COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 UPDATE

Achievement Centers for Children & Families will temporarily close in parallel with the Palm Beach County School District closures in response to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Please see below for more information.

 

Our Family Strengthening Team is checking in with all of our families on a continuous basis. We will update you as we gather information and determine our critical needs.  If you would like information on how you can assist please email our Director of Community Engagement, Jessica Gregoire jgregoire@delraychild.org

Event Update & Reschedule Dates

  • 19th Annual Delray Beach Home Tour – Postponed until Winter 2020; date to follow
  • Palm Beach Par 3 – Cancelled; see you in 2021
  • Proper Affair by Boston Proper – Postponed until the Fall 2020; date to follow

Volunteer Event & Rescheduling Date

  • March 21st Love Delray at Achievement Centers – Rescheduled for July 18th, 2020

We will continue to provide up to date information via email and through our social media channels over the next few weeks. If you have any questions that need to be answered directly please email info@accffoundation.org

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In this uncertain moment, we have every confidence in our community’s ability to pull together with kindness, care, and concern for the common good.

Please see the below list of local & federal resources on the Coronavirus (COVID 19):

City of Delray Beach Updates: Click Here
If you have questions or need assistance, you can call the Coronavirus Helpline: 561-243-7777 (Available Mon – Fri; 8 am – 5 pm)

Palm Beach County Schools: http://www.palmbeachschools.org/coronavirus

https://www.palmbeachschools.org/students_parents/health_services/coronavirus_disease_2019__covid_19 

FL Department of Education Announces Additional Guidance for 2019-20 School Year

CDC (Center for Disease Control): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

Palm Beach County: http://discover.pbcgov.org/Pages/COVID19.aspx
Call PBC’s emergency hotline at 561-712-6400

Primetime Out of School Time Info: https://www.primetimepbc.org/covid19-ptupdates/

Healthier Delray Beach Resources: Click Here

Palm Beach County Library Resources: Click Here

Local Resources

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COVID-19 Testing

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County is taking calls for screening and will schedule you for an appointment for COVID testing if deemed necessary: https://www.hcdpbc.org/

Delray Beach Testing: NOW OPEN – APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED
Location: South County Civic Center – 16700 S. Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446
Call between 7am – 7pm – (561) 804-0250

Palm Beach Testing Sites: Click Here

 

COVID 19 Updates and Info

Updates on COVID: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/
The COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7 | 1 (866) 779-6121 | COVID-19@flhealth.gov

How to prepare: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/index.html

Talking to your kids: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html

Delray Beach information about closures: https://www.delraybeachfl.gov/our-city/safety/coronavirus

211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast: 211 has activated its disaster website to provide current information on COVID-19. If you are need of assistance during this time, we encourage you to contact 2-1-1 by visiting their website 211palmbeach.org, dialing 2-1-1, or texting your zip code to 898211.

Delray Beach COVID-19 HOTLINE: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm – (561) 243-7777

 

Donations FAQ:

Nonprofits First: Dedicated web page that describes needs that are being requested from all Nonprofit organizations. https://www.nonprofitsfirst.org/page/Covid19Information

ACCF: We are accepting donations via Amazon of non-perishable food items, diapers, and toiletry items – click here to view our wish list.

United Way of Palm Beach County: https://unitedwaypbc.org/coronavirus/

 

Food Assistance

Achievement Centers for Children & Families:
ACCF is partnering with local Delray Beach restaurants and community agencies to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to our families that have been most affected by the crisis.

ACCF launched a meal program that will run once per week on Fridays from 3:30pm to 6pm. The organization will offer two days of “jump start breakfast meal kits” provided by Boca Helping Hands; lunches provided by FLIPANY; and dinner supported by Delray-based restaurants, including Caesar’s Famous Ribs and 3rd and 3rd.  Bags of groceries and essential items that have been donated through community support will be distributed at ACCF’s Family Resource Center via drive-through pick up. Please contact info@achievementcenters.org for more information.

The Caring Kitchen:

EVERY WEDNESDAY – CROS Ministries’ Mobile Food Pantry will distribute pre-made bags of food from 9:30 am – 11:00 am at St. George’s Episcopal Church and Center, 21 West 22nd Street in Riviera Beach (WEATHER PERMITTING). To receive the FULL allotment of food from a CROS Ministries’ food pantry, you must bring a photo ID and identification for all family members.

EVERY 1ST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH – CROS Ministries’ Mobile Food Pantry will distribute pre-made bags of food from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at Lakeside United Methodist Church, 1901 12th Ave S. in Lake Worth (WEATHER PERMITTING). To receive the FULL allotment of food from a CROS Ministries’ food pantry, you must bring a photo ID and identification for all family members.

EVERY SATURDAY, CROS Ministries’ Mobile Food Pantry will distribute pre-made bags of food (Weather Permitting) from 8:30 am – 10:00 am at Church in the Palms, 3812 Jog Road in Greenacres. To receive the FULL allotment of food from a CROS MINISTRIES’ Food Pantry for you and your family, you must bring your photo ID and identification for all of your family members.

For a list of CROS pantries that are open and times of operation, visit our website at https://www.crosministries.org/food-pantries/. For other food resources, please contact 211 HelpLine.

Feeding South Florida Emergency Services: https://feedingsouthflorida.org/benefits-emergency-services/

https://feedingsouthflorida.org/covid19/

Palm Beach County School Feeding Sites: https://www.palmbeachschools.org/news/what_s_new/feeding_sites_open_during_school_closure

Emergency Food Resources: https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/palm_beach_food_banks.html

Boca Helping Hands: https://www.bocahelpinghands.org/Covid-19

JFS: If anyone in Boca or Delray needs Kosher Home Delivered Meals, please have them contact Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services Call 561-852-3333

Food Bank of Palm Beach County: https://www.pbcfoodbank.org/news

Trinity Lutheran Church in Delray:  In a partnership with The Avenue Church, Trinity Delray, 400 N. Swinton Ave., will open its commercial kitchen to help anyone affected with layoffs during this season. Hot meals will be brought out to cars from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The church is accepting donations from local restaurants and the community to help with providing meals. The Early Childhood Center, serving children from 2 to 4 years old, has reopened to provide daycare and help parents who are essential personnel. Visit trinitydelray.org or contact info@trinitydelray.org

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Emergency Food Pantry: https://www.hmhbpbc.org/pantry

The School District of Palm Beach County has announced the Food Distribution will return to distributing twice a week starting Tuesday, May 12th and Thursday, May 14th from 9am to 12pm at select locations: Click here for the District’s official statement and list of sites that will be distributing meals.

To find the location nearest you, visit https://summerbreakspot.freshfromflorida.com/.

The Tuesday, Thursday distribution schedule will continue through the month of May.

Meals are FREE to anyone 18 years of age and younger (22 years of age and younger for ESE students), regardless of financial need.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided a waiver to allow parents/guardians to pick up meals without the child being present. The parent needs to provide confirmation of the number of children for whom they are picking up meals, by one of the following methods: student ID, student passport, student library card, student birth certificate, or a photo of the adult with the students for whom they are picking up meals.

The parent will show the identification to staff providing the meals, and meals will be provided for the number of children identified. The District follows food distribution rules as outlined by the USDA. Meals are not allowed to be picked up in bulk for multiple families. The parent or guardian must be present to receive the meals.

To limit person-to-person contact, please remember to adhere to social distancing. Those driving to one of the feeding sites are asked to open the trunk of their car or leave a seat open where staff can place the food. People walking up to a site should remember to maintain a distance of at least six feet. These measures are taken very seriously and are intended to keep everyone safe.

Meals provided may vary by location and may contain allergens. Adults picking up the food are asked to be vigilant and ensure they do not take food if allergies may be a concern. Food should be refrigerated or discarded if not consumed upon receipt.

Sites will also be distributing additional boxes of food for the families on Thursday at selected schools. Click here for the list of sites.

Community Coordinated Sites

Click here for FLIPANY-Palm Beach County locations distributing food.
Click here for information about Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County locations distributing Grab ‘n Go bags and other food.
Click here for a summary of food sites – when you click this link, please scroll down for links to information about Food Sites/Pantry Information/Food Distribution information.

Summer BreakSpot sites have opened early to provide free meals for youth ages 18 and under.

Florida Impact is another great resource for connecting seniors, children, and families with food.


United Way Food Finder Map:
Click Here

 

Legal Services

Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller: https://www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/Home/Components/News/News/206/16

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County COVID-19: Resources Here or call 561-655-8944.

 

Managing Stress and Anxiety

CDC Resources for managing stress related to COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Mental Health America: https://mhanational.org/covid19 or call 561-801-HELP (4357).

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach: Providing Counseling Services via teletherapy calls. Please refer calls to 844-848-6777 to be scheduled for an appointment. Click here for resources.

Marriage and Family Services: Free Mental Health Support & Resources: Services are at no cost to families and providers. If you are needing assistance and would like a referral for mental health services, please contact Mr. Eric Mundt, LMFT, with Marriage & Family Services:

Phone: 561.503.3059  E-Mail: MarriageFamilyServices@comcast.net  Online: www.MarriageFamilyServices.com

Mindful of Your Mental Health: Self-Care in a Quarantine: Watch the webinar on YouTube

15 Apps to keep you healthy while sheltering in place: Click Here

10 Ways to Stay Active While Social Distancing: Click Here

Healthier Delray Beach to Host “Mental Health and the Church” Tuesday, June 9th at 7:15 pm – click here to join via their zoom link: Click Here

 

Re-employment Assistance

Reemployment Assistance: http://www.floridajobs.org/Reemployment-Assistance-Service-Center/reemployment-assistance/claimants

JFS: Fund for those who have lost their job or have had a disruption in their work due to the coronavirus Call 561-852-3333

 

Remote Learning Info & Resources

ACCF Virtual Story Time: Join us each week for Virtual Story Time with our Teachers and Volunteers! Click here for Virtual Story Time videos.

Preparing for Digital Remote Learning: https://palmbeachschools.org/news/what_s_new/march_2020/preparing_for_digital_remote_learning?fbclid=IwAR0TdyRenO-F7tBCaOT8zOugJ67G2gZb3Vh0Dvv5yeadHBpqiplYQCw6UNM

Scholastic Learn at Home: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

42 Free Online School Resources: https://schoolchoiceweek.com/37-free-online-resources-for-schools-shifting-online-during-coronavirus/

Palm Beach County School District Info:

https://www.palmbeachschools.org/students_parents/health_services/coronavirus_disease_2019__covid_19

FL Department of Education Announces Additional Guidance for 2019-20 School Year

Early Learning Activities for Parents & Providers:
The Full Parent and Families Schedule (in English and Spanish) is available here: https://www.elcpalmbeach.org/parent-coronavirus.

@ELCPalmBeach on Facebook   @ELCPalmBeach on Twitter
@ELCPalmBeach on Instagram  @ELCPalmBeach on YouTube

Virtual tours of 12 famous museums

Over 30 virtual field trips

Coronavirus Resources For Childcare Centers, Teachers & Parents – Infant, Toddler and Preschool

The School District of Palm Beach County has announced that summer classes and District run summer programs will be held virtually: Read their official statement here

 

 

FLDRS/ESE PARENT SERVICES SUPPORT

During Distance Learning

Lissette Martinez – 561-434-8377 – lissette.martinez@palmbeachschools.org
Mary Black – 561-676-1492 – mary.black.c@palmbeachschools.org

Parent University Events scheduled on 4/25/20 and 5/16/20 held at Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center have been CANCELLED due to mandated social distancing.

Parent Services/Parent As Liason (PAL) continues to work remotely and we are available to speak with parents and attend virtual IEP meetings. We are here to listen and guide you!

 

Excellent Resources below:

Distance Learning – https://www.palmbeachschools.org/students_parents/digital_learning

FDLRS Webinars – http://www.fdlrs.org/

ESE INFO – https://www.palmbeachschools.org/students_parents/digital_learning/ese_faqs

 

COVID-19 Guide For Parents: Click here for article

 

Rent and Utility Assistance

Catholic Charities of Palm Beach County: Taking calls for rental/utility assistance. Please refer calls to 561-360-3323 and leave a message. They are working remotely and someone will get back with you. Click here for resources.

Palm Beach County Human Services Eviction Prevention Program: 561-904-7900 or apply online.

 

Transportation Services

Palm Tran Adjusted Schedule: http://discover.pbcgov.org/palmtran/Pages/default.aspx 

Tri – Rail: Temporary Schedule Adjustment & Fare Suspension. Effective, Saturday, March 28, Tri-Rail will provide a reduced train schedule until further notice. During this time, service will be fare-free so no tickets or passes will be required. Click here for train schedules.