Coronavirus, COVID-19, and Considerations for People Living with HIV and LGBTQIA+ People
- Resources for Massachusetts LGBTQIA+ Youth During COVID-19: created by the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth. *This is a very comprehensive list that is updated frequently and includes community partners such as Boston GLASS, the-AGLYs, OUT MetroWest and more. Topics include information on Financial Relief, Healthcare, Mental Health & Support, Food, Housing, and many other resources.
LGBTQ Elder Resources
- Ethos: Ethos is a private, nonprofit organization that assists the elderly and disabled to live at home. We serve over 3,000 individuals and families, primarily in the Boston neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Hyde Park and Mattapan.
- Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES): SCES helps older people and people living with disabilities remain safe and independent in their own homes by providing a wide range of supportive services, as well as information and advice.
- AGE Strong
Mental Health & Self Care Resources
- MA/RI Area List of Therapists of Color: http://bit.ly/maripoctherapists: Centralized resource for finding a Therapist of Color in the area and source for referrals.
- The Network/La Red: The Network/La Red is a survivor-led organization to end partner abuse, their hotline is active during this time: 1-800-832-1901.
- The Meeting Point: The Meeting Point is a collaboration of independent practitioners who know that oppression is pathology and that social justice heals.
- BAGLY: The Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY) was formed in 1980 and is a youth-led, adult-supported organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies and services for the LGBTQ+ youth community.
- JRI | COVID-19 Navigator:The Justice Resource Institute (JRI) with various health and human services designed to meet the needs of underserved individuals, families, and communities. To see what their adjustments are in their organization call due to COVID-19, call their Navigator: firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-468-6042
- The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is a support group for LGBTQ & GNC youth with a 24/7 hotline: call 1-866-488-7386
Child Care Resources
- 3-1-1: is an easy-to-remember telephone number that connects you with non-emergency City services.
- Ethos: Grab and Go food available daily
- City of Boston
- Massachusetts Department of Public Health
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- LGBTQ National Help Center
- National Center for Trans Equality
- Fenway Health Institute and AIDS Action Committee’s information on COVID-19
- Unemployment Insurance Claims Form (PDF)
- The Boston Foundation set up a Fund to help non-profits affected by COVID-19
- United Way of Mass. Bay and Merrimack Valley:
- United Way of New Bedford:
- Berkshire United Way
- United Way of New Bedford:
- United Way of Central Massachusetts
- Greater Lowell Community Foundation:
Economic Relief for Small Businesses and Non- Profits
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will offer low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Massachusetts small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
You will need to complete the 2020 Small Business Recovery Loan Fund application found at https://www.empoweringsmallbusiness.org