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Additional COVID-19 Resources
Thinking about how to have a safe Halloween? Click here for guidance from the Chester County Health Department.
The Delaware County website now includes a page on Community Resources during COVID-19. The link can be found here.
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Click here for a link to testing sites in Delaware County.
Link to this page from the Chester County Health Department regarding resources related to mental health and wellness.
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.
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.
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.
Beginning on July 6, Pennsylvania residents can apply for the CARES Act Rent or Mortgage Relief Program being offered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Authority. Learn more and apply online here.
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.
Delaware County has announced a second round of funding through the Delco Strong Program. Details are posted here.
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. The site has been updated to include information for businesses moving into the Yellow Phase of the Governor's re-opening plan, including safety requirements and how to order PPE kits to open up safely.
VOLUNTEERING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
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.