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- Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley (formerly East Valley and Metro Phoenix organizations): More than 20 branches of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley will be open this week to help families affected by the school closures. For new members, registration fees and dues are required. Two meals will be served throughout the day. Visit https://bgcmp.org/updates/ for more information.
- Children's Learning Adventure Daycare Centers: Children's Learning Adventure said it would waive all registration fees for families affected by the school closures. It will also offer full camp programs from 6 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. There are three locations in the Phoenix metro: Laveen, Maricopa, and Scottsdale. Visit www.childrenslearningadventure.com for more information.
- Scholastic Learn At Home: Scholastic announced last week that it had created a free, open-access digital hub -- Scholastic Learning at Home -- with education materials for children in Pre-K to Grades 6-9. According to the announcement, the website provides up to three hours of learning opportunities each day. Subjects include English language arts, STEM, science, social studies, and social-emotional learning. There is no login or account required. Parents can access the site at www.scholastic.com/learnathome.
- PBS Learning Media For Kids: A free website (account required) with different activities. Visit https://az.pbslearningmedia.org/student/.
- PBS Kids Daily Newsletter: Parents can sign up for the PBS KIDS Daily Newsletter for activities and tips for kids to learn at home.
- Smithsonian: Parents and kids can play games, take a 3D look at some of the Smithsonian's collections, and view photos and information about specific items in its collection. Visit https://www.si.edu/kids.
- Mathnasium: Most Mathnasium - The Math Learning Centers in the Valley will be offering live, face-to-face instructions over an online platform. Parents can visit www.mathnasium.com to find a closest learning center near them and get more information.
- Digital Arizona Library https://azlibrary.gov/node/13
- 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. www.azfoodbanks.org/index.php/foodbank/index/?emci=89adca61-9867-ea11-a94c-00155d03b5dd&emdi=5b327839-9e67-ea11-a94c-00155d03b5dd&ceid=2785374
- To help students manage self harm, anxiety and other related mental health challenges. https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/19/16898730/calm-harm-tumblr-app-self-harm
- 24 hour Crisis Text Line : Text 741741Text "Home" when you are feeling depressed, sad, or going through any emotional crisis. A crisis worker will text you back. Free service.
- WAYS TO COPE DURING DISASTER/ CRISIS https://www.mhanational.org/coping-disaster?ref=UnitedWayTN
- Multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746) to residents in the U.S
- Arizona Department of Housing Arizona's state housing agency provides information on apartment rentals, emergency repair and housing rehabilitation, eviction or foreclosure assistance, fair housing laws, homeownership assistance, and section 8 housing. Also, offers unemployment, underemployment and reinstatement mortgage payment assistance as well as short sale assistance in addition to principal reduction assistance to qualified Arizona homeowners. 602-771-1000
- http://www.azhousing.gov/ 1110 W. Washington Street, Suite 310 Phoenix, AZ 85007
- City of Phoenix Human Services Department The Human Services Department offers a variety of social services to low-income households experiencing crisis. Services are provided through three family services centers, geographically dispersed throughout the city. Each center provides a broad range of assistance with urgent needs including utility, eviction prevention and/or move-in cost assistance. Caseworkers also provide employment, budgeting, social and life-skills development counseling assistance through case management services at the family and senior services centers. These services assist families and adult individuals resolve problems and ultimately achieve self-sufficiency. South Phoenix 602.534.4732 https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservices/programs/emergency
- A New Leaf Housing and supportive services for the homeless and those in need, including victims of domestic violence. http://www.turnanewleaf.org/services/homeless.html
- Community Action Programs (CAP) Provides emergency financial assistance to individuals and families facing eviction or utility shut off (including air conditioning repair in the summer). Multiple offices throughout the valley. 623-979-3911 www.azcaa.org
- Salvation Army Offers utility assistance for individuals and families experiencing a crisis. Also offers homeless outreach services, including assistance finding shelter or transitional housing. Also offers a yearly Christmas Angel Program. 602-267-4122 www.tsasw.org
- Here is a resource link specific to Arizona for Covid-19 response I thought I would share if anyone needs this. It is a one stop shop for all resources local to help with hardships. It has child care help, "find a food bank", volunteer info, employment, utility, senior food delivery, etc. https://arizonatogether.org/#more-resources
- Find Low-Cost Internet Service and Computers in Your Area: In response to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on society, multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have made updates to their low-cost internet service programs to ensure individuals and families stay connected to the internet during this challenging time. https://www.everyoneon.org/find-offers