EHCC fights for equity, access to resources, and access to information for all those who are marginalized within Everett and the Greater Boston area. We endeavor to bridge the gaps in resources, information, and assistance to minorities within Greater Boston. We encourage the community at large to reach out to us and stay informed, especially amidst the Covid-19 pandemic as we routinely organize food drives, share information, host virtual events, and launch informational campaigns to address community needs and to provide culturally appropriate responses to these needs of assistance.
EHCC was selected to lead the Massachusetts Covid-19 community grants project, and the “Stop the Spread Campaign” in addition to providing resources for Covid-19 awareness and access to assistance. EHCC’s work assisted various cities within Greater Boston, expanding upon the already broad scope of our programs. EHCC manages MA COVID-19 and Vaccine access and awareness campaigns and distributes resources in collaboration with CHA and other partners, impacting over 4,803 people. We continue to be very active in our Covid-19 response, and we are currently pushing for equal access to Covid-19 vaccines.
The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted everyone, but studies have shown that the pandemic has disproportionately affected communities of color and low-income individuals. EHCC recognized the need for assistance and support immediately and got to work. During the pandemic, EHCC became a leading community entity notably within the Haitian Community of Everett, and created the Family Support Emergency Task Force, composed of a wonderful team of dedicated volunteers and advisors. EHCC also established the Covid-19 Relief Advisory Committee made up of EHCC members, members of the community, and elected officials.