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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Update & Reschedule Dates
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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
CDC (Center for Disease Control): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
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
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
How to prepare: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/index.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
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Feeding South Florida Emergency Services: https://feedingsouthflorida.org/benefits-emergency-services/
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 email@example.com
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
Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller: https://www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/Home/Components/News/News/206/16
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
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:
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
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:
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.
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
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/
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 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.