SCI COVID-19 Info
This is an unprecedented public health crisis around the world. SCI Woburn is here to help us all come together by remaining physically distant but socially connected. If you need assistance or would like to offer help, you can fill out this simple form here. We need our communities now more than ever. This is not a time to panic but a time to be thoughtful, kind and generous. We will be updating this page to include important resources for our community. Please reach out to Jenna Francis at email@example.com if you have information that would be pertinent to this page so that we can share them.
The Woburn Mutual Aid Network (WMAN) is a group of organizations led by SCI and Woburn Welcomes that have come together to make giving and receiving assistance during this crisis accessible to everyone. More information can be found here.
The City of Woburn's website has a collection of city closures that is a great resource and can be found here.
Meals are being handed out between 11-12pm on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Woburn Memorial High School. Come both days to grab all your breakfasts and lunches for the week! There are also buses driving around town stopping at several places to hand out the meals on Tuesdays and Fridays as well. If you need weekly food assistance text 781-528-8340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of Wednesday, April 9, 2020 "grab and go" bagged breakfasts and lunches will be handed out from the Woburn Memorial High School between 11:00am-12:00pm on Tuesdays and Fridays. In addition, there will be bus routes between 9:30-12:00 stopping at 12 different locations around the city to pass out the bagged meals. Click here for the bus schedule and information for how you can help.
Woburn Public Library is always a wonderful resource, especially now! The Library is offering curbside delivery of materials and has a great roundup of online resources. On top of all that, they have been busy using their 3D printer to make much needed masks, and loaning out sewing machines to others interested in helping with the effort. Visit their site for a variety of online resources.
The YMCA of Greater Boston branches and centers will be open for Emergency Care on a drop in basis, in accordance with state guidelines. They will be serving infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children. This care will support essential workers and vulnerable children only. It is recommended that all families keep their children home, and only seek emergency care if needed. The emergency care will be offered through the end of the state of emergency, currently set for May 4, 2020. Please note that they will do a screening prior to entry into the space. This screening will include a temperature check of both the child and the caregiver. Space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis for essential workers only.
In Woburn, they will be operating out of the Sylvan Street location only. They will be operating Monday-Friday from 7am-6pm offering flexible schedules to meet the needs of all essential workers.
The Dwelling Place will be serving To-Go meals (versus sit down dining) starting Monday, March 16th. We will also still be distributing Lovin' Spoonfuls donations. Please come by between 5:30-6pm, Monday/Wednesday/Saturday if you would like a to-go meal. The Dwelling Place is located inside Woburn United Methodist Church at 524 Main Street in Woburn. Stay tuned for information about local food pantries information and hours.
Council for Social Concern is still serving Woburn and Winchester residents from their food pantry by appointment. Call Paula Matthews at 781-935-6495 to schedule an appointment in their available hours;
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:45-12:00 and 1:30-3:00 or Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00.
As always, those who need food assistance when the Food Pantry is closed may come to the agency anytime between 9:15 and 4:45, Monday to Friday, to receive an emergency box of food.
Council of Social Concern is located at 2 Merrimac Street, in Woburn.
Support Local Businesses - Most local restaurants are still operating on a take out and delivery basis only. Grub Hub and other food delivery services have temporarily changed their fee structure to enable people to get access to their favorite restaurants without the risk of leaving the house. The Central Grill on Main Street is offering a FREE hot meal to anyone in need while supplies last. The Brickyard is offering 20% off all orders.
Senior Shopping Time -
Stop n Shop has advertised special "senior only" shopping hours every day from 6-7:30am. This will allow older more susceptible folks to shop with less risk and fear. Please respect these rules and help to spread the word to the 60+ crowd.
Market Basket will open its doors from 5:30-7:00am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays exclusively for seniors.
Whole Foods is inviting seniors to shop an hour before store opening and Target has set aside the first hour of business each Wednesday for seniors and those with pre existing conditions.
School- check out the WPS website here to find up to date information about school closure and Extended Learning Resources.