This running list of Family Resources compiled by the Girard College Counseling Team will be updated as new information becomes available throughout the coronavirus public health crisis.

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia County

Free meals/safe places for kids – Updated List as of March 23
https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-14-find-free-meals-and-safe-spaces-for-students-while-schools-are-closed/

DHS
Food Stamps, Cash, & Medicaid
Intake: 1-800-692-7462
https://www.compass.state.pa.us/compass.web/Public/CMPHome

City of Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services
Shelter & Utilities Assistance
Intake: (215)686-7150
https://www.phila.gov/services/mental-physical-health/environmental-health-hazards/covid-19/covid-19-urgent-care-and-health-centers/

Child-care, Parenting and Home-Schooling Resources
https://phillyhomeschool.wordpress.com/support-groups/

https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-14-find-free-meals-and-safe-spaces-for-students-while-schools-are-closed/

Free Urgent Care/Healthcare
1-800-722-7112
https://www.phila.gov/services/mental-physical-health/environmental-health-hazards/covid-19/covid-19-urgent-care-and-health-centers/

Urgent/Non-Urgent Mental Healthcare
1-888-545-2600
https://dbhids.org/services/?link=Services-From-Homepage

Staying connected during COVID-19 – Internet and Phone Information
https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-25-staying-connected-during-covid-19/

 

If your child is experiencing emotions or behaviors that may cause a life-threatening injury to themselves or others, please call or take your child to the crisis center. Open 24/7

Philadelphia Children’s Crisis Response Center
3300 Henry Avenue, Falls Center 2, Suite 3N, Philadelphia, PA 19129
(855) 558-6860
https://www.philachildrenscrc.com

 

Delaware County

Child Guidance Resource Center/Family-Based Services
www.cgrc.org
484-454-8700

Family & Community Service of Delaware County
www.fcsdc.org
610-566-7540

Nutritional Development Services
1-800-311-2727
Philadelphia, PA
Free and reduced price meals and snacks for children at schools, child care sites, summer programs & shelters.

Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program
All of Delaware County
484-471-3320
Food vouchers & nutrition education for pregnant women, postpartum women, infants & children up to age five.

Free and low-cost health services in Delaware County
https://www.delcopa.gov/ich/resources/healthclinics.html

COVID-19 Updates
https://www.delcopa.gov/ich/resources/coronavirus.html

Additional Resources in Delco
https://www.delcopa.gov/ich/resources.html

 

Montgomery County

Family Services of Montgomery County
www.fsmontco.org
Eagleville-610-630-2111
Pottstown-610-326-1610

Montgomery County Community-Based Supports & Services
www.montcopa.org
610-278-3000

 

Bucks County

Family Service Association of Bucks County
www.fsabc.org
215-757-6916

 

Chester County

Family Service of Chester County
www.chesco.org
1-866-622-4228

 

New Jersey

Mercer County

Homelessness
http://www.mercercounty.org/departments/human-services/office-on-homeless-services

Mental Health
http://www.mercercounty.org/departments/human-services/division-of-mental-health

Electric, Utility, Heating Bills
https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/mercer_county_assistance_progr2.html

Emergency Food Services
https://www.princetonnj.gov/resources/food-resources-in-mercer-county

Food Banks
https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/cityfoodbanks.cgi?city=Mercer&state=PA

 

New York

Information on resources in New York is very limited at this time. Regional Enrichment Centers will be set up to take care of children of first responders and health workers.

New York City students are able to visit school locations this week for grab ‘n go meals from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at any school building. Breakfast and lunch meals will be offered at all schools — and you don’t have to go to your child’s current school to receive a meal. The city said students can go to their nearest public school location.

 

Delaware

Kent County

Dover Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens & Food Banks
https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/cityfoodbanks.cgi?city=Dover&state=DE

If you are having a psychiatric or substance abuse crisis and need assistance, please contact Mobile Crisis Intervention Services (MCIS): Northern Delaware Hotline, call: 800-652-2929
Southern Delaware Hotline, call: 800-345-6785

 

New Castle County

Mobile Crisis Intervention
1901 North Dupont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

Phone Hot Line           (800) 652-2929
Main/Toll Free            (800) 652-2929
New Castle County     (302) 577-2484

New Castle Food Pantries
https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/de-new_castle

 

Wilmington

Wilmington Food Pantries
https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/de-wilmington

 

Catholic Charities – Delaware

It is important to call to find out where and how to apply for assistance.  To contact Catholic Charities call:

  • Kent County: (302) 674-1782
  • New Castle County: (302) 654-9295
  • Sussex County: (302) 856-6310

 

National

Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-8255/ Text or Call
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/