COVID-19 Community Toolbox
April 24, 2020 Updates
FOOD DISTRIBUTION & RESOURCES
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.
Phone: (561) 494-0125
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.
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 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!
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
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
Respite Shelter Program
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Virtual tutoring hours available Tuesday through Thursday
Virtual Field Trips
Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society
Don’t miss seeing the Zoo from an entirely new perspective.
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.
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.
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.
Phone: (561) 616-6840