Other Employee Resources
Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF)
On April 10 the ECCF announced its second round of grants from the Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund. The funds were awarded to partnerships and organizations serving people experiencing homelessness in Essex County. Go to the ECCF website for more information about who received the funding.
Artist Relief Fund
The Artist Relief Fund has been formed by a coalition of national arts grantmakers who have come together to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Apply or donate at the Artist Relief website.
Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
The DUA hosts daily town hall meetings to guide attendees through the process to achieve a successful unemployment claim and to answer questions. You can also learn more about unemployment benefits in light of COVID-19 at DUA's website; this page will continue to be updated as additional guidance is available.
The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance also has some information about certain businesses that are hiring such as Amazon.
Massachusetts Division of Banks
The Massachusetts Division of Banks has assembled information for financial institutions and those who have taken out loans at this time. Visit the Division of Banks website.
Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development has a webpage devoted to COVID-19 unemployment information including how to file for benefits online. Download their Unemployment Handbook (PDF).
Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development
The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development has a webpage devoted to action taken by the Commonwealth and guidance in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Behind You Emergency Fund
An organization named Behind You! is establishing the Behind You Emergency Fund for restaurant employees, who meet their criteria, and work in Beverly, Lynn, Marblehead, Peabody, Salem, and/or Swampscott and whose work is currently negatively impacted by COVID-19. They are currently soliciting donations and they have an application on their website for impacted employees to complete. Please visit the Behind You website for more information.
Greg Hill Foundation
The Greg Hill Foundation seeking donations in order to provide grants to those in the Massachusetts restaurant industry. Donate or apply for assistance online.
Massachusetts Attorney General
The Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General has information for employees regarding their rights, health benefits and on topics of particular importance at this time. Reach the Attorney General's COVID-19 resources page.
United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) Charity Foundation
The USBG Charity Foundation is seeking donations and providing assistance. Please visit the USBG website for additional information.
Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation
Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation collecting information about resources available. Visit the Restaurants Workers' Community Foundation site.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal entity, provides people with information and resources to protect and manage their finances, covering issues such as mortgage relief, student debt, and protecting your credit. Visit their webpage focusing on COVID-19 for more information.