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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.