Here at Kidd’s Kids we recognize the impact COVID-19 is having on many individuals and small businesses. We hope this list of resources can be helpful during this unprecedented time. Keep Lookin’ Up.
The Salvation Army:
To meet the increased need for physical, emotional, financial and spiritual support, The Salvation Army has multiple resources available throughout the region. This information is specific to their North Texas chapter, and we encourage you to visit the site of your local Salvation Army chapter.
Drive-through grocery services
In response to a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, The Salvation Army of North Texas is operating 13 drive-through grocery service locations in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis and Tarrant counties to support families experiencing a loss in income or lowered wages. To find a list of drive-through grocery service locations and hours of operations, please visit SalvationArmyNTX.org.
Emotional and spiritual care hotline
With stay-at-home orders compounding stress and loneliness, The Salvation Army of North Texas is operating an emotional and spiritual care hotline for people impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. Staffed with trained professionals, the hotline is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. CST at (844) 458-HOPE (4673)
Financial assistance is available
Jobless claims are reaching an all-time high. Through partnership with local governmental entities, The Salvation Army of North Texas is providing financial assistance to help families pay rent/mortgage, maintain utility service and purchase prescription medication. More information can be found at SalvationArmyNTX.org.
Implemented educational programming and activities for school-aged children
To support children impacted by school closures, The Salvation Army of North Texas is distributing educational activity kits to children at shelters and low-income families in the community to provide fun opportunities for kids to continue their education. The kits include educational curriculum, school supplies, arts and crafts, and food.
Increasing food delivery to seniors and veterans.
Case managers are delivering food to people in permanent supportive housing, rapid re-housing and high-utilizer programs.