COVID-19

Resources

COVID-19 Behavioral Health Information Hub for Massachusetts - MA Network of Care: https://massachusetts.networkofcare.org/mh/

COVID19 Testing and Clinical Stabilization Service (CSS): For more information and flyers outlining our current COVID19 testing information as well as the new CSS program for substance abuse COVID19 positive individuals, go to https://dimock.org/covid-19-testing-at-the-dimock-center-2/

Allston-Brighton COVID19 Local Resources and Support: Hosted by Allston Brighton health Collaborative, click here for community calendar Allston-Brighton Community Calendar and COVID-19 LOCAL RESOURCES AND SUPPORT

COVID 19 testing sites in Boston: For detailed information and a map of testing sites, you can go to Covid-19 Testing Sites in Boston.  Please note – Testing is free regardless of insurance or immigration status.

Meal sites for adults and children in Boston: 

For information and a map of meal sites, go to Covid19 Food Resources.  

Eviction Moratorium in Massachusetts: 

For more information, you can go to masslegalhelp.org/covid-19/housing.

Attorney General’s Office has flyers in multiple languages on your rights and protections during the COVID 19 crisis: 

You can go to AGO-multilingual-covid-19-flyers.

Additional

Quick Links - COVID-19 Resources


NEW City of Boston Resources:

 

Unemployment Assistance Initiative: Pro-Bono Support
Who: Lawyers for Civil Rights
What: During the COVID-19 crisis the need for financial resources is growing, with over 22 million workers seeking unemployment assistance in the last few weeks. Although state and federal emergency legislation was promulgated to expand access to unemployment benefits, countless workers still need help completing the fairly complex online unemployment application. Lawyers for Civil Rights is spearheading a pro bono initiative to connect affected workers with volunteers who can help complete the unemployment application. 

 

Volunteers include our allies from the Boston Bar Association’s Public Interest Leadership Program, and our law firm partners. In just one hour, our pro bono partners can help a family secure the resources they need to keep a roof over their head and to put food on the table.
More Info: Resources and further information in English and Spanish is available here. LCR is also providing free legal support to small businesses affected by the pandemic. Please request support for your small business here

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SNAP and Cash Benefits During COVID-19
Who: Mass Legal Services
Whathttps://www.masslegalservices.org/DTA-COVID-19 related to changes in SNAP and cash benefits during COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resource Guide for Boston's Immigrants
Who: Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement
What:list of Boston area services and resources available to support immigrants during COVID-19. Includes resources, such as food and housing, relevant to non-immigrants as well. Available in multiple languages.

LCR Coronavirus Resource Page
Who: Lawyers for Civil Rights
What: Extensive resource page with information on legal support, medical care, basic needs, worker protections, unemployment, and more.

Greater Boston Basic Needs Supports
Who: Catholic Charities Greater Boston Basic Needs Department
What: Serving Suffolk and Middlesex County. Services include: food pantry assistance (Dorchester, South End, Somerville); emergency financial assistance; emergency essential assistance; SNAP outreach; HIV support services; resource & referral assistance
More Info: Please call (617) 506-6628 or email Basic_Needs@ccab.org

Resources for Immigrant Communities: What's available?
Who: Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign (NILC & CLASP)
What: The PIF Campaign has developed a quick reference guide on immigrant eligibility that provides a general overview of some of the federal public programs available to support individuals and families during the COVID-19 crisis. In light of implementation of public charge regulations, we have also included clarification about whether certain public programs are taken into account for public charge purposes. The guide includes links to deeper dive resources on eligibility from our partners. 

Suffolk County Resource Guide
Who: Suffolk County District Attorney, Rachel Rollins
What: This is a collection of resources currently available in Suffolk County, Ma, compiled by the staff of the Juvenile Alternative Resolution Program of the Juvenile Unit at the Office of Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins. It is not a complete list, and you should continue to consult relevant experts and your care providers when appropriate. This guide is intended to be a starting point for residents and service providers for finding resources to assist during the COVID-19 National Emergency. Our current circumstances are fluid and evolving; information, services, and recommendations may change over time. We advise you to contact any of the included services outlined here ahead of time to ensure up-to-date accuracy.

DTA SNAP and Cash Benefits During COVID-19
Who: Massachusetts Legal Services
What: To view a general overview of DTA policies and how to ensure folks can access benefits, please visit MLRI's COVID-19 page here

Two Hunger and Food Resources for Households
Who: Project Bread
What: Project Bread's Hunger and Food Resources page offers information for families and households on school meal sites and locations; the Food Resource Hotline (to get connected to food, and for SNAP application assistance); and policy updates (state and federal level)

 

Who: Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB)
What: GBFB partners with 500+ hunger-relief agencies, including food pantries, community meal programs and other food assistance providers throughout the nine counties and 190 towns and cities across Eastern Massachusetts. These efforts have doubled in the wake of COVID and increased food needs. This page offers information on food pantries across the state, as well as additional resources for food assistance, including school meal sites. 

Massachusetts State Updates & Resources
Who: State of Massachusetts (Governor's Office) and MA DPH
What: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is working closely with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide updated information about the novel coronavirus outbreak. The page offers:

  • Prevention and treatment

  • Cases, quarantine and monitoring

  • State of emergency

  • Printable fact sheets and FAQ

  • Emotional health and well-being resources

  • Press release

  • MA 2-1-1

SIREN COVID-19 Resource Page
Who: Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network (SIREN)
What: This comprehensive page includes resources on a national level such asl:

 

  • Social needs surveillance 

  • Recent news articles about COVID and health equity 

  • Resources for clinicians and patients

    • Insurance coverage and codes for COVID-related healthcare services

    • Pharmacy delivery services

    • Vaccination scams/exploitation

  • Housing

  • Employment/income concerns

  • Utility concerns

  • Social isolation

  • Advocacy opportunities

    Water Safety for Parents and Caregivers
    Who: American Red Cross
    What: The Water Safety for Parents and Caregivers Online Course focuses on developing an awareness of the risks of drowning and how to minimize those risks, especially for young children

  • More Info: For more information or to register, click the link here.

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