COVID-19 Community Toolbox, April 24, 2020

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COVID-19 Community Toolbox

April 24, 2020 Updates 

FOOD DISTRIBUTION & RESOURCES

 Prepared Food

 The Lord’s Place

Monday through Friday from 10 am – 2 pm

Provides ‘Grab and Go’ lunches and connection to resources.

*Delivering shelf-stable food and hygiene packets on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Email: info@thelordsplace.org

Phone: (561) 494-0125

Web: https://thelordsplace.org/

 

Resoucrces/Programs

 

Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) Dollar Match Program

Feeding South Florida

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) is extending unlimited dollar-for-dollar matches for all SNAP purchases on Florida-grown fruits and vegetables at participating markets through August 31, 2020.

Web: www.feedingflorida.org/promotional-materials/Covid19

 

Online Purchasing for SNAP (Pilot Program)

State of Florida

Both Walmart and Amazon will offer online purchasing to SNAP customers statewide.

For assistance with placing an order online using an EBT card at Walmart, please click here.

For assistance with placing an order online using an EBT card at Amazon, please click here.

 

 

Resources for residents & Neighborhoods

 

Financial Assistance

 

Financial Assistance for Independent Living

The Coalition for Independent Living Options

Palm Beach County residents that have at least one person in the home with a documented disability OR are aged over 60 with a documented disability, as well as meet other criteria, may qualify for financial assistance.

Phone: (561) 966-4288, ext. 101

 For residents and families

 

DIY Family Event Guide

City of West Palm Beach Community Events Division

Live web video showing tips and DIY activities families may do together to create their own DIY Event at Home and even share to social media to help us create virtual events. This Event Guide is to assist in safeguarding our mental health during this challenge. It's essential we look for ways to relax and enjoy the social company of our families while being distracted by fun!

Web: www.wpb.org/events

 

Counseling Services for Youth and Their Families – Free

CINS/FINS Prevention Services

Non-residential Counseling for youth ages 6-17 and their families.

Phone 24/7: (561) 868-4456

 

Counseling Services for Children and Adults

Children’s Home Society

Individual and Family Counseling (IFC) provides services are provided to children and adults struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges, through in home, at school and tele-health counseling

Email referrals to PB_Clinical_Referrals@chsfl.org

Phone (561) 868-4300

 

 

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support via text.

Phone: Text TALK to 741741

 

Emotional and Spiritual Hotline

The Salvation Army

Emotional and spiritual care hotline is available to all residents 7 days a week from 9 am – 9 pm.

Phone: (844) 458-4673

 

Mental Health Services and Support

Palm Beach County Youth Services Department's Residential Treatment and Family Counseling (RTFC) Division

Mental health services provided by the Palm Beach County Youth Services Department’s Residential Treatment and Family Counseling (RTFC) Division are now available to the public via Telemental Health.

Education & Training Center: (561) 233-4460

Highridge Family Center: (561) 625-2540

Youth and Family Counseling (YFC): (561) 242-5714

Web: http://discover.pbcgov.org/youthservices/Pages/default.aspx

 

Mental Health Support

Mental Health America PBC

Offers a range of support and information services from virtual support groups and free virtual counseling for uninsured individuals.

Phone: (561) 501-4357

 

Mental Health Support

National Alliance on Mental Illness PBC (NAMI)

NAMI can help navigate individuals or a loved ones experiencing anxiety, depression, loneliness or other mental health challenges to mental health support. Individuals can be connected to a resource or therapist if they are insured or uninsured.

Phone: (561) 588-3477

Web: www.NAMIpbc.org

 

 

Respite Shelter Program

Safe Harbor

Services are available for youth, ages 10-17, who may be in crisis and need respite; struggling with parents. Counseling available for families. Domestic Violence respite and Probation respite services also available.

Phone 24/7: (561) 868-4456

Web: www.chsfl.org/

 

Veteran Services

Palm Beach Vet Center - West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

The Vet Centers are currently open for Veterans and their families. Meetings with individuals, groups, families and other services are being provided by phone and video. Speak with a counselor or schedule an appointment.

Phone: (561) 442-1201

Web: www.FloridaVets.org

National Veteran Crisis Hotline: (800) 273-8255

Florida Veterans Support Line: (844) MyFLVet (693-5838)

 

“Want to Chat” Program

Drug Abuse Treatment Association (DATA)

The free “Want to Chat” program is available for youth or adults experiencing anxiety, depression or stress and would benefit from learning some coping skills during the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more, call Monday through Friday, 8pm – 5pm.

Phone: (561) 844-3556

 

For Seniors

 

Zoom Training for Seniors

Florida State University’s Institute for Successful Longevity

Older adults can fight social isolation by learning how to navigate Zoom video platform to stay connected with friends and family, accesses learning opportunities, and stay engaged with the community.

Web: https://isl.fsu.edu/article/isl-launches-zoom-initiative-help-older-adults-fight-social-isolation

 

For Children

 

Child Care – Free for First Responders

Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County

Free child care for parents who are first responders or health care workers. This funding is retroactive to April 1, 2020, for children birth to 13 years old, and available regardless of income.

Phone: (561) 514-3300

 

Digital Learning Content 

Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast

Free JA content & activities for all grade levels and subjects. Once you join, you can use the content in your Google Classroom.

Email: Kspitzig@juniorachievement.com

Web: https://palmbeachtreasurecoast.ja.org/news/blog/ja-programs-can-integrate-into-your-google-classroom

 

Tele-Health Therapy for Girls

PACE Center for Girls PBC

Pace currently has openings for tele-health therapy services provided through their Reach Program – for any girl residing in Palm Beach County, 8-18 years of age.

Phone: (561) 472-1990

 

Tutoring Services

KLR E-Learning

Virtual tutoring hours available Tuesday through Thursday

Email: klr@klr-consultants.com

 

Virtual Field Trips

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

Don’t miss seeing the Zoo from an entirely new perspective.  

Follow on Facebook and Instagram (@palmbeachzoo).

Visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC25LBJw98K0K6r4eTQgtNYQ

 

 

 

Virtual Science Programs

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

STEM education resource for our community and beyond.

Follow the latest virtual programming Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @SFScienceCenter.

Web: https://www.sfsciencecenter.org/virtual

 

BUSINESS RESOURCES

 

Palm Beach County

 

Business Recovery Resources

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, in partnership with Palm Beach County, local chambers of commerce and municipalities, has launched a comprehensive website to help companies struggling from the COVID-19 pandemic. This website will provide weekly news updates, resources, and will feature a 2 pm Town Hall call every Friday.
Web: https://bizhelppbc.com/

 

Small Business “Tuesday Tips” Teleconference (Weekly)

Palm Beach County Office of Equal Business Opportunity

The teleconference will be presented weekly for the small business community and will include tips for sustaining business in response to COVID-19 and other information to support local small businesses.

Email: oebo@pbcgov.org 

Phone: (561) 616-6840