COVID-19 Community Resources
Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors: developed a list of helpful resources for organizations and families in multiple languages, as well as helpful ways to teach children about the virus, keep your family engaged with learning activities, and best practices for staying healthy. Learn more: ap-od.org.
Arizona Together: Homeowners, employees, small businesses, students and others struggling financially or with limited resources as a result of the coronavirus pandemic can now tap into a large collection of growing resources on the website at ArizonaTogether.org. Anyone interested in volunteering in their community with organizations needing help also can register through the website.
Ages & Stages Questionnaire: Valley of the Sun United Way recently opened the family access link to ASQs (developmental screenings) statewide since many families may be skipping well-check visits and other medical and developmental screening appointements. Visit VSUW.org/asq or text myasq to 51555 to learn more.
Arizona Children’s Association: From classes for parents of newborns to workshops on early infant brain development, our programs help new and experienced parents and caregivers prepare their children for a successful future. Many of their programs are being offered virtually now. Check out their monthly calendar: arizonaschildren.org.
Arizona Department of Education: ADE’s website has a complete list of meal services provided by each school district. Similar information can be found by visiting each school district’s website or via this online list maintained by ADE.
Arizona Food Bank Network: The Arizona Food Bank Network has a website allowing you to search your location to find a food bank near you.
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence: Current list of available childcare options during school closures.
ASU’s Resources for Indigenous Peoples: This webpage is a starting point for ASU students primarily, and the wider community seeking Indigenous-centric resources and tribal perspectives on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
Birth to Five Helpline: These are unusual and challenging times that we face. Staying connected by having someone to talk with or lend an empathetic ear is more important than ever to the well-being of families, our communities and our state. Birth to Five Helpline professionals are available to you by phone, text, or email. They can also help answer questions about how to know when it’s safe to send your kids back to their childcare center.
Childcare: options for working parents amid shuttered schools, as some preschools and daycare centers remain open. On March 24, 2020, Governor Ducey and Superintendent Hoffman announced the launch of Arizona Enrichment Centers which will offer childcare for first responders, critical health care workers and essential public sector workers starting next week (March 30, 2020).
Select Boys and Girls Club locations are available to current members and open to new members with priority being given to healthcare and essential employees. Space is limited based on each location’s capacity.
Free Food: Check out this interactive map available at azhealthzone.org or text FOOD to 877877.
Helping Hands is a new grassroots nonprofit created in response to this pandemic to connect able-bodied, willing volunteers with vulnerable individuals to deliver groceries and other essentials through its free, local, and community-powered service. High risk & need help? Get groceries delivered for free. Healthy & can help? Volunteer to deliver. Learn more: helpinghands.community.
Local First Arizona: From curb-side service and gift cards to discounts and delivery, this site is your go-to source for promotions to help support our local businesses.
Mountain Park Health Center: Their team compiled a comprehensive list of community resources for students families that includes links to Emergency Food Boxes & Pantries; Youth/Teen Centers & Child Care Resources; Mental Health Resources; DACA Resources; Resources for Immigrants and Their Families During COVID-19; Meals for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities; Financial Relief; among other topics.
Manpower and University of Phoenix: joined together to offer fully-funded certification courses in five critical-need job areas (Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable; Help Desk; Contact Center/Customer Service Agent; Contact Center Team Lead; Warehouse Team Lead). This partnership creates opportunities for upgrading skills and expanding qualifications. Courses are delivered online, over three weeks, at no cost. Only eight to twelve hours per week of time commitment is expected. In addition to earning a certificate, one can also earn college credit toward a degree at University of Phoenix. Learn more: Manpower & UOPX Partnership
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