Community Resources

Written by on October 20, 2020

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For more on the CoronaVirus please visit: CDC.gov

How COVID-19 Affects The Mental Health of Seniors: COVID-19 has affected everyone in a lot of different ways.  If you are in the 65 and up age group it has probably limited your social interaction even more than others.  These extra precautions the elderly have to take has affected their mental health and feelings of loneliness more than usual.

Parents Helping Parents of Massachusetts: Need someone to talk to?  ​
Parental Stress Line
1.800.632.8188
Free & Confidential 24/7

D’Amore Mental Health – Covid Depression

Prolonged Lockdowns, Political Unrest, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and Holiday Depression Create a Perfect Storm


Covid-19 Testing Sites in Worcester

Walkup COVID-19 testing is being offered as part of the state’s Stop the Spread campaign. Flu shots are also available with insurance.

Week of January 3:
201 Commercial St., Worcester (Intersection of Commercial St. and Mechanic St.)​​:
Monday, January 4, 11 am to 3 pm
Tuesday, January 5, 11 am to 3 pm
Thursday, January 7, 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
No appointment required.

Week of January 10:
201 Commercial St., Worcester (Intersection of Commercial St. and Mechanic St.)​​:
Monday, January 11, 11 am to 3 pm
Tuesday, January 12, 11 am to 3 pm
Thursday, January 14, 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
No appointment required.


The Palm Beach InstituteCOVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, is a stain on world history that we won’t soon forget. The virus has impacted businesses, families and will continue to cause ripple effects in our society for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, one of the less spoken of topics regarding the virus is its impact on our recovery community. Many of those who have spent years safeguarding their sobriety by attending 12-Step meetings have been left in the dark. We are in uncharted territory, and the worst part of it all is that there is no end in sight.


ARK Behavioral Health – Our goal is to use a whole-patient approach built on a foundation of integrity, transparency, and compassion. Each facility is centered around individualized patient care with an emphasis on long-term recovery to empower those with sense of purpose and joy.

Ark is also proudly accredited by the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is considered “The Gold Standard” in accreditation for behavioral health facilities and organizations, respected in behavioral health and medical communities.

We strive to have our website be an educational resource by providing up-to-date, accurate, and evidence-based information related to substance abuse, mental health, and more. This is done in order to increase understanding and awareness of addiction without shame.


The Recovery Village® has resources to help anyone struggling with substance use, increased anxiety and depression or other mental health disorders cope with the unprecedented challenges that have emerged from the COVID-19 virus (also known as novel coronavirus).

Managing Your Finances During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Reopening: Four-Phases Approach


Governor Baker’s “Stay-At-Home” Advisory, March 24 – May 18th

Worcesterma.gov/Coronavirus

CDC Coronavirus Updates and Prevention

MA Department of Unemployment Assistance


Rehab4Addiction – During the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a lot of information about the virus and its effects on mental health.

That’s because coronavirus and the social, financial, and psychological implications it carries can seriously impact one’s mental wellbeing.



The Massachusetts PPE Index

PPE Resource Index

Nursing Home Family Resource Line
Families with loved ones in nursing homes can now dial one dedicated hotline. The Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Department of Public Health and Executive Office of Elder Affairs created a new Nursing Home Family Resource Line so you can get the info & resources you need. 📞: 617-660-5399
For more info & resources on #COVID19MA, visit www.mass.gov/covid19

Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
In these trying times, it’s common to feel disconnected and isolated. But remember you’re never alone. The #DisasterDistressHelpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7 hotline dedicated to providing free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support during disaster or disease outbreaks like COVID-19.

Learn more:
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-preparation-in-massachusetts

PPP Small Business Loans: COVID Loan Tracker

Greater Worcester Community Foundation (GWCF)
Greater Worcester COVID-19 Updates

Worcester-Area Restaurants Open For Takeout & Delivery


UMass Memorial Healthcare Needs PPE. Donor Information Here

UMass Memorial Medical Center is looking for Caregivers
UMass Memorial Medical Center is seeking registered nurses, as well as
current students in nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant, or respiratory
programs interested in helping the fight to contain and treat the coronavirus at the temporary hospital campus located at the DCU Center in Worcester.

UMass is recruiting registered nurses and patient care associates for a
24/7 operation in the battle against the COVID-19 outbreak.


We can ALL help save healthcare workers’ lives so they can save ours:

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  • DIY make/sew/3D print
  • Manufacture
  • Donate supplies

Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Worcester Business Journal

Mutual Aid Worcester

YWCA


Every day the United Way of Central Massachusetts connects people and resources to improve our community! Your support will deliver a positive, lasting impact where and when it matters most in our community — helping connect families and individuals with the resources and services they need to improve their lives.

On March 13, 2020, the United Way of Central Massachusetts initiated a new emergency fund to respond to the COVID-19 crisis – the We Care Fund! Your donation to the We Care Fund will help those hardest hit by COVID-19 in our community.



In response to the urgency of the Covid-19 Virus situation, WCCA TV has launched a new public service program ” Daily Breaking “.

Seen LIVE daily Monday through Thursday, at 12 noon on WCCA Cable Channel 194 (Worcester) and at wccatv.com and facebook.com/wccatv . It also re-cast during later parts of the day as program schedule space allows.

Daily Breaking is designed to allow community members, organizations, and individuals to share and express immediate –up – to – date information, mobilize support and resources, and Community News, expression and to alert viewers accordingly.



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