Upcoming Community Resources
- My Health My Resources of Tarrant County Family Engagement Groups Team is offering a new developmental series for families across North Texas throughout the month of August and September. Each week there is a different site the group will be offered at. See the attached flyer.
- Monday, Cook Children’s Oral Health Coalition is hosting an event on Monday for community resource sharing. Help Me Grow North Texas will be a part of that. There will be another in September as well. This is a free educational event. See the attached flyer.
· 7 Resources for Kids and Families to Share- Click on links to access
- Calm down Jar – How to make a calm down jar: 17 DIY calm down jar recipes we love (Meriki Lane)
- Feeling Games (PBS Kids)
- Body Check Chart – An activity to build interception and help kids identify their emotions (he’s extraordinary)
- Inside Out Game – A printable emotions game inspired by Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out (Mom Endeavors)
- 10 Books to Help Kids Understand Their Feelings – Read a book and discuss the characters and responses within the book (Apperson)
- 10 Activities to Help Students Explore Emotions (Apperson)
- Listen to Edward’s video story, and share it on social media network by downloading the ‘O’ is for OPPORTUNITY – to Foster Emotional Development Image.
- We know that with the Delta variant on the rise and children headed back to school that there may be mounting questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. I wanted to let you know that we launched a Spanish-language video as a part of the “What’s Driving your Decision” vaccine information series developed by The Center for Children’s Health at Cook Children’s, Early Learning Alliance, Tarrant County Public Health, and UNTHSC. This series offers 7 English-language videos and 1 comprehensive Spanish-language video. Feel free to share with your groups and partners as you see fit.
- On September 7th at 1 PM CST, The Hunt Institute will be hosting a free virtual event about the future of home visiting programs. Panelists will include the CEO of Parents as Teachers, the CEO of Parent/Child+, The National Director of Healthy Families America, & the President and CEO of Nurse-Family Partnership. Here is the link to register.
- The Health and Human Services Commission Child Care Regulation’s Unregulated Operations Unit team will be hosting a free, virtual presentation of Who is Keeping Our Children Safe? Protecting Children in Child Care Settings. The Child Care Regulation Unit is charged with regulating childcare operations in the state of Texas. This presentation will explain their role in ensuring the health, safety and well-being of children in out-of-home care and share the benefits of choosing regulated childcare. This presentation is geared towards parents and community partners who work with parents to identify childcare resources. There are several sessions scheduled, including some weekend and early evening options:
- Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.
- Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday, November 27,2021 at 10:00 a.m.
- Tuesday, December 28,2021 at 6:00 p.m.
Please share this information with parents and staff who may be interested. Registration for the sessions can be found here.
Questions about these presentations or the Unregulated Operations Unit can be directed to email@example.com.
- Readers 2 Leaders is now hiring Student Support Staff to help mentor & teach elementary students in West Dallas this coming school year. This is a great opportunity for current and recently graduated college students, and those looking for more career experience in education or with students. Some details on the position:
Term of Service: · 9/07/2021-5/27/2022 (must commit to serving full term)
Hours: · approximately 20 hours per week (mandatory availability: Monday-Thursday 3-6pm)
Compensation: · $5,400 living allowance (will be paid through bi-weekly paychecks) · $2,417 education award (available after completing the full term and all requirements and can be applied towards student loans or future tuition and fees)
Responsibilities include: · acting as a mentor & role model · assisting with after-school planning and preparations · leading hands-on art/STEM/etc., activities · tutoring/assisting students with homework · working 1-on-1 with students · facilitating rotations of students in the computer lab and more!
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.