The COVID-19 Family Support Center

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Health Resources

 

CONTACT A SCHOOL NURSE:

Our school nurses are available to assist students and families each week day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by calling your child's school. This service is NOT intended to replace medical care. If you require emergency assistance please call 911.


COVID-19 TESTING

 

There are multiple testing sites open in Brockton that have been made available by the Commonwealth's Stop the Spread program. Please click here for a complete list of locations and hours of operation. These sites are free for all Massachusetts residents.

 


 

CDC USEFUL TIPS FOR:

 

RESOURCES FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS:

 

Unemployment Assistance

 

PANDEMIC EBT

CLICK HERE AND HERE FOR TWO BROCHURES ABOUT P-EBT

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts recently announced that a new round of P-EBT funding would be distributed at the end of December. These funds will help cover the cost of missed school meals from the months of October and November due to delayed school opening or remote learning, for over 470,000 students and their families.

P-EBT is administered by the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Eligible students who receive DTA benefits will receive their P-EBT benefits on their existing EBT card. Eligible students who do not receive DTA benefits, but were mailed a P-EBT card in the past, will receive their P-EBT benefits on their existing P-EBT card.

Families who lost their P-EBT card can request a new one at DTAConnect.com/pebt starting October 1. Newly eligible students will receive a P-EBT card in the mail in October. Many families eligible for P-EBT are also eligible for on-going food assistance benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and are encourage to check eligibility and apply at www.DTAConnect.com.

Eligible students will receive $5.86 a day based on the number of days their school building has been closed due to delayed start and the days they are learning remotely for at least five days in a row in the month. Families can check their P-EBT balance by calling the number on the back of the card. P-EBT benefits can be used anywhere SNAP benefits are accepted, including online from Walmart and Amazon. Learn more about P-EBT at MAp-ebt.org.

If you do not receive information regarding P-EBT or if you'd like more information, please contact Janice Johnson-Plumer at 508-208-5518 or JANICEJOHNSONPLUMER@bpsma.org. Janice is also happy to provide information relevant to unemployment assistance.

 

FOOD ASSISTANCE

 GRAB-AND-GO FOOD PROGRAM

SCHOOL MEALS PICKUP

The hours of operation for the BPS grab-and-go food program are changing. Beginning February 23, meals will be distributed each week day from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the elementary schools- including the Angelo, Arnone, Baker, Barrett Russell, Brookfield, Downey, Gilmore, Hancock, Kennedy, George, and Raymond. Meals will be distributed from 3 to 5 p.m. at the middle schools- including the Ashfield, Davis, East, Plouffe, South and West.

Students and families may visit the school that is most convenient for them to pick up meals.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Brockton Public Schools in collaboration with Chartwells has developed a contactless drive through meal service which will allow students greater access to food while at home. There’s no paperwork to fill out – just visit one of our sites to get receive free breakfasts and lunches. We look forward to seeing you in the upcoming weeks as we serve up happy & healthy… at a curbside pick up location near you.

Parents/guardians and other adult care givers can pick up meals on behalf of their students. Students are not required to be present at the time of pick up. Families can visit the school that is nearest to their home to pick up meals.

Locations:
Angelo 472 North Main Street
Arnone 135 Belmont Street
Ashfield 225 Coe Road
Mary Baker 45 Quincy Street
Barrett Russell 45 Oakdale Street
Brookfield 135 John Drive
Davis 380 Plain Street
Downey 55 Electric Ave
Gilmore 150 Clinton Street
Hancock 125 Pearl Street
East Middle 464 Centre Street
South Middle 105 Keith Ave
West Middle 271 West Street
Kennedy School 900 Ash Street
George School 180 Colonel Bell Drive
Plouffe 250 Crescent Street
Raymond 125 Oak Street

Since the following schools are not pickup sites, please consider the following alternate locations:

The closest available pickup site to North is the Raymond School.

The closest available pickup site to BHS is West or the Kennedy School.

The closest available pickup site to the Keith Center is the Arnone School.

The closest available pickup site to the Huntington is South Middle School.

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF FOOD PANTRIES IN THE BROCKTON AREA.

Families interested in learning more about the new Pandemic EBT program should scroll up to read the Unemployment Assistance section.

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