Food Resources

The Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic have food packages of non-perishable items available to the entire community, including non-members. Must be picked up by an adult, 18 or older and limit one pack per family. Ongoing food distribution dates to be announced next week.
Call 973-279-3055 or visit website.

The Father English Food Pantry is located in the heart of Paterson, serving those most in need on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 AM – 12PM.
Call 973-279-7100 x 2108 or visit website.

CUMAC currently has food distribution Monday through Friday from 11 AM – 3 PM.
Call 973-742-5518 or visit website.

Eva’s Village is currently distributing meals on a “to-go” basis Monday through Friday from 12 PM – 1 PM. Extra meals will be given on Fridays to help people get through the weekend.
Call 973-523-6220 or visit website.

New Destiny FSC staff has gathered information and compiled a list of Passaic County grocery stores, some of which are offering home delivery under certain circumstance.
Visit website.

Oasis is providing grab-and-go meals and distributing emergency food packages and baby needs to the community Monday through Friday from 10 AM – 2 PM.
Call 973-881-8307 or visit website.

Paterson Public Schools are providing breakfast and lunch on Monday and Wednesdays ONLY from 10 AM – 1 PM. Pick up meals in the ward in which you reside.
Call 973-321-0609 (English) or 973-321-0611 (Spanish) or visit website.

The food pantry at St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation is open to serve the general public Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM.
Call 973-710-3900 or visit website.

The food pantry at Saint Peter’s Haven is open for drive-through curbside pickup only on Wednesday and Thursday from 9 AM – 11 AM by appointment only.
Call 973-546-3406 or visit website.

General Resources

The CDC has a collection of information for COVID-19.
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The state of New Jersey has a COVID-19 Information Hub that includes services and information, live updates, and a job portal.
Visit website.

The Passaic County website has more detailed information on how COVID-19 is affecting Passaic county as well as the rest of the counties in New Jersey. It also includes other general information, such as where testing sites are in the state.

The Passaic County Instagram page includes specific information about when the William Paterson University testing site is open. Click here to see their page.
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Single Stop has a factsheet that provides the latest benefits and assistance available to eligible individuals, families, and businesses in response to COVID-19.
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The World Health Organization has the most up-to-date information of what is going on with COVID-19.
Visit website.

Health Resources

Benefits.gov has compiled a list of numerous resources ranging from food stamps and unemployment benefits to healthcare benefits.

The “Healthcare and Medical Assistance” category of the website includes a description of the program, program requirements, the application process, and contact information. Below are links to three different state benefits:

The Department of Human Services has COVID-19 related information and the effects this has on things such as: Developmental Disabilities, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Mental Health and Addiction Services, and NJ FamilyCare / Medicaid.
For live assistance, text NJCOVID to 898-211 or visit website.

DispatchHealth can take care of your urgent health needs at home so you can avoid crowded healthcare settings and limit your exposure. They are open 7 days a week from 8 AM – 10 PM.
Call 201-882-7526 or visit website.

DispatchHealth can take care of your urgent health needs at home so you can avoid crowded healthcare settings and limit your exposure. They are open 7 days a week from 8 AM – 10 PM.
Call 1-800-356-1561 or visit website.

Homelessness Resources

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has resources and a fact sheet about COVID-19 Response and Homelessness.
Visit website.

Schoolhouse Connection had a webinar discussing COVID-19 Funding and Policy on Child and Youth Homelessness.

The PowerPoint for this webinar can be found here.


Parent + Child Resources

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors has resources to support families and help them tackle COVID-19 together. It is also available in Spanish.
Visit website.

Audible is available for anyone to listen to free books for all ages and genres.
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The Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic have links to weekly activities that children can do at home with their parents. These activities include: Arts & Crafts, STEM activities, daily exercise workouts, and tasks meant to keep kids’ minds healthy.
Visit website.

Common Sense Media has a list of free online events and activities for kids at home.
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COVIBOOK is a short book to support and reassure children, under the age of 7, regarding COVID-19. It is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, and many other languages.
Visit website.

COVIBOOK is a short book to support and reassure children, under the age of 7, regarding COVID-19. It is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, and many other languages.
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CreateED by Crayola features great art-infused projects and activities for learning.
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ECDAN has COVID-19 resources available for parents, early childhood workers, educators, administrators, and child protection practitioners. Parent-oriented materials share guidance on communicating about COVID-19, play and fun, homeschooling, helping children cope with stress, and more.
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In her “Goodnight with Dolly” series, Dolly Parton reads select Imagination Library books, all carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time.
Visit website.

Jam with Jamie offers free virtual jam sessions for kids through live sessions and also offers access to past jam sessions as well.
Visit website.

Kidsactivities.com has put together a list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings.
Visit website.

Live Science has a list of educational and entertaining activities to keep kids occupied.
Visit website.

Mystery Science has science lessons designed to engage students from kindergarten to fifth grade and achieve learning outcomes.
Visit website.

Sesame Street is filled with videos, playful learning activities, and ways to help families stay physically and mentally healthy.
Visit website.

Join SPAN Parent Advocacy Network on Tuesdays at 11:30AM and 7:30PM via Zoom for 30-minute chats about how families are handling the challenges of COVID-19.

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network also has a warmline available to support families, educators, and health professionals by phone and email.

They also have a full list of Early Childhood COVID-19 Resources available here.

Time has a list of activities for kids to do at home and stresses the importance of setting a routine for kids.
Visit website.

The World Health Organization has a poster series on parenting in the time of COVID-19 to help parents interact constructively with their children during this time of confinement that can be found here.


Social Emotional Health Resources