Coronovirus COVID-19 News and Updates

Massachusetts continues to issue updated recommendations due to the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19. Given the evolving landscape, we want to update everyone on our plans for keeping our Village families, staff, and volunteers safe and healthy.
Updated: January 18, 2021

Read our comprehensive COVID-19 Policy. The safety of our clients and team members is our top priority.

The Village Closet

We are happy to announce that the Village Closet continues its work at 2 East Main Street in Huntington, MA. Families can make an appointment to come in and shop for FREE baby and children’s items, or request items for curb-side pickup. Please visit the Village Closet page for more updates. ***We follow the guidance of the Gateway Regional School District, which evaluates the COVID-19 risk based on the percentage of positive tests in the six Gateway Regional District towns and the 12 surrounding cities and towns. 

Parent Groups

Families have embraced virtual parents groups, and It Takes a Village is continuing to add more programming to this online platform. Currently there are three online groups that meet every week, and we have a lineup of special guests over the next few months. Please visit the Parent Group page for the schedule and the link to the join the calls. We hope that in-person groups can resume in the spring or summer of 2021.

Home Visit Program

Families in the Hilltowns continue to receive one-on-one support from our amazing volunteers. If you are expecting a baby or have a baby under the age of 1 year old, please sign up for a FREE Home Visit volunteer. They can help run errands, pick up groceries, meet you outdoors, or even help with an older child’s remote learning. Visit the Home Visit page for more information and to sign up!

Volunteers

Babies are still being born in your community, and families still need support. YOU can support a family in as little as 2 hours a week while staying socially distant and safe. Find out more at our Volunteer page.

We will continue to update this page, as well as the Village Closet page and Parent Groups page with additional information as it becomes available.

We encourage everyone to follow the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, including using respiratory etiquette (cough into a tissue or your sleeve) and hand hygiene, wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth when in public, and staying home if you or anyone in your family has a fever or symptoms of a respiratory illness.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Lisa or Mollie at info@hilltownvillage.org or 413-650-3640. Your health is our top priority.