Resources for Students & Families

The coronavirus (COVID‑19) has resulted in an unprecedented crisis that continues to impact physical and mental health and cause significant disruption to daily life and functioning. This page includes resources, both locally and nationally, that can assist you and your family in finding a wide range of supportive services to address your needs. If you need more specific support or resources that are not listed here, please reach out to the CARE Team.

General Resources

  • 211.org: Call 211 from anywhere in the US to access free and confidential crisis and emergency counseling, disaster assistance, food, health care and insurance assistance, stable housing and utilities payment assistance, employment services, veteran services, and childcare and family services.
  • Help When You Need It connects users to over 350,000 listings nationwide of private and public resources for food pantries, stores that accept food stamps, assisted living facilities, domestic violence and homeless shelters, mental health & substance use treatment, free clinics, legal and financial assistance.

Resources by Topic

  • Health Insurance
  • Medical Care and Hospital Bills
    • The Assistance Fund: For those who qualify for financial support, service provides patient advocates to assist in securing financial assistance for co-payments, prescriptions, deductibles, premiums and medical expenses.
    • Patient Advocate Foundation: Helps federally and commercially insured people living with life threatening, chronic, and rare diseases. Offers co-pay relief program to provide direct financial assistance to insured patients who meet certain qualifications to help them pay for needed prescriptions and/or treatment. Their website also has many other resources and services.
  • Prescription Medication Payment Support

  • International SOS provides MIT students with medical, security, and travel assistance while abroad.
    • Call +1 215-942-8478