Additional resources to support your needs during the COVID-19 pandemic
Locate various community resources by zip code
Locate food banks by zip code
Several school districts are offering “grab and go” food pick up for students during the COVID-19 outbreak. These organizations are assisting as well:
Coping With Coronavirus Anxiety - Reading from Harvard Health
Be The Match® is now offering free counseling services to sickle cell warriors and their loved ones. One of their licensed social workers can provide you with one-on-one support for personal and emotional issues. Request a connection today.
Internet & Device Access
FCC program for eligible households to provide low cost telephone and broadband internet service (Michigan is a participating state)
Some internet providers are offering free services to low-income families and households with students.
Free Comcast Xfinity internet: Comcast Xfinity is currently offering its Internet Essentials program free for two months to new customers. The internet provider is also automatically increasing speeds for all Internet Essentials customers. Comcast Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots are also open and free to use by anyone.
Free internet for students from Charter Spectrum: Households with students K–12 or university students can sign up for a new Charter Spectrum internet account to get the first two months of internet with speeds up to 100 Mbps for free. Installation fees will be waived for those who qualify for the offer. Call 1-844-488-8395 to enroll. Spectrum Wi-Fi hotspots are also currently open and free to use.
Free internet for students from Altice: Altice internet providers Suddenlink and Optimum are offering 60 days of free internet service for households with K–12 or college students. Internet speeds are up to 30 Mbps if you do not already have access to a home internet plan. To sign up, call 1-866-200-9522 if you live in an area with Optimum internet service, or call 1-888-633-0030 if you live in an area with Suddenlink internet service.
Free low-income internet from Cox: Until May 12, 2020, Cox is offering the first month of its low-income internet program, Connect2Compete, for free. The internet service is also providing free phone and remote desktop support for technical support during that time.
Talking with your children about COVID-19
Talking to Children About COVID-19: National Association of School Psychologists
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
Should children be gathering while school is not in session?
CDC Recommendation: Discourage children and teens from gathering in other public places while school is dismissed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community
Coronavirus is Here. Should Kids Still Have Playdates? Fatherly Magazine
Educational Websites and Apps
Guidance and a variety of good online resources are available on the Common Sense Media website.
Tynker - Free coding courses for all grades
Solve Me Puzzles - puzzles that use mathematical thinking
PBS Kids Math Games
Science & Social Studies
Movement & Mindfulness
Ways to connect
United Way 2-1-1
United Way for Southeast Michigan's 2-1-1 service provides referrals to programs in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Monroe and Lapeer counties, connecting users with more than 30,000 service providers throughout the state. You can get information online at United Way 2-1-1, or by dialing 2-1-1 (or 1-800-552-1183).
Returning to Work
Michigan information for employers and employees
Michigan guidance for manufacturing workers returning to work
Template letters from SCDAA for physicians to provide patients and caregivers
COVID-19 Information From Michigan Health Departments
Genesee County here
Ingham County here
Kent County here
Lenawee County here
Macomb County here