Check out this document for more resources, including food assistance, health care information, and resources for small businesses:

If you are a tipped worker or work in the restaurant industry, see this emergency fund 

List of charitable efforts in MA: 

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA):


PUA guide in other languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Russian, French, Khmer, Lao, Italian, Korean, Arabic):


Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) / Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance (ERMA)

RAFT and ERMA are homelessness prevention programs funded by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). RAFT provides short-term financial assistance to families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Follow this link for the RAFT/ERMA application:


New site accepting applications for SNAP & other assistance programs:

The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) has launched a new online application portal,, to help families apply for three programs: 

Pandemic EBT Program (P-EBT): 

Provides additional money for families to buy food while schools are closed due to COVID-19. Families with children who receive free or reduced price school meals under the National School Lunch Program will receive P-EBT funds.

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