COVID-19 Resources for Individuals
Updated: Mar 30, 2020
State and Local Resources
· Mass.gov/Covid19 is the Commonwealth’s comprehensive landing page for news and resources on the virus. You can also call 2-1-1 to reach the state COVID-19 hotline or text “COVIDMA” to 888-777 for SMS updates from state authorities.
· Malden bulletin and information on the COVID-19 outbreak:
· Unemployment resources for those who have just lost their job or had their hours reduced.
· Welfare resources for those struggling to buy food or other necessaries.
· Fuel assistance to heat your home.
· Housing assistance and resources from the Citizen’s Housing and Planning Association.
· Protection against eviction or mortgage default, per the Division of Banks, as well as resources to help make rent.
· For essential workers, establishment of temporary emergency child care programs - and a FAQ.
· Employee rights and employer obligations during the COVID-19 emergency, including some resources for small business operators.
· Resources for health care coverage at MassHealth or through the Health Connector (enrollment has been reopened and extended through April 25).
· Access to telehealth, including full coverage telehealth for medically necessary services related to COVID-19.
· Resources for emotional and mental health.
· Educational resources for parents whose children are unexpectedly out of school.
· Driver’s license extensions, inspection waivers, and other assistance at the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV).
· Relaxation of certain real estate transaction requirements currently difficult to achieve.
· Extensions on terms for professional licenses and particularly for health profession licenses.
· Farmer’s markets, food safety, and other agricultural resources.
· Veterans can still access Chapter 115 benefits by calling their local VSO.
· Veteran's Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
· MA Dept of Veteran's Services S.A.V.E. Team: 1-888-844-2838
· Homeless Veteran Hotline: 1-888-866-2838
· CDC.gov/coronavirus is the federal government’s comprehensive landing page for news and resources on the virus.
· Talking to your kids about COVID-19, from the CDC and from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).
· Information on student loans and interest during Covid-19.
· Resources for those in recovery from drug misuse
· Information from the IRS on federal tax filing here and here.
· Resource page from U.S. Senator Markey
· Information and tools regarding civil legal issues
· Information on consumer protections.
· Resources for seniors from the AARP.
· Resources for grandparents raising grandchildren.
· Additional food resources for families as well as a food resource hotline: 800-645-8333
· Resources on how to mitigate harm for those who are misusing narcotics.
· Resources for bartenders through the United States Bartenders Guild.
· Flexible cash assistance through the COVID-19 Family Support Fund from the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.
· Information on access to behavioral health care.
· Information and guidance on social isolation and how to combat it, from AARP
· Resources for immigrants or refugees.
· Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 hotline: (800) 272-3009
· National Domestic Violence hotline: (800) 799-7233; TTY 1 (800) 787-3225
· US Chamber resources for businesses.
· Tipped worker emergency fund.
· Resources for those in recovery from The Phoenix, The Herren Project, and AA.
· Grants and community empowerment events for veterans.
· Programs, services and goods for Massachusetts veterans.
· The Disabled Veterans Department of Massachusetts offers resources for disabled vets.
· American Legion department of MA has resources for veterans as well: 617-727-2966