Family Support Page COVID-19

In an effort to support our families during the COVID-19 crisis, Pathways for Children has assembled the following resources for families.  We have done our best to separate them into common categories.   We will be updating this page regularly as new resources become available.

  • For quick tips about talking to your child about COVID-19, we recommend that you click HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page.

  • For a more extensive article including links to additional PBS parent resources, click HERE.

  • For detailed information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about COVID-19 click HERE.

If you need diapers or wipes please contact the Pathways resource line at 978-515-5330.

Our Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) programming is operating remotely at this time.  For questions related to childcare access, community resources and parent support, you may contact our CFCE Coordinator, Amy Larsen, at (978)290-0318.

The National Head Start Association has information regarding taxes, unemployment resources and family support here

To find online support groups and mental health therapy, you can reach 7 Cups here

Mass 211 is a very trusted resource that connects families to information about critical health and human services available in their communities.  Services are multilingual and easy to access via phone or online.

The MA Substance Use Helpline offers referrals and general information as well as links to resources here

Access school lunches during school closures via Project Bread here

Online and video parent support networking via Parents Helping Parents

Early childhood education resources for children of all ages via the Department of Early Education and Care

MA Children’s Trust has resources about COVID-19, as well as links to online parent groups and play groups here

Information on accessing daily unemployment webinars through the Department of Unemployment Assistance may be accessed here

Extensive information for survivors of domestic violence, families experiencing homelessness and other challenges via Futures Without Violence

Information on the status of court systems during the COVID-19 crisis via MA.gov

Free and reduced-cost internet access via Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program

Salem Together’s resource page for families, workers, employers, families and those seeking support for food and other services

Peabody residents can access community resources here

NAMI Massachusetts has a comprehensive guide to navigating issues related to COVID19 here

The Anxiety and Depression Association has advice for coping with anxiety and depression here

For anyone seeking mental health services, NAMI Massachusetts COMPASS provides mental health resource phone hotline and email address

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