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Legal information for the public in Massachusetts regarding the impact of COVID-19


The following are some sources of information for Massachusetts residents about the impact of COVID-19 on legal issues.


Mass Legal Help --

Mass Legal Services (for legal advocates) --

Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General --

Massachusetts Law Library --

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights --

Specific issue areas

Massachusetts Advocates for Children (education) --

Justice at Work (worker rights) --

MIRA: Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coaltion (immigrants) --

MCH: Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (homelessness and shelter) --

CHAPA: Citizens Planning and Housing Association (housing) --

Safelink - 1-877-785-2020 statewide 24/7 toll-free domestic violence and sexual hotline (call 911 if you are in danger)

National Consumer Law Center (consumer) --

Victim Rights Law Center -- (survivors of sexual assault)

Massachusetts Courts

Massachusetts Courts --

Finding Civil Legal Help

Massachusetts Legal Resource Finder (contact information for free and low cost civil legal help) --

Map of civil legal aid programs (must be low income) --

CLAVC - for victims of crime and domestic violence --

Lawyer referral programs (to hire a lawyer, civil and criminal) --

COVID relief coalition (for small businesses and non profits who need legal help --

Social Services - help with food, housing, basic needs

Mass 211 -- or call 211 for the most current infomration

Public Counsel/ social services --

Project Bread (anti-hunger resources, school meals) --

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency - public resource map

COVID-19 Resources Available to Immigrants and Refugees -- Mass. Attorney General Office -

Government agencies

DUA: Department of Unemployment Assistance --

DTA: Department of Transitional Assistance (TAFDC, EAEDC, SNAP) --

DHCD: Department of Housing and Community Development --

DCF: Department of Childen and Families --

MassHealth --

Mass Health Connector --

Social Security Administration --

Help getting free or discounted internet and phone service

Listing of resources on Mass Health webiste -

Cities and towns

Many cities and towns have COVID-19 specific websites which include information about legal rights and resources.  We have listed some sites below.  If you don't see your town, try searching for your town's name along with a term such as COVID and the word Massachusetts.

Cambridge --

Somerville --

Chelsea --

Springfield --

Worcester --

Lawrence --

Lowell --

New Bedford --

Fall River --

Framingham --

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