School Social Worker and Psychologist

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:

1-877-349-6428 Toll-Free

9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Friday

5-9 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

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


9705 Liberia Ave. Suite # 201 Manassas, VA 20110

Click here for Coronavirus Preparedness Information

Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic


9380 Forestwood Lane Suite B, Manassas VA 20110

Mother of Mercy Free Clinic Website

Mason and Partners (MAP) Clinics


99 Tremont Street, Manassas, VA 20111

Click here for COVID-19 MAP Clinic Updates

Prince William Area Free Clinic


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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 email to A school mental health or health professional will answer and offer virtual support to students to the best of their ability. This email 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!!

School Social Worker-Letetia Fender, LMSW  

School Psychologist-Claire Hotelling