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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 puts a financial and emotional strain on many families that can lead to an increased risk of child abuse and neglect. And without school, and the educators who are trained in recognizing and reporting abuse, so many children may be suffering…in silence.

To report abuse immediately, call the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services at 1-800-252-5400.

Real Help For Real Life Counseling

Real Help for Real Life always offers FREE counseling. In light of recent events, Real Help for Real Life has integrated virtual meetings.  Check out some real quick tips for kids and parents to cope with their emotions during these unprecedented and trying times.

Survival Kits

Guide to Parenting

How parents and caregivers react can be defining for us and more for our kids, who in times like these face increased risk for abuse. Thus, here are 6 ideas you can consider making part of your family routine.

Guide to Studying at Home

Studying at home is not a new concept, but many of us are not used to being at home for long stretches of time. So, on top of making the grades and learning in new ways, you now have to overcome the temptations and competing distractions. Mark Twain said it best, “Never let your schooling get in the way of your education.” With this new learning format, you have control to create a healthy environment, positive mindset and platform for
success.

Guide to Working at Home

People have worked remotely for generations. And, they have proven it can work. But, today, with more people working remotely, there is an undeniable strain on businesses, which is testing the strength of organizational culture, process and design, and creating new challenges for the modern workforce.

A Handy Guide for Parents and Families to Thrive During COVID-19

Parenting is HARD work, and it’s work that can be even more difficult when we are facing stress and adversity. Here’s a great resource to help reduce stress and finding support.

Other Useful Services

Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line

8Texas Health and Human Services has a statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress, or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Call toll-free, 24/7: 833-986-1919.
For general health-related information and precautions, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website:

Foreclosure Facts

The COVID-19 crisis can lead to financial difficulties for many families. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing some relief to homeowners through foreclosure and eviction halts. 

School Information

Texas Wide Information

Food and Meals

Get Immediate Help

Call 817.335.HOPE (4673)

OR

1.888.296.8099

Answered 24 hours a day

Not an emergency services phone number. Call 911 for medical emergencies.

YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
TURNING POINT
SUICIDE PREVENTION
REPORT CHILD ABUSE

In Texas: 1.800.252.5400
Nationwide: 1.800.4.A.CHILD

Under $25,000

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