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Covid-19 Resources & Ways You Can Help

Our community is working together in unprecendented ways to "flatten the curve" and minimize the speed and scale of the COVID-19 outbreak in Denton County. We want to provide you valuable information as this situation evolves. We will update our resource lists on an ongoing basis as more resources become available.

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COVID-19 Information & Resources

Govenor Abbott's Report to Open Texas

Denton County COVID-19 Statistics

Access the most recent information and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Information and guidance from the Texas Department of State Health Services

Fact vs. Fiction: The World Health Organization (WHO) busts myths about the Coronavirus

Resources and updates from Texas Health Presbyterian, including a 24X7 hotline to answer questions

 

Local Government Resources

 

News Resources

Washington Post: Coronavirus Stimulus Payments: When Will They Be Sent & Who is Eligible?

PBS: What This Chart Actually Means for COVID-19

Washington Post: Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to "flatten the curve"

USA Today: A self-quarantine seems brutal when you're not sick with coronavirus - but it really is for the greater good

 

 

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Physical & Mental Health

Health Resources

Health Services of North Texas: Primary medical care, counseling services, women’s health, prenatal care, pediatrics and a prescription assistance program for patients. Learn more >

PediPlace:  Primary pediatric healthcare for children who are uninsured and/or receiving Medicaid and CHIP benefits. Learn more > 

Period.org: Serving marginalized communities with menstual supplies. Note: products must be requested by a nonprofit. Learn more >

Showers & Restrooms

Effective Monday, March 23, the Civic Center Pool (515 N. Bell Avenue, Denton) showers and restrooms will be open to the public Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., until further notice.

 

Mental Health Resources

Mayhill Hospital: Behavioral Health Center in Denton

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | (800) 273-8255

NAMI HelpLine | (800) 950-6264

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority: COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line | (833) 251-7544

Texas Health and Human Services: COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line | (833) 986-1919

Texas Psychological Association Pro Bono Project: Offering up to 2 hours of free mental health services for qualifying Texas during COVID-19. Learn more >

Denton County Friends of the Family webinar on children's mental health during COVID-19

CDC: Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

PBS Kids: How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (PDF)

Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (PDF)

Virtual Substance Recovery Resources

Recovery Village Teletherapy Program - access to one-on-one counseling, group therapy, and other services virtually with a licensed professional.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

Domestic Violence Resource

Staying Safe During COVID-19 - For victims and survivors who need support, someone is here for you, 24/7. Call 1-800-799-7233 or if you're unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.

Denton County Friends of the Family - 940-387-5131 ext. 221

Texas Health Domestic Violence Resources

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Food Resources

Food Pantries

Community Food Pantries

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Resources for Parents

Schooling from Home Resources

Healthy at Home - a website cultivated by ReadyRosie to provide families of young children tips for staying healthy (with video interviews with local pediatricians), activities to support emotional well-being, and activities parents can do at home with their child. It's a free resource for families across the nation. (Available in English & Spanish)

Lewisville ISD School Break Resources - list of resources available for LISD families (financial assistance, food pantries, income/rental support, free meals for children, etc.)

AmazingEducationalResources.com - list of nationally available educational tools and resources

All Digital School - Online Learning Platforms, Tools, & Apps for Parents

 

Childcare

Grace Like Rain: Collaborating with local nonprofits and churches to set up childcare sites for families in need. Adhering to CDC guidelines, sites are limited to 10 children (split into various areas) plus volunteers with stringent protocols for handwashing and cleaning surfaces. Family Sign Up >  Volunteers needed. Sign up to help >

Care.com Initiative launched to increase in-home child care access to frontline workers.

Frontline Child Care Availability Portal - for parents to search for available child care. (Providers can update their availability here>)

Texas Workforce Commission Essential Worker Childcare Enrollment Form

Resources for Child Care Providers

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Resources for College Students

Emergency Funds

North Central Texas College -  Students Impacted by COVID-19 can apply for multiple types of Financial Assistance. Learn More >

Texas Woman's University - Emergency Aid grant funds are financial assistance for students who are facing unforeseen financial emergencies and catastrophic events that may disrupt their education. Learn More >

University of North Texas - For students facing a financial challenge that could affect their ability to stay green at UNT. Learn More >

Student Loans

Federal Student Aid Office Suspends Federal Student Loan Payments, Waives Interest During Crisis
Coronavirus: Student Loan Payments Suspended for 6 Months

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Resources for Individuals in need during COVID-19 crisis

As our community complies with the social distancing guidelines recommended by the CDC and local health organizations, additional support will be needed to help neighbors experiencing income or job loss as a result of COVID-19 activity (event/project cancellations or delays, layoffs, etc.) We have created the COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund to help these neighbors in need in partnership with our network of nonprofits.

 
Annuity.org summary of COVID-19's financial impact and the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act
Tax Relief & Economic Impact Payments (IRS)
Economic Impact Payment FAQ
How to Use the Tools on IRS.gov to Get Your Economic Impact Payment (IRS)
Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here (IRS)

The "Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here" tool is designed for people with incomes typically below $24,400 (married couples) or less than $12,200 (individuals). This includes couples and individuals who are low-income or experiencing homelessness. Peopl can qualify, even if they do not work. Anyone claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer is not eligible. Learn more >

Federal Mortgage Loan Forbearance Protection

Under the (CARES) Act, two protections for homeowners with federally backed mortgages were put in place:

  • A foreclosure moratorium
  • A right to forbearance for homeowners who are experiencing a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 emergency

Definition: Forbearance is when your mortgage servicer or lender allows you to pause or reduce your mortgage payments for a limited period of time. Forbearance doesn’t erase what you owe – you’ll have to repay any missed or reduced payments in the future. If your income is restored, resume making payments as soon as you can.

If you don’t have a federally backed mortgage, you still may have relief options through your mortgage servicer or from your state.

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Texas Supreme Court Extends Delay on Residential Eviction Proceedings Thru May 18

 * Please be advised that tenants may still receive a Notice to Vacate. A Notice to Vacate or lockout is not an eviction notice and a tenant does not violate the law by not moving out. A landlord must give proper notice and follow the correct steps in the eviction process to evict a tenant. Housing Rights >

Impact of the Coronavirus on Workforce Solutions of North Central Texas Operations
Texas Workforce Commission Unemployment Benefits Services
Goodwill Industries Job Resource Center
Texas COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program
Coserv Temporarily Suspends Disconnections for Nonpayment
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Employer & Small Business Resources

$50M in loans to small businesses in TX available through partnership of LiftFund, Goldman Sachs, and Community Development Financial Institutions
COVID Small Business Loans - What Employers Need to Know (Mobius Financial Advisors) (PDF)
COVID Small Business Loans FAQ (Mobius Financial Advisors) (PDF)
Guide to SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans (PDF)
Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide & Checklist (PDF)
Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit for COVID-19 Impacted Employers (PDF)
Grant from TWU's Center for Women Entrepeneurs to Aid Women-owned Small Businesses
Information & Resources For Texas Employers (PDF)
Small Business Association Economic Injury Disaster Loan (City of Denton)
Small Business Association Economic Injury Disaster Loan (Denton County)

 

Chamber of Commerce Resources

Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Small Business Issues & Solutions Guide
Aubrey 380 Chamber of Commerce
The Colony Chamber of Commerce
Denton Chamber of Commerce
Town of Flower Mound Business Resources
Frisco Chamber of Commerce
Lewisville Chamber of Commerce
Metrocrest (Carrollton) Chamber of Commerce
Metroport (Argyle, Haslet, Northlake, etc.) Chamber of Commerce
Southlake Chamber of Commerce
Ft. Worth Chamber of Commerce
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