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Technology

Google Collaboration Tools
MassArt uses Google’s G Suite for Education service to provide tools for email, document creation and sharing, and collaboration via videoconference and chat, and other services. Please refer to the Technology department’s Google G Suite for Education article for an overview of services, tools and applications, and links to user documentation and training resources for them. 

Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe has announced its intention to provide free access to Adobe Creative Cloud applications for students impacted by COVID-19. Please refer to the Technology department’s Resources for Remote Instruction article for additional details.


counseling & wellness

The Counseling and Wellness Center welcomes students back for the Fall 2021 semester! We’re here and are looking forward to meeting with you.

remote services

The Counseling and Wellness Center is open and is offering in-person and remote services for the Fall 2021 semester. All Counseling and Wellness Center services are included within the cost of tuition. We offer brief psychotherapy, evaluations, consultations, referrals to off-campus mental health resources, and other support services for students.

To schedule an appointment, please email counseling@massart.edu. If you prefer, you can also give us a call at 617.879.7760 and leave us a voicemail with your callback number. 

Currently, due to state regulations, we are only able to offer ongoing therapy for students located within the state of Massachusetts. That said, if you live outside of Massachusetts and are interested in connecting to mental health support you are welcome and encouraged to contact the Counseling and Wellness Center; we can help you to explore local resources for mental health support that are in-network with your insurance plan, and can support you in the process of making outreach to off-campus providers.

myssp

MassArt is also now partnered with MySSP, a confidential, 24/7 mental health support service that is available to all MassArt students. Students can connect with a counselor by text or by phone call for immediate, in the moment support or for short-term scheduled appointments. This counseling resource is free to all MassArt students and is available to students regardless of geographic location. Learn how to access a counselor through MySSP.

psychiatric help

Students that are interested in a psychiatric medication evaluation are encouraged to contact Optum Student Health Services, which remains open Monday-Friday. To schedule an initial appointment, please call 617.879.5220 and express interest in discussing psychiatric medication.

additional information 

Please visit massart.edu/counseling-wellness for more information on Counseling and Wellness Services. 

If you are on campus and you are worried about imminent harm to self or others, please contact MassArt Public Safety at 617.879.7800. If you are off campus, please call 911.


Food Resources

  • View the MassArt wiki for food resources around the city
     
  • The Greater Boston Food Bank allows you to search by zip code
     
  • MassArt’s The Shelf offers free non-perishable food and toiletries. It is open to ALL MassArt students.
     
  • Additionally you may qualify for SNAP Benefits

    SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency. SNAP operates in all fifty states and United States Territories. For more information local to you, you should access your town/city website for up to date information available to you. 


art supplies

Dick Blick is now offering curbside pick-up. Creating a wish list on dickblick.com allows you to choose which store you would like to pick up at after creating a profile. You may also email blickfenway@dickblick.com with a list of items. Please note that dickblick.com works best when using Google Chrome as your browser.


RESOURCES TO ADDRESS SOCIAL ISOLATION FOR THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth
This is the Commission's interactive map of local resources throughout Massachusetts. Contacting these organizations directly using the information found in our resource map is the best way to stay up-to-date on virtual offerings they have during this time.

Q Chat Space
Find and give support, have fun, connect around shared interests and get good information. Chat with like-minded peers in live chats designed for you & by you, facilitated by folks who care. Q Chat Space provides online discussion groups for LGBTQ+ teens ages 13 to 19. It is not a forum. It is live and chat-based; there is no video or audio. Everyone is chatting during the same pre-scheduled time.

It Gets Better
Connects young LGBTQ+ people with the global LGBTQ+ community by providing access to a vast collection of inspiring stories of hope and resilience. The It Gets Better Project builds community by creating a network of international partners that support LGBTQ+ youth in their home countries, engaging with young LGBTQ+ people both on and offline, and connecting them to local community service providers that can provide on-the-ground assistance.

The Trevor Project
24/7 suicide prevention & support line for LGBTQ & GNC youth. The Trevor Project Lifeline offers phone calls with trained counselors, while Trevortext connects by text with a specialist. If you need someone just to chat with Trevor Chat is free and confidential.  TrevorSpace is an online forum and social network for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies under 25. You can also call 866.488.7386. 

GLBT Near Me
Find the largest collection of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender resources on the web. Find the closest social and support resources, the closest community centers, the closest youth groups, and much more! All you have to do is type in your zip code, the distance you are willing to travel, and choose from 26 categories of information including bisexual, transgender, crisis, recovery, youth, etc.

LGBT National Help Center
 The LGBT National Help Center provides vital peer-support, community connections, and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation or gender identity. Utilizing LGBT volunteers, they operate three national hotlines, LGBT National Hotline, LGBT National Youth Talkline, and LGBT National Senior Hotline. They also offer private volunteer one-to-one online chat, that helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more. They run weekly moderated chat rooms for LGBT youth and teens to find support and community.

Trans Life Line
The Trans Lifeline offers direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis - for the trans community, by the trans community. Additionally, they have a living library that contains multiple tables, holding info ranging from Federal down to specific county information per state about name changes & gender marker changes on IDs.


Anti-Racism Resources

MassArt pursues a just, compassionate, and equitable learning environment. Anti-Racism practice means to put yourself outside your comfort zones, check biases daily, self-reflect, and make adjustments. 

The Office of Justice, Equity, and Transformation has curated the following list of resources which covers BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Self Care, Supporting Black Owned Businesses, Protesting, Alternative Actions (White People, Non-Black POC, LGBTQ+, Children), In the Workplace, Voting and Local Engagement, Policing, Philanthropy, and Additional Resources. 

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