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Community Resources for Families - COVID-19

 

COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESOURCES

FOOD

Burger King: Offering 2 free kids meals with the purchase of an adult meal ordered online or through the Burger King smart phone app. 

OCPS Grab-and-Go Meals: Grab-and-Go meals will be available for pick-up between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the car loop of each school site. At this time, students must be present to receive the meals. District staff will distribute the meals directly to those in their vehicle (drive-thru service) upon arrival. In addition, meals will be given directly to students walking and/or riding a bike. Based on recommendations from our federal and state leaders, all meals should be taken home to eat.

            The following school sites will provide Grab-and-Go meals beginning March 23: 

Aloma Elementary School - 2949 Scarlet Road, Winter Park, FL 32792

Apopka Middle School - 425 N. Park Ave., Apopka, FL 32712

Azalea Park Elementary School - 1 Carol Avenue, Orlando, FL 32807

Bonneville Elementary School - 14700 Sussex Dr., Orlando, FL 32826-3899

Carver Middle School - 4500 W. Columbia St., Orlando, FL 32811

Castle Creek Elementary Schools - 1245 N. Avalon Park Blvd., Orlando, FL 32828

Catalina Elementary School - 2448 W.29th Street, Orlando, FL 32805

Colonial High School - 6100 Oleander Dr., Orlando, FL 32807

Conway Middle School - 4600 Anderson Rd., Orlando, FL 32812

Dover Shores Elementary School - 1200 Gaston Foster Rd., Orlando, FL 32812

Dr. Phillips High School - 6500 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819

East River High School - 650 East River Falcons Way, Orlando, FL 32833

Eccleston Elementary School - 1500 Aaron Ave., Orlando, FL 32811

Edgewater High School - 3100 Edgewater Dr., Orlando, FL 32804

Evans High School - 4949 Silver Star Rd., Orlando, FL 32808

Forsyth Woods Elementary School - 6651 Curtis Street, Orlando, FL 32807

Frangus Elementary School - 380 Killington Way, Orlando, FL 32835

Gotha Middle School - 9155 Gotha Road, Windermere, FL 34786

Hungerford Elementary School - 230 College Ave., Maitland, FL 32751

Ivey Lane Elementary School - 209 N. Silverton St., Orlando, FL 32811

Jones High School - 801 S. Rio Grande Ave., Orlando, FL 32805

Lake Gem Elementary School - 4801 Bloodhound St., Orlando, FL 32818

Lake Weston Elementary School - 5500 Milan Dr., Orlando, FL 32810

Lancaster Elementary School - 6700 Sheryl Ann Dr., Orlando, FL 32809

 Liberty Middle School - 3405 S. Chickasaw Trail, Orlando, FL 32829

Maxey Elementary School - 602 E. Story Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787

McCoy Elementary School - 5225 S. Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32809

Meadow Woods Elementary School - 500 Rhode Island Wood Cir., Orlando FL 32824

Meadow Woods Middle School - 1800 Rhode Island Woods Cir., Orlando, FL 32824

Memorial Middle School - 2220 W. 29th St., Orlando, FL 32805

Mollie Ray Elementary School - 2000 Beecher St., Orlando, Florida 32808

Oak Ridge High School - 700 West Oak Ridge Rd., Orlando, FL 32809

OCPS ACE K-8 School - 701 W Livingston St., Orlando, FL 32801

Orlo Vista Elementary School - 3 N. Hastings St., Orlando FL 32835

Pine Hills Elementary School - 1006 Ferndell Rd., Orlando, FL 32808

Pineloch Elementary School - 3101 Woods Ave., Orlando, FL 32805

Rock Lake Elementary School - 408 N. Tampa Ave., Orlando, FL 32805

Rolling Hills Elementary School - 3607 Damon Rd., Apopka FL 32703

Rosemont Elementary School - 4650 Point Lookout Rd., Orlando, FL 32808

Sally Ride Elementary School - 9601 11th Ave., Orlando, FL 32824

Shingle Creek Elementary School - 5620 Harcourt Ave., Orlando, FL 32839

Tangelo Park Elementary School - 5115 Anzio St., Orlando, FL 32819

Union Park Middle School - 1844 Westfall Dr., Orlando, FL 32817

University High School – 2450 Cougar Way, Orlando, FL 32817

Washington Shores Elementary School - 944 W. Lake Mann Dr., Orlando, FL 32806

Wedgefield K-8 School - 3835 Bancroft Blvd., Orlando, FL 32833

Wekiva High School - 2501 N. Hiawassee Rd., Apopka, FL 32703

Wheatley Elementary School - 1475 Marvin C Zanders Ave., Apopka, FL 32703

Wolf Lake Elementary School - 1771 W. Ponkan Rd., Apopka, FL 32712

Zellwood Elementary School - 3551 Washington St., Zellwood, FL 32798

Rapid Rehousing Program-Homeless Services Network

www.hsncfl.org

HOLA-Hispanic Office for Local Assistance

www.cityoforlando.net

LYNX

Lynx is offering free bus service to all children and their parents from March 23-27, 2020. Children must be accompanied by a parent in order to be eligible. Children and/or parents should inform the driver that they are going to the school for breakfast and/or lunch and they will not be charged bus fare.
http://www.ocfl.net/EmergencySafety/Coronavirus/Coronavirus-ResidentResources.aspx#.XnfoLy8pCfA

Second Harvest Food Bank: Food assistance provided locally. Search by zip code to find nearby locations. *Call before arriving to be sure times/locations have not changed!                 

Free Children’s Meals in Florida

            Text: FLKIDSMEALS to 211-211

            Call: 211

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

*For Orange County, evictions and utility shut offs have been suspended for the time being.  

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity: Reemployment Assistance Benefits due to COVID-19 (Formerly known as unemployment assistance).  The application for benefits can be filled out online for individuals whose hours have been cut or who have been laid off due to COVID-19 (individuals quarantined or taking care of a family member with a diagnosed case are also eligible).
             
Apply Here

Orange County Government Rental Assistance : This program offers one-time rental assistance for those who are affected by the COVID-19 crisis. To apply, individuals call to schedule an appointment. There is a list of required documentation on the website.  

Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan: These short-term, interest-free working capital loans are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer term recovery resources, such as sufficient profits from a revived business, receipt of payments on insurance claims or federal disaster assistance.

Crisis Assistance Program: Mortgage, rent and utility assistance for residents of Orange County who have insufficient resources to meet emergency needs. Appointments are made by calling (407) 836-6500. 

United Way Recovery Fund: In response to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, Heart of Florida United Way has established a fund to support Central Florida residents whose financial stability is being impacted. The focus of the fund is to support the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed) population experiencing hardship due to decreased hours or unpaid leave.

Orange County: Water, Garbage & Utilities: Service disconnections for water customers are temporarily suspended through March 31. For assistance, please contact Orange County Utilities at 407-836-5515. 

Salvation Army: Emergency financial assistance is available for individuals who have been an Orange County resident for at least one year. This resource is limited and individuals can call 407-423-8581 x26491 to schedule an appointment or receive more information. 

MENTAL HEALTH

Coronavirus Sanity Guide: In times like these, we need practical, actionable ways of coping with stress, fear, and anxiety. The meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks on this page will help you build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos. 

Florida Blue: Licensed clinicians are available to speak to anyone in Florida free of charge in both English and Spanish, including those who do not have insurance or have coverage with another health plan.
            The emotional support line can be reached at 833-848-1762 

Crisis Text Line: Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. 

Free, confidential 24/7 support with a Crisis Counselor: Text “HOME” to 741741.

Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Resources on how to take care of emotional help, helping children cope, etc.

Aspire Health Partners - Mental Health Assistance & Support 407-875-3700 Ext. 2

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN): Knowing important information about the outbreak and learning how to be prepared can reduce your stress and help calm likely anxieties. This resource will help you think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect your family—both physically and emotionally—and what you can do to help your family cope.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.1-800-273-8255 

CHILDCARE

Child Support Updates: How to handle your child support case without visiting a local Child Support Office

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Harbor House of Central Florida: This nonprofit provides emergency shelter for families in crisis, as well as counseling, legal advocacy and other services. Pets accepted. 

            24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 407-886-2856
            Email:
[email protected]

SafeHouse of Seminole: Provides emergency shelter, personal and legal advocacy, counseling services, crisis intervention, and youth and community prevention education, among other services.

            24 Hour Hotline: 407-330-3933

Victim Service Center: This certified rape crisis center in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties serves victims of sexual assault, violent crime and traumatic circumstances through free and confidential crisis intervention, therapy, advocacy and outreach. For victims of any type of trauma, Victim Service Center provides confidential care. Modifications have been made due to COVID-19, but most programming is still available.

            24 Hour Hotline: 407-500-4325

            Text (8 am-5 pm): 407-497-6701

MEDICAL

CDC: Learn about COVID-19 : Symptoms & Testing, What to Do if you are Sick, Caring for the Sick, FAQ

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline - available 24/7: (866) 779-6121

COVID-19 Updates: Orange County, FL: Drive-thru testing information, frequently asked questions.

Orange County Government Crisis Assistance Hotline: 407-836-6500

Primary Care Access Network (PCN) - For residents of Orange County, this network includes health providers serving the uninsured and underinsured. For medical concerns unrelated to COVID-19, individuals may contact the listed providers regarding eligibility.

IMMIGRATION

Hope Community Center : This organization works specifically with families from Mexico and Central America specific to immigration. While their offices are closed, individuals may call 407-880-4673 and press 1. They also have a resource list in English and Spanish

Bithlo/Christmas Neighborhood Center for Families

18510 Madison Ave, Bithlo 32820

*All in-person services have been suspended. Services will be provided virtually. For assistance please call:

Parents/Other-407-522-2252

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