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A list of available community resources to help us through these difficult times...made for the community by the community.
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Contributors: Thank you for contributing to this ongoing list of resources for the Lynn Community during COVID19! Please add resources to the tab for the relevant category if you have a resource that doesn't align with any of the tabs already here please feel free to add an appropriate tab to cover the resource.
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Please help us keep this list current, if you come across a resource that is no longer available or that has had changes in available services/resources please insert a comment with the updated info
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Get the latest information from the City of Lynn: http://ci.lynn.ma.us
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For a limited time, Lynn Item will make available all local Covid-19 related information free of charge visit Itemlive.com
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Multilingual COVID ResourcesOne pager to prevent the spread -Multilingual Resources
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Comcast Broad Bandhttps://variety.com/2020/digital/news/comcast-free-broadband-low-income-households-coronavirus-1203532765/?fbclid=IwAR2-5kEp9KJX7nqEWOMntZuwszHWrryzgrVFGi9rNAzeuHPlcMZhHeaonpE
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How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirushttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y81pZO7gaq0&feature=youtu.be
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Massachusetts Department of Public Healthhttps://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
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Centers for Disease Controlhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
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COVID-19 Response package from the Federal govhttps://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/13/congress-coronavirus-stimulus-package-deal-friday-128140
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Social Justice in a Time of Social Distancing Great read to help understand the context of this moment
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Free Internet Services from ComcastVISIT: www.internetessentials.com
CALL:
ENGLISH 1-855-846-8376
SPANISH 1-855-765-6995
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Postponed and Cancelled Events in Lynnhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1-Do5W9boaeZBDUJ26UZ-X20kViWzqkxUaSRtwPkOBtI/edit?fbclid=IwAR2au5VculYUCVAvEnRDSPM6t4Rs0N4lce_W4gA9zMiw_uNi0uAnMkeQur4
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SEIU LOCAL 509 response to COVID-19 http://www.seiu509.org/2020/03/13/your-unions-response-to-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR1oTmCz2FXotgm8_xEOxle22alexglunWjCrmPHVAcpcre1b0TtVRoKrDk
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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Emergency Actions to Address COVID-19 3/15/2020https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-announces-emergency-actions-to-address-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR0WEvkksrNauPQR2hw9oHPZ9WD1TRG0YDxgo3ErsntPPVt50ukAPVtahio
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National grid response to Covid-19 https://www.nationalgridus.com/covid-19?fbclid=IwAR3HJEMgc207gyV30VO_LWkTfA_i9qTMln8Odcb4_OVelDU6gKqVPEzzNFM
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MA Mutual Aid Networks documenthttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QEK7LmLanrngIwIk72EjxijEerCB19348ac32YgYg0Q/edit?fbclid=IwAR2iBrYRS_bDs4TQ4HULbO8qjsnnRaN6LpfHX938q2TXbN5j-35tOdAHAJc&pli=1#gid=0
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New American Association of MassachusettsCase managers have been calling and texting their clients to conduct wellness checks,
inquiring about their health as well as any specific needs that have arisen over the past
weeks due to the increasingly strict social distancing measures that have been put in
place and to the widespread loss of jobs due to the virus. We have been busy helping
clients who have lost jobs to apply for unemployment benefits, SNAP, cash assistance,
MassHealth and for any other benefits for which they may be eligible.
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NAAM FREE Citizenship ServicesSpanish
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Free naturalization application assistance and citizen classes online. Anyone with a green card who has been a permanent resident for the past 3 or 5 years qualifies for this service. People who are interested can call Will Pena at 781-593-0100 ext. 14 or email him at wpena@naamass.org
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NAAM FREE English Classes LPS ParentsLynn Public Schools' parents qualify for free online English classes. We have a waiting list. Please call Will Pena at 781-593-0100 ext. 14 or email him at wpena@naamass.org
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NorthShore CDC provides 1 on 1 counseling to community members :services include Job search, resume building , application support, translation, support accessing community resources: healcare, food insecurity etc. Contact Shantel Alix shantel@northshorecdc.org or at 781-468-8340
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SPUR Community volunteer network - Learn where and how you can volunteer to support the community!https://www.spur.community/community-opportunities
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Resources, including information on food, housing and legal for Lynn families. Info includes updates on shelter, DTA ofices, DHCD offices, LPS lunch program, info for lunches of LPS students who are homeless and living in another district, links to updated court scheduleshttps://lynnmafamilyinfo.wixsite.com/lynnma/resourceslink broken
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Emergency shelter help through DHCDOffices are closed but families can still apply by calling 1-866-584-0653
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DTA Information, applying for SNAPOffices are closed, families can go online to DTAconnect.com or call 877-382-2363
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Unaccompanied youth (17-24 y/o, on their own, unstable housing)The Haven Project in Lynn can be contacted by calling or texting 781-913-5738
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Family Success Center - applying for rental assistance/other housing helpOffices are closed, please call 339-883-2342 or e-mail fsc@lhand.org for information
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Housing Court InfoPending eviction cases are postponed until no earlier than April 21st, 2020
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GLCC list of restuarants offering curbside, delivery take outhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CdsKpOdevPph98qKHAGbNUWdBaaPRyDYRr86qDPmmFk/edit?fbclid=IwAR2oV05fnRAMRvJxCWZ6BMFmO9JCZlty5NGZpveH7DhUHH_brrh28Ah7UNA#gid=0
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How to make Safe Deliveries to Immunocompromised Peoplehttps://wiki.queercare.network/index.php?title=Delivering_items_to_someone_who_is_immunocompromised_protocol
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Virtual Town Halls for Unemployment Assistance with Lynn Representative CapanoTo help individuals whose employment has been affected by the coronavirus, the Department of Unemployment Assistance will be hosting daily town hall meetings to take constituents through a step by step process of achieving a successful unemployment claim and taking questions from claimants across the Commonwealth.

-Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM - Spanish Town Hall
-Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM
-Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 11:30 AM
-Friday, March 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM

A link to the daily visual presentation can be viewed here: https://www.mass.gov/doc/filing-a-new-unemployment-claim-covid-19/download?fbclid=IwAR37QBqV-OzsYQMrsi9Tf_vhktpi91hoFW3o24GYaayK3UFUvz6o_89imhs

If you would like to take part in a virtual town hall please sign up here>>
https://tinyurl.com/DUAhelp
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Resources for Undocumented FamiliesIncludes resources for financial support for undocumented families
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Mass211 https://mass211.org/
Dial 211 and be connected to information about critical health and human services available in their community.
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Mask Making Resources! - MA ADVISES ALL RESIDENTS TO WEAR MASKS OR AT LEAST COVER YOUR FACES IN PUBLIC!https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/making-your-own-face-mask-some-fabrics-work-better-others-n1175966?fbclid=IwAR38Ippo-AIf6aqLk_MHIjToaecjAAlxNpLiBcFnuGtyCXQXHywQvCuTt08
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Unemployment Information Spanishhttps://www.mass.gov/info-details/informacion-de-desempleo-de-massachusetts-sobre-el-virus-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR0j72X81jxQGF5g45cgTDp82oSV_B0Yt6CGKtLjyNfaYUwGkAuGSH7LXJE
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Most auto insurers are now refunding 15-25% of premiums for April and May! Check in with your company on their site or Facebook Page!
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There are virtual town hall presentations in English and Spanish by the Department of Unemployment Assistance held just about everyday either on line or by phone. Spanish presentations are usually held on Saturday. These presentations are live where people can ask questions. Go to mass.gov and type in town hall. You will directed to a page to sign up and to select a date. To access on line there is no need to sign up ahead of time.https://www.mass.gov/?fbclid=IwAR3ZQ1c3nCh9CrSetPSKhsqNWM5IAhIKcT5bRKZZrmHfUboEK2e9FdEsWvY
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If your organization needs hand sanitizer or masks, the Brickyard Collaborative can help! Put your request in the form
http://thebrickyard.org/covid-19-request-form/?fbclid=IwAR1OwhJ5Gw71gjYnQz1wezSUt00eEp7Fyq-p8ekILCH3IdxWuOYcBBVGTR0
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LYNN RESOURCES
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Lynn City Hall Updates
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Lynn Public Schools
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Lynn Community Health Center
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Sign up for Smart Alerts
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Lynn Links and ResourcesDial 211 and be connected to information about critical health and human services available in their community.
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Informaccion y infografia COVID 19 en espanol (spanish) https://drive.google.com/open?id=12RbqfCtnXmXBw2Lth6juBwaWlUZZs9-p
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