COVID-19 Emergency Response

COVID-19 Emergency Response

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has declared a State of Emergency and ordered all Early Education providers to close due to the escalating threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

If you would like to help SSCAC provide emergency assistance with food, housing, and other household expenses for those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, please consider making a donation.

During this difficult and rapidly changing time, SSCAC is focused on the health and well-being of our clients, staff, volunteers, and communities. As a result, we are adapting the way we normally conduct business and will continue to provide essential services to the best of our ability.

Agency and Program Updates

Until further notice, SSCAC has closed 71 Obery Street in Plymouth to the public.

Fuel Assistance

Applications for Fuel Assistance are still being accepted through April 30, 2020.

Applicants can call 508-746-6707 or 877-FUEL AID Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:15AM to 3:00PM to complete a telephone intake.

Heating System Repair

If you are a Fuel Assistance eligible client and have a heating system emergency,
please call 508-747-7575 x6253.

South Shore Early Education

Under order from Governor Baker, all Early Education centers in Massachusetts
are closed.

The Governor’s order will remain in effect until May 4, 2020.

All of our centers are being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected during this time.

Early Education staff are maintaining contact with all enrolled families, providing information, support, and early education activities via phone and social media.

Early Education staff will be distributing bagged food to enrolled families
on a weekly basis.

Food Resources and Distribution Center

SSCAC is able to accept food donations at our Food Distribution Center at 71 Obery St. on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 – 12:00 or at area Food Bin locations listed on the Food Resources Program page on our website.

We are currently working with Plymouth and Middleborough school departments to support food efforts for children who are eligible for free/reduced lunch.

Please contact your local school department to learn more about feeding programs in your town.

Anyone interested in supporting the Food Resources Program efforts is encouraged to drop off food donations at collection bins at the following locations:

  • Big Y Supermarket - Kingston
  • Pinehills - Great Island - Plymouth
  • Pinehills - Post Office - Plymouth
  • Pinehills - Stonebridge Club - Plymouth
  • Pinehills - The Market - Plymouth
  • Pinehills - Winslow's View - Plymouth
  • Shaw's Market - Cedarville - Plymouth
  • Stop and Shop - Kingston
  • Stop and Shop - Plymouth

Plymouth Public Schools have also set up food donation bins at the following locations:

  • Indian Brook Elementary School - 1181 State Rd.
  • South Elementary School - 178 Bourne Rd.
  • Plymouth Community Intermediate School - 117 Long Pond Rd.
  • West Elementary School - 170 Plympton Rd.
  • Hedge Elementary School - 258 Standish Ave.

Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline has the most current information and resources for finding assistance with food across the state. The FoodSource Hotline can be reached at 800-645-8333 from 8am-7pm Monday-Friday, and Saturdays from 10am-2pm, and can provide information in 160 languages.

Project Bread has also compiled a list of MA meal sites where children and families can access food during school closures. For the most up-to-date information they have available, visit https://meals4kids.org/summer. Plans are continuously changing, so continue checking back if you do not find any meals for your community.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

The IRS has extended the tax filing deadline from April 15th to July 15, 2020. All individual and other non-corporate tax filers can also defer federal income tax payments (including self-employment tax) until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest.

Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo today announced an agreement to extend the 2019 state individual income tax filing and payment deadline from April 15 to July 15 due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. This income tax relief is automatic and taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms to qualify.

We are not scheduling new appointments at this time, but are exploring the feasibility of remote return preparation.

If you have not yet filed your tax return, you may be able to do so for free through www.myfreetaxes.com.

If anyone had their returns prepared/filed by us already and needs follow-up assistance, please call 508-747-7575 x6254.

South Shore Family Network

All parent-child playgroups and parenting workshops have been cancelled at this time.

We will be video-recording parent-child activities and emailing/posting to social media to continue supporting parents as their child’s first and best teacher.

If you have any questions, please call 508-747-7575 x6247 or email.