The Malden Education Association joins with other unions, community organizations, and elected officials who are calling for the enactment of common good demands during this unprecedented public health crisis. Please click here to read the Massachusetts Teachers Association’s common good demands.
We plan on updating the list below regularly. To add a resource or action item, please e-mail Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for the Malden Community During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis:
- Malden Public Schools breakfast/lunch for students
- Bread of Life
- Malden YMCA
- Project Bread’s School Closure Meal Site Finder
- Apply for SNAP benefits (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
Health Related Services
- Buoy Health Symptom Checker
- Information on COVID-19 testing at Malden Care Center. Tests are available, by appointment, for residents of Malden and Everett 8 years of age or older.
- MA Health Connector
- Malden Board of Health
- For those who are MassHealth members and receive hands-on support from a Personal Care Attendant (PCA), but are short PCAs due to the COVID-19 crisis, call the MassOptions hotline at 1-844-422-6277 to obtain home health aide services.
- Mental Health and Well-Being Resources
- National Domestic Violence Hotline Safety Alert: Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet usage might be monitored, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224.
- Domestic Violence Support and Resources
- Phone AA Service
Information for the Malden Community
- City of Malden Alert Center
- Status of Businesses and other Non-City Services in Malden (What is Open and What is Closed?)
Mutual Aid Networks
Resources for Frontline Workers
- Frontline Worker Resources (An initiative of the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts)
Emergency Childcare for First Responders
- Mass 2-1-1: Free. Confidential. Multilingual
- Families facing housing displacement can reach out to City Life/Vida Urbana for help/support
- Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance Application
- Massachusetts Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA provides up to 39 weeks of assistance for those who are unable to work due to COVID-19, but are not eligible for regular or extended unemployment benefits)
- Information on free and affordable internet access
- If you are facing unsafe working conditions, call MassCOSH at 617-825-7233
Assistance for Families Facing Eviction & Emergency Shelter Assistance
- Click here to reach out to City Life/Vida Urbana for help/support if you are facing housing displacement due to eviction or foreclosure
- Click here if you or somebody you know needs emergency shelter assistance.
Resources for Immigrant and Undocumented Families
Greater Boston Legal Services Resources
- Information on the Statewide Freeze on Evictions and Foreclosures in MA
- How to Access Emergency Shelter
- How to Proceed in Housing and District Courts
- Consumer Rights and Protections re: Debt Collection
- Unemployment Benefits
- Resources for those Suffering Financial Hardship
Malden Public School Remote Learning Plan and Additional Enrichment Resources
- DESE Remote Learning Guidance
- DESE Letter to Families
- MPS Remote Learning Plan
- Malden Public Schools Engagement Resources
- Wide Open School (resources for educators and families)
- Complete the 2020 Census–It’s safe, important, and necessary.
- Contact your U.S. Reps and Senators to pass a robust COVID-19 relief bill.
- Contact your state legislators and Gov. Baker today and demand that they voice their support for federal legislation providing student debt relief, as well as take action to provide appropriate relief at the state level.
- Sign this petition by the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM) demanding that the U.S. Congress cancel all federal student loan debt.