Community and Social Service Resources
Potentially Helpful Numbers:
- The Parental Stress Line (“parents helping parents”) available 24/7 in all languages:
- SafeLink – Massachusetts statewide domestic violence support and resources 24/7 helpline: 877-785-2020
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- The Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
- Mental Health and Addiction Help
The COA will be continuing to take incoming calls (978 318 3020) and respond to e-mail during our normal business hours.
Social service staff remains available to help folks cope emotionally and also to help link them to resources if they have no other way to obtain needed medications or groceries.
Please click here to view a press release from the Concord Police Department regarding online mental health and substance misuse support services.
Concord Food Assistance
Resources for Coronavirus Support
- The CDC has a page on mental health and coping during COVID-19:
- A tip sheet from SAMHSA: Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: TIPS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING, QUARANTINE, AND ISOLATION DURING AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE OUTBREAK:
- Governor Baker issued an emergency directive requiring all health insurers to provide access to medically covered services via telehealth, including audio only. https://www.mass.gov/doc/march-15-2020-telehealth-order/download
- A psychologist currently in isolation due to the Coronavirus urges men to focus on what they can control during the current pandemic. Mary McNaughton-Cassill, PhD writes in Men’s Health that while we can’t control the world around us, we can control our responses.
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
- CNN Health: How to keep coronavirus fears from affecting your mental health
- Riverside Trauma Center’s Nanci Ginty Butler, LICSW, on How to Manage Fear of the Coronavirus
Acton Food Pantry
- The Acton Food Pantry, which also serves Concord residents, will exceptionally be open this week Wednesday March 25 (10am-7pm) and Thursday March 26 (9:30-11:30am) (they’re typically closed the week of the 4th Wednesday of the month). They are now also providing limited home delivery for those in need of food who can’t come to the food pantry because of COVID-19 and really don’t have a neighbor or friend who can come for them.
- Household Goods remains closed through April 5.
Agency/ Public Entity
Food Pantry - Acton
What services / products do you offer at the moment?
free 4-days worth of food (canned goods, staples, meat, eggs, dairy products, bread, and fresh fruit and vegetables, baby food, formula, and diapers and other basic household goods - if available)
What is the Status of your Agency ?
Open but with updated hours / offering / clients / drop off locations/transportation...
What is your geographic reach at the moment ?
Acton , Boxborough, Concord, Carlisle, Littleton, Maynard, Stow and Westford.
Who do you serve at the moment?
anybody in need
What are your opening days and times at the moment?
- Wednesdays 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
What is the address of pickup locations?
235 Summer Road, Building #1, Lower Level in the Boxborough Business Park, Boxborough, MA, 01719
Process for transportation/home deliveryIf you provide transportation/home delivery and clients need it, how should they request it?
If you can’t come and really don’t have a neighbor or friend who can come for you, we have limited home delivery. Call the pantry for more info.
Should clients be aware of other adjustments / other info?
Clients will not enter the pantry. Clients will be given a shopping list, and our volunteers will shop and pack bags inside the pantry. Clients will pick up their bags outside.
Concord Community Chest: https://www.cccommunitychest.org/covid-19-crisis-resources/
In the link above is a list provided by Concord Community Chest of services and resources that local organizations are providing during this COVID 19 crisis. We will update these resources as more information becomes available. Please check back for current information.