State Food Assistance - Contains list of resources for food assistance in MA.
Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline - They will continue to have the most updated information on SNAP (including any expanded benefits that may become available) and offer screening and application assistance over the phone. They will also connect callers to additional food resources. The FoodSource Hotline will maintain its usual hours, with access to Language Line translators, through this crisis. You can reach the Hotline at 1-800-645-8333 and it is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
LGBTQ+: SAGE Hotline: 1-877-360-LGBT
Call2Talk - 508-532-2255 or text "C2T" to 741741 for mental health, emotional support or suicide prevention.
Mental Health Screening Online - Resources if you are concerned with someone being suicidal, and online assessment resource for your own mental health - will direct to next steps and resources.
Emergency Child Care (ECC) - These types of caregivers are the only programs allowed to operate in MA until restrictions are lifted. Page contains links to find an ECC provider.
MA Housing Resources - Contains resource links by location for the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) program, guidance on non-emergency evictions and info for renters/ owners.
MA Homeless Isolation Sites - Resources to direct homeless persons - currently there are sites in Lexington, Pittsfield, Taunton, Northampton, and Everett.
For shelter providers located outside Boston, please call 617-367-5150 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
For shelter providers located in Boston please call 617-534-5050 to access sites in Boston.
MA COVID 19 Jobs - Links to MassHire's free online job services, direct links for employers hiring (mainly retailers) and resources for temporary jobs related to COVID 19.
MA Unemployment Resources - How to apply for unemployment and pandemic unemployment assistance (PUA)
MA Guide for Small Businesses - Links for SBA options, federal tax relief, essential services guidance, and MA specific resources.
Elder Abuse reports can be filed 24 hours a day either online or by phone at (800) 922-2275.
To report abuse of a person with a disability under the age of 60, call the Disabled Persons Protection Commission at (800) 426-9009.
To report abuse of a person by nursing home or hospital, call the Department of Public Health at (800) 462-5540.
Resources for End of Life Choices and Care - Guidelines and resources available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese.
Domestic Violence Resources - Links and phone numbers by area for organizations and advocates in MA.
Sexual Assault Resources - Links and phone numbers by area for organizations and advocates in MA.
MA COVID Relief - Fund will support frontline workers, first responders, undocumented populations, people with disabilities, homeless
MA Responds - MA Responds offers health volunteers and non-health volunteers a chance to join a network of people who are trained and ready to respond when called to assist local health and safety officials in Massachusetts. Even people without health care training are encouraged to join, as non-health volunteers are also very useful during a response. Volunteers are provided valuable training free of charge, and they learn how to prepare themselves and their families during an emergency.
MA Contact Tracing Collaborative - Join to help reach out to contacts of confirmed positive COVID-19 patients to help reduce the spread of the disease.