Community Resources During School Closure

Dear Families,

While our schools are closed, staff are working remotely, and we want to provide you with local, state, and national resources that can assist you.  Below is a list of organizations that you can turn to for help with food, housing, emotional support and for emergency response.  Please click on the name of each organization to learn more about what they offer during this time.

Needham Resources

Beth Israel Lahey Health Information about COVID-19 
Needham Community Council Food Pantry

 781-444-2415 x1050
Needham Youth and Families
Needham Youth & Family Services offers mental health support

Information from Area Resources

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham Emergency Room
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, and need to go to the Emergency Department, please call ahead and let them know of your symptoms.
Needham Public Health Department

Newton-Wellesley Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, and need to go to the Emergency Department, please call ahead and let them know of your symptoms.
Riverside Community Care Emergency Services

9-1-1 Emergency Response
Please note that if you have a medical emergency that required 9-1-1, and you are experiencing symptoms of, or are diagnosed with COVID-19, you must tell the dispatcher so that our first responders can take appropriate precautions.

Information from Massachusetts Resources

27/7 mental health hotline, emotional support, suicide hotline through Mass 2-1-1
Text:  C2T to:  741741
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Information on COVID-19

Statewide Information on COVID-19 through 2-1-1 system
Receive updated information, resources and referrals that are translated into more than 150 languages, 24 hours a day.

Information from National Resources

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Information

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Reducing Stigma/CDC

Samaritans Mental Health Hotline

(text or call 24/7)

Resources for Boston Resident Students

Boston Providers and Community Meal Program Updates  
Free and Low-Cost Food Locations 617-635-3717
Allston-Brighton, Back Bay, Chinatown, Fenway, South End  
Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Downtown, East Boston, North End. West End 
Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, West Roxbury  
Mission Hill, Roxbury, South Boston  
 Home Heating Help for Tenants 3-1-1 on mobile or landline
 MBTA Services 617-222-3200 Hotline
800-392-6100 Toll Free
 City of Boston's Free Wicked-Free WiFi 617-635-4783
 Boston Centers for Youth & Families 617-635-4920
 Boston Community Centers  
Boston Community Centers Interactive Map  

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