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Overview

Cambridge College students, staff, and faculty, the Student Success Team has compiled a curated set of resources you may need during the COVID-19 crisis.

Starfish for Connecting

  • Students can reach out for further support using the "raise your hand" option in Starfish. Watch this short video (2:36) to learn how to do that.
  • Faculty can send notifications about students via Starfish flags. Read this quick guide to learn how to do that. 

Emergency Resources

  • MASSACHUSETTS 2-1-1: 
    • Simply dial 2-1-1 on your phone to be connected to someone who can help you find health and human services available in the community. Supported by the United Way.  Click here to find help >>
  • BOSTON 3-1-1:
    • The Boston Public Health Commission launched 3-1-1 for COVID-19 information and referrals 24/7. The Mayor’s Health Line will provide real-time COVID-19 information, resources, and referrals in multiple languages. Click here for details>>
  • WESTERN MA RESOURCES
  • AMERICAN RED CROSS:
  • UNEMPLOYMENT:
  • SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT: 
  • HEAT & POWER:
    • If you can't afford to heat your home, contact your state's heat assistance program. For MA, call 1(800) 632-8175
  • SALVATION ARMY:
  • FOOD ASSISTANCE:

 Technology Resources

 

Internet Access

If you do not have internet access at home, or cannot afford to maintain it, but need internet for school or work, there are several options available through providers:

  • EVERYONEON.ORG is a nonprofit offering low-cost/free/internet and computers to people. Click here to search their offers>>
  • LIFELINE.ORG is a non-profit organization that helps people get lower the cost of phone or internet. Click here to visit their website>>
  • COMCAST INTERNET ESSENTIALS: a low-cost home internet package for qualifying individuals and households, is now available for free for the first two months.  Click here to find help >>
  • ACCESS FROM AT&T: is a low-cost home internet package for qualifying individuals and households (no special for COVID-19, but still available at a low cost).  Click here to find help >>

Mental Wellness Resources

FROM SOPC SCHOOL: Government & Insurance Companies Ease Telehealth Requirements

FROM SOPC SCHOOL: The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

10 Ideas for Coping with Loneliness During Social Distancing

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Managing Anxiety and Stress:

Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Outbreak:

24/7 Crisis Services from Good Samaritans:

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline:

  • The Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling related to disasters. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Employee Assistance Programs:

  • If your employer offers an Employee Assistance Programs, you are likely eligible for limited and free counseling sessions or ongoing therapy.

MGH - Bereavement Support & Referral:

Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Services:

Educational Resources for Children

The MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education [DESE] Broadcasts:

Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers during Infectious Disease Outbreaks

  • This tip sheet provides caregivers, parents, and teachers with information on reactions children and youth may have during an infectious disease outbreak and how to support them. Click here to access the guide>>

Helping Children Cope Emotionally with the Coronavirus

Khan Academy

  • Kahn Academy has free instruction for grades k-15 that tracks with state standards. Sign up as a parent and monitor your child’s learning progress on the various modules. Click here to sign up>>

 

 

Physical Wellness Resources 

Nike App:

  • Nike has made its fitness app free to use for the duration of the pandemic. Go to Nike Training Club on the App Store to download it for free