Community Resources During COVID-19

As we are all working together to help slow the spread of the virus, we wanted to share some resources that might of assistance to those in our community. If you know of any resources that could benefit others, please reach out to Grace ([email protected]) so we can add it to our growing list.
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General

Upper Ninety Austin Resource Guide (Updated Daily)*

A local nonprofit has complied a resource guide in both English and Spanish with much more information.

Aunt Bertha *

Matches qualified individuals with free or reduced cost services (e.g., food, housing, goods, etc.)

Austin 2-1-1

Find help with food, health, housing, and more by dialing 2-1-1, calling toll-free at 877-541-7905, or visiting the link above.

Telehealth Opportunities for AISD Families*

Virtual Care for Kids & AISD have expanded their partnership to include at-home telemedicine care for their families.

Meal Pick-Up Locations*

School meal finder based on address

Self Care/Outdoor Activity

Texas Outdoor Family Facebook Page

Live & recorded Ranger-lead programs on Facebook page; schedule of events found here.

Calm*, InsightTimer*, & Aura

Practicing meditation can help calm anxiety and stress.

Black Swan Yoga

Austin yoga studio will be live streaming their regular yoga class everyday.

Using Parks and Open Space while Maintaining Physical Distancing 

It is still OK to visit parks and trails as long as you are following appropriate health guidelines.

Austin Parks & Recreation Closure Info

Stay up-to-date on what is open and closed within the city

Health Benefits of Nature

It’s no secret… nature is good for us!

Nature Rx: The Outdoors Can be an Antidote to Quarantine Anxiety

For an antidote to isolation, get out into nature!

Supporting Youth During COVID-19/Mental Health

Social Responsibility Begins Here

“It’s a global deep breath…an agreement between humans around the planet to be still. Be still in hopes that the biggest wave can pass without engulfing too many of the vulnerable amongst us.”

SEL Resources

Inside SEL has put together a list of resources to support children’s social and emotional development at home.

Inside Cyberbullying Video 

Signs and how to help teens involved in cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying Tips Sheet*  – Español

Tips for parents and caregivers how to notice the signs of cyberbullying and how to help.

NetSmartz*

From the Center for Missing & Exploited Children, age appropriate videos and activities for youth and information for parents about navigating the internet safely.

Protecting Children During a Crisis*

30 minute online training on how to protect children from sexual abuse during COVID-19.

Talking to Kids About Safety From Sexual Abuse*

A free training module from Darkness to Light’s evidence informed prevention curriculum (register and use code TALK2020).

American Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry COVID-19 Resource Library

The AACAP has many articles and resources to help parents and caregivers during this time.

Tips for Supporting Student Wellness

It may be difficult for some children to adjust to schools being closed. Parents and caregivers can help children cope in healthy manners.

When the News is Scary: 4 Ways to Support Children During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Effective tips on helping kids manage emotions during different situations.

Building Relationships During COVID-19

Search Institute’s guide to promoting and demonstrating relational growth during this time.

Connecting in a Time of Social Distancing

Mentoring resources & tips during social distancing

NAMI Central Texas Mind Matters at Home Webinar Series

National Alliance of Mental Illness Central Texas is hosting webinars every Wednesday on a range of topics related to wellness at home.

7 Science-Based Strategies to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety*

Feeling of anxiety related to the recent outbreak are normal and practicing these tip may help.

Growing Developmental Relationships with Youth Video

TEDxFargo by Kent Pekel titled Getting Relationships Right