Resources During COVID19

FOOD

SCHOOL ALERTS

&

INFORMATION

MENTAL HEALTH

&

HOTLINES

Food

Map of meal sites for children and youth (Boston & E. Boston)
With Boston Public Schools closed to students starting on Tuesday, March 17, we will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch meals to all Boston students.

List of Meal Sites (Brockton)
All grab-&-go lunches will be remain open during extended school closure. If you have a child or children in the BPS system, you can go to any school to pick up the meals. You do not have to go to the school your child attends.
 

Apply for SNAP benefits (food stamps)​
Do you need help buying fresh, nutritious food? You may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps.
 

FNS Response to COVID-19

USDA is granting states significant program flexibilities and contingencies to best serve program participants across our 15 nutrition programs. Below are summaries of actions taken to ease program operations and protect the health of participants.

East Boston

Click on the box below to get a list of services and resources available to you in this area.

Mattapan

Click on the box below to get a list of services and resources available to you in this area.

Dorchester

Click on the box below to get a list of services and resources available to you in this area.

Chelsea

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Roxbury &

South End

Click on the box below to get a list of services and resources available to you in this area.

Text Alerts

English: TEXT BOSCOVID to 888-777

Spanish: TEXT 

 BOSEspanol to 888-777

Click on the box below for more languages

Financial

 

Apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals who are unable to work because of a COVID-19-related reason but are not eligible for regular or extended unemployment benefits.

 

Tax Information
 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Personal Income Tax deadline extended

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Find several resources on this site for:

  • General education

  • Special Education

  • Family Support

Federation for Children with Special Needs

Find many resources for children with special needs among many more additional resources.

eLeraning & Homeschooling

Remote Learning for Grades k-12

 


Scholastic Learning

Scholastic has launched a "Learn at Home" website that has daily courses for students from

Pre-kindergarten to grades 6 and higher.

Distant Learning with PBS
WGBH and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for Massachusetts teachers like you
 

Home-Schooling Schedule templates
These schedules are meant to be templates that you could adopt as is or copy and modify to better suit the needs of your children, classroom or district.
 

Students with Special Needs

The Federation is open and we are working remotely to provide information and resources for families and the professionals who serve them. These are challenging times, so please stay in touch, we will get through this together!

Department of Elementary Secondary Education Information & Resources


Updated Remote Learning Guidance

Mental Health

 

Online Presence Therapy
Convenient video appointments, online booking, file sharing, paperless intake, and secure messaging interactions on an End-to-end encrypted, PHIPA and PIPEDA compliant platform. Ask me if Virtual Care is for you.

Newton-Wellesley Therapy
Whether onsite or online, we offer evidence-based psychological & psychiatric services designed to help our clients lead more fulfilling, productive, and healthy lives.

eCounseling
Top Online Counseling Services - March 2020

Compare the best online therapy services based on our detailed research and analysis. See how the leading brands differ on pricing, features, and other essential factors before you choose the right online therapy site for your needs.
 

Helpful Hotlines

  • Digital Counseling & Support Resources 1- 800 - 273 - 8255

  • Samaritans Helpline: call or text 877 - 870 - 4673

  • Call2Talk: Dial 2-1-1 or call 508 - 532 - 2255, or text C2T to 741741

  • NAMI Compass Helpline: 617 - 704 - 6264 or 1 - 800 - 370 - 9085

Hotlines Domestic Violence Support

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1- 800 - 799 - 7233

If you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto www.thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522

Text Alerts & Information

Also, please search your district's website to get up to date information as well.

Here are Boston & Brockton's websites:

 

Boston Public Schools

Find several resources on this site that can guide you during COVID19.

To sign up for school text messages, text YES to 67587

To cancel text "Cancel" to 67587

Brockton Public Schools

Find several resources on this site that can guide you during COVID19.

To sign up for school text messages, text YES to 67587

To cancel text "Cancel" to 67587