Call for Resources

508 - 997- 4515

We Are Here to Serve.

We want to help make life a little easier for folks that may have lost their income or could use a hand with groceries during this unprecedented time.

 

Call Our Community's Help Center to Speak with a Community Specialist

Committed to Quality

Statement of Solidarity

While we have been navigating through one crisis, the crisis of systemic racism and injustice in our society has been ongoing for over 400 years. As a collective network we are saddened, frustrated, and angered by continuous violence driven by systemic racism and we know that to stay silent is to remain complicit.


“Racism is a longstanding systemic structure in this country that must be dismantled, through brutally honest conversations, policy changes, and practices... And it is amplified during this pandemic as communities of color face inequities in everything from a greater burden of COVID-19 cases to less access to testing, treatment and care.”

--American Public Health Association Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD


We call on any organization or representative that has participated in the SCRC network to join in uniting a collective voice of solidarity with the Black Community and all communities which have experienced systemic injustice, violence, racism, or other mistreatment. We know that we can do better and there is no better time than the present. 

Food Security

We have access to organizations that can help with meal prep foods as well as prepared meals.  Click below to let us know how best we can help.

PACE food pantry is open M-F 10am-2pm for walk-in service.  PACE 166 William Street, New Bedford. No ID necessary.

We are providing delivery service to households that do not have the ability to visit one of the pantries or pop up food pantries.  

Menstrual Hygiene Supply

YWCA Justice Flow Project

South Coast School Resources

During this time of isolation many South Coast School systems have been working hard to give their students and community the resources they need.

Workers

Would you like to help with time, talent or treasure?

Resources, Agencies, Funds in Greater New Bedford

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Community Service

Burial Assistance

The State of Massachusetts is offerng burial assitence to those who need the help.

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New Bedford Food Pantries

A list of food pantries located in New Bedford, MA.

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Counseling Services & Support

 New Bedford Women’s Center Hotline – 508-999-6636 (counselors in multi-languages by phone, can
offer assistance with orders of protection and safe homes program, etc.)
 Suicide Prevention Center – Call national number 866 508 4357 or local number 508 738 9000
 Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County – Support in talking to children about COVID-19:
www.cacofbc.org. Parents and caregivers can call 508-674-6111 and leave a message at ext.103 and a
clinician will return the call.
 State Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 1 877 382 1609
https://borislhensonfoundation.org – a resource for free therapy

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Childcare for Essential Workers

Emergency Drop-off Child Care (New Bedford/Acushnet):  State will pay for childcare for essential workers who do not have in-home or alternative options. Local approved sites:


M-F, 6:30am-4pm.


  • New Bedford YMCA, 25 South Water St, New Bedford (508-525-7347) mhebert@ymcasc.org (Maxine Hebert).  M-F 8am-4pm.



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How Our Network Works

We are a network of many different non-profit organizations collaborating to support people in need during this difficult time.  Please contact us if you have a need or a resource you would like to share.

 

Welcome to Southcoast Community Response Corps - COVID-19

Collaborating to help people in need around the Southcoast

 

What We Do

The Southcoast COVID Community Response Corp is a group of community leaders who have come together to address unmet needs in the community during the COVID-19 crisis.  The primary focus of the SCRC has been to address Basic Food, Shelter, Supply and Emotional Support needs of the Southcoast community.  The Corps is made up of citizens from different backgrounds that are willing to go over and above in various ways from hands on activities like preparing and delivering meals to providing translations to staffing our help line.  This Corp is organized with the help of a multitude of community agencies and organizations working as one to serve the Southcoast of Massachusetts during this challenging time.

 

Our Causes

It Starts With the Will to Make a Difference

Feeding the Hungry

Housing the Homeless

Supporting Special Populations

 
Volunteers

“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”

Martin Luther

 

Contact Us

508-997-9051

 

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