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We're collecting a list of useful websites to help Wacoans manage life in the time of Corona Virus.  If you know of a good site we should add, please email to AshleyT@ActLocallyWaco.org.

 

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  • Waco Foundation and United Way of Waco-McLennan County have partnered together to create the COVID-19 Community Response Fund to provide support for individuals and families in our community. The COVID-19 Response Fund will provide contributions to four McLennan County agencies: Caritas of Waco, EOAC, Mission Waco and Salvation Army. Businesses and community members are invited to contribute to the fund to address longer-term needs which will emerge for both our community and its residents due to circumstances related to COVID-19.
    To give, visit wacofoundation.org/covid.(5/7/20)
  • Start UP Waco is offering a series of virtual meetings called "Expert Live" - Learn from  local and national experts on a variety of topics that impact your business. Open to anyone. Discover key insights and ask direct questions to help get the support you need now. Check on new offerings and Watch past sessions here: https://startupwaco.com/expert-live/ (5/7/20)
  • The Family Health Center has set up a Phone line where anyone in the community who doesn't have a primary care physician can call and speak directly to a person... and get quickly directed to the right clinic... to get established as a new patient for coronavirus testing or other care. That number is (254) 313-4610.
  • If you need assistance due to the loss of employment (or reduction of employment) during COVID-19, EOAC can assist with rent and mortgage payments under certain circumstances if the client is facing the threat of eviction or homelessness. Here's the link for more information: https://www.eoacwaco.org/community-services/cares-act/

Community Needs/Ways you can help

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WILLING TO VOLUNTEER?

Prosper Waco, United Way and several other groups are collecting the names of people who are willing to volunteer as the need arises.  CLICK HERE to enter your information to be contacted as volunteers are needed for various projects.


  • Waco Foundation and United Way of Waco-McLennan County have partnered together to create the COVID-19 Community Response Fund to provide support for individuals and families in our community. The COVID-19 Response Fund will provide contributions to four McLennan County agencies: Caritas of Waco, EOAC, Mission Waco and Salvation Army. Businesses and community members are invited to contribute to the fund to address longer-term needs which will emerge for both our community and its residents due to circumstances related to COVID-19.
    To give, visit wacofoundation.org/covid.(5/7/20)
  • Send coffee and doughnuts to the hospital, warm meals to our rescue services, cookies to grocery store employees, or some other form of comfort to one of the many non-profits in town? Waco Delivers is a way to show appreciation to those helpers while also supporting local restaurants. Here's the link: https://wacodelivers.com/ (4/7/20)
  • DONATIONS OF SUPPLIES and MEALS FOR HEALTH WORKERS -The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is handling the requests for donations in the community relating to COVID-19. Including requests for meals for health workers. Questions or more info: wacomcdonations@gmail.com.  To see the list of needs and make a donation, click here: Donate for Corona Virus Needs.(4/2/20)

Things for kids and Parents to do

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Things for everybody to do

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Job Seeker/Employee resources

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Small Business & Business Resources

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  • Start UP Waco is offering a series of virtual meetings called "Expert Live" - Learn from  local and national experts on a variety of topics that impact your business. Open to anyone. Discover key insights and ask direct questions to help get the support you need now. Check on new offerings and Watch past sessions here: https://startupwaco.com/expert-live/ (5/7/20)

 

Food Pantries & Basic Needs

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Groceries/Restaurants/Farmer's Market/Shopping

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Mental Health

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  • Covid-19 and Parenting: What to do when Frustrations are high - Join Dr. Kristy Donaldson as she shares tips on how to keep your cool and avoid lashing out during stressful times. (5/7/20)
  • Mental Health in the time of Corona Virus: A blog series from the Heart of Texas Region MHMR (4/23/20)
  • Mental Health Support Line: 833-986-1919 -Available 24/7.From the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.
  • MHMR Mental Health Hot line - 254-752-3451 or 1-866-752-3451 - 24 hours a day. For questions related to substance use challenges, call 254-297-8999. Call 911 for a life-threatening crisis.
  • Domestic abuse hotline - 1-800-283-8401
  • Call 911 for a life-threatening crisis.
  • MHMR’s Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) provides community-based crisis assessment and response. The team meets people where they are: at home, on the street, in the hospital, or in a shelter. Call 866-752-3451.
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers free and confidential support for people in distress. English: 800-273-8255; Spanish: 888-628-9454; Deaf and hard-of-hearing (TTY and chat): 800-799-4889. Chat is available 24/7. Because of the high demand, it may be necessary to wait for a counselor. The wait is worth it.
  • The SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters: 800-985-5990. Services are available in English and Spanish.
  • Jaja Chen, LCSW is a local trauma therapist offering online teletherapy mental health and burnout prevention sessions in the state of Texas, including reduced fee rates for medical professionals, helping professionals and other front line COVID-19 workers. You can schedule directly with Jaja at jajachen.com or email her at info@jajachen.com. (Private Pay)

Child Care (Emergency)

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Other Resources

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For Artists

Basic Needs

Child Care (Emergency)

For Educators

For Elder Adults

  • The (HEB) Senior Support Line is a “social-distancing alternative” that allows seniors to buy and receive groceries at home via favordelivery.com/seniors or by calling 1-833-397-0080. (4/5/20)

Financial/Business/Employment

Libraries/E-Books

Surrounding School Districts

 

 

 

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