The following are several sources of help and information. If you can't find what you need, contact:
- Lexington Human Services Department
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Have an extensive referral list, and have people who specialize in providing assistance for veterans, seniors, families and youth.
The Human Services Department has access to a number of resources for those needing help to pay rent.
Email Human Services Department or call them at 781-698-4840.
MetroWest Collaborative Development is offering free housing counseling to Lexington residents. Small rent assistance grants, help finding affordable housing, etc. is available. View the Rental Assistance Housing Clinics for Lexington Residents (PDF) to learn more.
Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) and Emergency Rent and Mortgage Assistance (ERMA) can also provide assistance to eligible households. Learn more at Metro Housing Boston.
- Phone: 855-241-HELP (855-241-4357)
- Mobilizes fully vetted volunteers to help residents facing sudden crisis. Volunteers provide non-medical, non-monetary services.
- Offering the following services:
- Grocery store runs
- Pharmacy runs to pick up and deliver medication
- Meal delivery from local restaurants or commercial kitchens
Find out more about the Neighbor Brigade.
Help Around Town
Connects jobs and helpers available for tasks related to COVID-19. Paid or volunteer. Find out more about Help Around Town. You can also call 781-325-8696.
Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL)
CAAL has launched a portal for those in need of assistance, as well as those looking to volunteer. Volunteers are able to assist with food shopping and meal delivery for those who are in isolation or quarantine and/or unable to obtain groceries/meals. Sign up at the portal or email Chinese American Association of Lexington.
Chinese Americans of Lexington (CALex)
CALex has a volunteer team with over 80 parents. If people need help, please reach out to us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling out their contact form.
Restaurant in Arlington that prepares and delivers pasta meals. Through April 15th when you purchase a meal, they will deliver two free meals to a senior in the community (includes Lexington).
Market Basket, Burlington, MA
Hours for seniors only on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 5:30 am - 7 am.
43 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA
Stop & Shop, Lexington, MA
Hours for those age 60+ only from 6 am - 7:30 am daily.
36 Bedford Street, Lexington, MA
- Phone: 781-862-4480
- $12 delivery fee via taxi service
CVS, Lexington, MA
- Phone: 781-862-4080
- Delivery depends on eligibility
Walgreens, Lexington, MA
- Phone: 781-863-1111
- Delivery option available, all fees waived
William James Interface Referral Service
- Mental health and wellness referral Helpline. This is a free, confidential referral service for individuals living in Lexington.
- Phone: 888-244-6843 (toll-free) available Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
State Senator Mike Barrett
State Senator Cindy Friedman
State Representative Michelle Ciccolo
Lexington Emergency Assistance Fund (LEAF)
LEAF is set up to provide financial assistance to Lexington residents experiencing an unexpected financial crisis. It can provide limited financial help for critical needs when other funding sources are unavailable or have been exhausted. Find out more about the Lexington Emergency Assistance Fund and how to apply.
Lexington Refugee Assistance Program (LexRAP)
Supports and assists refugees and asylum seekers in need of assistance which includes a support network for basic needs, education (especially English), employment, legal aid, and socialization. LexRAP is ready to assist those impacted by COVID-19. Visit LexRAP's website for more information.
Intergenerational Outreach Club (IOC)
A group of Lexington High School student volunteers who have partnered with Help Around Town to assist Seniors with needed tasks free of charge.
Lexington Transportation Services
- Call 781-698-4820 or visit their website to find the latest information.
- Lexpress is running normal service.
- Lex-Connect Taxi is running normal service.
- FISH offers free medical rides to Lexington residents. Rides must be requested 2 working days in advance by calling 781-861-9300 before 1PM. Visit the FISH website for their calendar and full details.
Want to Help?
There is a severe shortage of blood. If you're healthy, check the Red Cross website to find out how and where to donate.
The Red Cross also has an urgent need for volunteers, both in-person and remote. Find out how you can volunteer with the Red Cross.
Lexington Food Pantry
They accept donations of non-perishable foods that are within their use-by date. Find out how to donate.
Fund for Lexington
The Fund is used to help Lexington residents in need during difficult situations, such as those having trouble making rent or utility bill payments. Find out more about the Fund for Lexington.
You can make a donation through our new online donation center either by electronic check ($.25 processing fee), or by credit card.
Donate by Mailing a Check to
Fund For Lexington
Trustees of Public Trusts
1625 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, Massachusetts 02420
Note: Make checks payable to "Town of Lexington" with "Fund for Lexington" in the memo line. Please do not send cash.
Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund
This Fund was created by Massachusetts First Lady Lauren Baker with the One8 Foundation and other local philanthropic organizations.
It will work through local funds and organizations to distribute money for people in need in Massachusetts. Find out more about the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund and how you can donate.