COVID-19 Community Resources
Below is a list of essential resources in Bucks County with their current operating statuses for Bucks County residents. We will try to keep this information as up to date as possible.
If you are unsure of where to start, call 211. All you need to do is dial 211, text your zip code to 898211, or visit 211sepa.org. Our caring resource specialists are here to assist you 24/7, 365, free of charge.
Bucks County COVID-19 Information
The site provides data including the latest number of cases of the virus in Bucks County, news updates, closures and more.
PA COVID-19 Information Information on symptoms and prevention, travel, mitigation, scams, emergency food assistance, mitigation guidance, social distancing and much more is available at www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/.
Visit health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.
For more information regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine, visit:
Feeding your family. Becoming a volunteer. Getting your taxes done. Avoiding eviction. Keeping your heat on. Joining the workforce. Connecting to support groups. Finding a recovery center. Caring for your grandmother. Protecting a friend. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. 365 days a year. Free, confidential, multilingual information & referrals to Bucks County services. 2-1-1 is a free, easy-to-remember phone number that connects people with important services in their local communities. It can be used for everyday needs and in crisis situations. Every day highly trained 2-1-1 call specialists are available to provide information and referrals to local health and human services. Call (211), text (898-211) or visit 2-1-1 online to connect with a call specialist! Pennsylvanians can now text “PACOVID” to 898-211 to receive text messages with links to vetted sources of factual information. Pennsylvanians can also visit http://211sepa.org/ for information on statewide, regional and local resources.
The Bucks County Housing Link
About the Housing Link:
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For information on assistance provided by DHS, visit:
In support of our community benefit initiatives, Abington – Jefferson Health is pleased to provide the following information about available resources in Montgomery and Bucks counties.
Population Health is evolving. The social determinants of health (transportation, economics, jobs, access to care, food and shelter, basic needs and more) are becoming important parts of the healthcare delivery system. We will continue to populate this page with information to help our community.
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https://www.uwp.org/covid19nonprofithub/ - United Way of PA Nonprofit Resources Hub
Bucks County COVID-19 Behavioral Health Helpline - 215.399.5681 - Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1.800.273.8255
On Dec. 27, 2020, a federal COVID-19 relief package that extends and provides additional federal unemployment benefits was signed into law by the President. The Pennsylvania (PA) Department of L&I is reviewing the new unemployment provisions and awaiting guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor outlining how the CARES Act program extensions must be implemented.
PEUC claimants will not file for week ending January 2, 2021 or later, until the Department communicates to you that it is time to file. Claimants can still file up to the week ending December 26, 2020. When guidance is received, PA will implement the extensions as quickly as possible to bring much-needed relief to eligible claimants.
More information on the program is available here.
For more information about the SNAP program, visit:
For more information about the Economic Impact Payment, please visit:
Heating Assistance / LIHEAP
The 2020-2021 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is now open! The season is scheduled to close on April 9, 2021.
About the Program
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps families living on low incomes pay their heating bills in the form of a cash grant. Households in immediate danger of being without heat can also qualify for crisis grants. The cash grant is a one-time payment sent directly to the utility company/fuel provider to be credited on your bill. These grants range from $200 to $1,000 based on household size, income, and fuel type. Remember: This is a grant and does not have to be repaid.
Income limits, application information and more information are available here.
For more information about assistance with your taxes, visit:
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has launched an online COVID-19 resource guide to help older adults easily find useful information related to their health, safety and well-being.
The guide is housed on the department’s website under “COVID-19 Resource Guide for Older Adults” (https://www.aging.pa.gov/…/covid-guide-for-older-adults.aspx) and provides older adults, their families and caregivers with information on a variety of subjects, including meals, prescriptions, protective services, scams, and how to stay active and connected.
In addition to the COVID-19 resource guide, the department has offered guidance for aging services to help meet the needs of older Pennsylvanians while maintaining safety. This guidance, along with all of the programs that the Department of Aging provides, can be found here ➡️ https://www.aging.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Fresh Connect Hours of Operation: Until further notice, due to COVID-19, Fresh Connect hours will be as follows, or until the food runs out:
Tuesdays in Warminster: 11 AM - 1 PM
1100 Veterans Way, Warminster, PA 18974
Thursdays in Ottsville: 10 AM - 12 PM
Intersection of 611 & 412, Previously Thompson Auto, Ottsville, PA 18942
Fridays in Bristol: 11 AM - 1 PM
Gene and Marlene Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks, Bucks County Community College, 1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol, PA 19007
Registration Information APPLY HERE
Beginning Tuesday, September 1st all Fresh Connect attendees must become registered Fresh Connect clients. Pre-registration is required. Limit one (1) registration per household.
For more information click here.
Please click here to view Bucks County Food Pantries
Child and Adult Protective Services, Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Programs are Still Operating During COVID-19 Mitigation The Department of Human Services (DHS) is reminding Pennsylvanians that the state’s outlets to report abuse or neglect, ChildLine and Adult Protective Services, and domestic violence and rape crisis programs are still operational for those who wish to report suspected abuse or neglect or need assistance during COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
Below information compiled by: https://casel.org/
As the country and world continue to understand how to navigate the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and the public health implications, CASEL urges continued focus on the social and emotional needs of children and adults. CASEL understands that this is an unprecedented time for state leaders, your teams, and the constituents you serve. We are committed to providing support as you continue to identify ways to support the social, emotional, and academic well-being of your students as they navigate social distancing and school closures, among the other life transitions that are occurring.
We recognize your difficult work as you continue to support your schools and districts to foster safe, supportive learning environments and positive adult-student relationships (whether they be in-person or virtual) that help students and adults reflect on and process these emotions, discuss and evaluate the news, and learn about and develop strategies for keeping themselves and their communities healthy.
As such, CASEL has created resources for states, districts, educators, and families to help them highlight how SEL can provide support during this challenging time. These resources are found on our webpage here. We will be continuously updating the webpage as more resources become available.
To get you started, we want to share some of the initial policy resources we found (that will also be updated on our webpage). CASEL is particularly underscoring that adult SEL is critically important at this time, as adults have shifting and increased pressures as well as responsibilities in reassuring children. The following resources may be useful in addressing the social and emotional needs of your teams, peers, and others:
· CDC Guidance for Managing Stress and Anxiety – Tips for supporting adults during a crisis
· SAMHSA: Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks – Fact sheet on the signs of stress in yourself or others
· CDC Guidance for Emergency Responders - Tips for taking care of yourself as an “emergency responder” during this time
· SEL Signature Practices Playbook – Protocols for use during team meetings to “check-in” on emotions and set the stage for shared learning and work
· National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Coping with Stress – For use in supporting your team to support field-based teams
· Education First: Going Virtual – Tips for use when managing teams online
· Education Week - State Education Chiefs on the Coronavirus: What We Need to Know Now
· Chiefs for Change - Responding to the Coronavirus: What We Are Doing and Resources for Education Systems
· Education Week Map - Coronavirus and School Closures
· Council of Chief State School Officers - CCSSO Supporting States Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
· Child Trends As COVID-19 spreads, most states have laws that address how schools should respond to pandemics
· National League of Cities - Coronavirus Response Resources for Local Leaders
· Healthy Minds Program - Training Your Mind Is the Key to Your Emotional Well-being
· Teaching Tolerance - Speaking Up Against Racism Around the New Coronavirus
· Pure Edge - Evidence-Based Approaches for Thoughtful Partnerships Curriculum & Training
· America’s Promise - America’s Promise Alliance Covid-19 Resources
Child Care Centers
The primary resource for individuals seeking certified child care in counties identified as Yellow or Green in the Governor's Phased-In Approach to Reopen Business in Pennsylvania is www.findchildcare.pa.gov and should be used now that the Stay at Home Order is lifted.
CARES Act Provides Additional Loss Mitigation Options for FHA-Insured Homeowners - For borrowers experiencing a financial hardship negatively impacting their ability to make on-time mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 national emergency include:
· Availability of up to six-months of mortgage payment forbearance for affected borrowers and an additional six-month period, if needed
· New COVID-19 national emergency stand-alone partial claim for eligible borrowers
· Extends certain due and payable, foreclosure, and claim timeframes for Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) affected by the COVID-19 national emergency.
Univest Bank and Trust Co - https://www.univest.net/ - Find info here regarding the SBA's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) established under the CARES Act. https://www.univest.net/paycheck-protection-program
What’s been done so far:
- Cash flow to businesses and consumers: The Fed announced the establishment of a commercial paper facility. This is the most direct action the Fed can take to assist lending to businesses and families. For companies, it means funding day-to-day operation like payroll. For families, it means consumer lending. These also have a positive impact on Money Market Funds. Expect more action by the Fed this week.
- Suspension of foreclosures and evictions: FHFA and the Trump Administration suspended foreclosures and evictions to prevent homeowners from being removed from their homes during this national emergency.
- More flexibility for banks to serve consumers: On Mach 17, 2020, federal bank regulatory agencies announced an interim final rule to give banks more flexibility to continue to serve households and businesses in this uncertain time.
- Credit availability to help job creators: On March 16, 2020, federal bank regulatory agencies released a statement encouraging banks to use the Federal Reserve's "discount window" to ensure the smooth flow of credit to job creators and families.
- Stimulating the overall economy: On March 15, 2020, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates, bringing the federal funds rate to between 0% and 0.25% to stimulate the economy. This move allows financial institutions to continue to assist with the financing needs of American families and businesses.
Feeling anxious? Need help with managing stress, anxiety, drugs or alcohol? Need to talk to someone? Call the Bucks County COVID-19 Behavioral Health Helpline Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, at 215-399-5681.
ACES Connection - 9 Ways to Access Your Inner Strength During Traumatic Times Greater Good Science Center - Berkeley - https://greatergood.berkeley.edu - offering twice weekly stress reduction FB live sessions. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 pm to 4:20 pm EDT throughout the COVID-19 situation. Mental Health/Warmline
DHS and Center for Community Resources to offer a 24/7 mental health and crisis support line for people dealing with anxiety or other difficult emotions. Callers will be able to speak with staff who are trained in trauma-informed principles and will listen, assess the person’s needs, triage, and refer to other local supports and professionals as needed.
The Mental Health Support Line can be reached toll-free, 24/7 at 1-855-284-2494.
WHEN YOU NEED SOMEONE TO LISTEN
PENNDEL MENTAL HEALTH CENTER WARM LINE
Here for our Heroes
(267-CO 19 YUC)
Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
A CONFIDENTIAL WARM LINE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS, HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE WORKERS
The Council of Southeast PA has many services for drug and alcohol treatment and our PRO-ACT recovery support services now available online and telephonically:
· The Referral/Information Line has expanded hours now staffed live from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm M-F (800) 221-6333; Call for Referral/Information about Substance Use Disorder for yourself or a loved one, or to get connected to recovery support services in Bucks, Montgomery, Philadelphia or Chester Counties
· Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center- Staff are hosting a Recovery Support Group Chat on Zoom from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm M-F This is open to community members to virtually drop in for Recovery Support and/or CRS services by joining at URL: https://zoom.us/j/703846091 Staff have implemented online groups via Zoom that mirror the group sessions that had been occurring in person at SBRCC prior to the COVID-19 emergency. New referrals for these groups can learn more or register by calling Info Line or joining the Recovery Group Chat on Zoom as described above.
· Assessment and Treatment Drug Alcohol Assessments Adolescents and Adults Now Offering the following Services through telehealth Outpatient: Individual and Group Therapy for Adults and Individual Therapy for Adolescents. Call 215-230-8715 and press 2. DUI Services: CRN Evaluations (Court Report Network); DUI Assessments; Alcohol Highway Safety School. Call 215-230-8715 and press 1.
· Case Management Services: Intensive Case Management; MOMS (Mother’s Overcoming Mood Altering Substances – pregnant and post-partum women); Outreach and Family Strengthening programs for Bucks County Children and Youth; TASC – Case Management and Cognitive Skills Group. Call 215-781-3134. Case Management, MOMS and CYS services referrals can be also be emailed to email@example.com
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CRISIS COUNSELOR: http://www.co.mifflin.pa.us/Documents/COVID-19/FINAL%20Persevere%20PA%20COVID%20Crisis%20Counseling%20Brochure%209.17.2020.pdf
Bucks County and Norristown Vet Centers – Steven Roll, Steven.Roll@va.gov, 215.823.4590 (Bucks County) Counseling services are available by phone or teleconference. Any eligible veteran (anyone who served in a war zone, received an Expeditionary Medal, or is a survivor of Military Sexual Trauma) may contact them. Local phone numbers during business hours: Norristown - 215.823.5245; Bristol - 215.823.4590. After hours, there are options to call: Veterans Crisis Line, 1.800.273.8255; Vet Center Call Center, 1.877.927.8387.
Click here to view the list on PA Dept of Education Website This resource list was developed to support educators' and parents' efforts to maintain a positive learning climate while students are physically separated from their teachers and classmates due to the COVID-19 school closures. The resource list is organized by the three elements of a positive learning climate - safety, support, and social & emotional learning - that have been shown to contribute to welcoming schools and support positive youth development. Since the community impacts of COVID-19 may be similar to what occurs during a natural disaster, many of the resources are specific to the unique needs of children impacted by an infectious disease outbreak or another community trauma. Please pay careful attention to these resources and use them to inform your interactions with students. Other resources are more generic and can be used flexibly and in combination based upon the specific needs of learners.
This guide was provided by Abington Jefferson Health Click here for the flyer. Guiding Your Child and/or Teen During Social Isolation Due To the COVID-19 Outbreak Abington - Jefferson Health’s Community Health Department would like to suggest the following links as a resource to help guide your family through these potentially anxiety provoking times. It is not uncommon in this age of 24-hour news and social media for children to receive incorrect information and thus be feeling afraid or worried. Start by asking your child or teen what they already know and use the following links to correct misinformation as well as help them with their anxiety. For the youngest ages: A self-care video from PBS: https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus For teens with anxiety related specifically to this virus: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/11/well/family/coronavirus-teenagers-anxiety.html For all ages, coping with anxiety related specifically to this virus: https://pulse.seattlechildrens.org/helping-children-and-teens-cope-with-anxiety-covid-19 A great resource from Jefferson’s pediatric partner, Nemours. How do we describe this virus? How much do we share? https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-how-talk-child.html CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html
As we all navigate this crisis together, you may need some assistance in speaking with your child about the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Pre-K team has compiled information, tips, and recommendations for you to help guide you and your child through this together. Click here to view our newsletters.
Pennsylvanians looking for work can now find life-sustaining businesses that are hiring through a new online COVID-19 job portal the Department of Labor & Industry is launched. ➡️ https://www.pacareerlink.pa.gov/…/JobSeek…/COVID19Employment
“Many life-sustaining businesses across Pennsylvania are hiring and this new portal will help connect them with people looking for a job,” said L&I Secretary Jerry Oleksiak. “A top priority of L&I is to provide businesses with access to the workforce they need to maintain their life-sustaining operations and help our workers find jobs, especially during this unprecedented and challenging time.”
People seeking employment can visit www.PAcareerlink.pa.gov and select the green “PA COVID-19 Jobs – Hiring Immediately” job portal banner to see active job openings. Selecting the “Apply Now” button for a listed position will redirect individuals to the employer’s website or email where they can apply directly with the employer and speed up the hiring process.
Life-sustaining businesses can feature their job openings on the portal through an easy to use online form. Businesses must meet the criteria of a life-sustaining business and must have more than 10 job openings .
The PA COVID-19 job portal is updated daily so businesses in need are spotlighted and people searching for employment have the latest job information.
The new COVID-19 job portal is part of the PA CareerLink® system, an effective one-stop shop for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. Local PA CareerLink® business teams are assisting life-sustaining businesses to ensure their specific hiring needs are met.
Although PA CareerLink® offices across the commonwealth are physically closed to adhere to necessary social distancing measures, the majority of staff are teleworking and providing virtual services to both job seekers and employers.
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If you or your family are experiencing a hardship due to the COVID stay at home order and loss of employment, PLEASE contact us. We are prioritizing housing and food needs and want to help assist you and your children. Quakertown Community Outreach has been the recipient of a PHL COVID-19 Grant from the United Way to assist those with COVID related struggles specifically. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information and reason for reaching out. All information shared is confidential. One of our outreach team members will be in touch ASAP. THANK YOU ! TEAM QCO
The Health and Safety of our families and community are our top priority. As a result, during this COVID-19 crisis, our support groups are being held remotely, over Zoom, for the foreseeable future.
We are providing video support groups for children, teens and their caregivers in closed, 7 session blocks. For participants not interested in joining groups over Zoom, we are providing engaging grief activities for families through our “Safe Harbor Families @ Home” program. Please call us at 215-481-5983 to enroll in our programs as pre-registration is required. Please also explore our "COVID-19 Support Page" for resources specifically related to grief during the pandemic.
We continue to be available by phone at 215-481-5983, and email. All inquiries will be responded to within 24 hours at the latest.
Be safe and well.
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