Additional COVID-19 Resources

The Delaware County website now includes a page on Community Resources during COVID-19.  The link can be found here.

Click here for quick reference guide to many human services available in Delaware County during the COVID-19 crisis.

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Link to this page from the Chester County Health Department regarding resources related to mental health and wellness.

The Delaware County Crisis Connects Team is available to assist residents who may be at risk for emotional crisis.  The phone number is 1-855-889-7827.  More information can be found here.

The Crisis Connects Team has also opened a Telehealth Helpline to provide emotional support to the Delaware County community.  The Helpline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Call 855-464-9342 to speak to a Certified Peer Specialists or Mental Health Professional.

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) has launched a statewide Support and Referral Helpline staffed by skilled and compassionate caseworkers who will be available 24/7 to counsel residents struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The toll-free, round the clock hotline is 1-855-284-2494.  For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.  

On-line recovery support is available daily.  Click here for more information.   

The Keystone Disaster Spiritual Care Network provides spiritual care for those in need.  Information can be found here.

Delaware County has initiated a Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program to assist in resolving issues on behalf of individuals residing in long-term care settings.  Help is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 610-872-1868. More information is available here.

Caring for someone with COVID-19.

FOOD AND HOUSING ASSISTANCE

ALL children 18 and under are now eligible to receive free packaged meals (breakfast and lunch) from Strath Haven Middle School on Mondays and Thursdays.  More information, including how to register, can be found here.   UPDATE!  The  Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has announced the sites where children can get free nutritious meals through the 2020 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  More information, including pick-up locations, can be found here.

Please click here for information on Delaware County Food Assistance, including an interactive map of locations with food assistance.  Did you know that SNAP recipients can now purchase groceries on-line?  Click here for more information on the pilot program.

The Delaware County Food Assistance Network (DIFAN) operates food banks at various locations in Delaware County.  Please contact first to determine hours of operation for receiving and donating food.

The County of Delaware Services for the Aging (COSA) and Community Transit are partnering to offer seniors an alternative to in-person grocery shopping. Community Transit drivers are available to get grocery lists and payment from seniors and shop and deliver their items. Seniors can stay safely in their homes. The cost of the shopping and delivery will be subsidized by COSA. To contact Community Transit for this service, call 215-900-2519 or email GroceryDropOff@CTDelco.org.

Delaware County's Coordinated Entry is a system level approach to connect people with a housing crisis efficiently and effectively with interventions that will rapidly resolve their crisis and facilitate housing stability.  Contact information can be found here.

Governor Wolf has signed an Executive Order protecting Pennsylvanians from foreclosures and evictions through July 10, 2020.  

Childcare is available for essential life-sustaining workers.  View this interactive map to find out where centers are located.

ECONOMIC IMPACTS 

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) has launched an Emergency Assistance Program to help low-income families who are experiencing financial challenges during he COVID-19 crisis. Click here for details, including eligibility requirements.

Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Development website for a collection of COVID-19 resources for businesses and the community.  

PA Career Link provides information for individuals looking for work and for employers looking for workers.  

Information for Pennsylvania employees impacted by COVID-19 can be found here. Information for employers can be found here. Workers traditionally not eligible for unemployment (e.g. self-employed and independent contractors) should file for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).  Call 855-284-8545 (M-F, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for more information on PUA benefits.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers COVID-19 related assistance to small businesses. 

The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce provides updated information and resources for businesses dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Paycheck Protection Program, EIDL, local grant opportunities, and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

VOLUNTEERING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

Volunteering through the Swarthmore-Nether Time Bank

Volunteering through the Delaware County Citizen Corps

Click here to go the Red Cross website and find out where you can donate blood

SERVPA (Commonwealth Registry of Medical and Non-Medical Volunteers, including Medical Reserve Corps)

PLACES TO DONATE

Donations to the Foundation for Delaware County COVID-19 Response Fund  will help minimize the economic hardship and disruption of safety-net services in the community.  

To donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use in Delaware County, e-mail ECO@DelcoDES.org.