Local Temporary Resources for COVID-19 Response

 

DBHDS (Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services) Crisis Counseling Program Warm Line

Virginia C.O.P.E.S. =   Compassionate, Optimistic, Person-Centered, Empowering, Support

Virginia received a federal grant to establish a crisis counseling program to respond to the behavioral health impacts of COVID-19. There are two warm lines available at the number below that will support those struggling with trauma, grief and distress caused by COVID-19.

The warm line number and hours: 

(877) 349-6428 Toll Free

9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M. Monday - Friday

5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Saturday and Sunday

The Human Services Alliance of Greater Prince William has a coronavirus resource page that has informational updates, financial resources, family resources and a lot of other useful information.

Alliance Coronavirus Resource Page

Northern Virginia Family Service is offering a COVID-19 emergency assistance program to qualifying families. Please click the link below or call 571-748-2552.

Northern Virginia Family Service Emergency Assistance

Comcast is offering 60 days of free internet service to qualifying families. Please click the link below to apply or call 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.

Comcast Internet Essentials

Food Resources

PWCS Weekly Grocery Kits

PWC Food Helpline 703-794-4668

Manassas Park Community Center, 7500 Willoughby Lane, Manassas, 703-335-8807

House of Mercy - 8170 Flannery Ct., Manassas, 703-659-1636

St. Mark United Methodist, Manassas- 703-368-5790

Bethany Food Pantry (All Saints Catholic Church)- 9300 Stonewall Rd. Manassas, 703-368-4500

Manassas Baptist Church, 8730 Sudley Rd., Manassas, 703-361-2146

 

Medical Resources

Apply for Health Coverage through Cover Virginia

 

Greater Prince William Community Health Center 

Offers services on a sliding fee scale

(703) 680-7950

9705 Liberia Ave. Suite # 201 Manassas, VA 20110

Click here for Coronavirus Preparedness Information

Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic

(703) 335-2779

9380 Forestwood Lane Suite B, Manassas VA 20110

Mother of Mercy Free Clinic Website

Mason and Partners (MAP) Clinics

(703) 993-5880

99 Tremont Street, Manassas, VA 20111

Click here for COVID-19 MAP Clinic Updates

Prince William Area Free Clinic

Phone: (703) 499-9034

Address: 13900 Church Hill Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22191

Social/Emotional Resources

Resources for Times of Unrest:

When Bad Things are Happening

How To Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime and War

Other Resources:

Free Virtual Parenting Classes

NPR: How to Talk About COVID-19 with People Who Have Autism

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/24/820542927/how-to-talk-about-covid-19-with-people-who-have-autism

  • Parents and caretakers of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities such as autism face unique hurdles in communicating about the coronavirus pandemic

ASHA: 10 Ways Children with Language Disorders Can Maintain Both Physical Distance and Social Connection

https://leader.pubs.asha.org/do/10.1044/10-ways-children-with-language-disorders-can-maintain-both-physical-distance-and-social-connection/full/

  • Physical distance doesn’t have to mean social distance – even for children with language disorders

The ‘‘Big 7’’ – Evidence-Based Strategies for Regulating Emotions in Uncertain Times

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctSWJ2BLDC8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0xOaisT5Z1itkLksinRLVsZiN5QOBjsmG5ZCp8ltaeXYAOi-lQEN9mzww

  • Webinar: Discussion on how we can grow our emotion regulation skills and apply them to a variety of situations

Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from COVID-19

Virtual Calming Room - A place for students and families to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings.
 

PWCS cares deeply about students’ emotional well-being during their time away from school. If a student is in need of emotional support during this time, please feel free to send an e-mail to studentsupportservices@pwcs.edu. A school mental health or health professional will answer and offer virtual support to students to the best of their ability. This e-mail is not to be used for emergency situations as it will not be monitored 24 hours a day. If a student is ever in an emergency situation, he/she is encouraged to call 911 or utilize one of the resources listed below:

Emergency Resources:

ACTS Helpline 703.368.4141

1.800.SUICIDE (24-hour hotline) 1.800.784.2433

Crisis Text Hotline (24-hour hotline) 741741

PWC Child Protective Services Hotline 703.792.4200

PWC Community Services Board (west)703.792.7800 or (east)703.792.4900


Please email if you have any questions or concerns - we are checking our emails regularly throughout the school day hours!!

Letetia Fender, LMSW Theresa Grant, MA, CAGS, NCSP                       

School Social Worker School Psychologist

fenderlm@pwcs.edu grantth@pwcs.edu