Please check the listings below for resources about how area programming has changed, how clients can still access the support they need, and how to take care of yourself and your staff during the days ahead.
United Way of Hampshire County Creates Local Resources Directory
Despite the uncertainties of COVID-19, United Way of Hampshire County's goal is to remain open to support their 30 partner agencies performing front line work with our most vulnerable neighbors. UWHC will continually assess the situation to balance giving support with responsible public health practices.
Human services nonprofits can submit postings about ways the community can assist during the COVID-19 outbreak. There is also a volunteer opportunities board. Learn more right
our clients may now be facing employment-related problems and finding it hard to navigate the COVID-19 landscape as it relates to their rights regarding unemployment compensation, paid leave, and other matters. Community Legal Aid is working with people directly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak to ensure they can access vital support. Check out their flyer
COSA will finalize a decision about our April meeting as we draw closer to the date. Check this space for the latest information in our next edition.
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MASSHIRE staff continue to work and assist customers by phone, email, or web. Their website will be updated daily. Detailed information for those seeking to file unemployment claims is HERE.
Baystate Health regularly updates information about
coronavirus in our area. They include a
glossary of terms.
Cooley Dickinson Health Care has an updated information page and lots of resources including posters, you can read it all HERE.
Do you or your organization have additional supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)? Baystate Health welcomes your donations of this life-saving equipment. Cal 413-794-6552 or email
Many thanks to Massachusetts Nonprofit Network for assembling a helpful list of links to help you manage your nonprofit during this outbreak. Look
Senator Comerford has scheduled a series of community conference calls on COVID-19 for the Senator to speak with constituents.These are open to the public and will be an opportunity to ask her questions directly and hear updates on the Senate working group on COVID-19. Full schedule of April 1, April 4, and May 2 calls
.For all calls: Dial (605) 313-5111, and use access code: 378045.
Mark Your Calendars!
Organizations and programs are continually adjusting public events to respond to the corona-virus outbreak. COSA urges you to
check directly with providersabout any events to learn if they have gone "virtual"or been postponed to a new date.