Resources during COVID-19 Outbreak

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Resources during COVID-19 Outbreak 2020-05-07T22:19:58+00:00

Resources for our First Star Family During the COVID-19 Outbreak

These are unprecedented times for all of us.  We hope you and your families continue to be safe and healthy. We will come together as the First Star Network to confront these undeniable challenges. While these difficulties may differ Academy to Academy, it is clear that our youth will be impacted significantly. We remain committed to supporting our scholars and Alumni. Here we are sharing links to both national and local resources that many of our community partners have identified for helping our students.

We will continue to update these links as we learn of more resources.

May 1, 2020 Update

Best Practices for Supporting the Class of 2020 Foster Youth

First Star, in collaboration with United Friends of the Children, and FosterEd (NCYL) drafted a two-page document to assist school-based professionals with guidance on how to best support foster youth during this challenging time. This list of best practice strategies was designed for teachers, counselors, SpEd teams, FY liaisons, administrators, and any individuals or groups with the K-12 education system that work with foster youth.

Encouragement from the First Star South Jersey Collaborative

April 15, 2020 Update

NEW Child Welfare & COVID-19 Website with National & State information Link

How to receive the Stimulus Check for those who did not/do not file IRS Link

April 6, 2020 Updates

If you are in need of local resources around anything
(including food, housing, medical services, etc.)
Let us know and go to this website and type in your zip code: AuntBertha
FY Facebook Support Group: Link

Foster Youth Support Blog with resources: JumpstartYourFuture

If you are feeling isolated, depressed, and/or anxious;
please reach out and take a look at this toolkit with great answers to questions you may have: Link
TeleMental Health Online Therapy Link
Foodbank Locator Feeding America

In Need of Housing, Contact Together We Rise 

In Need of Technology?  Here are a few resources.

FY Laptop Request:  One Simple Wish: Link to Google Form

March 16, 2020 Updates

National Resources: 

Food Coverage for K-12 Students During School Closures (by state) Link

211.org is a comprehensive source of locally curated social services information in the United States Link

Mutual Aid/Food/Supplies During COVID-19 Link

Arizona Resources:

Department of Economic security; Food assistance, unemployment insurance, child care assistance and additional resources Link

  • Community resources Link

Arizona Department of health services, School information and resources Link

California Resources:

The First Star team in partnership with Ready to Succeed has identified this list of resources Link

The Alliance for Children’s Rights in Los Angeles has compiled resources here: Link   

City of San Bernardino Link

County of San Bernardino Link

CA State Mutual Aid Resources Folder Link

New Jersey Resources: 

Hope Loft in Bridgeton New Jersey has provided this list of resources Link

New Jersey State Aid Resource Folder: Link

New York Resources:

NY state information Link

NY State Mutual Aid Resources folder: Link

NY State Education Department Link

Illinois Resources:

Illinois State Board of Education – E-learning Technology Needs Request: Link

Illinois State Mutual Aid Resources Folder: Link

Florida Resources: 

Florida State Department of Education  Link

Florida State Mutual Aid Resources Folder: Link

Utah Resources: 

Utah State Board of Education – Corona Virus Information Link

Utah State Mutual Aid Resources Folder:  Link