Newton COVID-19 Care Fund: Final Deadline for Applications Friday, June 5

Newton COVID-19 Care Fund Final: Deadline for Applications Friday, June 5. This fund serves all families enrolled in NPS, not just residents of Newton.

A wonderful partnership established the Newton COVID-19 Care Fund on March 20th as a short-term emergency fund to help families and individuals who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

After weeks of closely monitoring the fundraising, application submissions, and distribution of funds to people in need, the Fund has decided to close the application process for seeking assistance at the end of the day on Friday, June 5, 2020.

Need assistance? To apply to the fund, click here. All applications received by the deadline of Friday, June 5 will be considered. (If you have already applied and you have questions about your application status, please contact your individual Family ACCESS case worker or email NCFreferrals@familyaccess.org.)

Through a special partnership between a dedicated group of Newton community members, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, and Family ACCESS, the Newton COVID-19 Care Fund has raised over $700,000 to date. Thanks for this generosity goes to over 1,000 individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropic foundations.

In the eight weeks since the application for the fund went live on Friday, April 3, Family ACCESS case workers and administrators have worked with dedication, care and kindness to support the many individuals and families seeking assistance:

·     232 households or individuals have received financial support to date

·     $447,326 has been paid out on behalf of applicants to pay bills for basic necessities such as utilities, rent/mortgage, childcare, health care, and other critical needs

·     105 applications are currently still in process with the team at Family ACCESS 

The website for the Fund will remain active through June 30 to continue to accept donations to meet the needs of the final round of eligible applicants. Those involved with the Fund remain committed to monitoring closely the current crisis and are prepared to spring back into action if needed.

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