RESOURCES

FOOD:

LPS GRAB & GO LUNCHES

Lynn Classical

235 O’Callahgan Way Lynn MA 01905

Lynn English

50 Goodridge Street, Lynn MA 01902

Lynn Vocational Technical Institute

80 Neptune Blvd, Lynn MA 01902

 

Marshall Middle School

100 Brookline Street, Lynn MA 01902

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSITIONAL ASSISTANCE

All DTA offices closed for in person visits as of March 18th, 2020 - you can still call or apply online. DTA remains committed to serving all clients. Individuals and families can still apply for benefits, submit documents, check balances, and more by:

· Calling the DTA Assistance Line: (877) 382-2363

· Visiting DTAConnect.com

· Downloading the DTA Connect Mobile Application. Available for download for iOS and Android devices

·Visit mass.gov/DTA to learn more ways to submit documents to DTA.

For clients requesting new or replacement EBT cards, requests will be taken through the automated DTA Assistance Line and replacement cards will be mailed directly from the clients’ nearest local Transitional Assistance Office.

Beginning Monday, March 16th, there will be a free grab-and-go lunch service for all LPS students between the hours of 11AM-1PM, Monday through Friday at the above schools. On Fridays, students are able to take 3 lunches - one for Friday, and one for Saturday and Sunday.

For homeless LPS students

living in another district

PROJECT BREAD

Counselors at Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333 are available to connect families to food resources in their community as well as provide them with information about elder meals programs and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. The Hotline will continue to operate Monday-Friday, 8am-7pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm, and can provide information in 160 languages through our Language Line.

Salvation Army Food Pantry

The Salvation Army, in partnership with the Lynn City Council and the Mayor’s Office, is making boxes of food available to Lynn residents.  The boxes are packed for a household of 3, intended to last up to five days.  If the household has more than three people, the Salvation Army will add additional food products to the box.  Seniors/Disabled/Quarantined residents can call 781-586-6740 to arrange for a box of food to be delivered to their home.  The hours for pickup are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am—noon at the Salvation Army, 1 Franklin Street in Lynn.  Limit one box of food per household, per week

 

2 Lewis Street, Lynn MA 01902

Offering those facing financial hardship, food insecurity, or loss of employment to come in for a free meal to go - no questions asked.

98 Willow St, Lynn MA

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will be open continuously from 12 PM until 6 PM Monday through Friday and 2 PM until 4:30 PM Saturday and Sunday. Take out food and coffee will be available during those hours. Anyone in need of a meal is welcome!!! No eligibility screening

Alfredo's

Kitchen

425 Lynnway, Lynn MA

Offering free hot meals, and free milk in collaboration with Garelik farms. Phone: 781-584-4954. Offering through 3/20/20, possibly longer

St. Stephen's

Episcopal Church

74 S. Common St, Lynn MA

Open on Fridays from 3PM-4PM. Food will be bagged and put outside to be taken to minimize contact

HOUSING:

The Family Success Center and all LHAND offices will be closed to the general public for the foreseeable future and will not be taking any walk-in appointments at the Family Success Center offices at 39 Curwin Terrace or at 117 Franklin Street. Families should call (339) 883-2342 or email fsc@lhand.org for any information. Please note that clients may still begin pre-applications for the RAFT program at: https://www.waitlistcheck.com/MA2977-1918

Unaccompanied youth (that is youth ages 17-24 with unstable nighttime residence) can contact The Haven Project in Lynn, all meetings will be open by appointment only. You can call or text to connect with Haven staff at (781) 913-5738. Haven can help with getting a place to live, HiSet/GED, job search and training, laundry/food/shower, access to gift cards and wifi and more.

MA Coalition will temporarily not be filling orders for beds/clothing/furniture. Referrals can still be sent and will be filled once MA Coalition is fully operational again. They are still working remotely and can assist through HomeLink: Please contact Robyn Frost at 781-595-7570 ext. 12 for assistance.

Housing Court Information from

Northeast Justice Center

Please see the Word attachment from Northeast Justice Center in Lynn regarding your rights in housing court during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please note that all pending eviction cases are postponed until no earlier than Tuesday, April 21, 2020. 

Local offices are closed, however emergency shelter applications can still be processed through DHCD. Families can call 1-866-584-0653 to apply. Shelters will still have to abide by the Department of Public Health prevention strategies and will have to follow quarantine rules in shelters should those apply. Please see the attachments above for more info on applying for emergency housing.

LPS Homeless Liaison
 

If you have a student enrolled in LPS, the Homeless Education Liaison can help if you are in a housing crisis. Please e-mail scherrert@lynnschools.org or leave a voicemail at 781-477-7220 ext 3207.

LEGAL:

Northeast Justice Center intake line: 1(978) 458-1465

MassLegalServices.org is an online law library specifically focusing on issues of poverty. This website is updating on a number of issues related to COVID-19, which can be found here.

The Massachusetts court system has a guided webpage specifically with updates on the court schedule modifications in MA. You can find that here.

OTHER:

Unemployment Information

Check here for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance on mass.gov.

Check here for MassLegalHelp.org information on unemployment help.

MA Dept of Unemployment Virtual Town Halls - Sign up here.

"Emergency drop-in care programs are opening to provide back-up care for vulnerable families and workers who have no other option. Priority will be given to people including but not limited to health care workers, essential state and human service workers, COVID-19 health workers, grocery store employees, emergency response personnel, law enforcement, transportation and infrastructure workers, sanitation workers, DCF-involved families, and families living in shelters."

A tool to look up free health centers and clinics in our area.

The U.S Citizen and Immigration Services encourages anyone who has fever, cough, and shortness of breath to seek medical treatment and preventative services - regardless of their immigration status in this country.  Such treatment or preventive services will not negatively affect any person as part of a future Public Charge analysis according to their most current information.

Find Help at MA 211 through MA 211 Help Steps: Click here. Find resources for help in your area for the following: addiction/ recovery, adolescent and youth services, education, elder care, fitness, food, help escaping violence, housing, financial assistance, legal aid, LGBTQ+ population, medical care and insurance, mental health, nutrition, parenting, safety equipment, sexual health needs and testing, special health needs, transportation, utilities, & work.

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