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COVID-19 Resources for Students and Families

The below collection of links and resources is designed to provide additional options for students and families in search of more guidance or particular areas of assistance. Do you know of a resource that would be great to add to this list? E-mail us at connect@emilyk.org

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Food Resources

Durham FEAST    **NEW OPPORTUNITY**
A partnership between Durham Public Schools, Durham County Government, the Durham Public Schools Foundation and local nonprofits and restaurants organized as Durham FEAST will launch a new meal support program for children and families starting on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Families coming to school sites across Durham County will receive free children’s breakfasts and lunches prepared by Durham restaurants, while adults will receive shelf-stable food supplies and/or family-style casseroles. Meals will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

For a list of pick up sites, dates, and times, please click here:  www.durhamfeast.org/sites (English)   www.durhamfeast.org/sitios (Español) 

FOOD NC
Access food for children via text: 
Parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.

Food Banks
Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC Searchable Database

End Hunger Durham
End Hunger Durham has launched a free app to help Durham residents find food resources. Download this app via your app store by searching Durham Food Resources. For more information on the app, click here

Durham Neighbors Free Lunch Initiative
The Durham Neighbors Free Lunch Initiative is providing contact-less free meals, Monday-Friday, through local restaurant Geer Street Garden.  For more information visit 
www.DurhamFreeLunch.com

 

Financial & Emergency Assistance

Durham County Social Services
Provides an array of emergency supports, including assistance with rent, utilities, and food. Schedule an appointment to begin the process.

Salvation Army of Durham
Provides emergency financial and food assistance. 

Durham Congregations in Action
Database of agencies and organizations in Durham that offer various forms of financial assistance.

 

Durham Public Schools Information on Instruction

Visit this link for official Durham Public Schools information on instruction.

 

Duke Office of Durham & Community Affairs

Compiled by the Duke Office of Durham & Community Affairs, this link houses a comprehensive list of supports and resources in the areas of basic needs, support for students & parents, and business/arts supports.

 

Learning Resources for Students and Families

Khan Academy

IXL.com

Scholastic Learn from Home initiative

Education companies offering free subscriptions during the crisis

Trip Around the World Virtual Escape Room
Designed for 3rd-8th graders, this fun Trip Around the World Virtual Escape Room activity will engage students' math and geography skills. Our Pioneer Scholars students can earn pillar points for completing this, but it's also available for anyone to use. Check back for a new escape room each week!  
Week One
Week Two
Week Three
Week Four
Week Five 
Week Six

 

Internet Connectivity Options

Spectrum
Free broadband and wi-fi for 60 days, including installation, for K-12 households. To sign up, call (844) 488-8395

AT&T
Internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through Access from AT&T program (available to SNAP participants).

Sprint
Customers with metered data plans will receive unlimited data per month for 60 days (a minimum of two bill cycles) at no extra cost, and Sprint will provide customers with an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot data per month for 60 days (a minimum of two bill cycles) at no extra cost. Customers with mobile hotspot-capable handsets who don’t have mobile hotspot today will now get 20GB as well per month for 60 days (a minimum of two bill cycles) at no extra cost.

 

Support for College Students

US Dept of Education
Academic and financial considerations.

Resources for Homeless Youth
Comprehensive resource guide covering basic needs, mental health, and learning resources.

Minorities to Majorities
Comprehensive database of resources for transportation, financial assistance, internet resources, and free educational resources.

 

COVID-19 General Information 

CDC fact sheet in English

CDC fact sheet Spanish

NC Dept. of Health & Human Services printable fact sheets in English, Spanish, and simplified Chinese covering COVID-19 facts, what to do if you’re sick, symptoms, hand washing, and more.



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