COVID-19 Resources

We are all experiencing a drastic shift in our daily lives given the school, community center, restaurant, and broader business closures that have been taking place in order to proactively reduce the rate at which this pandemic is spreading throughout our communities. The Goree Freedom House has been and will continue to work to provide guidance in accessing resources and to maintain community connection during these trying times. Reach out through our website, social media pages (Facebook), or through emailing We are here and will continue to work to support as we continue building together. Cambridge stay at home orders in many languages:

Need money?

Anyone who lives or works in Cambridge can apply to the Cambridge Community Foundation Disaster Relief Grants sized $200-$1,000. Click here to apply. If you need translation or have trouble completing the application for any reason, we can help!

Need food?

If you need food while our pantry is closed, fill out this form or call 617-349-9155.

Trouble paying rent?

If you are a Cambridge resident and live in CHA housing or have a Section 8 (Mobile or Project based) and are facing job loss or reduction of hours due to COVID-19, please contact your case-worker at CHA and/or Natalie Ribeiro at CEOC to let them know your income has been reduced.

Unemployment Insurance Updates:

You can view a step-by-step presentation on how to file a new unemployment insurance claim here:

Spanish language town hall will be held at 9AM on Tuesday, and English language town halls will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9AM. You can sign up here:

If you filed an Unemployment Insurance claim and reached a busy signal when calling to certify your claim, you can certify it online, or call back within the next week to certify it.

Useful Links Below:

COVID-19 Emergency Funds: covid-19-emergency-fund


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