Provincetown COVID-19 Resource Guide

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Provincetown Community Support Liaison

Accessing resources can be time- consuming and/or confusing.

If you’re not already connected to a social service agency in town, and you’re wondering where to start, Provincetown’s Community Support Liaison, Alex, is here to help you through the process.

Don’t know where to start? Contact Alex at:
[email protected]

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Food Programs

For Everyone

Council on Aging
Food pantry and programs for residents of all ages

Crop Swap
[email protected]
Provincetown’s produce swap shop provides free veggies & fruit, when available, outside the doors of the Library at 356 Commercial Street

Family Pantry of Cape Cod
Serves Provincetown residents Tues-Thurs & Sat. who have transportation to their location, 133 Queen Ann Road, Harwich

Lower Cape Outreach Food Pantry
Call for an appointment
Open Wednesdays at the Provincetown United Methodist Church, 20 Shank Painter Road

Soup Kitchen in Provincetown (SKIP)
Serves free lunches Mon-Fri, 12:30-1:30pm at 20 Shank Painter Road, from November 2, 2020- April 30, 2021

For Clients

AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod
Food pantry and meal program for clients

Helping Our Women Food Pantry
Call ahead to plan pick-up of free groceries and personal care products

Provincetown Public Schools
Call for information about food programs for children in school or early childhood programs

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Financial Assistance & Unemployment

Case Workers/Advocates

508-487-2449, x6024
Their Human Services Advocate can help with: applying for food stamps, Medicaid, fuel assistance, disability benefits, emergency financial applications, Social Security, health insurance, and more. Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm

Helping Our Women
Assists women who have chronic health conditions with transportation, financial assistance, benefit applications, and social connection. Referrals and information are available for all community members, as well as tablets for households without internet

Provincetown Council On Aging (COA)
[email protected]
Assists older adult residents and their families and caregivers

Homeless Prevention Council
[email protected]
Provides case management to prevent homelessness and assist with budgeting, housing, transportation, or other related needs

AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod
Medical Case Managers assist clients with a range of services, including: applying for disability, unemployment, SNAP benefits, fuel assistance, emergency financial assistance, health insurance


Financial Assistance

Cape Cod Times Needy Fund (CCTNF)
The Cape Cod Times Needy Fund is coordinating the Major Disaster Relief Fund from the United Way, so make one call to CCTNF to request financial assistance for help paying rent or other bills

John A. Henry Trust Fund
[email protected]
For those with children ages 0–18

Housing Assistance Corporation
508-771-5400, x210
Provides government funds for rent assistance

Lower Cape Outreach Council
Can provide funds, but due to tremendous demand, they request that you first call the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund or Housing Assistance Corporation

Restaurant Strong Fund
Full-time, tipped restaurant workers can apply for funds

St. Mary’s Church
For emergency relief funds

St. Vincent De Paul
508-487-0095, x4
Assistance with rent and other bills

Unitarian Universalist Meeting House
of Provincetown for emergency relief funds


Unemployment Benefits

The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
Information and access to on-line application for unemployment benefits, for anyone affected by COVID-19

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Housing and Homelessness

AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod
Offers housing support services to people living with HIV

Community Development Partnership
508-240-7873 x18
Offers subsidized rental units on the Lower/ Outer Cape

Community Housing Resource, Inc.
Offers subsidized and affordable rental units in Provincetown/Truro

Homeless Prevention Council
Can assist anyone facing housing instability and will help with applications for affordable/ subsidized housing

Housing Assistance Corporation
Provides help with applications, access to rentals, government funds for rent assistance, and more

Provincetown Housing Authority
Develops and manages decent, safe, affordable rental housing for low income households and special needs groups

St. Joseph House
The only homeless shelter on the Cape, at 77 Winter Street, Hyannis. Open 24 hours

Town of Provincetown Housing Office
[email protected]
Michelle Jarusiewicz is Community Housing Specialist

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Managing Stress, Worry, & Anxiety

Bay Cove (Crisis Intervention and Support)
(24-hour hotline)
Offering telehealth for evaluations 24/7 until the COVID-19 situation stabilizes.

Calmer Choice Resource Page
Online options for mindfulness and stress reduction

Independence House
(24-hour hotline)
Domestic or sexual violence counselors are available 24/7 to speak with you

Lily House
Offers end-of-life planning consultations to help create peace of mind and a sense of empowerment

NAMI Cape Cod & Islands
Resources for managing stress and anxiety

Outer Cape Health Services (OCHS)
[email protected]
Patients can access behavioral therapy and psychiatry via virtual appointments. OCHS is also a test site for COVID-19.
OCHS’ Community Navigator Progam maintains an up-to-date list of local mental health providers. Email for more info

Provincetown COVID-19 Task Force
Stress Support Line is staffed by local mental health professionals. Call or text 7 days a week from 12-7pm. Online support group run by mental health professionals on Fridays. Also offers volunteers who are available to shop, pick up medications, and do other tasks for those without other resources

Samaritans on Cape Cod & the Islands
Outreach programs and crisis line for all ages

Substance Use Assistance

Substance Use Support

Crystal Free
Support group for gay, bi, trans, and queer men (regardless of HIV status) seeking recovery from crystal meth

Free Syringe Services & NARCAN
For anyone in Provincetown regardless of HIV status

List of Local 12-Step Meetings

Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline
Mon-Fri: 8am-10pm
Sat & Sun: 8am-6pm

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Family and Caregiver Supports

Alzheimer’s Family Support Center
Individuals & family members living with dementia are welcome to call for support. Messages are checked regularly. Telephone support hours: 7 days, 9am–5pm

Cape Cod Children’s Place
Family Support specialists available to help families meet basic needs and discuss child development/ behavior strategies during COVID-19. A limited supply of diapers, food and children’s books is available. Hours: Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm

Children’s Cove
(The Cape & Islands Child Advocacy Center) Compassionate, comprehensive, and collaborative response services at no cost to survivors of
child abuse

Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands
Support services for family and caregivers of older adults

Independence House
Domestic or sexual violence counselors available 24/7 to speak with you

Lily House
Offers education and support for family, friends, and caregivers taking care of a loved one at the end of life

Provincetown COVID-19 Task Force
Offers a buddy program

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Small Business, Work, or Legal Support

Community Development Partnership
Offers emergency services to small businesses on the Lower/Outer Cape

South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.
Offers free consultations, Mon-Thur, 9am–1:30pm

Provides work and legal support services to community women experiencing challenging transitions

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COVID-19 Testing

Outer Cape Health Services: COVID-19 Line

Carewell Urgent Care

The current CDC list of symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Outer Cape Health Services continues to have ample testing capacity for anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

Anyone with these symptoms is encouraged to call Outer Cape Health Services COVID-19 Line at 508-905-2888 to be screened. COVID-19 testing for those with symptoms or close contacts of those who test positive are medically necessary and covered by health insurance.

Those without symptoms or known exposures are able to pay out of pocket for testing at Carewell Urgent Care, Patriot Square, 484 Rte. 134, South Dennis, MA 02660. Carewell offers at least 3 types of testing; only a molecular PCR test is recommended.

The Provincetown COVID-19 Resource Guide is a product of the Provincetown Meeting Needs Group. This September 2020 edition was possible due to contributions of time and energy by:
Donna Alexander
Rev. Donnie Anderson Janet Beattie
Mary Berry
Eileen Cabral
Morgan Clark
Dan Gates
Gwynne Guzzeau Philip Franchini
Chris Hottle
Alex Juchniewich
Steve Katsurinis
Andrea Lavenets
Mary Beth Maloney
Barbara Murphy
John Morgan
Charlie Nichols
Pastor David Brown
Pastor Frank White
Amy Raff
Rev. Kate Wilkinson
Steve Roderick
Lezli Rowell
Brianne Smith
Cheryl Souza
Caroline Thompson
Nicola Vichert
Dawn Walsh
Call to confirm business hours of the agencies and resources listed.

Funding for this publication was made possible by a grant from Cape Cod Healthcare to Helping Our Women, partnering with Provincetown Health Department, in order to support increased equity and access to healthcare.

For updated COVID-19 information, please visit:

Special thanks to the following photographers whose work is included: Martin Adams, Anastasiia Chepinska, Avel Chuklanov, Grant King, Sarah Lee, Hamilton Magri Jr., Alexander Mils, Shelley Pauls, Devon Janse van Rensburg

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