Resources during the State of Emergency
The following resources are available to the community during the State of Emergency. Please follow the links or call ahead to confirm with the agencies listed. Click here for our page on How to Connect When Social Distancing.
PROVINCETOWN COVID-19 TASK FORCE PROGRAMS:
STRESS SUPPORT LINE (Staffed by Mental Health Professionals)
CALL OR TEXT 508–309-5848 – Available 11 AM – 7 PM / 7 days a week
DROP IN SUPPORT GROUP (Staffed by Mental Health Professionals)
Every Friday at 3 PM on ZOOM
Meeting Code: 482526637
For Info – email: Dflaxhome@gmail.com
“BUDDY” SUPPORT SYSTEM (Staffed by Volunteers Trained by Mental Health Professionals)
Support system for those who would like regular brief “Check-in” phone calls
CALL OR TEXT TO REQUEST A “BUDDY” 508-309-5848 – 11 AM – 7 PM / 7 days a week
COMMUNITY SERVICES TEAM (Staffed by volunteers)
Need help with shopping? Dog Walking?
Meal Drop Off? Prescription Pick-up / Drop-off?
617-352-5024 – 7 days a week, calls are returned as soon as possible
WANT TO VOLUNTEER AS A BUDDY OR JOIN THE VOLUNTEER SERVICES TEAM??
Call or Text 617-352-5024 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Provincetown Schools is offering grab and go groceries for students on Tuesdays and Fridays. For more information see their website.
The Provincetown Senior Center (COA) is available to provide support to residents 60+ years of age. Feel free to call them with any questions, needs, concerns or just to chat. They are also contacting seniors regularly as a friendly check-in. If you would like to sign up to receive calls, call 508-487-7080.
Soup Kitchen in Provincetown (SKIP) continues to offer free lunch to the community, now to-go until April 24th or until further notice. Monday through Friday, 12:30-1:30 pm or until the food runs out each day. Pick up a lunch by driving by the front door of the Methodist Church, 20 Shankpainter Road. Call 508-487-8331 for more information.
Stop and Shop Provincetown is offering special hours for seniors and the immune compromised every day from 6 – 7:30 am. Hours for the rest of the community are from 7:30 am – 8 pm. Call 508-487-4903 for more information.
J&E Fruit and Produce, Inc. is offering home grocery delivery service. You must set up an account with them to get started by contacting email@example.com or 508-487-3627. All orders must be placed by 10:30 am for same day delivery.
If you need help accessing resources, Provincetown’s Community Support Liaison, Alex Juchniewich, can help. You can reach Alex at (508) 237-7042 and Alex@HPCCapeCod.org.
The Provincetown Food Pantry located at the Methodist Church is open. To access, call Lower Cape Outreach Council in Orleans: 508-240-0694. If you do not receive a call back, call Nicola at 516-974-1524.
Helping Our Women (HOW)’s office is closed, but they continue to provide free services by phone, email or virtual meetings. Call 508-487-4357 for more information or to make an appointment.
The AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod (ASGCC) are offering primarily virtual and phone-based services for clients. The daily meals services are offered by delivery only. Call 508-487-9445 between 9 am - 3 pm for more information.
The Drop-in Center on Commercial Street will continue with appointment only for Syringe Services and Narcan access. Call 508-487-8311 to make an appointment. HIV/STI testing is temporarily suspended. However, if you feel you have been exposed to HIV transmission and need urgent access to testing, please call.
Homeless Prevention Council is offering its services virtually, see https://www.hpccapecod.org/ for info or call 508-255-9667. They also are maintaining a great page of helpful resources during the State of Emergency.
The Major Crisis Relief Fund is a resource for Cape Cod residents and families.
Cape Cod United Way COVID-19 Community Response Fund was set up to provide access to basic needs (food, shelter, emergency assistance). They will continuously assess the needs in the community and communicate and collaborate with funding partners to make sure funds are available and meeting the most pressing needs.
The Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center is providing services remotely. Call 508-778-1590 for more information. For rental assistance, call 508-488-8347.
Independence House’s 24-hour hotline (800-439-6507) continues and the emergency shelter remains operational. Both independencehouse.org and independencehouseteens.org continue to provide virtual assistance by secure HIPAA-compliant chat with an Independence House counselor during select business hours.
Provincetown residents needing assistance applying for SNAP/food stamps, fuel assistance, disability benefits, emergency financial applications, Social Security, health insurance and/or other resource needs can call Janet at 508-487-2449, extension 6024, 9 am until noon Monday - Friday. All ages are welcome. Services are free and confidential.
Statewide or National Resources and Updates
The Greg Hill Foundation, in partnership with Samuel Adams, has established a fund dedicated to helping Massachusetts restaurant workers who have been impacted by closures as a result of COVID-19. Their goal is to provide as many $1,000 grants as they can. To qualify for a grant, you must satisfy all requirements. To see the requirements or to apply for a grant, please visit the Greg Hill Foundation’s website.
Creative Capital maintains a list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists and arts professionals, affected by COVID-19.
The Department of Transitional Assistance launched a new online application portal to assist residents in applying for Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) and Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled and Children (EAEDC).
The Department of Public Utilities has ordered that investor-owned utility companies cannot shut off your gas, water, or electric service for failure to pay a bill during the State of Emergency.
If you have MassHealth you will not lose your benefits during the State of Emergency. More information here. Also, if you have MassHealth you may qualify for no-cost or low-cost phone service. Click here for more information.
All walk-in offices for the MA Health Connector are closed. Payments can be made online, or by mailing a check or money order to the address listed on your invoice. Health Connector has extended their open enrollment period for uninsured Massachusetts residents until April 25, 2020. If you have experienced a loss of income, you may qualify for a cheaper rate. For assistance signing up and more information, please call customer service at (877) 623-6765 (TTY (877) 623-7773 for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech disabled) or visit the Health Connector website.
With schools closing and students in need of ways to continue their education, Comcast is offering sixty (60) days of internet service for free to new subscribers. Please be advised that the subscription rate after sixty (60) days is $9.95/month. For more information on signing up for this service, please visit Comcast’s website.
This is a list of national resources for the undocumented.