Even with its physical offices closed, Southborough Youth and Family Services wants residents to know that they are still here for us.
Program Coordinator Shannon Kinayman writes:
SYFS shares the oversight of the Southborough Emergency Fund. It’s made possible by a generous donation from the Southborough Community Fund. We have always helped those facing financial hardship with things like food, bills, gas/oil, repairs, etc., but realize there may be even more people in Southborough needing help. We want to make sure they know about this service.
In addition, I provide assistance and guidance to those seeking other services. I have helped many Southborough residents to identify and obtain other services from programs like Fuel Assistance, Mass Health and SNAP. While I can’t meet face-to-face, I am able to conduct phone appointments to guide people through securing other benefits.
While many of these programs are income eligible, we are encouraging all to reach out to learn more. This is especially true of the Southborough Emergency Fund.
You can find information on SYFS’ Needs Based Services here.
SYFS has also posted a Resource Guide on the website “for people who need help in getting necessities for their families.” (I’m told that it will be updated as they learn of new resources, which may even happen later this week. So you may want to check back for updates.)
If you need to reach out to Shannon directly, you can call or text 978-310-1182.