matter what you are feeling right now, those of us at The Cory Johnson Program remain committed to offering support and connection.

EVERY THURSDAY @ 6:30PM
Conference Call Line: 1-929-436-2866
Meeting ID: 887995182# (no Participant ID)
Staying Connected / EventsCommunityEnglishBoston
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BMC Graduate Medical Education Master Resources
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12FECfJgZkHCV7TiOCjguCO_PZMWyACrm767JxK8XcH0/edit?usp=sharing
Here is a list of ways to keep well while keeping the social distance. Please add in your great ideas!
1st tab: wellness resources sorted into categories (art/literature, exercise, entertainment/TV/games/music, nature, food, kid-friendly, mindfulness)
2nd tab: advocacy resources
3rd tab: COVID Links + literature
Education / Home Instruction, Food / Medicine / Supplies access, Information on COVID-19 & Policies, Self-care and wellness, Advocacy / Legal Rights
Caregivers / Families, Providers, Community
English
Boston, Anyone / No restrictions
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BMC Autism Program - Resources for Families
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13B6hY73oPpd0dlzqQJ-_bZQgt0z5uW2Radblb-IqEOQ/edit?usp=sharing
Amazing list of "Education and Daily Activities" and "Food, Finances, and Services" resources for families organized by the BMC Autism Program
Education (PreK-12) / Childcare / Home Instruction, Food / Medicine / Supplies access, Information on COVID-19 & Policies, Self-care and wellness, Financial support, Utilities (internet, gas, electricity, rent, etc), Safety
Caregivers / Families, Community
English, Spanish / Español
Massachusetts, Boston, Anyone / No restrictions
autismprogram@bmc.org
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Immigrant Justice Accompaniment Skill-Share - Covid-19/Coronavirus Resources
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qntCUGNsuQ__zjQidmv6kN4mFEz7M-fEy1L3RxWAh2g/edit?usp=sharing
Immigration Detention Centers, along with all prisons and jails, create a perfect storm of conditions for the spread of Covid-19, and are already notorious for their lack of adequate health care. Here are resources to advocate and organize for the mass release of people from detention, especially those that are at highest risk such as the eldery and immunocompromised.
Information on COVID-19 & Policies, Advocacy / Legal Rights
Caregivers / Families, Providers, Community
English, Arabic / لعربية, Chinese / 中文, Portuguese / Portugues, Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt, Spanish / Español
Anyone / No restrictions
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Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR)
http://lawyersforcivilrights.org/coronavirus/?mc_cid=ae2553a390&mc_eid=2251b64642
Need Legal Help or Support During COVID-19? LCR created a multilingual landing page to share multilingual information and will update it regularly.
Advocacy / Legal Rights
Caregivers / Families, Providers, Community
English, Spanish / EspañolMassachusetts, Boston
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Legal Aid at Work
https://legalaidatwork.org/factsheet/coronavirus-faq/?fbclid=IwAR12qlWvD222gOizm4XaImAVrzeoyn0BV8-iuH5oGomx_qpBptFR_XWdqNE
COVID-19 FAQs related to workers rights
Information on COVID-19 & Policies, Advocacy / Legal Rights
Businesses, Community
English, Chinese / 中文, Spanish / Español
Anyone / No restrictions
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Frugal Bookstore - Free delivery
https://frugalbookstore.net/
Frugal Bookstore Inc. is great black owned small local business. They are offering local delivery and free shipping. Please consider supporting them if you're going to purchase a book. They will also special order books
Education (PreK-12) / Childcare / Home Instruction
Caregivers / Families, Community
English, All Languages
Boston, Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury
frugal_books@yahoo.com
or 617-541-1722
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The Boston Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund
https://www.tbf.org/covid19fund
Established by a coalition of business, government and philanthropic partners to rapidly deploy flexible resources to organizations in Greater Boston that are working with communities that are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus outbreak
Financial support / FundsCommunityEnglishBoston
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The Boston Foundation: Other COVID 19 Response Efforts Page
https://www.tbf.org/what-we-do/special-funds/covid-19-response-fund/other-covid-19-response-efforts
Here is a list of other organizations and funds supporting those most impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. This will be updated frequently.
Financial support / FundsBusinesses, CommunityEnglishMassachusetts, Boston
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United Way Family Support Fund
https://unitedwaymassbay.org/get-involved/covid-19-family-fund/
In collaboration with the Department of Public Health, United Way’s Mass 2-1-1 statewide consumer hotline will provide consumer help during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Individuals can dial 2-1-1 for comprehensive information and referrals related to the virus, including information on where they can access flexible funds through the COVID-19 Family Support Fund.
Financial support / Funds
Caregivers / Families, Community
EnglishMassachusettsJenn Apps japps@ellismemorial.org
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Distress Hotline
https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
Self-care and wellness
Caregivers / Families, Community
English, Spanish / Español
Massachusetts, Anyone / No restrictions
Jennifer Apps japps@ellismemorial.org
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AA Meetings Online
http://aa-intergroup.org/directory.php
Online AA meetings for those in need of support
Self-care and wellness, Staying Connected / Events
Caregivers / Families, Providers, Community
English
Massachusetts, Anyone / No restrictions
Jennifer Apps japps@ellismemorial.org
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Pet Pantry
https://www.helpfeedpets.org/food-assistance/
The Pet Pantry offers support for those in need of pet food assistance. They have various distribution sites across the South Shore.
Food / Medicine / Supplies access
Caregivers / Families, Community
English
Massachusetts, South Shore
Jennifer Apps japps@ellismemorial.org
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CVS Free Delivery of Meds and Essentials
https://www.cvs.com/content/delivery
CVS is offering free delivery on prescription refills as well as on essential items. For essential items please note there is a minimum delivery cost for free delivery of $35.
Food / Medicine / Supplies access
Caregivers / FamiliesEnglish
Massachusetts, Anyone / No restrictions
Jennifer Apps japps@ellismemorial.org
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Boston Youth Resources List
bit.ly/BOSYouthResourceList
bit.ly/BOSYouthResourceList Resources for children and youth in Boston and MA, to address learning, food, and utilities and city councilor contact information ,
Education (PreK-12) / Childcare / Home Instruction, Food / Medicine / Supplies access, Safety
Caregivers / Families, Community
EnglishMassachusetts, Boston
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BPS Cares Resources for Families
https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/bpscares
BPS has many community partners and is working to streamline resources from these organizations, along with BPS and City departments, to help families from Puerto Rico. Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance. The City of Boston and BPS stands with Puerto Rico.
Education (PreK-12) / Childcare / Home Instruction, Food / Medicine / Supplies access, Utilities (internet, gas, electricity, rent, etc)
Caregivers / FamiliesEnglish, Spanish / EspañolBoston
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BPS Food Map
https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/cms/lib/MA01906464/Centricity/Domain/2391/Food%20map%20_%20english%20final.pdf
Food resources for Boston
Food / Medicine / Supplies access
Caregivers / Families, Community
EnglishBoston
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Abundance Boston Food App
https://www.abundanceboston.com
Free app with food resources in Boston - please call to check that locations are open prior to going.
Food / Medicine / Supplies access
CommunityEnglishBoston
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Boston Emergency Services Team
http://northsuffolk.org/services/emergency-services/boston-emergency-services-team/
A mental health emergency hotline to do crisis evaluation and treatment if you feel your child has become a danger to themselves or others in the home
Self-care and wellness
Caregivers / Families, Community
English
Boston, Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury
Jennifer Apps japps@ellismemorial.org
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Virtual Learning Community
Need something to do? Join our virtual workshops both for you and your kids:
Adult Program
Monday - Friday 2pm-3pm
Youth Program STEM (Ages 9-13)
Mon, Thurs, Fri. 11am-12pm
Peer Leaders (ages 12-18)
Tues, Wed, Fri. 1pm - 3pm

Register:
Vanessa Cordero, Adult Program Manager: Vcordero@Mothersforjusticeandequality.org
Vhristina Paris, STEM/Peer leader program manager: Cparis@mothersforjusticeandequality.org
Education (PreK-12) / Childcare / Home Instruction
Caregivers / Families, Community
English, Spanish / EspañolAnyone / No restrictions
Vanessa Cordero
vcordero@mothersforjusticeandequality.org
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National Emergency Webinar on COVID-19 and Criminal Legal and Immigrant Detention System (Webinar Recording & Resources)
https://thejusticecollaborative.com/covid19/
The Justice Collaborative, we are creating this Response & Resources page to share essential information, proposed policies, and other resources for activists, public officials, and journalists to help them — and all of us — confront this pandemic with a recognition of our shared vulnerability. Prisons and Jails are Particularly Vulnerable to COVID-19 Outbreaks.
Advocacy / Legal RightsCommunityEnglishAnyone / No restrictions
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District Hall Venture Cafe Virtual Programming
https://districthallboston.org/upcomingevents/
We are thrilled to move our programming virtual to continue to inspire the entrepreneur community with programs that include:
Virtual Entrepreneur Networking, Workshops, Mentor Sessions, Founders Dinner, Community Building, and Virtual Panels featuring advice and forward-looking ideas from successful entrepreneurs, innovators, and thought leaders. Join Us!

Check out the full calendar: https://districthallboston.org/upcomingevents/
Education (PreK-12) / Childcare / Home Instruction, Self-care and wellness, Staying Connected / Events
Businesses, Community
English, Other languages may be available for some programs. See link for details
Boston
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Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic
https://www.childtrends.org/publications/resources-for-supporting-childrens-emotional-well-being-during-the-covid-19-pandemic
The following guidance, recommendations, and resources are provided by child trauma experts at Child Trends and the Child Trauma Training Center at the University of Massachusetts. The Center is housed at the University of Massachusetts with Child Trends as the lead evaluating agency, with funding from SAMHSA and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and additional support from HRSA.
Education (PreK-12) / Childcare / Home Instruction, Information on COVID-19 & Policies, Self-care and wellness
Caregivers / Families, Community
EnglishAnyone / No restrictions
69
Scholastic Free Online courses for kids
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!

Visit https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html to sign up and see activities.
Education (PreK-12) / Childcare / Home Instruction
Caregivers / Families, Providers, Community
English, Spanish / EspañolAnyone / No restrictions
learnathome@scholastic.com
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FREE Online Resources: Adjusting to Remote Classrooms and Learning
https://sharemylesson.com/collections/free-online-resources-educators-parents-and-students
By Share My Lesson, "We know it is overwhelming. That's why we are continuing to build our collection of resources on the coronavirus for parents and educators finding a new normal. This new resource list features free online tools for both educators and parents."
Education (PreK-12) / Childcare / Home Instruction, Staying Connected / Events
Caregivers / Families, Community
EnglishAnyone / No restrictions
71
Please see comment below - someone needs to vet these things that people are listing. Please don't just post whatever people send you..Please see my comment belowSafetyCommunityEnglishAnyone / No restrictionsSandy
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Free Early Childhood Development resources and documentary film about the science of the early years in English with the following subtitles: Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, French and German)
https://brainmattersfilm.com
We also have a discussion guide in Spanish and English for those wanting to organize a virtual screening and Q&A. Please write us at: info@brainmattersfilm.com
Education (PreK-12) / Childcare / Home Instruction, Self-care and wellness, Staying Connected / Events
Businesses, Caregivers / Families, Providers, Community
English, Arabic / لعربية, Chinese / 中文, French / Français, Russian / Русский, Spanish / Español, German
Anyone / No restrictionsCarlota Nelsoncarlota@blackpata.com
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Free Chromebooks for BPS Students
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdouI-p3YNyu7B9VsQaB6f3YUuSBkTaENof-tMEJaiBEjZFDA/viewform
Chromebook laptops are being provided to Boston Public Schools students who do not usually have access to a computer at home. Chromebooks are being provided to:
1. Students who ONLY have access to a mobile phone for learning at home.
2. Students who share a computer at home and often do not have access to a computer for homework.
3. Students who do not have a computer that is in working condition for online learning.
Education (PreK-12) / Childcare / Home Instruction, Financial support / Funds
Caregivers / Families, Community
English
Google form is in English.
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Red Cross - Donate Blood
https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/coronavirus--covid-19--and-blood-donation.html
Right now, eligible and healthy donors are strongly urged to make an appointment to provide lifesaving blood products to patients. Please give now.
Food / Medicine / Supplies access
CommunityEnglishAnyone / No restrictions
75
Court system response to COVID-19
https://www.mass.gov/guides/court-system-response-to-covid-19
News and information on actions being taken by Massachusetts state courts in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Advocacy / Legal RightsCommunity
English, Arabic / لعربية, Cabo Verdean Creole / Kriolu, Chinese / 中文, Haitian Creole / Kreyòl Ayisyen, French / Français, Portuguese / Portugues, Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt, Russian / Русский, Spanish / Español, All Languages
Massachusetts
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COVID-19 and Public Charge
https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/public-charge
US Citizenship and Immigration Services encourages all those with symptoms that resemble Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (fever, cough, shortness of breath) to seek necessary medical treatment or preventive services. Such treatment or preventive services will not negatively affect a person as part of a future Public Charge analysis.
Information on COVID-19 & Policies
CommunityEnglish, Spanish / EspañolAnyone / No restrictions
77
USCIS Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-response-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
US Citizenship and Immigration Services Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - As of March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has suspended routine in-person services until at least April 1 to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). USCIS staff will continue to perform duties that do not involve contact with the public. However, USCIS will provide emergency services for limited situations. To schedule an emergency appointment contact the USCIS Contact Center.
Information on COVID-19 & Policies, Advocacy / Legal Rights
CommunityEnglish, Spanish / EspañolAnyone / No restrictions
https://www.uscis.gov/contactcenter
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MA Unemployment information for COVID-19
https://www.masslegalservices.org/content/covid-19-and-unemployment-insurance-ui
Covid-19 and Unemployment Insurance (UI)
This 2-page fact sheet provides information on the state's unemployment insurance program in the specific context of the Covid-19 emergency. Fact sheet is also available in Spanish and Vietnamese.
Information on COVID-19 & Policies, Financial support / Funds, Advocacy / Legal Rights
Community
English, Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt, Spanish / Español
Massachusetts
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Exempt Emergency Childcare Providers
https://eeclead.force.com/apex/EEC_ChildCareEmergencyProcedure
To slow the spread of coronavirus, Governor Baker has issued an emergency order temporarily closing all early childhood education programs across the State of Massachusetts to suspend providing childcare by 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, March 22, 2020. This will remain in effect until April 6, 2020 and may be extended as needed.

This closure applies to all center-based child care and family child care programs. It does not apply to residential schools, community group homes, temporary shelters, transition-to-independent living facilities, teen parent programs, and DYS secure facilities.

Exempt Emergency Child Care Programs will be the only child care programs that are allowed to operate during this time. This prioritizes public health and safety while maintaining critical service.
Education (PreK-12) / Childcare / Home Instruction, Information on COVID-19 & Policies
Businesses, Caregivers / Families, Community
EnglishMassachusetts
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Exempt Emergency Childcare Provider list
https://eeclead.force.com/resource/1584817665000/EEC_EmergencyProviderList
COVID-19 Exempt Emergency Child Care Programs will be the only child care programs that are allowed to operate from 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, March 22, 2020 until April 6, 2020 (and may be extended as needed). This prioritizes public health and safety while maintaining critical service.
Education (PreK-12) / Childcare / Home Instruction
Businesses, Caregivers / Families, Community
EnglishMassachusetts
81
Crisis Textline - Text TALK to 741741
Crisis Text Line is here for you 24/7. Text a free Crisis Counselor anytime. You don’t have to deal with the hard parts of life alone. Text us. Get free help.
Anxious about coronavirus? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.
Self-care and Wellness / Health Education, Safety
Caregivers / Families, Community
EnglishAnyone / No restrictionsText HOME to 741741
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Call 800-273-8255
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Self-care and Wellness / Health Education, Safety
Community
English, Spanish / Español, For Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Anyone / No restrictions
83
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Virtual Town Halls Sign up for a town hall presentation
https://www.mass.gov/forms/massachusetts-department-of-unemployment-assistance-dua-virtual-town-halls?fbclid=IwAR2NiMrGlm_5nAE9VBZXqjVk7fYiqwu-9m0l7w1cy9f2ONjCqgMYXv_dDL4
The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and the Department of Unemployment Assistance will be hosting daily virtual town hall meetings featuring a step by step process to achieve a successful unemployment claim. They will also take questions from claimants across the Commonwealth.

The current virtual town hall schedule is:

Tuesday, May 26 at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 27 at 2:20 p.m. (in Spanish)
Thursday, May 28 at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 30 at 2:30 p.m.
Click here to sign up for a virtual town hall via phone or online.
Financial support / FundsCommunityEnglish5/27/2020Massachusetts
84
COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Small Businesses
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-resources-and-guidance-for-businesses?fbclid=IwAR29i4csbnAAucPB1zpITRjJWo1Vrr28JgjcTlaCjJ9HLtftrAlUG2bqqL0
Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Baker-Polito Administration are working closely with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to activate the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program which would provide assistance to eligible businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19.

Completed forms may be submitted by email to Disaster.Recovery@mass.gov or by fax to (508) 820-1401. If submitting by fax, please include an email address.
Information on COVID-19 & Policies, Financial support / Funds
BusinessesEnglishMassachusetts
85
City of Boston Small Business Survey Re COVID-19
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdNX98DcNeItHNLfjYyU9pgjxdNHzmDDZMJTLQygduU5iBzdA/viewform
The Mayor's Office of Economic Development, Small Business team is here to support you. Please fill out this survey to the best of your ability so we can identify and support the needs of our business community. Your answers will be kept private unless you specifically request follow-up.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Natalia Urtubey, director of Small Business (natalia.urtubey@boston.gov).
You can also send any general questions, ideas, and comments to econdev@boston.gov
Financial support / FundsBusinessesEnglishMassachusettsNatalia Urtubeynatalia.urtubey@boston.gov
86
Help your family de-stress during coronavirus uncertainty
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/help-your-family-de-stress-during-coronavirus-uncertainty?fbclid=IwAR1YLiVXwsZwcqm4R8zswPLDK2X1kj0UJsdUNGgmi4-B5jLZpcUVmQeY2Tk
How to manage anxiety, stay active, and focus on your family's well being
Information on COVID-19 & Policies, Self-care and Wellness / Health Education
Caregivers / FamiliesEnglish, Spanish / EspañolAnyone / No restrictions
87
Boston COVID-19 text updates
To get regular updates on #covid19 from the City of Boston text BOSCOVID to 99411
Information on COVID-19 & Policies
Community, BusinessesEnglishBoston
88
Tips for Social Distancing SAMSHA
https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/tips-social-distancing-quarantine-isolation-031620.pdf
Tips for social distancing and supporting behavioral health
Information on COVID-19 & Policies, Self-care and Wellness / Health Education
Caregivers / Families, Providers, Community
EnglishAnyone / No restrictions
89
Helping Homebound Children during COVID-19
https://www.cstsonline.org/assets/media/documents/CSTS_FS_Helping_Homebound_Children_during_COVID19_Outbreak.pdf
Advice from on how to help children adapt to social distancing during COVID-19
Self-care and Wellness / Health Education
Caregivers / FamiliesEnglishAnyone / No restrictions
90
Helping Families adapt to COVID-19
https://www.nctsn.org/resources/parent-caregiver-guide-to-helping-families-cope-with-the-coronavirus-disease-2019?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_campaign=030096d2e1f0&utm_medium=page
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Self-care and Wellness / Health Education
Caregivers / Families
English, Spanish / Español, Chinese / 中文
Anyone / No restrictions
91
Take action: Federal nutrition programs and COVID-19
https://frac.org/covid-19-updates
For the 37 million people living in households that struggle against hunger, COVID-19 presents unique challenges. As more schools, child care centers, and older adult meal sites close, additional families will lose access to the federal nutrition and food programs that improve their nutrition, health, and well-being. This page includes resources for best practices in relation to federal nutrition programs and COVID-19.
Financial support / Funds, Advocacy / Legal Rights
CommunityEnglishAnyone / No restrictions
92
Addressing Stigma during COVID-19
https://www.epi-win.com/sites/epiwin/files/content/attachments/2020-02-24/COVID19%20Stigma%20Guide%2024022020_1.pdf
WHO guide to addressing stigma during COVID-19
Information on COVID-19 & Policies, Advocacy / Legal Rights
CommunityEnglishAnyone / No restrictions
93
Mass 211 https://mass211.org/
If you need assistance in Massachusetts, call 2-1-1 or visit mass211.org. Available 24/7.
Information on COVID-19 & Policies, Safety
CommunityAll LanguagesMassachusetts
94
Boston 311
https://www.cityofboston.gov/311/
Call for non-emergency resources/issues in City of Boston
SafetyCommunityAll LanguagesBoston
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MassHealth and COVID-19
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/masshealth-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-applicants-and-members
Reach out for questions regarding COVID-19 and MassHealth Insurance
COVID / Policty InfoCommunityAll LanguagesMassachusetts
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Utility Bill assistance - COVID-19
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/help-paying-your-utility-bill
If you are having trouble paying your utility bills, here's information you should know. State’s moratorium on electric and gas service shutoffs EXTENDED for the duration of the state of emergency for COVID-19
Utilities (internet, gas, electricity, rent, etc)
CommunityAll LanguagesMassachusetts
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Boston COVID-19 Community Care Resource Listhttp://bit.ly/COVID-BOSBoston COVID-19 Resource list
Information on COVID-19 & Policies
CommunityEnglishBoston
99
EMPATH COVID-19 Resource List
https://www.empathways.org/covid19resources
EMPATH COVID-19 updated resource list
Information on COVID-19 & Policies
CommunityEnglishMassachusetts
100
Dorchester Community Cares Mutual Aid
http://bit.ly/DotCommunityCare
Dorchester Community Care Network! We know that we are only a small group of residents and community organizers from a large and diverse neighborhood but we wanted to invite folks into a conversation about how we can coordinate support. English: http://bit.ly/DotCommunityCare

Español: http://bit.ly/CuidadoDeComunidadMutuo

Tiếng Việt: http://bit.ly/DịchVụQuanTâmCộngĐồngDorchester

Créole Haïtien, Cabo Verdean Krioulu and Portugues coming soon
Information on COVID-19 & Policies, Other, Mutual Aid
CommunityAll LanguagesDorchester