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Our Fitchburg-area COVID Testing is now located at 375 Nichols Road in Fitchburg. OUR TESTING HOURS HAVE CHANGED. As of Monday, January 10, 2022, testing is available on the following days: Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 11:30 am.
COVID testing in Gardner is reserved for CHC Patients only and will occur at our main Gardner facility at 175 Connors Street.
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Please click here for CHC’s completed and signed Reopen Attestation form.
All CHC locations will be CLOSED on Monday, February 21, 2022 in observance of Presidents' Day.
Community Health Connections is here to care for you and connect you with whatever services you need to live the best life you can.
Pause a while–https://pauseawhile.org/
Hosting free conference calls for AA meetings at 7am, 12pm, and 5pm, Monday through Saturday. Separate Sunday schedule is on our the website.
A Virtual Awakening
This is a closed AA meeting for women, non-binary and trans people. We read literature and
hear the experience, strength, and hope of a speaker followed by a discussion.
Virtual meetings are Thursdays at 1pm and Sundays at 8:30pm
MEETING ID: 828 1132 5611
PASSWORD: Please email us at: email@example.com
Al-Anon and Alateen
https://ma-al-anon-alateen.org/ – there is an announcement about Covid-19
list of which meetings have been cancelled or are still running here.
Cocaine Anonymous offers online support and services
www.nicotine-anonymous.org– has many online and telephone meetings, with a list available on the website
Recovery Speakers: Listen to recovery speakers from many different 12 step groups
Sober Recovery: provides an online forum for those in recovery and their friends and family.
Embark Recovery: Daily 12pm & 6 pm in English and 12:30 and
5:30 in Spanish
Herren Project: Variety of
meetings, including Women’s Meeting Tuesdays at 7:30PM
In the Rooms: online meeting at 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm. These are “all recovery” meetings and any
pathway or programs are welcome.
LifeRing Secular Recovery is an organization of people who share practical experiences and sobriety support, and embraces what works for individual. On line meetings offered.
Lion Rock Recovery: Variety of support groups every day of the week
Phoenix Gym offers a range of FREE virtual exercise classes (meditation, yoga, CrossFit, etc. for people in
recovery. Every 2 hours from 7 am – 9pm
Refuge Recovery provides online and virtual support
SoberCity offers an online support and recovery
Sobergrid offers an online platform to help anyone get sober and
Soberistas: provides a women-only international online recovery
Sober Mommies: online support group for moms in recovery
The Recovery Village: Teletherapy for addiction and mental health
WEconnect and Unity
Recovery – 4 times daily 7 days a week (9am,12pm,3pm,9pm EST)
Join directly from computer or smart phone – unityrecovery.zoom.us/my/allrecovery
Women for Sobriety: https://womenforsobriety.org/ (website) https://wfsonline.org/ (online meetings)
Helps women gain hope and encouragement with other women in similar circumstances. Offering tools to a healthier lifestyle.
Scan the QR code below to go directly to the type of support you are looking for.
Online AA Meetings
Recovery Dharma Online Meetings
In the Rooms Online Support
Al-Anon Electronic Meeting List
Online Group AA Meetings
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Website
Virtual Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Smart Recovery Online
Never Alone Club – 24 Hour Chat and Support
Narcotics Anonymous by Phone
Marijuana Anonymous Online Meetings
Connections App – tools to support early recovery
The Herren Project – Recovery Meetings
AA speaker tape and 12 steps – iPhone App
Smokefree – Tools and Support to Quit Smoking
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Hello It’s Me is a Facebook group for families
that are pregnant and close to delivery or home with a newborn during COVID-19
Parenting Journey is creating an emergency fund and families can request a stipend (it’s not required
that you have attended any PJ groups, any families in need of assistance are welcome to apply) for those impacted financially by the COVID-19 crisis.
Parents Helping Parents
Parental Stress Line (available 24/7): 1-800-632-8188
Online Support Groups occurring every day but schedule changes week to week
Check the website for schedule:?https://www.parentshelpingparents.org/
National Parent Helpline
Sober Mommies: online support group for moms in recovery
7cups offers free emotional support. No matter what you are going through you will be heard and cared for. 24/7 chat.
Local Crisis Hotlines
National Domestic Violence Hotline offers help to people experiencing violence in their home during COVID-19 restrictions. There is a hotline, texting service, and webchat service. https://www.thehotline.org/2020/03/13/staying-safe-during-covid-19/
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline?provides up-to-date information– in multiple languages – about what is happening in school districts and what resources are available, such as SNAP application assistance, and referrals to open community resources.
Samaritans: Helpline remains open 24/7 for calls and texts at
SAMHSA National Helpline
Address: 52 Mechanic St Leominster, MA 01453
Their food pantry is open to the public on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays from 10AM-1PM.
Address: 112 Spruce St Leominster, MA 01453
Phone: Main number: 978-534-3145
If clients or people in general need food from their pantry, please call them first and they will have the boxes and items ready for pick up at the door. They will do an intake over the phone and schedule an appointment. They are open Monday and Friday 9AM-12:30PM.
Address: 128 Main St Leominster, MA 01453
Their food pantry is open to the public on Mondays from 8:30AM-4:30PM.
Address: 196 Mechanic St Leominster, MA 01453
Phone: 978-840-0696, Available staff: Marcy, Maritza and Antoine
Their food pantry is open but is by appointment only from 8:30AM-4:00PM. Please call for an appointment.
Address: 27 Cedar St Fitchburg, MA 01420
Their food pantry is open to the public on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 9AM-11AM. This is a drive-up service, bring your ID and they will go up to your car and serve you.
Address: 739 Water St Fitchburg, MA 01420
Their food pantry is open to the public Monday-Friday from 9:30-11AM. Please drive through, beep your horn and they will leave a bag/box on a table (this table is disinfected between pick-ups). Bring photo-id.
Address: 40 Boutelle Street Fitchburg, MA 01420
Phone: 978 345-2256
Their food pantry is open to the public on Wednesday from 4PM-6PM. Bring proof of address.
Address: 294 Pleasant St Gardner, MA 01440
Their food pantry is open to the public from Monday-Thursday from 10AM-1PM. This is a drive-up service, contactless.
Address: 273 Central St Winchendon, Ma 01475
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Address: 138 Main St, Westminster, MA 01473
Phone: (978) 874-2350
Open on Thursdays from 6:30PM-7:30PM Drive-up only.
Address: 655 Mass Ave Lunenburg, MA 01462
Their food pantry is open to Lunenburg residents by appointment only, please call the number above and schedule an appointment.
Address: 176 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA - 01605
Address: 11 Sycamore Street, Worcester, MA - 01605
Tacoma St location is open to the public on Tuesday from 8:30AM-1PM, bring photo ID.
Sycamore St location is open to the public on Monday and Wednesday from 9AM-11AM.
*They have a member fully dressed in protective suit that selects the food and gives to the individuals.