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Resources for Children and Families

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Resources to Assist Children and Families
During this difficult time for children and families, we want to provide as much support to you as possible. Toward that end, this page lists resources for various supports in the Philadelphia region.

Stay Informed
Public health resources related to COVID-19.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

https://www.health.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx# 

https://data-montcopa.opendata.arcgis.com/pages/covid-19

https://www.phila.gov/programs/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/ 

http://www.buckscounty.org/government/healthservices/HealthDepartment

https://www.chesco.org/4376/Coronavirus-COVID-19

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/programs/WalkWorks/Pages/Delaware-County.aspx

Assistance Available for Children and Families
The Department of Human Services (DHS) in Pennsylvania has launched a statewide Support & Referral Helpline, available 24/7 to assist Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency. The Helpline can refer callers to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs. The toll-free number to call is 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.

For the latest about resources available for Philadelphia residents:
https://www.phila.gov/

Food assistance and other resources:

Click here for recent DHS food resources flier.

For Philadelphia students:
https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-14-find-free-meals-and-safe-spaces-for-students-while-schools-are-closed/?mc_cid=649868523e&mc_eid=312903ecd9

Click here for info on Philadelphia’s expanded meal resources.

Resources for families with young children:
https://www.phila.gov/2020-04-15-free-pregnancy-baby-and-toddler-supports-during-covid-19/

Various extensive resources listing:
https://generocity.org/philly/2020/03/21/resource-list-food-in-the-time-of-covid-19/

Bucks County:
https://www.bcoc.org/i-need-help-with/food-2/food-pantries-and-hours

https://www.uwbucks.org/covidresources/

Delaware County: Food resources in Delaware County:
https://www.delcopa.gov/ich/resources/covidfoodassistance.html

Montgomery County:
https://mannaonmain.org/

Comcast is offering free Internet to families for 60-days
For information or to sign up, visit www.internetessentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376 (English) or 1-855-765-6995 (Spanish).

PECO Support:
https://www.peco.com/SafetyCommunity/Safety/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

Cellular phone resource listing:
https://cbhphilly.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Member-Resources-for-Phone-and-Internet-Access-and-Food-Assistance.pdf

Resources to support children and families at home:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

https://childmind.org/ 

https://childmind.org/article/supporting-kids-during-the-covid-19-crisis/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=%20Parents%20Guide%20to%20Problem%20Behavior&utm_campaign=Weekly-03-16-20

Please watch this page for additional resources. Thank you and stay well!