Additional Resources

In this time of uncertainty we know how important it is to be able to access everything you need in one location. Use these links to find valuable resources online and in your community to help you through this difficult time.

  • Unemployment Services 
    • Have you lost your job? You may qualify for temporary income to support you while you look for a new one. The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) may now pay unemployment benefits if a worker is quarantined due to an order by a civil authority or medical professional or leaves employment due to reasonable risk of exposure or infection or to care for a family member and does not intend to or is not allowed to return to work. For more information on how to apply for unemployment benefits online, please visit www.mass.gov
    • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is available to individuals who are unable to work because of a COVID-19-related reason but are not eligible for regular or extended unemployment benefits. 
  • Housing 
    • Families applying for Emergency Assistance shelter through the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) can only apply by calling this phone number: 1-866-584-0653. It is best to call on a weekday before 5:00 P.M. Calls made after 5:00 P.M. during the week or on the weekends may have a delayed response. For more information visit www.mahomeless.org/advocacy/item/coronavirus
  • Food Assistance 
  • Prescription Delivery Services 
  • Phone/Internet Assistance - 
  • Mental Health Support 
    • Beacon Health Options (BMC HealthNet Plan’s mental health partner)
    • Disaster Distress Hotline:  1-800-985-5990
    • Call2Talk (mental health and emotional support line): 508-532-CALL (2255)
    • Behavioral Health Emergency Services program, which helps you get the phone number for local mental health and substance use emergency services program: 1-877-382-1609
  • Household Supplies and Toiletries 
    • The Salvation Army Boston Community Center (residents of Suffolk County):  617-536-5260
    • The Salvation Army for Massachusetts  Division:  339-502-5900 
  • Personal Care Attendant Services (resources for working with your PCA throughout the COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Massachusetts Nursing Home Family Resource Line (for families/community members who have questions about nursing home or rest home care their loved one is receiving during COVID-19): 617-660-5399
  • Other Community Resources

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