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Written by on January 1, 2022

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Covid-19 Smart Health Card

COVID Vaccination Booster Info: Mass.Gov

Mental Health Care:

Shine Initiative’s Mental Health Toolkit For Parents and Caretakers of Children and Young Adults in Central MA: https://bit.ly/3AbKNS8

COVID Vaccination Info For Worcester: https://bit.ly/2VxQtH2

Regional Environmental Council Resources:

Worcester Community Fridges believes having daily access to fresh food is a human right. In Worcester, 15% of families,  have identified as living with food insecurity. While navigating the Covid-19 pandemic, these numbers have risen significantly within our city. Community fridges are open 24/7, leaving no barriers in the way of someone accessing free food. 

Community Fridges can be found at

  • 910 Main Street outside of Fantastic Pizza
  • The Printers Building at 44 Portland Street
  • Mass League of Community Health 16 Brooks Street
  • Union Hill 42 South Street
  • The Bridge Fridge 300 Southbridge Street is moving to a new location

Garden Resources pagehttps://www.recworcester.org/garden-resources

Volunteer at the farm:  https://www.recworcester.org/volunteer

For more on the Coronavirus, please visit: CDC.gov

Central Mass. Health Topics Information Portal: https://bit.ly/3yuQudi

Homelessness is the other pandemic:
Hotel Grace is a 24/7 shelter in Worcester that is helping young, middle-aged, and older adults find shelter and food throughout the wintertime. More than that, it provides dignity to people, no questions asked.

Hotel Grace is in urgent need of volunteers.   Please go to www.netofcompassion.org and then to the tab “How to Help” to find out how you can help during these freezing cold days.

Joshua’s Showers 44 Vernon Street, Worcester, MA 01604
New Shower Hours: Monday–Friday, 7:00 am–11:00 am
Our shower trailer is available to anyone in need of a hot shower anytime during regular hours at 44 Temple Street, Worcester MA at St. John’s Church.

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 an age group, it has probably limited your social interaction even more than others.  These extra precautions the elderly have to take have affected their mental health and feelings of loneliness more than usual.

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

Managing Your Finances During the Coronavirus Outbreak


CDC Coronavirus Updates and Prevention

MA Department of Unemployment Assistance

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:

Greater Worcester Community Foundation (GWCF)

Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Worcester Business Journal

Mutual Aid Worcester


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