COVID-19 is creating a lot of worry and fear for families. The FRC Network is here and ready to provide whatever support we can. Following guidance from the State of Massachusetts, all FRCs are serving the community, and available to support families. Some of the FRCs are not physically open, but are providing assistance to families by phone. These are:
Currently open for walk-in services or by appointment only; please call ahead to find out
Providing services by phone, email, and website
Using good hygiene and staying away from large crowds (such as 50 or more people) are just two things you can do to try to avoid getting this virus. This flyer (in English and Spanish) from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides more tips for staying healthy (visit this link to access the flyer in different languages ). These are good habits to use even for the general flu season.
The Department of Transitional Assistance is available remotely - this flyer in English and Spanish has information on how to contact them if you need assistance. And the Department of Housing and Community Development has closed their offices; if you need housing assistance, read this flyer (in English and Spanish) on how to contact them.
Parents Helping Parents is offering free online parent support groups. They also provide parental stress line counselors to listen to concerns and problem-solve. The service is available 24/7 and is free and confidential; call 800-632-8188.
This is a challenging time for all but we are all going to get through it. We are here to help.