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.


“Human Services Launches Emergency Assistance Program to Help Low-Income Families Amidst COVID-19”

  • Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, May 11 through June 12 or until all funds are expended.

All Pennsylvanians are required to wear masks to enter essential businesses as of April 19. There are some exceptions, including for people who cannot wear a mask due to a medical condition and children under two years old. SEPTA says riders are not required to wear masks but encouraged to do so.

“Why, When, and How to Use a Mask” – Philadelphia Dept. of Public Health

“Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19” – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

“Support & Referral Helpline Created for Pennsylvanians in Need of Behavioral Health Resources and Referrals During COVID-19 Public Health Crisis” – PA Department of Human Services

Philadelphia County

Philadelphia is launching a COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
Applications will only be accepted from May 12, 2020– May 16, 2020
Learn more and apply at

Where to find free, nutritious food during COVID-19 – Updated April 19

  • Food sites where any resident can pick up free food for their household
  • Student meal sites where any child can pick up free meals

Find free meals for students while schools are closed – Updated April 21

  • Please note that the schedule has changed for 49 student meal sites at School District schools. These sites will only be open once a week (Thursdays 9am – 12pm), and are increasing the number of meals per child to ten (five breakfasts and five lunches).

Free pregnancy, baby, and toddler support during COVID-19

Food Stamps, Cash, & Medicaid
Intake: 1-800-692-7462

City of Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services
Shelter & Utilities Assistance
Intake: (215)686-7150

Clothing, Hygiene, and Food Distribution for Youth
Valley Youth House, 1500 Sansom St, Wednesdays 12-3pm

Child-care, Parenting and Home-Schooling Resources

Free Urgent Care/Healthcare

Urgent/Non-Urgent Mental Healthcare

Staying connected during COVID-19 – Internet and Phone Information


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


Delaware County

Child Guidance Resource Center/Family-Based Services

Family & Community Service of Delaware County

Delaware County Food and Meal Assistance COVID-19

Nutritional Development Services
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
Food vouchers & nutrition education for pregnant women, postpartum women, infants & children up to age five.

Free and low-cost health services in Delaware County

COVID-19 Updates

Additional Resources in Delco


Montgomery County

Family Services of Montgomery County

Montgomery County Community-Based Supports & Services


Bucks County

Family Service Association of Bucks County


Chester County

Family Service of Chester County


New Jersey

Mercer County


Mental Health

Electric, Utility, Heating Bills

Emergency Food Services

Food Banks


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.



Kent County

Dover Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens & Food Banks

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



Wilmington Food Pantries


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



Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-8255/ Text or Call