The COVID-19 Family Support Center
NEW! BPS to host student flu shot clinic in collaboration with CVS.
The Brockton Public Schools is partnering with CVS to provide an opportunity for students to vaccinated against the flu. Click here to learn more or to register.
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.
Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
LOCATION: Brockton High School: 470 Forest Ave
12 – 7 p.m.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
12 – 7 p.m.
By appointment only
CALL: (844) 483-7819
LOCATION: Massasoit Community College
1 Massasoit Blvd, Brockton, MA 02302
Monday, Wednesday, Friday:
7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday:
2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Brockton Area Multi-services, Inc.(BAMSI)
LOCATION: 1090 Main Street, Brockton Brockton Housing Authority, Sergi Building
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
For additional locations, please visit the Stop the Spread page on mass.gov.
CDC USEFUL TIPS FOR:
RESOURCES FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS:
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts recently announced that a new round of P-EBT funding will be distributed beginning September 30. These funds will help cover the cost of missed school meals from the month of September due to delayed school opening or remote learning, for over 470,000 students and their families. Benefits will start being available (being distributed) September 30, 2020.
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.
Beginning Monday, September 21, meals will be given out on Monday to Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. at all schools other than the Huntington, Keith Center, Brockton High and North (alternate nearby locations listed below). Meal packages will include a breakfast and a lunch. Additional meals will be provided to cover off days.
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.
Since the following schools are not pickup sites, please consider the following alternate locations:
The closest available pickup sites to BHS are West Middle School or the Kennedy School.
The closest available pickup site to North is the Raymond 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.
CPLAN's Bodega Project is accepting applications from families for their food voucher program.
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.