Belmont Community Resources

Community Resources for COVID-19

BELMONT HELPS
 
Belmont Helps is a grass roots effort formed to help connect neighbors to neighbors and other resources during this difficult time. 

BE WITH BELMONT

Support the Local Businesses: www.bewithbelmont.com


Below are several sources of help and information. 
If you are experiencing a medical emergency dial 911.

For general COVID-19 questions not specific to the Town of Belmont, all Massachusetts residents are encouraged to call the state’s 2-1-1 hotline that is staffed by operators 24/7 and with translators available in multiple languages.  Residents with questions can dial 2-1-1 from any landline or cellphone or use the live chat option on the on the Mass 2-1-1 website.  
The Town of Belmont has also established a COVID-19 Informational Call Center to allow residents to ask non-medical questions specific to COVID-19 in Belmont. The call center will be staffed Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm and the number for the call center is (617) 993-2222. Questions can also be emailed to: [email protected] .
 
Emotional Support and Anxiety Hotlines
 
  • 800-985-5990 - Disaster Relief Hotline - 24-hour national hotline for emotional distress crisis counseling including relating with Covid-19. This is toll-free, multilingual, and confidential.
  • 800-985-5990 or by texting TalkWithUS to 66746 - SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline.  Get support regarding your anxiety or stress by speaking to a trained counselor.
  • Text "Home" to 741741 - Texting Hotline for Emotional Distress when you are feeling depressed, sad, or going through any kind of emotional crisis, a crisis worker will text you back immediately.
  • 800-799-7233 - Domestic Violence Hotline - 24-hour national hotline. When survivors are forced to stay in the home or in proximity to their abuser, it can create circumstances where their safety is compromised.
  • 800-632-8188  Parents Helping Parents can offer support. Parental stress line counselors are still there to listen to your concerns and problem-solve with you.  24-7, free and confidential.  
Grocery Stores

Star Market

Pharmacies
Belmont Pharmacy Call (617) 489-1616
 

CVS 

Belmont Food Pantry
 https://sites.google.com/site/thebelmontfoodpantry/
The Belmont Food Pantry will be open to ALL Belmont residents to distribute food on Saturday, March 21st starting at 8:30 a.m. with special limitations.  Food donations can also be dropped off at the Belmont Food Pantry on Saturday from 10:00-11:00 am.  
 
In honoring the social distance mandate we will be setting up distribution as a drive-thru with everyone remaining in their car, pulling up to the volunteer to check in and another volunteer will put the two pre-packed bags, per family, into the car.   Walkers are asked to not line up and keep a distance from each other in the School Administration Building area. The Food Pantry will be closed Sunday, March 22nd and Tuesday, March 24th, we will assess the situation and let everyone know the continued distribution process.  Please send an email to [email protected] if you have any questions, know anyone who is in need or you are in need of food.
 
Monetary donations can be sent to the Belmont Food Pantry, PO Box 291, Belmont MA 02478, or donations may be made online. 
 
Belmont Housing Authority
Providing a free “grab and go” breakfast and lunch, daily from 10:00 am -11:00 am. The BHA is located at 59 Pearson St, Belmont, MA. These are free meals for all community members 18 and younger.  Many thanks to Jackie Martin and her staff at BHA.
 
 

Senior Center