Financial Resources

Employment

If you have become unemployed, CLICK HERE for a guide about unemployment benefits, career services and finding a new job.    File unemployment claims by clicking here.  If you lost your job due to COVID-19, you may qualify for Pandemic Unemployment assitance, for information, CLICK HERE.

Massachusetts Jobs with Justice   A coalition of community, faith, and labor groups in Massachusetts organizing working people and allies to fight for the rights of all workers: locally, nationally, and internationally.

United Way-COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund to help with bills, rent and food 1-866-211-9966.

Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments   tax help for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others – including health plans – affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

MassHealth and COVID-19 related resources and information.

Masshealth  is Massachusetts Medicaid Program. If you or someone you know is struggling to afford your healthcare coverage, please click this link to see if you are eligible for subsidized or free health insurance.

Health Connector: The Massachusetts Health Connector is the state’s Marketplace for health and dental insurance.

Utilities

Comcast is offering free internet for 60 days to help low-income families who may not have access to internet at home through its Internet Essentials program.  The program’s website says to apply by June 30. To see if you are qualified to apply, click here  or call 1-855-846-8376.

Verizon: is waiving late fees and suspending service termination for customers "negatively impacted by the global crisis."

T-Mobile: is providing unlimited data to all current customers who have plans with data for the next 60 days. It will also provide additional data to mobile hotspot users.

AT&T: is suspending the termination of wireless, home phone or broadband service when customers can’t pay their bills because of coronavirus disruptions. The company is also waiving related late fees. Like Comcast, AT&T is also providing free access to its public WiFi hot spots. The company also said its consumer home internet wireline customers and fixed wireless internet customers would receive unlimited data.

National Grid: is suspending service disconnections and other "collections-related activities" through the end of April, after which the policy will be reevaluated. 

Food Assistance

Needham Community Council Food Pantry: Supporting any Needham resident with income challenges - registration required, income verification on hold until further notice  781-444-2415   Sandra Robinson, Executive Director

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) To apply for SNAP benefits call Project Bread’s Food Source Hotline at 1-800-645-8333 (M-F from 8am-7pm & Saturday from 10am-2pm.)

WIC (Women, Infants, & Children Nutrition) provides families with healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services for families. To check your eligibility and apply for WICclick here.

Helpsteps by Boston Children’s Hospital -Free website and app to easily connect you to resources (food banks, housing, etc)

Aunt Bertha - Resource Search Engine Auntbertha.com to find local resources Search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, etc

FindHelp.org provides Covid-19 response emergency food programs.