FNC's Coronavirus Response - Resource Lists

Through April 6th, and possibly beyond, Family Nurturing Center is suspending programs that involve face-to-face contact with families, partners, and others.

Our staff are working from their homes to support families by telephone, Zoom, Facebook, and other social media.  We are finding ways to connect regularly, distribute resources safely, and share with parents helpful curriculum content and fun, nurturing activities to do at home.

We will be posting resource information and links below, on our main Family Nurturing Center Facebook page, and on our DorchesterAllston-Brighton, and Chelsea pages.

Please refer to our Staff Directory to reach individual staff members (email preferable at this time). 

Here are some important tips from the Nurturing Program during this challenging time: keep structure and routine in your home, model patience and calm, make time to nurture yourself, maintain appropriate expectations for children of different ages, have empathy for family members' feelings and needs, and be sure to laugh and play whenever you can.

Boston Family Engagement Network links: BFEN Coronavirus response; BFEN Neighborhood Centers Listing and Contacts


3-1-1 City of Boston Non-Emergency Services Line

2-1-1 State of Massachusetts Non-Emergency Services Line

Mayor Marty Walsh's Hotline (617) 534-5050

Boston Public Schools Free Breakfast and Lunch Provision (BPS) https://bit.ly/3d8cFM8 

The Greater Boston Food Bank: https://bit.ly/2x9Nt7y 

Massachusetts WIC Nutrition Program: https://bit.ly/3bHhbQn 

Finding formula and WIC foodshttps://bit.ly/2UpMwRD

Map of Meal Sites for Children and Youth (City of Boston) https://bit.ly/38X7X0t 

Boston Area Resources List (State Rep. Liz Miranda) https://bit.ly/3b4RUzc 

Massachusetts Coronavirus Resources (Children’s Trust) https://bit.ly/2IU9MRj 

Resources for Families with Young Children and Providers (Mass Association for Infant Mental Health) https://bit.ly/3aZACmM 

Food Resource List & Map:





Roxbury/Mission Hillhttps://bit.ly/2Uj84hG 


Boston Basics Videos for Parents (Basic 1, Basic 2, etc.)  https://www.thebasics.org/en/community-toolkit/video

Parents Helping Parents online support groups  https://www.parentshelpingparents.org/


Encantos bilingual learning  www.encantosbrands.com/learning

Zero to Three at Home Activity Guidehttps://bit.ly/2J94WzD

Ages and Stages Activities (2 month to 5 years):  https://bit.ly/3bjF3ZY

Education.com is an educational site for PreK-grade: https://bit.ly/2vO2Y4K

Scholastic launched 20 days of free online lessons for PreK9+: https://bit.ly/3biF3JN

Story Line - Read Aloud website  www.storylineonline.net 

Unite for Literacy - online readings/books in English, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic  www.uniteforliteracy.com

Steam Learning Activitiesshorturl.at/cLVX3  


10 Questions Parents May Have About Coronavirus (NY Times) https://nyti.ms/2UfT4kB 

How to talk to your child about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - (UNICEF) https://uni.cf/3dbmDMH 

Talking to Teens and Tweens about Coronavirus – (NY Times) https://nyti.ms/39XmSZP 

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus  (NPR) https://n.pr/2QmBFpd 


Families, Friends, Future Gala UPDATE

FNC's March 19th Families, Friends, Future gala has been postponed until the fall.
For more information, please contact Valerie Bean: vbean@familynurturing.org, 617-474-1143 x224.