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Rainbow Commission - Meetings Temporarily Suspended

We wanted to let everyone on our email list know that all meetings of town boards and committees will be canceled at least through March 27, per the town manager. As a result, our regularly scheduled meeting on March 19th has been cancelled. 

In general, please c
heck the Town calendar to confirm future meeting dates and locations going forward to determine if the April 16 meeting will be taking place as planned, virtually, or needs to be cancelled. 

All Rainbow Commission meetings and events are open to the public. Please contact if you need accommodations. We regret that we generally do not provide ASL interpretation or assistive listening devices, but if you let us know at least a day before the meeting, we can bring a laptop to help with communication. Because of a shortage of qualified interpreters, we need at least 2 weeks notice to line up an ASL interpreter.

Community Support

We understand how trying these times are. We need community more than ever to support each other. We've created this form for anyone who needs help with getting groceries or prescriptions, running errands, or other things, as well as anyone who's willing to help those in need with these types of efforts. Please sign up to give or receive help and we'll make our best efforts to match people up.

We also would like to solicit your ideas, in this form, on how we can engage our community in virtual ways, such as creating google hangouts to discuss movies, TV, or books we've recently finished, share tips on working from home, or explore things to do to prevent boredom when stuck at home. Perhaps arranging small group walks (at acceptable isolating distances). We'd love to hear from you on how we can help the community engage in this new virtual reality (see what we did there?!) We look forward to hearing your ideas!

Assistance programs in Arlington

If you are in Arlington and need help making ends meet, please see the Town's website for information regarding the Food Pantry, affordable housing, fuel assistance, sports and activities assistance, and other programs.

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