Relief for Our Families

Food Security, Housing, Financial Assistance, Other Supports

More resources and information can be found on the November 2021 Resources for Somerville FamiliesCity of Somerville website.

Free Breakfast and Lunch for students and families

SPS students receive free breakfast and lunch during their school day. Please visit the Food and Nutrition Website to learn more. 


Visit  for food pantry locations and hours. Website will note any restrictions such as requiring an ID or proof of Somerville residency.

Somerville Cares Fund

The Somerville Cares Fund provides emergency financial assistance to individuals and families during the COVID-19 public health crisis to meet needs such as food, housing, medicine, funeral costs, and other essential expenses. There is no requirement to share immigration status (undocumented residents are eligible). Funding is available for: Somerville residents, persons who work in Somerville (including those recently laid off due to the pandemic), and families with children enrolled in Somerville Public Schools. Applications will be prioritized and funded on the basis of need. Visit to learn more and to apply. 

Mental Health Supports for Adults

During these challenging times it can be helpful to have someone to talk to for support. Somerville Support Now is a volunteer effort by licensed psychotherapists who practice in and around Somerville, MA. They are offering free support sessions to anyone struggling with the COVID-19 public health crisis. They provide general support, empathy, connection, grounding skills, and coping skills through 45 minute video sessions for adults (18+) who live in Somerville, Cambridge, Medford, or Arlington, MA. Find more information or schedule a session on their website (

Parent Support Groups

The Home for Little Wanderers is offering webinars, trainings, support groups, and parenting classes as part of their Parent Support Program. Learn more HERE. You can sign up at

Somerville 311

The City of Somerville has compiled a very comprehensive list of resources and supports available to Somerville residents and families. If you need assistance during this crisis and are not certain what resources are available, please call 3-1-1 or email and a representative will be happy to connect you to the appropriate resource(s).

Local Farmers' Markets (during the Summer)

Use your benefits to purchase high-quality foods at local farmers' markets. Visit the Somerville Mobile Farmers' Market website for information about mobile farmers' markets and other local producer events.