COVID-19 Update: Contact programs to confirm information.
Unemployment Assistance: Massachusetts DUA
Workers can learn how to apply for temporary income through Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance programs by clicking the links on this page.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance: Massachusetts DUA
We have a new system for unemployment assistance during the pandemic for people unable to work due to a COVID-19-related reason but are not eligible for regular or extended unemployment benefits.
Unemployment Advice for Non-English Speakers: CEOC
We can assist those who speak Haitian Kreyol, Spanish, Amharic and Portuguese with signing up for unemployment services.
Center-Based Childcare Directory
Here is a list of all the licensed childcare centers in Cambridge (and some in Somerville).
Food & Supplies Resources: Find It Cambridge
We created a list of all of the food and supply resources we know about, including food pantries, meal programs, delivery services, and other supports for getting food and supplies.
COVID-19 Testing in Cambridge: Cambridge Public Health Department
We will offer COVID-19 testing to all Cambridge residents via mobile testing in North Cambridge, The Port, East Cambridge, and Harvard Square one day each week.
COVID-19 Health Resources: Cambridge Public Health Department
We've created a series of guides to help residents understand how to keep their families safe and healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak.
COVID-19 Test Site Locator: MEMA
We provide this search tool to help people locate and get directions to nearby test sites in Massachusetts. Always contact test sites prior to arrival.
Online COVID-19 Screening Tool: Buoy Health, Inc.
We provide an online support tool that checks people for symptoms of COVID-19 through AI and provides information about the possibility of their being sick with COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Workers Emergency Funds: Massachusetts Jobs with Justice
We compiled a list of relief funds, we recommend you apply to them regardless of immigration status. The list is a work in progress please share and let us know of new funds you learn about!
Food Pantry: Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House (MFNH)
The Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House food services program provides emergency food to over 16,000 individuals and families each year.
Meal Program: Faith Kitchen
We distribute free, prepared to-go meals twice each month on the second and last Tuesday evenings.
City of Cambridge and DeNovo Virtual Immigration Legal Screening Clinic
5:15pm – 7:15pm
Also: 5:15pm – 7:15pm and 5:15pm – 7:15pm
On the 3rd Wednesday, this FREE monthly VIRTUAL clinic offers limited consultations with an immigration attorney and the chance to learn more about how immigration law affects them and their families.
COVID-19 Volunteers: Cambridge Volunteer Clearinghouse
CVC informs and guides volunteers about opportunities matching their interests, time and experience.
Free Delivery Service: Cambridge Bicycle Safety
Sign up to receive free deliveries. Our volunteer cyclists will pick up store orders and deliver items to seniors, vulnerable residents, disabled people, and people that live alone.
Free Delivery Service: Helping Hands
We help senior citizens, the immuno-compromised, and people with disabilities or preexisting medical conditions by organizing a volunteer to deliver groceries, medicine, and other necessary supplies.
Food Assistance: WIC Program
We provides nutrition consultation and food benefits for pregnant, breastfeeding women, infants and children up to age five.
Career Support: MassHire Career Centers
Our offices are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we return calls and do our best to connect people with available career support resources, such as workshops, job postings and more.
Seniors Special Grocery Store Hours
Some grocery stores have special hours for people over the age of 60.
Meals Program: The Friday Café
During the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be providing bagged lunches on the lawn once each week.
Food Pantry: St. Paul Parish
We are distributing free bags of fresh vegetables, bread, and other food items every Saturday morning from 10:00-12:00.
Infant Necessities Program: East End House
We can provide some essential food and materials for infants for people struggling to meet the basic needs of a newborn.
Food & Supply Pantry: Cambridge Community Center
The Food & Supply Pantry is open to all on a first come, first served basis until supplies run out.
Emergency Food Pantry: East End House
Our pantry provides individuals and families in need with fresh produce, canned and dry goods, meats, and dairy products.
Center for Families' Newsletter
The Center for Families shares our most up to date information for Cambridge families with children birth-age 8 years on programming, resources, and supports in our monthly newsletter!