ImpactTulsa COVID-19 Resources: Family Services

ImpactTulsa COVID-19 Resources: Family Services

Hunger Free Oklahoma
Hunger Free Oklahoma has meal sites all over Oklahoma. To find a meal site near you, please visit https://meals4kidsok.org/. Families can enter their address or zip code to find locations providing food in their area.

Bill Assistance
Families who need assistance with bills or other essential services should visit www.211.org or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help.

City of Tulsa
Stay updated on the latest information from the City of Tulsa. All information can be found on their COVID-19 webpage.

Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
Find free meals near you using an interactive map on their website.

Dealing with Stress – Tulsa World
A Nine-Step Guide to Deal with COVID-19 stress.

Disaster Distress Helpline 
This helpline provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies. Call 1-800-985-5990  or Text “TalkWithUS” to 66746

Family & Children’s Services
Family & Children’s Services set up a resource page to support families. Read more here.

Healthy Minds Policy Initiative
Healthy Minds is committed to keeping our community informed about the best resources available to guide us in reducing stress and anxiety, in communicating with and supporting family members, and in knowing where to get help when mental health crises or concerns arise. Click to be directed to their COVID-19 resources.

Internet Access
Internet Service Providers are offering reduced-priced internet for families in need. To qualify for the Connect2Compete affordable internet program, you must not be an existing Cox internet customer, your household must have at least one K-12 student and participate in a government assistance program. AT&T is also offering reduced-cost services to families with limited income.

Mental Health Services
Mental Health America shares resources for families to support mental wellness during times of social isolation.

Policy Recommendations
Action Tulsa shares policy recommendations related to local and national economic stability.

Telehealth Resources
Take Control Initiative has links to obtain virtual medical services such as prescription refills.

Tulsa City-County Library
Did you know that while the Tulsa City-County Library is closed you can still access all of their digital content? Check it out here.

Tulsa Dream Center 
The Dream Center provides1000 breakfasts and lunches Monday – Friday for children in North Tulsa.

Tulsa Housing Authority 
Tulsa House Authority the waiver of rent payments for the month of April for their properties. Housing Choice Voucher holders/Section 8 participants are expected to pay rent for the month of April.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program)
USDA has granted the following to Oklahoma WIC, including Tulsa Health Department WIC Clinics:
•    Physical presence requirement is waived through September 30th.
•    Anthropometric measurements requirement is waived through September 30th.
•    Bloodwork requirement is waived through September 30th.
•    Nutrition Assessment Form will be reduced to identify basic need and will be utilized to complete phone certifications and re-certifications.

All WIC functions can now be performed over the phone. It is not necessary for participants to come into the clinic.  Screening will be conducted at all WIC Sites for walk-in clients. Additional measures will be adopted as is necessary. Read more here.

If you have a resource to share or are releasing news updates, please email us at info@impacttulsa.com so we can add your information to next week’s resource round-up.

Bailey McBride
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