Resources at CCSC
- Counseling Appointments (Students): We know that remote learning brings with it many challenges and can take a toll on our mental and emotional well-being. Our counselors are committed to ensuring that students are able to access a counselor when needed, even in a remote setting. Students can schedule a meeting with one of our counselors (as soon as one hour before the meeting start time) by clicking this link.
- CCSC's Counseling Team: If families would like to contact the counseling department for any reason, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the counseling team will follow up with you.
- Free School Breakfasts and Lunches: During the extended closure, we are continuing to provide free breakfasts and lunches for all students. Grab & Go meal packages can be ordered in advance and picked up on Mondays and Thursdays at CCSC from 1-4PM. Please use this form to order free school meals. Please reach out to Lisa Smith, Nutrition and Transportation Coordinator, if you have any questions.
- Food for Free Monthly School Markets and Weekend Backpack Program: We are grateful to continue our partnership with Food for Free to provide monthly free school markets to members of the local community. This year, we are also participating in Food for Free's weekend backpack program, providing students with meals over the weekend. Please reach out to Noelani Gabriel, Director of Family and Community Engagement, to learn more.
Mental Health Resources
- Find Food Assistance in MA
- Project Bread's COVID-19 Food Resources
- FoodSource Hotline (1-800-645-8333): A confidential and free one-stop-shop for MA residents in need of food assistance. Counselors can assist callers in 180 languages with SNAP (information, eligibility screening, and over-the-phone application assistance), finding free meals for kids and school meal sites, summer meal sites, P-EBT, local food pantries and meal programs, and more.
- Accessing Free School Breakfasts and Lunches
- Pandemic - Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program
- Agency Locator from the Greater Boston Food Bank
- Food Resources in Boston (interactive map)
- Food Resources for Cambridge Residents (from Food for Free)
- Cambridge Food Resources Flyer (translations available here)
Housing and Utility Resources
- Resources for Renters and Homeowners from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Housing Resources and FAQs from the City of Cambridge
- Resources for Tenants from the Massachusetts Housing Partnership
- Housing Consumer Education Center
- COVID-19 and Evictions: Your Landlord Should Not Try to Evict You
- Heating Help
- Low-Cost Internet Access for eligible families (please also reach out to email@example.com with questions)
- Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying households)
Fun Educational Resources
- GBH Distance Learning Center (in partnership with the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)
- Museum of Science's MOSatHome Initiative
- BrainPOP (reach out to your child's advisor, teacher, or principal for CCSC's login information)
- Audible (free books for children and youth ages 0–18)
- Code Break (from Code.org)
- Art Ideas and Activities
- CCSC Reads Book Recommendations
- City of Cambridge
- FindIt Cambridge
- Cambridge Mutual Aid Network
- Cambridge Public Library
- Cambridge YMCA and YWCA
- Massachusetts 2-1-1 hotline (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Our original Resources for Students and Families document is available here.