Empowering Latinx immigrants to enhance the social and economic health of the community and its people; and to hold institutional decision-makers accountable to the community.

Pandemic Resources

The pandemic has created many challenges for our community, as the health, economic, and social impacts have led to historic levels of poverty, food insecurity, housing instability, domestic abuse, and health inequity for our people.

In response, La Colaborativa has launched and sustained comprehensive emergency response efforts to keep families fed, housed, and alive during the pandemic. From testing to vaccinations, food distributions, emergency housing, and statewide advocacy, we have been a trusted source of information, services, and supports to thousands of families living in survival mode.

What We Are Doing

  • Reliable, healthy, and culturally familiar food distributions 5 days/week, feeding 7,000+ households weekly
  • Weekly diaper, formula, and PPE distributions
  • Community-based COVID testing and vaccinations, in partnership with healthcare providers
  • Emergency housing placements, rental assistance support, tenant empowerment and advocacy to prevent displacement throughout the housing crisis
  • No-strings-attached cash assistance
  • Community outreach and education – bringing bilingual and bicultural public health and know your rights information to every corner of our community.
  • Support with applications for private and public benefits (unemployment, rent relief, etc.)
  • Virtual English, job readiness, and citizenship classes focused on getting our community back to work
  • Statewide advocacy for a just recovery from the pandemic

COVID-19 Testing

Testing Locations

Chelsea Commons Parking Lot
1100 Revere Beach Parkway, Chelsea, MA 02150
Monday through Sunday
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Walk up appointments only – results availably by text or calling (617) 765-0176

Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare
1000 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CVS Minute Clinic
1010 Revere Beach Pkwy, Chelsea, MA 02150
Appointments required – book appointment here.

Free Weekly Testing in Chelsea Public Schools

Weekly COVID-19 testing is available in the Chelsea Public Schools as a pool-testing program. The City of Chelsea encourages all CPS students to participate.
To sign up, click here.

At Home COVID Test Distribution

The City of Chelsea will be distributing rapid COVID-19 tests at City Hall on a weekly basis throughout March. The distributions will occur from 1:00-6:30 p.m. The rapid tests are for Chelsea residents only, and proof of residency will be required. Tests will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis until supplies run out on each distribution kit. Residents can receive a maximum of four kits per household.

The distributions will occur on the lower level of City Hall. Here’s a summary of the upcoming distribution dates:

  • Tuesday, March 8 | 1:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 15 | 1:00 p.m. -6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 22 | 1:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 29 | 1:00 p.m. -6:30 p.m.

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Lugares de Prueba

Estacionamiento de Chelsea Commons
1100 Revere Beach Parkway
, Chelsea, MA 02150
Lunes a Domingo
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Solo citas sin cita previa – Resultados disponibles por mensaje de texto o llamando al (617) 765-0176

Beth Israel Deaconess Cuidado de la salud
1000 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150
de lunes a viernes
9 am a 5 pm
sábados
9 am a 2 pm

Clínica Minuto CVS
1010 Revere Beach Pkwy, Chelsea, MA 02150
Citas requeridas – reservar cita aquí.

Pruebas semanales gratuitas en las escuelas públicas de Chelsea

Las pruebas semanales de COVID-19 están disponibles en las Escuelas Públicas de Chelsea como un programa de pruebas grupales. La ciudad de Chelsea anima a todos los estudiantes de CPS a participar.
Para registrarse, haga clic aquí.

Distribución de Pruebas de COVID en el Hogar

La ciudad de Chelsea distribuirá pruebas rápidas de COVID-19 semanalmente durante todo el mes de marzo en el City Hall.  Las distribuciones se realizarán de 1:00 pm a 6:30 p.m. Las pruebas rápidas son solo para residentes de Chelsea y se requerirá prueba de residencia. En cada kit de distribución, las pruebas estarán disponibles por orden de llegada hasta que se agoten los suministros. Los residentes pueden recibir un máximo de cuatro kits por hogar.

Las distribuciones se realizan en el nivel inferior del City Hall. Aquí hay un resumen de las próximas fechas de distribución:

  • Martes 8 de marzo | 1:00 p.m. – 6:30p.m.
  • Martes 15 de marzo | 1:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Martes 22 de marzo | 1:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Martes 29 de marzo | 1:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Chelsea Senior Center
10 Riley Way, Chelsea, MA 02150
(in front of the town hall, behind the fire station)
Fridays until March 18th from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mondays from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

La Colaborativa with East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

318 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150
Every Tuesday and Thursday
February 17-March 15
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Facebook Livestream

With Dr. Julie Levison
Every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

With Dr. Regina Laroche
Every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

With Dr. Julia Koehler
Every Friday at 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

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Chelsea Senior Center
10 Riley Way, Chelsea, MA 02150
(frente al ayuntamiento, detrás de la estación de bomberos)
Viernes hasta el 18 de marzo de 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sábados y Domingos de from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Lunes de 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

La Colaborativa
318 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150
Todos los Martes y Juves
17 de Febrero – 15 de Marzo
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Transmisión en vivo de Facebook

Con la Dra. Julie Levison
Todos los martes a las 19:00 h. – 8:00 pm

Con la Dra. Regina Laroche
Todos los jueves a las 19:00 h. – 8:00 pm

Con la Dra. Julia Koehler
Todos los viernes a las 19:00 h. – 8:00 pm

Additional Resources

Free COVID Home Tests

Limit one per residential address. Four tests will be sent per household. Orders ship free. The only information you need to submit is your name and mailing address. As of March 7th, you can place an additional order even if you have received your first four tests!

Order tests here

La Colaborativa Facebook Live

Every Tuesday
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Questions and Answers with Dr. Julie Levison
Every Thursday
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Questions and Answers with Dr. Regina Laroche
Every Friday
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Questions and Answers with Julia Koehler

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Pruebas Caseras Gratuitas de COVID

Límite de uno por dirección residencial. Se enviarán cuatro pruebas por hogar. Los pedidos se envían gratis. La única información que necesita enviar es su nombre y dirección postal. ¡A partir del 7 de marzo, puede realizar un pedido adicional incluso si ha recibido sus primeras cuatro pruebas de COVID!

Solicite pruebas aquí

La Colaborativa Facebook Live

Cada Martes
7:00 pm-8:00pm
Preguntas y respuestas con la Dra. Julie Levison
Cada Jueves
7:00 pm-8:00pm
Preguntas y Respuestas con la Dra. Regina Laroche,
Cada Viernes
7:00 pm-8:00pm
Preguntas y respuestas con la Dra. Julia Koehler

This Week at La Colaborativa

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Food & Diaper Distribution

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Under the bridge @ Sixth Street

Distribution will be active until last available box!

Summer Nights

4:00pm – 7:00 PM

Under the bridge @ Sixth Street

Weekly family festival with music, art, Zumba, salsa, and more!

Thursday

Summer Nights

4:00pm – 7:00 PM

Bosson Park 

Weekly family festival with music, art, Zumba, salsa, and more!

Friday

 Food Distribution

9:30am – 11:30am

Under the bridge @ Sixth Street

Distribution will be active until last available box!

Saturday

Monday

Food Distribution

11:00am – 1:00 pm

@ 63 Sixth Street, Chelsea MA 02150

Tuesday

No Food Distribution

Wednesday

Food & Diaper Distribution

3:30pm – 7:00 pm

@ 63 Sixth Street, Chelsea MA 02150

Thursday

No Food Distribution

Friday

Food Distribution

12:00pm – 2:00 pm

@ 63 Sixth Street, Chelsea MA 02150

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