Upcoming Community Resources
Family Opportunities and Resources:
- On July 10th, United Way Metropolitan Dallas is hosting a drive thru community fair on Saturday July 10th at 10 AM.
- On July 17th, at the McDonald YMCA, Community Resource Day is happening. There are a ton of vendors/community partners that will be present to give away information, resources, and activities for families.
- On July 31st, MHMR Tarrant County is partnering with Special Olympics and Hood County YMCA for the We are the Champions Event at the Hood County YMCA.
Provider Opportunities and Resources:
- The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Grand Rounds Series is hosting the following upcoming live webinar focusing on perinatal mood disorders. Continuing education credits/contact hours for multiple disciplines are awarded for attendance. Perinatal Mood Disorders: Diagnosis, Treatment & Referral July 7, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Presented by Sarah Wakefield, M.D., Texas Tech University Health Center Register on GoToWebinar’s website This presentation will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of common perinatal mood disorders. This will include prevention, non-pharmacological interventions and pharmacological interventions, including medications safe during pregnancy and lactation. The presentation will include information about prescribing medications for perinatal mood disorders by primary care providers and obstetricians, and appropriate referrals.
- As part of the broader goal of increasing access to care for mothers and babies in Texas, the Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies has developed a reference sheet to empower frontline workers in assisting low-income, uninsured women in Texas who may qualify for the main public healthcare coverage programs (Medicaid for Pregnant Women, CHIP-Perinatal, Healthy Texas Women and the Family Planning Program). The reference sheet is intended to help close knowledge gaps, encourage greater utilization of available resources, and increase access to healthcare. It has been developed in collaboration with stakeholders through an ongoing co-design process that has included focus groups, interviews, and a dedicated workgroup.
A Resource Guide provided by Tarrant County Public Health & Workforce Solutions:
If you or someone you know needs emotional support during this time, the Optum Emotional Support Help Line, 1-866-342-6892, is available to everyone. It is free of charge and you can share this information with family and friends.
Caring professionals will connect people to resources and the help line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
JOBS NOW! 2021 Page
- Lots of great Employers with Immediate Job openings and are updated daily. Positions from CVS Health and Delaware North were added on 3/30. For the latest updates visit: https://workforcesolutions.net/jobs-now-2020-update-03-31-20/
- Employer Question & Answer sessions are being posted. The first can be seen here: https://workforcesolutions.net/employer-qa-walmart/.
COVID-19 Updates and Resources Page:
- This link is a connection to multiple articles, information, and resources.
Unemployment Insurance Information:
Listed below is some information and multiple ways to contact Texas Workforce Solutions:
- The password reset information: https://workforcesolutions.net/from-twc-how-to-reset-your-unemployment-insurance-password/
- Assistance for Workers (job seekers): https://workforcesolutions.net/unemployment-update-03-25-20-assistance-for-workers/
- Assistance for Employers: https://workforcesolutions.net/unemployment-update-03-25-20-assistance-for-employers/
Children and Child Care Information:
- With the stress of uncertainty and children staying at home, home may not be a safe place for all. Here is a link to resources https://workforcesolutions.net/counseling-services-information/
- If essential workers are in need of assistance looking for childcare services, FIND! Child Care Tool may be a great resource https://workforcesolutions.net/find-child-care-tool/
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP helps low-income and temporarily unemployed people purchase nutritious foods. An individual or a family may be eligible for SNAP even if they own a home, don’t have a mailing address or are undocumented.
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Provides health insurance coverage for Texas children from low-income families.
Provides temporary financial assistance for families with children under age 18 while parents are seeking employment.
Women’s Health Program
Provides coverage for an annual family-planning exam and contraception at no cost for uninsured Texas women between the ages of 18 and 44.
MEPD (Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities)
Provides care for adults age 65 or older, or disabled who need help with their daily activities in their home, nursing home or other facilities.
To apply for any of these services visit https://tafb.org/services/social-services/ or call a social service specialist at 1-866-430-6143.
- Atmos Energy has a program, “Sharing the Warmth” to aid customers are being financially impacted by COVID-19. To apply for the program, customers should visit https://www.atmosenergy.com/customer-service/get-help-paying-your-bill or call 888 - 286-6700.
- Employees affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19), can apply for benefits either online at any time using Unemployment Benefits Services (UBS) online. UBS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week or employees can call Texas Workforce Commission’s Tele-Center at 800-939-6631 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday.
- TXU is providing additional bill-payment assistance to customers in need through its TXU Energy Aid SM program.
- TXU, Ambit, Tri-Eagle will waive late fees, extend payment due dates with no down payment required, reduce down payments and deferring balances over five equal installments.
- Reliant, Green Mountain, Cirro, Stream, XOOM, Discount Power are suspending disconnections for non-payment until April 3.
- All AT&T consumer home internet wireline customers, as well as Fixed Wireless Internet, can use unlimited internet data. Additionally, AT&T will continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through our Access from AT&T program. They have expanded eligibility to Access from AT&T to households participating in the National School Lunch Program and Head Start. Additionally, they offering new Access from AT&T customers two months of free service
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
- Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741-741
- Disaster Distress Hotline 1-800-985-5990
- Text TalkWithUs to 66-746
- Text START to 678-678 or Call 1-866-488-7386,
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
- Individuals can contact the 24/7 COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line at, 833-251- 7544 beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 at 12pm CST.