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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.