Community Resources & Policy Updates

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Boston Children’s Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality of care under any circumstance. The COVID-19 outbreak has made it more important than ever for us to serve our communities through this unprecedented health crisis together.

The Offices of Government Relations and Community Health at Boston Children's are vigilantly monitoring the current COVID-19 outbreak. As the situation continues to evolve, our offices are tracking legislative and regulatory actions related to health care access, behavioral health, and community health. We also are in close contact with all of our partners including city agencies, community health centers, community-based organizations, and the Boston Public Schools to assess the needs, resources, and gaps in services so that Boston Children's can best assist and support our community as needed.

If you have questions or concerns about evolving government policies, please reach out to the Office of Government Relations at CAN@childrens.harvard.edu and sign up for updates through the Children's Advocacy Network.

If you have any questions about resources in the community, please contact the Office of Community Health at TalkToUs@childrens.harvard.edu.


Federal policy update
State policy update
City of Boston updates
Behavioral health highlights

Learning Resources

The Boston Public Library offers a variety of movies, music, ebooks, comics, and other digital resources for kids to help keep them engaged while schools are closed. These resources are free to anyone with Boston Public Library card. If you live, own property in, or work anywhere in Massachusetts, you can sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard online.


COVID-19 financial resources

As COVID-19 continues to impact business in Massachusetts, many families are feeling the economic effects. The Office of Government Relations has compiled this list of community resources for those in need of financial support during this time.

Massachusetts state resources
Resources for immigrant and refugee families
Housing and homelessness
Renters and eviction
Utilities
Transportation resources
Domestic violence resources
Suffolk County resources
Western Massachusetts resources

COVID-19 food resources

As COVID-19 continues to impact business in Massachusetts, many families are struggling to feed their families. The Office of Government Relations has compiled this list of community resources for food access.

Massachusetts state resources
Greater Boston resources
Resources in Western Massachusetts