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.

 

Dear ACCF Community,

In response to navigating unprecedented times, we wanted to update our community on our current operations and how you can help.  As of March 17th, our Early Learning and all out of school programs have been temporarily canceled. Our Family Strengthening services and our Teen Programs will continue to operate remotely.  While we are unable to safely serve our children and families at this time, ACCF staff is working remotely and is available to answer questions.  We will continue to work diligently to provide the best quality programs for when we are able to resume full operations.

Many of you have reached out, and we thank you for the support and willingness to help. It was not an easy decision and weighed on the hearts and minds of many. We are grateful that all of our staff will remain employed in the coming weeks and they are prepared to work remotely.

Our Family Strengthening Team will be calling all of our families over the next few days. 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):

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

Helping Your Child Cope Webinar – 3/27/2020, 11:30 am-12:30 pm

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

Palm Beach County http://discover.pbcgov.org/Pages/COVID19.aspx

Local Resources

Link to that section

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/

 

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.

 

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.

 

Food Assistance

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

ACCF launched a meal program that will run twice per week. 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: We are handing out To Go meals from our Caring Kitchen van. One meal per person. Today’s meal site is St. Matthew’s Episcopal, 404 SW 3rd St., Delray Beach. Our homebound delivery meal service to our current Delray Beach clients is unchanged. Please note: starting Monday, March 23rd, we will begin serving TO GO meals from one location, the Delray Beach Library parking lot. One meal per person. No beverages, bread, or sweets will be provided. There will also be no bathroom facilities available. Meals will be served at this location Monday through Friday from 12:00 to 12:50 pm until further notice.

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

 

Managing Stress and Anxiety

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

Mental Health America: https://mhanational.org/covid19

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.

 

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

  • Monday, March 30 | YouTube Video: “What Is Cognitive Development?”
  • Tuesday, March 31 | YouTube Video: Graphing for Providers
  • Tuesday, March 31 @ 1 PM | Facebook Live! – Hands On Activity
  • Tuesday, March 31 @ 3 PM | Live! Q&A Webinar – Mental Health
  • Wednesday, April 1 | YouTube Video: Virtual Story Time!
  • Thursday, April 2 | YouTube Video: Same Sound Sorting for Providers
  • Thursday, April 2 @ 1 PM | Facebook Live! – Sensory Activity
  • Friday, April 3 | YouTube Video: Let’s Get Physical!

 

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.