SNAP Updates

6th Oct 2020

SNAP Guidelines Updated October 1 New Guidelines Implemented: SNAP income guidelines, deductions and benefits were updated for 2021 for benefits provided starting in October 2020. Income guidelines were increased to reflect the 2020 federal poverty levels. Maximum benefit amounts were […]

Heating Assistance: LIHEAP program

6th Oct 2020

The Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps households pay for their heating and energy bills. The LIHEAP 2020 season began on October 1, 2020, and includes new LIHEAP income guidelines. People who received LIHEAP last year should […]

Avoid Utility Shut-Offs: Enroll In a Discount Rate Program with National Grid

6th Oct 2020

The protection against utilities (gas and electric) shut-off ended on September 30 and people may now receive a shut-off notice for failing to pay their bill. However, if the person is enrolled in a discount rate program with National Grid, […]

HOUSING & UTILITIES UPDATE

6th Oct 2020

Avoid Evictions: Fill Out The Declaration Form and Apply For Rental Assistance Pursuant to a September 5 order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent, renters are protected from eviction until January 2021, if they meet certain conditions: * your […]

Federal Stimulus Benefits

6th Oct 2020

If You Didn’t Receive the $1,200 Stimulus Check – Act Now To Claim Your Money – DEADLINE OCTOBER 15 To help people during the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government provided a one-time payment, commonly called the stimulus payment. Many people […]

Stomach Bug? How to Keep Your Child from Getting Dehydrated

1st Oct 2020

A QUICK LOOKStomach bugs in children are common. Most of the time, you can manage them at home. Encouraging your child to drink plenty of fluids is most important. Oral rehydration therapy is a simple at-home method to prevent dehydration. […]

How Is the Flu Different From COVID-19?

25th Sep 2020

​​​​​​Both the flu (influenza) and COVID-19 are contagious and will be spreading this fall and winter. They have similar symptoms, so it can be hard to tell them apart. Fortunately, we have a vaccine​ to help prevent the flu​. Make sure your child […]

How to prepare children for a COVID-19 test

17th Sep 2020

See five tips to help ease fear and know what to expect if your child needs testing for COVID-19 While many people think of adults as the ones mainly impacted by COVID-19, children can be affected, too – and may need […]