Resources for Emotional and Social Support for families and students during this time of social distancing.
- LWTears.com or 888-983-8409 -Activities offered for learning & Fun
- firstname.lastname@example.org– Website to help parents talk to their kids about the Pandemic.
- mhanational.org/covid19 -Good information for Children and their Families on how to cope with this Challenging Time.
Dearborn Public Schools Offering Free Breakfast and Lunch Pick-up for All Children 18 yrs and younger
Pickups will run daily from 10am – 12pm starting March 17 at six locations:
- Edsel Ford,
- Dearborn High,
- Salina Intermediate,
- and Woodworth Middle School.
Food will be near entrances to minimize the amount of time community members spend in the facilities.
Please note, meals are available to anyone age 18 and younger. Students do not need to be present, and the student does not need to be enrolled at the school where pick-up is made. One family member can collect meals for multiple children. Meals for the weekend can be picked up on Friday.
- Food assistance during the time of the Coronavirus crisis
- United Way Community Economic Relief Fund -@ 1-866-211-9966
- Local restaurants offering free orders : Big Als Pizza, Fratelli’s Pizzeria, Brome Are Modern Eatery (free school lunch, 50% off carry out order), Islamic Center of Detroit (Offering free breakfast pickup for children age 18 and younger. Breakfast: 10am-12pm & Dinner: 4pm-6pm)
- 3/22 Alanos pizza -giving away free pizza to the first 100 students
- Dearborn Public Schools (Fordson, Edsel Ford, Dearborn high, Unis, Salina, and Woodworth) Will be distributing bags of food for lunch and breakfast each weekday from 10-noon
- Claiming Unemployment
- Workers who are laid off temporarily without pay or put to a short time reduction of business activity because of the Coronavirus situation can apply for a jobseeker’s payment. You can apply online by clicking on the link. https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/00964f-people-who-are-laid-off-temporarily-or-put-on-to-short-time-working/
Dearborn families to qualify for SNAP food benefits due to school closure
Please click on the link to see how you can receive your SNAP benefits. https://firstbell.dearbornschools.org/2020/04/21/dearborn-families-to-qualify-for-snap-food-benefits-due-to-school-closure/
THAW program for essential workers
There’s a new program that will pay up to $500 in utility costs for Michigan’s essential workers. THAW, or The Heat and Warm Fund, will pay up to $500 in utility assistance for any household with an income up to 250% of the Federal Poverty Level. Following the Department of Homeland Security’s definition of an essential worker, if you’re a health care nurse, hospital cleaning and maintenance worker, grocery and foodservice clerk, or bus driver, you qualify. https://thawfund.org/