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Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
This map shows the location of resources available to the public during COVID-19 pandemic, such as food banks, houses of worship and Project Bread site locations. Please note that this map is not inclusive of all resources and is only as accurate as the information provided to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

https://memamaps.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=5867d881a9324121839605c56a3d7cc9

IRS
The IRS is offering tax help for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations, and others-including health plans-affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please visit their website at:
https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments

*Important information regarding Economic Impact Payments:
The IRS will automatically send you an Economic Impact Payment if you receive Social Security retirement, disability (SSDI), survivor benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Veterans Affairs benefits.

 

Social Security
https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/

Department of transitional Assistance
Offers SNAP Food Assistance, job assistance, cash assistance, emergency shelter, Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC), or Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disables and Children (EAEDC), and domestic violence assistance.
Please visit their website at: https://www.mass.gov/dta-covid-19-resources-and-support
Brockton office can be reached at 508-895-7000

Easton HUGS
Easton H.U.G.S. II is a multifaceted, non-profit organization that educates communities about Domestic Violence while assisting victims and their families. HUGS can be reached at 508-230-3309 Please visit their website at http://www.eastonhugs.org/

Alzheimer's Association 
Call their 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900) for help and the latest informaton during COVID-19. Please visit their website at https://www.alz.org/?_ga=2.140045307.936678861.1587580643-642991156.1587580643 

Elder Abuse Hotline:
800-922-2275
https://www.mass.gov/reporting-elder-abuse-neglect

Crisis Hotline:
877-382-1609

Child Abuse Hotline:
800-792-5200
https://www.mass.gov/how-to/report-child-abuse-or-neglect

 NAMI
National Alliance on Mental Illness and COVID-19
https://www.nami.org/covid-19-guide

Boston Medical Center
Resources for substance use, homelessness, and Mental Health
https://www.bmc.org/addiction/covid-19-recovery-resources

Disaster Distress Hotline
1-800-985-5990 is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster including disease outbreaks like COVID-19. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.

Call 2-1-1 and choose the “CALL2TALK” option.

Samaritans
is continuing 24/7, as always. During this unprecedented time, it can feel overwhelming to receive constant messages about COVID-19. Call or text their 24/7 helpline any time at 877-870-4673.

Requests for Red Cross Emergency Response

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross (ARC) of Massachusetts is committed to fulfilling our mission of providing emergency relief to our neighbors following a home fire or other disaster. We have implemented temporary changes to our response protocols. ARC we will be responding to your requests for service with a virtual response and ask your assistance in sharing this information with your Incident Commanders and Dispatch Center personnel.

Notification: Continue to request a response by contacting our long-standing emergency line 800-564-1234.

When Calling: Please have contact information for the head of household for each displaced family unit. A point of contact from the Fire Department or Emergency Management on-scene that we can coordinate with if needed. Quick assessment as to extent of damage.

What we will do:

  • Contact each head of household by phone or video chat. Open a virtual case for each affected family.
  • Arrange for lodging if needed
  • Deliver a Client Assistance Card (financial assistance) to hotel, family member’s home, etc.
  • Provide Recovery guidance and assistance in the days following the incident.

If a virtual response if not possible, we will send a minimal number of Red Cross volunteers to the scene to orchestrate the virtual intake process. We value our partnership with your department and encourage you to contact us with any questions.

Fuel Assistance (SELF HELP) ***until May 29th**

Call directly at 508-588-5440 and leave a voicemail with your name, phone number and the nature of your call. You can also make an intake appointment online at https://selfhelpinc.org/.

If you are without heat please call 774-539-2631 for assistance.

The buildings are closed to the public. Staff is performing all their duties via phone including intake appointments. Documents will not be reviewed for 1 week after receipt. They are anticipating returning calls within 24 hours. Clients can check the status of their application through the 24 hour automated system.

St. Vincent De Paul
(food, utilities, fuel, prescriptions)- 508-238-2235 (South Easton) and 508-238-3232 (North Easton).

Salvation Army
offers emergency fuel assistance, food, clothing, prescription assistance, etc.

 

Brockton Area Multi-Services Incorporated (BAMSI)
has a confidential helpline for emergency housing and affordable housing applications. They offer information and support that connects individuals and families to available community resources such as heating fuel assistance, food and clothing assistance, affordable health services, mental health counseling, family services, etc. Help line: 866-621-4747. Brockton offices can be reached at 508-580-8700.

Old Colony Elder Services
can assist seniors or a person with a disability, call 508-584-1561 or visit their website https://www.ocesma.org/.