Additional Resources

Housing Resources

Federal- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Rental and Homeowner Assistance

MA Food Resources

MA SNAP benefits site– here you can find an online screening tool to determine if you are eligible, applications, and many resources about rules

Project BREAD Food Source Hotline- if you live in Massachusetts, call 1-800-645-8333 on Mon-Fri from 8am-7pm and Saturday 10am-2pm. They will help you find all the resources available to you! They can assist with SNAP applications, help you find food pantries or meal programs, and more.

The Open Door Food Pantry– an excellent North Shore resource serving the following towns: Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Ipswich, Hamilton, Wenham, Rowley, Boxford, Topsfield. They also have a listing of other North Shore resources!

Belmont Food Pantry

Merrimack Valley Food Bank– list of member agencies across the North Shore

Training, Education and Research

BPL Online Resources– any MA resident can apply for a library card or e-card, and have access to not only free ebooks and audiobooks, but academic databases, business classes, language learning, art archives, music databases, Hoopla streaming media, Headspace guided meditations, movies, documentaries, a dance video database, videos of both theatre and opera, and more.

Take Care of Yourselves

Free Workouts You can Do at Home- All Levels

Five Free Mindfulness Apps Worth Your Attention

Mental Health and Self- Care Resources