PARENT RESOURCES

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio understands the disruption closures have in our member’s lives. We want you to know that we are here for you! We will continue to communicate updates with you as they become available.

The following are links to resources that may be helpful for you and your family.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS INFORMATION

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
https://www.bgca.org/about-us/child-safety/Supporting-Boys-and-Girls-Clubs-During-Coronavirus

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio
https://begreatsa.org/

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio – COVID-19 Updates
https://begreatsa.org/news-events/covid-19-updates/ 

CLUB ON THE GO RESOURCES FOR PRINTING

Mental Wellness 4/2/2020 
Tips for Mental Wellness – English PDF
Consejos Para El Bienstar Mental –  Spanish PDF

Family Resource List 4/9/2020
Family Resource List – English PDF

FOOD DISTRIBUTION

San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) – Meal Sites 
Curbside meal service for students 18 and younger will be provided at high schools in the district. Breakfast can be picked up between 8-9 a.m. and lunch can be picked up between 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Children must be present to receive a meal. For more information, click here

Judson ISD Meal Sites 

Idea Public Schools 
In an effort to provide essential services that support the well-being of our students and families, all campuses will remain open only for curbside meal services for families.

San Antonio Food Bank – Help Information 
San Antonio Food Bank – COVID-19 Response Campaign

SNAP Benefits
Apply here: https://yourtexasbenefits.hhsc.texas.gov/programs/snap 

Schools Meals Map
shows students where they can find breakfast and lunch near them for free. Please check with your school district for regular updates. 

Meals on Wheels 

Little Free Pantry 

Aunt Bertha has added a zip code search to find food assistance, help in paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs for the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit https://findhelp.org/.

INTERNET RESOURCES

Comcast Corp.

https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19
Comcast Corp. said it would offer 60 days of free internet service to low-income families, who live in the companies service area, and sign-up as new customers. Self-installation kits would be shipped for free with no term contract or credit check. After 60 days, customers would be charged $9.95 per month plus tax unless service is cancelled. The officer is available through April 30th. The company is increasing internet speed for all customers. The also agreed to not to disconnect or charge late fees for those who cannot pay. 

Spectrum
https://www.spectrum.net/support/internet/coronavirus-covid-19-educational-internet-offer
(855) 243-8892
Beginning Monday, March 16, we’ll offer two free months of internet and WiFi services to new customers in households with Pre-K to 12 or college students who need remote education. This discount will be applied as a credit for your first two months of internet services. We’ll waive any installation or pre-payment fees to help get you started. You can qualify for this offer if you: 1. Have a student of qualifying age at your service address with remote education needs; 2. Have not subscribed to our internet services within the past 30 days. 

LOCAL RESOURCES

FAMILY SERVICES

City of San Antonio Resident Assistance – Includes counseling services, family services, food resources, housing, evictions, unemployment benefits information, and utilities. 
https://www.sanantonio.gov/Health/News/Alerts/CoronaVirus#281783839-resident-assistance 

United Way Helpline
Call 211, Option 6

United Way – Childcare Assistance
The United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County are providing emergency childcare assistance for residents who qualify. 

Internet Safety and Prevention Education
Enjoy a free offer from Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and The Karen Purvis Institute of Child Development. You will have access to the TBRI training for free for 30-days. This offer is only good through May 31. Register for the course then click on the “TBRI 101: A self-guided course in Trust-Based Relationships” link. Be sure to click on the 30-day access, not one year, in order to get the free access. 

HEALTH RESOURCES

CHIP/MEDICAID
Apply here: https://yourtexasbenefits.hhsc.texas.gov/programs/health/
If you aren’t enrolled in coverage, you can see if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period to enroll in a private health plan through www.HealthCare.gov 

Mental Health & Wellness Tips – Developed by our staff Licensed Master Social Worker
Mental Health Resources – ENGLISH PDF
Consejos Para El Bienstar Mental – PDF ESPAÑOL

Texas Youth Helpline
24 hour, free helpline available for children, teenagers, and parents. Trained volunteers are ready to help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will listen to your problem, help you consider your choices, and develop a sensible solution. 

https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Youth_Helpline/default.asp
Call: 800-989-6884
Text: 512-872-5777

 

HEALTH INFORMATION

BILLS ASSISTANCE

TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Apply online: https://yourtexasbenefits.hhsc.texas.gov/programs/tanf 

CPS Energy – CPS Energy announced on March 11, 2020, they will suspend energy disconnects for their customers in support of a request by Mayor Ron Nirenberg and the San Antonio City Council. CPS Energy will continue to follow the guidance of the Mayor and City Council as they’re leading our city through this pandemic. 
CPS Energy Continues to Serve Community While Practicing Social Distancing
March 11, 2020 – Statement from CPS Energy – Update Regarding COVID-19 

San Antonio Water System (SAWS) – San Antonio Water System is temporarily halting disconnections due to non-payment. Service interruptions will resume at a later date, as SAWS continues to work with Mayor Ron Nirenberg and the City Council.
SAWS Coronavirus Announcement Roundup

EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

The Texas Workforce Commission encourages individuals previously deemed monetarily ineligible for unemployment benefits to reapply online starting Sunday, April 5, 2020. This date marks the beginning of a new quarter and as such the base period for unemployment benefits and those previously ineligible may now qualify. 

YOUTH RESOURCES

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio – Youth Resources
https://begreatsa.org/news-events/youth-resources/ 

Club at Home Experience – Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio YouTube playlist of videos made specially for Club kids by our staff.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQsh2M9Je8h9w5AtjlpMY-dqvw7ghuAEM

Texas Youth Helpline
24 hour, free helpline available for children, teenagers, and parents. Trained volunteers are ready to help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will listen to your problem, help you consider your choices, and develop a sensible solution. 

https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Youth_Helpline/default.asp
Call: 800-989-6884
Text: 512-872-5777

TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT COVID-19

Responding to Change and Loss, National Alliance for Grieving Children 

The CDC has created a printable tip sheet for children coping in disasters. 

#COVIBOOK
This short book was made to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. (Available in over 20 languages.)
https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

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