Miscellaneous Resources

Miscellaneous Resources 

Massachusetts Frontline Workers – information about free meals, PPE, priority testing, childcare and more

MEMA COVID-19 Public Resources Page - listing of public entities for aid – food banks, resource center, houses of workshop, and more.

Community Resource Registration to participate in MEMA Public Resource Page

Benefits.gov Coronavirus Resources Page - Questions about benefits available specifically related to Coronavirus

Benefits.gov Benefit Finder - Answer the questionnaire to find federal and state benefits that you may be be eligible to receive

Massachusetts and Federal Laws Overview related to COVID-19


Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.

Crisis Text Line
Text MHA to 741741 and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.

The Trevor Project
Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

Trans Lifeline
Dial 877-565-8860 for US and 877-330-6366 for Canada. Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers.

Dial 2-1-1
If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit 211.org or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. Run by the United Way.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
For any victims and survivors who need support, call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.

The National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline
Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

Caregiver Help Desk
Contact Caregiver Action Network’s Care Support Team by dialing 855-227-3640.Staffed by caregiving experts, the Help Desk helps you find the right information you need to help you navigate your complex caregiving challenges. Caregiving experts are available 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM ET.

Local Resource: The Center for Hope ad Healing, Inc. 
For survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones. Get immediate support with their 24-hour hotline at 800-542-5212 or chat with them at chhinc.org.chat Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm, available in multiple languages:

Monday – Portuguese and Polish
Tuesday – Spanish and Khmer
Wednesday – Spanish and Polish
Thursday – French/Creole
Friday – Portuguese
Monday to Friday – English

Updated 06/12/2020