Community Resource Guide For University Faculty & Staff During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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- Sulzbacher Village in Jacksonville: homeless shelter where these individuals can safely live during this time
- Jacksonville's Urban Rest Stop: a place for the homeless to take a shower during this pandemic
- Jacksonville Housing Authority: This website provide resources that assist in safe, clean, affordable housing and effecting social services for low and moderate income families.
- Touchstone Village Clay and Duval: A residential resource of Youth Crisis Center that remains open/accessible to homeless youth during the pandemic.
- Meals on Wheels through Aging True
- 10 Resources for Living Independently as a Senior
- ElderSource is providing online/remote resources for individuals and their families. Visit them online or call toll free: 1(888)242-4464.
- The John A. Hartford Foundation
- Publix offers Reserved Shopping Hours on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. for customers age 65 and over. The pharmacy will also be open during this time.
- Cinotti’s Bakery at the beach is providing free meals for the elderly.
Low-Income Families/Financial Resources
- Hunger Fight
- Florida Department of Children & Families Assistance: A government agency that provides social services and cash assistance for qualified low-income individuals
- United Way
- Comcast is offering two free months of Internet service to families who don’t have Internet but need it for their children to do online learning.
- Helping Hands Diaper Center of Jacksonville: They provide diapers to anyone that needs them regardless of age or income.
- No Kid Hungry
For Families with Kids
- ABC Mouse for continued learning for children. Offers a free 30-day trial and discounted prices for different packages.
- 15 Simple Activities
- YouTube Exercise Videos for Kids
- 50 Great Websites for Parents of Children with Special Needs
- Live Daily streams
- Early Learning Coalition
Living with Disabilities
- “Everyone gets sick sometimes” printable ‘book’ to help caregivers explain a virus to an individual on the autism spectrum.
- Supporting Kids During the Coronavirus Crisis: This article isn’t directly about people with developmental disabilities, but a lot of it can be applied to families with a member with a disability. It talks about keeping a schedule, following morning and night time routines, using a visual schedule to reduce anxiety about unstructured time, reaching out for help virtually, and being creative with ways to entertain the family.
- Adaptive Yoga Class: A full-length class led by adaptive yoga pioneer Mathew Sanford
- Brooks Adaptive Sports and Recreation on Facebook
- Duval and Clay counties continue to provide meals for all students
- Urban Folk Farm: They are a local farm located on the Westside of Jax. They have on their website a long list of produce available which you can order via email or text to either pick up or have delivered to your home (for free on orders over $25). They accept SNAP benefits.
- Feeding Northeast Florida is our local chapter of Florida's food bank network. They are keeping an updated list of agency partners that are actively operating.
- Florida Department of Health
- WeCareJax: A nonprofit that helps to connect low-income and uninsured patients with specialty health care.
- United Way 2-1-1: The suicide intervention and prevention helpline for Northeast Florida. It is nationally accredited by the American Association of Suicidology. Call Center Specialists are also certified and trained to handle crisis and suicide-related calls.
- VA Video Connect allows veterans to access telehealth services with VA health care providers.
- Hubbard House: They offer shelter for victims of domestic violence. They have a 24-hour hotline at (904) 354-3114 and a 24-hour textline at (904) 210-3698.