Resources during COVID-19
Supporting your kids while social distancing:
- NPR Comic for Kids
- American Academy of Pediatrics advice for parents experiencing stress over COVID-19
- PBS – How to talk to your kids about coronavirus
- Washington Post guide to coronavirus and parenting
- The Yucky Bug – Author Julia Cook’s video of a short book she created to talk to kids about coronavirus
- BrainPOP video about COVID-19 for grades 3-5
- Slideshow in Spanish for kids about coronavirus
- NPR guide to coronavirus and parenting
- COVID-19 handout for kids, put together by a school counselor
- Virusanxiety.com – A webpage about coping with anxiety during this time
- Resources for children and families from the Mental Health Association of Maryland
- This google doc was put together by a group of work-from-home parents with ideas of activities and ways to take care of yourself and your kids while everyone is in the home together.
Support for adults:
- Resources and tips for living with mental illness and substance abuse during COVID-19
- Maryland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rumor Control
Activities to do at home:
- Since the kids are out of school this is a good time to quiz them on what they’ve learned
- Learning packets by grade provided by BCPS
- Free learning packets from TeacherVision, worksheets for students of all ages
- Article with ideas of activities to do
- List of online educational programs offering free use during the time many schools are out
- NASA “Space Racers” lesson plans for kids at home
- National Women’s History Museum online tours - Click here for online exhibits
- Virtually visit more than 1,200 museums around the world via Google Arts & Culture
- Meditate: There are apps for kids and families that can help you visualize a more peaceful setting, align your breath with your yoga poses, or focus on what you’re grateful for
- Learning at home resources through The Genius of Play: zoo tours, museum tours, yoga, STEM, coloring activities, etc.
- Free online learning resources: Pbslearningmedia.org, Kids.nationalgeographic.com, Abcya.com, Funbrain.com, Brainpop.com
- Baltimore City Food Distribution Sites (interactive map – type in address and it will find the closest site; breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack; available to children and adults): Click here for map with locations
- Baltimore City Food Distribution Sites (for BCPS students; breakfast, lunch, and dinner): Click here for list of schools
- Food Pantry 10:30-12:30
- Baltimore City Recreation & Parks – will be providing food for anyone from 2-7 pm in over 30 locations Click here for list of locations
- Franciscan Center - 101 W 23rd St, Baltimore, MD 21218- 410-467-5340 : Community Dinner on Tuesday-Wednesday – Free dinner for the whole family; Lunch on Monday-Friday – Free lunch for all; Pantry Bags on Monday-Thursday- Department of Social Service vouchers accepted twice per month. Limited bags available for those without a voucher (first come, first served).
- Current Eating Together in Baltimore participants should reserve a meal through their Eating Together Site. Participants should call Maryland Access Point for their pickup time. Older adults who are not Eating Together participants but who have food needs should call Maryland Access Point 410-396-2273.
- Franciscan Center – 101 W 23rd St, Baltimore, MD 21218 - 410-467-5340 : Monday-Thursday - Accepting donations of new and gently used clothing, which is free for guests. Provides essential personal care items such as toothpaste, soap and shampoo, as available.
- Greater Remington Improvement Association (GRIA) – Volunteers willing to assist elderly residents and vulnerable adults with groceries, walking their pets, or to just talk to someone. Interested individuals can text ”Remcovid” to 888-448-0758 or can fill out an online form (click here)
- Hampden – Residents or someone on their behalf can request assistance by filling out an online form (click here)
- Bolton Hill – Residents or someone on their behalf can request assistance by filling out an online form (click here)
- Wyman Park – Residents or someone on their behalf can request assistance by filling out an online form (click here)
- Roland Park – Residents or someone on their behalf can request assistance by filling out an online form (click here)
- York Road Partnership – Residents or someone on their behalf can request assistance by filling out an online form (click here)
- Abell/Charles Village– Residents or someone on their behalf can request assistance by filling out an online form (click here) or calling 732-803-0059.
- Waverly – Residents or someone on their behalf can request assistance by filling out an online form (click here)
- Baltimore Mutual Aid Spreadsheet – LOTS of community members willing to assist individuals with grocery delivery, pet care, emotional support, and more. Click here to open spreadsheet
Medical care for uninsured individuals:
- List of locations
- Maryland Health Connections – Coronavirus emergency launches one-month special enrollment period
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255
- Crisis text line – text HOME to 741741 (free, 24/7 availability)
- Baltimore Crisis Response – 410-433-5175 (24/7 availability)
Community Resource Centers :
- Bea-Gaddy Family Center/425 Chester St Baltimore, MD 21231. 410-563-2749
- 7-Eleven: For more information, click here.
- Amazon: For more information, click here.
- Brightview Senior Living: For more information, click here.
- Domino’s: For more information, contact recruiter Faber Calvo at Faber.Calvo@Dominos.com or click here.
- Giant Foods: For more information, click here.
- H&S Bakery: People who are interested should email HR@nefoods.com.
- Sprouts Farmers Market: For more information, click here.
- Walmart: For more information, click here.