Useful Resources for Children and Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

Useful Resources for Children and Families During the COVID-19 Crisis2020-05-12T15:40:01-05:00

As information continues to move fast, we want to make sure children and families have the information they need to navigate these unsettling times. Below, you will find tools and resources we’ve collected. We will continue to update this list as new information becomes available.

In this moment of crisis, the Children’s Defense Fund is unwavering in our mission to make sure the voices of children are heard and the needs of families are met with urgency. As we quickly adapt to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, Here’s what that looks like:

  1. We’re redirecting our policy advocacy, at the federal and state levels, to get children and their families the support they need to survive this crisis.
  2. We’re retooling our community-based programs like CDF Freedom Schools® to leverage virtual training and distance learning so that we can continue to provide essential education and enrichment for children across the country this summer.
  3. We’re ramping up our public education and outreach to make sure families know how to access life-saving resources and how best to support children through this difficult time.

To make sure we can quickly and effectively meet the needs of children in this unprecedented moment, we created the Children in Crisis Fund.

 
 
 
 
 

Help make sure vulnerable children will not get left behind as our country responds to this pandemic. A donation to the Children’s Defense Fund will help make sure the voices of children are heard and the needs of families are met with urgency.

 
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Resources for families seeking assistance
Resources for families looking for health coverage
Resources for immigrant families
  • Check out Protecting Immigrant Families’s guide for some of the federal public programs available that support individuals and families with health care, cash assistance, food assistance and unemployment assistance
  • Call Freedom for Immigrant’s COVID-19 hotline to report abuse, share a story  or get connected to a love one  in detention. Calls made through their National Detention Hotline are free, confidential and unmonitored. Call: 9233 (from inside detention) Call: 209-757-3733 (from outside)
  • Visit New American Economy’s website for helpful resources, and the latest estimates that show how immigrants are part of America’s fight and response to the COVID-19 health crisis
  • Visit Informed Immigrant’s English and Spanish language pages to get connected to food, mutual aid funds and health care.
Education resources for parents and caregivers
Self care and wellness resources for families
State-specific resources

Families in states where the Children’s Defense Fund has a regional office can visit the pages below to access state-specific resources and learn what your local CDF office is doing to protect children and families during the COVID-19 crisis

 
 
 
 
 

Help make sure vulnerable children will not get left behind as our country responds to this pandemic. A donation to the Children’s Defense Fund will help make sure the voices of children are heard and the needs of families are met with urgency.

 
Donate Now