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COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE                                                                                                    Community Teamwork is here to help…

During this health crisis, Community Teamwork has put in place emergency programming to ensure that we can continue to provide critical service to our clients while maintaining social distancing protocols for the health and safety of our community, our clients and our Community Teamwork staff. While we are closing all our buildings to walk-in traffic, our staff is available by phone, email and, in extreme circumstances, to meet with clients on an appointment-only basis. Please call one of the numbers below and our staff will work with you to find the right solutions for you and your family during this challenging time.

Resource Center

Our Resource Center and Housing Consumer Education Center (HCEC) have cancelled all individual meetings, workshops and trainings until further notice. However, all of our staff will be available via phone and email.

The Majority of our emergency services are accessible via phone or email.

We will be using an emergency COVID hotline and general mailbox which will be continuously monitored from 8:30am to 4pm every weekday. We will work to ensure that all calls and emails will receive a response as soon as possible.




Resource Center and HCEC

(for all general emergency referrals)

978.654.5607 CovidResponseCTI@commteam.org
Fuel Assistance and Heating System Repair (Please note: As long as the State of Emergency is in effect the Department of Public Utilities has extended the moratorium that all utilities must follow the “no shut off” rule.) 978.459.6161 FuelAssistance@commteam.org
WIC 978.454.6397 WICCovidResponseCTI@commteam.org
Rental Assistance (Section 8 & MRVP) 978.654.5726 CTIRentalAssistance@commteam.org
Youth Services 978.905.7385 CTIYouthServices@commteam.org
Child and Family Services 978.454.5100 ChildcareCovidCTI@commteam.org
Entrepreneurship Center 978.654.5731 Business@commteam.org

Updated 3.23.2020

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Thanks to YOU – our staff, board members, donors, and partners, Community Teamwork (CTI)  is making a difference in the lives of so many in our community.

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Community Teamwork drives change with vital services and key collaborations, to create housing, education and economic opportunities that reduce poverty and strengthen communities.

From the single mom who can confidently head to work knowing her children are safe and well cared for, to the veteran we help return to his or her community, and the homeless family who gains training, employment, and the dignity of living in decent housing, we help people help themselves with child care, family supports, nutrition, fuel assistance, housing, skills training, employment, financial education, and individual asset and small business development.


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Breaking News

UPDATES: THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR FUEL ASSISTANCE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 28TH. A $235 INCREASE IN DELIVERABLE BENEFITS has been applied for all eligible income levels. This increase is to ensure those households can secure at least a minimum delivery (typically 100 gallons). https://bit.ly/3ubY0YN
NEW ~ Clients can now start a pre-application online by clicking on the client public portal: https://toapply.org/CTI Or, Schedule a telephone interview by calling 978.459.6161. or applications can be mailed, emailed: FuelAssistance@commteam.org, faxed: 978.458.8594 or dropped in a special marked mailbox outside the Fuel Assistance office 45 Kirk Street, Lowell MA 01852.

Our Family Child Care and School Age Programs are reopened (partial capacity). We are also happy to be able to share suggested learning opportunities and activities through our Social Media sites. We offer CTI- Remote Learning Facebook page and Community Teamwork's School Age Program has a new HOMEWORK HOTLINE - for help with math, science and literacy.

The Financial Education Center is closed to the public. They are offering some workshops and programs remotely. The Entrepreneurship discussions M-F, 2:30pm for business owners @growatcti on Facebook.

Please know our Shelter Sites are fully staffed and WIC is fully operational remotely.

ALL SERVICES at the Youth Opportunity Center and Mill You at 167 Dutton Street are open Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm - including the Snack Shack. Call 978.905.7385.

In person First Time Home Buyer classes suspended but some classes are available on zoom -- visit www.commteam.org/first-time-home-buyers. We also strongly encourage people to register for the Framework online home buyer course. Here’s the link for the online course: https://cti.frameworkhomeownership.org/

CTI is offering Free Tax Prep for low income families, starting February 1st through April 10th through our VITA program!
Our services will be offered Online at www.getyourrefund.org/cti or our partner site www.getyourrefund.org/GLCAC
We will also offer Drop off now & Pick up later for our clients that do not have access to tech devices!
ALSO 1 in 5 EITC households do not claim the credit! Do not miss out on your money in 2021! Find out if you qualify at http://bit.ly/EITC-ASST

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