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Sometimes we all need a little help. As neighbors, we want to share any resources and information with those in need of community services. Below is a list of resources that we will continually update to meet the needs of our constantly changing times. Please feel free to share with friends, family, and neighbors, or reach out to krysteen@communityartcenter.org if you have something to add:

 

Government resources

 

food accesS

  • Cambridge In Motion Food Resources Guide:

Cambridge In Motion has created a guide, listing all food pantry locations. Also listed are locations providing free community meals. See more details for locations here.

SNAP-Match: Central Square Farmer's Market participates in SNAP-Matching which means your $15 in SNAP benefits (government food assistance program) becomes $30 in fresh fruits and vegetables! It is an amazing program that maximizes the fresh produce available to those using the SNAP system.

 

Community Aid Requests

 

  • Project Bread Hotline: 1-800-645-8333

 

Internet Access

 

https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19

 

 

General Health Resources

Get your CVS prescriptions delivered!

 

Mental Health Support

 

  • Headspace App Free for the unemployed, K-12 educators and healthcare workers: Discover meditation and mindfulness tools to help you feel less stressed, more resilient, and kinder to yourself.

  • Parents Helping Parents Hotline: 800-632-8188

Learn more about Parents Helping Parents!

 

Financial & Legal Assistance

 

Filing for unemployment through Mass.Gov:

  • To apply for unemployment, click here.

  • For a video on how to apply with step-by-step instructions, click here.

  • Over the phone, call 1-617-626-6800 or 1-877-626-6800.

Career & Networking

MIT Job Connector Resources

For Survivors/ Those Experiencing Domestic Violence

  • The Cambridge Women's Center is a community organization that provides a supportive community space for all women, and it is remaining open for the time being as a safe space for those who do not have a place to go. They also have a number of hotlines and online resources.

  • Counseling, Legal Advocacy, and Case Management: "We encourage survivors who are looking to begin services to submit a request online or by phone at 617-492-8306, and our service access team will explore your individual needs with you."

 

  • Hotline: "Running as usual! You can still reach our hotline for support by phone 24-7 at 800-841-8371 and online 9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. at barcc.org/chat."

 

  • Medical Advocacy: "You can contact our hotline, visit surviverape.org for more information, and reach out to the Forensic Information Line at 866-463-3799 (Mondays 3:00–5:00 p.m. and Thursdays 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon; if you leave a message, they will call you back within two business days."

 
 
 

Online Learning and Educational Tools for Families

Here are some useful tools and activities to help you and your family navigate learning remotely, as well as keep the kids busy!

Pre-K At Home: Check out this amazing resource from Georgia, updated daily with activities (music & movement, literacy, science and motor skills) for your child in Pre-K. Every day there is something new to keep your children busy and learning, and the whole database is accessible for all!

Summer Activities to Stay Healthy and Active!

http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/

YMCA Online Classes

Learn Jump Rope Tricks

Learn to Double Dutch

Teddy Bear Hunt in Cambridge

Accessible Teaching

Knife Safety Skills for Cooking with Kids!

 

Learn to Read Recipes with your Kids!

 

Stressed? Try out this guided mindfulness exercise with your family!

Updated Food Resources!

 

Cosmic Yoga for the Kids!

 

At-home Food Activities with Edible Schoolyard!

 

Are you getting antsy? Here are some antidotes!

 

Bored, but want to properly social distance?

 

Keep yourself entertained with these at-home performances!

Join the Chop Chop Club for recipes to make with your family!

Learn about vegetables and gardening at home with City Sprouts!