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Resources in Wisconsin

The Milwaukee Health Department and the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services offers up-to-the-minute information on COVID-19.

The Medical College of Wisconsin offers a wide array of COVID-19 resources, some of which are in Spanish and Hmong.

Childcare

The Wisconsin Dept. of Children and Families has a web page devoted to helping essential personnel obtain child care services, as well as as a childcare portal for essential workforce families.

YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee is offering COVID-19 Emergency Response Camp for health care professionals and essential emergency personnel at Rite-Hite Family YMCA and at Advocate Aurora St. Luke’s Conference Center. Learn more.

Emergency child care is available through the Racine Family YMCA at the Sealed Air Family and George Bray Neighborhood YMCA branches.

Social Services

Milwaukee Continuum of Care provides a list of emergency food and meal sites, domestic violence and victim services, mental health resources and recovery resources.

United Way COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. Donations from the fund will help the most vulnerable populations receive critical financial and social service support during this global crisis.

Wisconsin Assistance and Financial Aid Programs

Housing

Homeless Services through Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program

Rental Help through Wisconsin Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Food Safety and Food Access

How to Avoid Food or Food Packaging Contamination

How to Deliver Food Safely

How to Navigate the Grocery Store in the Time of COVID-19

Feeding America Pantry Locator

Hunger Task Force – Get Help Now: COVID-19

Elderly Nutrition Program – Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Both Milwaukee Public Schools and the Boys and Girls Club will be offering “grab-and-go” meal programs for young people.

Use the 2-1-1 Wisconsin website to find the food pantry in your neighborhood.

Foodpantries.org provides information on food pantries and food banks across the United States.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Resources for Those Who are Surviving Violence

Aurora Healing and Advocacy Services Hotline:  414-215-5555. Assists domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.

Sojourner Family Peace Center Hotline: 414-933-2722. Provides education, advocacy and resources to keep families safe from domestic violence.

Information On COVID-19 For Survivors, Communities, And DV/SA Programs. A list of compiled resources and tools for more vulnerable members of our communities and care providers, who are working tirelessly to respond in ways that are safe and supportive for all. The list will be continually updated.  For more information, contact the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence at health@futureswithouviolence.org, with the subject line “COVID19 Resource.”

Resources for Children

Fun, Free Ways to Learn From Home – resource links for children.

Children’s health resources center COVID information: English

Children’s health resources center COVID information: Spanish

Education website resources for families

Supporting children and teens when someone is dying

Handout for children of adult COVID-19 patient

Need some activity ideas for your kids while they are home from school?  CPS has provided resources packets of grade-level appropriate activities.

Coping and distraction resources during isolation – English

Coping and distraction resources during isolation – Spanish

K-12 Education Website Resources.

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Want something to watch that’ll just make you smile?  Watch some penguins wander around the Shedd!

Virtual tour of national parks from your couch.

Cincinnati Zoo featuring a daily safari at 3 pm ET

Resources for Caregivers and Older Adults

Family Caregiver Alliance: COVID-19 Resources and Articles for Family Caregivers covers topics including in-home care, food and grocery delivery and caregiver self-care.

Alzheimer’s Association: COVID-19 Tips for Dementia Caregivers, divided into tips for caregivers at home and tips for caregivers of those in assisted living.

Alzheimer’s Association Helpline 800.272.3900. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, referrals to local programs and services, and crisis support.

Family Caregiver Alliance: Relaxation for Caregivers video series.

Well-Med Charitable Foundation: Caregiver Teleconnection. One-hour free caregiver support group calls on a variety of topics.

Mather Telephone Topics: A variety of free classes, groups, and performances via phone.

SeniorLink Blog: 50 Expert Tips and Suggestions to Keep Your Loved One Engaged.

TimeSlips Creativity Center: Ideas and prompts for creative engagement at home.

Well-Connected: A wide variety of free classes and groups for adults age 60+, available via phone or web.

Generations United:   COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Grandfamilies and Multigenerational Families.

Administration for Community Living:  What do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know About COVID-19.

Resources for Families

AAH don’t put masks on infants

AAP cloth face coverings for children during COVID-19

CDC pediatric COVID-19 information

Advocate Aurora Resilience & Well-being Resource Guide provides information on the Employee Assistance Program, family care resources, healthy living resources and more.

Promoting Resilient Families During COVID-19.  The Center for Childhood Resilience offers a wide range of resources, including fact sheets, conversational resources for families, a directory of resources and more.

Generations United:   COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Grandfamilies and Multigenerational Families.

CDC:  What You Can do if You are at Higher Risk of Severe Illness from COVID 19 infographic.

Education website resources for families

Supporting children and teens when someone is dying

Handout for children of adult COVID-19 patient

Stop the spread of germs

What you need to know about COVID-19

What to do if you are sick with COVID-19

Community Care: Preventive steps for those receiving care at home

Administration for Community Living:  What do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know About COVID-19.

Comcast Offering Free Internet to Low-Income Families 

PSA Grocery Shopping Tips in COVID-19

Need some activity ideas for your kids while they are home from school?  CPS has provided resources packets of grade-level appropriate activities.
Fun, Free Ways to Learn From Home – resource links for children.

Coping and distraction resources during isolation – English

Coping and distraction resources during isolation – Spanish

K-12 Education Website Resources.

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Want something to watch that’ll just make you smile?  Watch some penguins wander around the Shedd!

Virtual tour of national parks from your couch.

Cincinnati Zoo featuring a daily safari at 3 pm ET

Financial Health

Promoting Financial Health in a Time of Crisis.  Aurora Health Center for Financial Wellness offers tips, such as prioritizing expenses, taking advantage of assistance, opening a separate bank accounts and more.

Small Business Association:  FAQ regarding the participation of Faith-based Organizations in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL).  Click here for more details.

 

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