Find resources and information to support MIT employees and their families during these challenging and uncertain times.
MIT MyLife Services has dedicated Covid-19 support resources.
Employees can apply to the MIT Staff Emergency Hardship Fund and find additional resources below.
Caring for Children
- MIT Campus and Lincoln Laboratory Childcare Centers: Infant and toddler spaces are available now. MIT offers scholarships for eligible employees, including postdoc associates and postdoc fellows, who have a child or children enrolled in one of MIT's Childcare Centers.
- Backup Child Care: Screened and trained caregivers are available to care for your children during the day or evening, seven days per week
- Parent Coaching: Schedule a one-on-one consultation with a Peace at Home Parenting coach to discuss your parenting questions or concerns
- Parenting and Educational Support Webinars: Attend a live webinar and learn how to best support your early learner, elementary school student, or tween/teen
- EdNavigator: Connect with an expert educational advisor (a “Navigator”) around how to manage your child’s education and learning from home
- The Kinda Guide: Weekly online resource, developed by EdNavigator's education professionals, for navigating family life and remote learning during COVID-19. Enter code MIT44 to create an account at no cost.
- MyLife Services: Consult confidentially with a Master’s- or PhD-level counselor – by telephone, video, and message-based platforms (including text) – around how to support your children’s emotional needs during a crisis
- CDC Helping Children Cope with Emergencies: Tips to help you understand and reduce the emotional impact of a crisis on your children
- Best Online Educational Resources for When You’re Stuck at Home - With Kids: Resources from MIT Open Learning
- Bright Horizons Family Resources for Life at Home: Tips for children, parents, and caregivers, designed to help you stay healthy; strike the right balance with work, school, and caregiving; and keep your child engaged in learning at home
- Bright Horizons World at Home: Guided learning opportunities that follow a typical classroom daily schedule. Explore a library of enriching activities to enhance your child’s learning and engagement
Caring for Adults and Seniors
- Backup Adult and Senior Care: Screened and trained caregivers are available to care for your aging loved ones during the day or evening, seven days per week, across the U.S.
- Adult and Senior Care Advising: Consult confidentially with a Master’s-level Social Worker around how to support your aging loved ones during a crisis
- CDC People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19: Strategies to help you prepare and support those at higher risk of getting sick, including older adults and adults with certain chronic medical conditions
- COVID-19 resources from WorkWithoutLimits, including information on public health programs and other resources for veterans and individuals with disabilities
- Wellthy Tips for Keeping Your Loved One Safe
- Wellthy Tips for Keeping Your Loved One Connected
Caring for Yourself
- MIT MyLife Services: Consult confidentially with a Master’s- and PhD-level counselor – by telephone, video, and message-based platforms (including text) – around how to manage stress and loneliness, and remain engaged in daily life during a crisis
- Personal Wellbeing Webinars: Attend a live webinar on mindfulness, caring for yourself, and nurturing your relationships during quarantine
- MIT MyLife Services Daily Break: 15-minute live stretch and meditation sessions, held each weekday
- MyStress Tools: An online suite of stress-management and resilience-building resources
- CDC Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19: Strategies to help you understand and reduce the emotional impact of a crisis on yourself and your loved ones
- MIT MyLife Services: Managing Anxiety in the Age of Coronavirus (VIDEO)
Caring for Your Employees
- MIT MyLife Services: Consult confidentially with a Master’s- and PhD-level counselor – by telephone, video, and message-based platforms (including text) – around how to help your individual employees and teams navigate personal and work responsibilities during a crisis
- MIT MyLife Services Tips for Managing Remotely: Strategies for keeping teams aligned and productive while working remotely