Resources for Texas Families

Families across Texas are having to cope with extended school closures, uncertain economic futures, and hundreds of other challenges in the wake of COVID-19. In response to this crisis many nonprofits, service providers, and advocacy organizations are working together to support families in this extremely vulnerable time. Below is our growing collection of coronavirus information and resources for families.

General COVID-19

Statewide Resources

Texas Health & Human Services – Texas COVID-19 Data (updated daily)

Texas Law Help – COVID-19 Resources for Texans (Non-Legal)

Depelchin Children’s Center – COVID-19 Resources

Childcare Aware of AmericaTexas Resources

Texas Health & Human Services – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for People Receiving Services

Texas Health & Human Services – Sesión informativa de Medicaid CHIP sobre COVID-19

Staying Safe During COVID-19

Plus – Coronavirus and Paid Leave

NACO – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) County Response Efforts & Priorities.

AEI – COVID-19 Action Tracker

Panhandle

Workforce Solutions Panhandle – COVID-19 resources for customers, employers, CCPs, and jobs

Amarillo Economic Development – COVID-19 business resources

East Texas

More resources coming soon!

West Texas

 COVID-19 business resources

North Texas

MyArlingtonTX – Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Begins in Arlington Now Available

North Texas Commision – COVID-19 Resources

Mental Health America of Greater Dallas – Mental Health Resources during COVID-19

Mental Health America of Greater Dallas –  COVID-19 Recursos español

Fort Worth Housing Solutions – Local Resources during COVID-19

 

The Rio Grande Valley

Rio Grande Valley Health Alliance – COVID-19 Resources 

University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley – COVID-19 Resources

Texas Public Radio –  RGV Cases Update

Central Texas

Communities in Schools – COVID-19 Resources

Community Council of Southern Central Texas, Inc. – COVID-19 Relief Program

South-Central Texas

San Antonio Community Resource Directory

Gulf Coast

Ready Harris – Harris County COVID-19 Testing Options

Collaborative for Children – Find Childcare

Ready Harris – 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID -19) Hub

Greater Houston Partnership – Houston COVID-19 Resources

Community Design Resource Center, University of Houston – Houston Resource Book

Healthcare & Health Access

Statewide Resources

Texas Health and Human Services – COVID-19 Self Checker

CDC – Getting a Flu Vaccine during the Pandemic

CDC – Preguntas frecuentes sobre la influenza: temporada 2020-2021

CDC – Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19

CDC – Similitudes y diferencias entre la influenza y el COVID-19​

Protecting Immigrant Families – You have rights: Protect your Health

Texas Health & Human Services: Mental Health Hotline – (833) 986-1919

Texas Health & Human Services – COVID-19: Mental Health and Substance Use

Texas Health & Human Services – COVID-19: Aging

Texas Health & Human Services – COVID-19: Disability

ReadyRosie “Healthy at Home” –  A Toolkit for Supporting Families Impacted by COVID-19 (English)

ReadyRosie “Sano en Casa” – Un conjunto de herramientas para apoyar a las familias afectadas por el COVID-19 (Spanish)

Every Texan – I just lost my job. How do I get health insurance?

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases – COVID-19 and Routine Vaccinations: What Parents Need to Know

 

Panhandle

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Texas Mental Health Resources

East Texas

North East Texas Public Health District- Coronavirus (COVID-19)

North Texas

North Texas Area Community Health Centers – COVID-19 Resources from North Texas Area Community Health Centers

West Texas

More resources coming soon!

The Rio Grande Valley

More resources coming soon!

Central Texas 

More resources coming soon! 

South-Central Texas

More resources coming soon!

Gulf Coast

Legacy Community Health – Is it Safe to Immunize my Baby During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

 

Nutrition & Food Access

Statewide Resources

Texas Education Agency – School Meal Finder

Texas Education Agency – Meals for Students When They are Needed Most

Feeding America – Find Your Local Food Bank 

Texas Restaurant Association – Comfort Food Care Packages: Participating Restaurants

Panhandle

More resources coming soon!

East Texas

More resources coming soon!

North Texas

North Texas Food Bank

West Texas

More resources coming soon!

The Rio Grande Valley

More resources coming soon!

Central Texas

Central Texas Food Bank

Meals on Wheels Central Texas

South-Central Texas

San Antonio Food Bank – COVID-19 Response: Get Food 

Gulf Coast

Houston Food Bank – Covid-19 Resources

Education & Virtual Learning

Statewide Resources

Texas Education Agency – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance

NASA – NASA Kids Club

Amazing Educational Resources – Education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closures

Scholastic –  Scholastic Learning At Home Resources

Story Online –  Free children’s literacy resource featuring the world’s best storytellers reading books aloud

Audible – Storybooks for children 

Youtube – Wild, Free and Crafty: Free Art Lessons for Kids and Adults

Youtube – Cosmic Kids Yoga

National Center for Families Learning – 30 Days of Families Learning Together (English)

National Center for Families Learning – 30 Days of Families Learning Together (Spanish)

CLI Engage – Family Resources for COVID-19

Story Pirates – The Story Pirates Podcast

Teaching Mama – 15 Hands-On Math Activities for Preschoolers

Agency & Young Children Research Collective – Balancing Online/Remote and In-Person Learning for Young Children – English

Agency & Young Children Research Collective – Balancing Online/Remote and In-Person Learning for Young Children – Spanish

CDC – Children and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Tips to keep children healthy and learning during school closures 

Khan Academy – Daily Sample Schedules for Prek-12 

We Are Teachers – 18 best podcasts for elementary, middle, and high school kids

KSAT – 20 websites to keep kids busy (and smart!)

NPR – Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

Panhandle

More resources coming soon!

East Texas

More resources coming soon!

North Texas

Arlington Public Libraries – Daily virtual story times

Fort Worth Library For Kids – Read and Listen Titles

Dallas Public Library allowing residents to take internet home with hotspot lending

 

The Rio Grande Valley

More resources coming soon!

Central Texas

More resources coming soon!

South-Central Texas

More resources coming soon!

Gulf Coast

More resources coming soon!

Child Safety & Online Security

Statewide Resources

Child Trends – Ways to Promote Children’s Resilience to the COVID-19 Pandemic

FBI –  Human Traffickers continue to use popular online platforms to recruit victims

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – How I Work to Keep Kids Safe Online

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children –  Cyber Tipline

Love 146 – Online Safety

TEDx Talks – Violence — a family tradition | Robbyn Peters Bennett | TEDxBellingham

Texas Law Help – Family Law Issues During COVID-19

TexProtects – Recognize and Report Child Maltreatment During COVID-19

 

Panhandle

More resources coming soon!

East Texas

More resources coming soon!

North Texas

More resources coming soon!

West Texas 

More resources coming soon!

The Rio Grande Valley

More resources coming soon!

Central Texas

More resources coming soon!

South-Central Texas

More resources coming soon!

Gulf Coast

Harris County Protective Services for Adults and Children – Kinder Emergency Shelter

Parenting & Family Well-Being

Statewide Resources

Texas Diaper Bank   

NASP – Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19

Prevent Child Abuse America – Coronavirus Tips & Resources for Parents, Children & Others 

Healthy at Home – A Toolkit for Supporting Families Impacted by COVID-19

Healthy Children – Tips for Coping with a New Baby During COVID-19

ChildCare Aware of America – Coronavirus FAQ for Child care providers & families

Child Mind Institute –  Supporting Families During COVID-19

Child Trends – Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sanctuary for Families –  Safety Planning During COVID-19; Tips From Survivors For Survivors

Paper Pinecone –  101 Activities to do at home with preschoolers and toddlers

Child Mind Institute –  Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus

The New York Times – Handling Your Kid’s Disappointment When Everything Is Canceled

The New York Times – 4 Ways to Help Your Anxious Kid

Child Mind Institute –  Cómo apoyar a los niños durante la crisis del coronavirus” 

Depelchin Children’s Center – Fathering in 15

4th Trimester Project – Coronavirus, COVID-19 for New Moms

Child Mind Institute – Support for Kids With ADHD During the Coronavirus Crisis

Child Mind Institute – Autism and the Coronavirus: Resources for Families

Child Mind Institute – Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis

Entertainment Calendar – Kids Out and About: 250+ Creative Ways to Keep Your Family Sane During the COVID-19 Crisis

The Brain Architects Podcast – The Brain Architects Podcast: COVID-19 Special Edition: A Different World

Early Childhood Development Action Network – Early Childhood Focused Covid-19 Resources

Texas Department of Family & Protective Services – COVID-19: Help For Parents to Weather the Coronavirus Crisis

National Parent Helpline – State Resources

Child Mind Institute – ¿Cómo podemos ayudar a los niños con las transiciones?

Child Mind Institute –   El autocuidado en los tiempos del coronavirus

National Diaper Bank Network

Sesame Street – Caring For Each Other

 

Central Texas

Austin Diaper Bank

Mothers’ Milk Bank Austin- COVID-19 Updates

 

Panhandle

More resources coming soon!

North Texas

More resources coming soon!

East Texas

More resources coming soon!

West Texas

More resources coming soon!

 South Central Texas

More resources coming soon!

Rio Grande Valley

More resources coming soon!

Gulf Coast

More resources coming soon!

Housing & Employment Support

Statewide Resources

Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs – Texas Covid-19 Housing Resources and Information 

Center of Budget & Policy Priorities – Tracking the COVID-19 Recession’s Effects on Food, Housing, and Employment Hardships

Texas Workforce Commision – COVID-19 Resources Employers

Texas Workforce Commision – COVID-19 Resources Job Seekers

Texas Apartment Association – Renter Resources

How to file for unemployment in Texas if your job is affected by coronavirus

Southern Smoke Foundation –  Emergency Relief Fund

The Muse – Laid Off Due to Coronavirus? Here’s What You Can Do Now

WorkInTexas.com

Panhandle

Panhandle Community Services – Utility Assistance 

East Texas

UT Health – Getting East Texas Safely Back to Work

UT Health – COVID-19 Academic Medical Resources 

East Texas Workforce – COVID-19 Resources

North Texas

More resources coming soon!

West Texas

More resources coming soon!

The Rio Grande Valley

More resources coming soon!

Central Texas

AustinTexas.gov – RENT (Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants)   

AustinTexas.gov – Austin Public Health Homeless Assistance

Workforce Solutions, Capitol Area – COVID-19 Resources for Workers

South-Central Texas

More resources coming soon!

Gulf Coast

More resources coming soon!

Free Virtual Tours & Experiences

The Kennedy Center: “Lunchtime Doodles with Mo Willems” (author of Knuffle Bunny, Elephant and Piggy, and the Pidgeon books)- LIVE on YouTube at 11:00 am Central time

SAG-AFTRA Foundation: “Storyline Online” 

From No Small Matter: “Quarantined with Rachel” 

Cincinnati Zoo: “Home Safari”– LIVE on YouTube at 2:00 pm Central time

Free Fun in Austin: “Virtual Field Trips You Can Take with Your Kids: Museum Edition”

Common Sense Media: Free Online Events and Activities for Kids at Home

Children’s Museum Houston: Virtual Learning: Today’s Broadcast

UNICEF USA: Keep Students Active with a Lifesaving Purpose

UNICEF USA: Houston Community: UNICEF USA Inaugurates Annual HYOUston DiverCITY Fest

EarthDay.org: ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY TIMELINE

Immigration/New American Children

Statewide Resources

Texas Law Help: Immigrant Rights and Healthcare Access During COVID-19

Protecting Immigrant Families: Immigrant Eligibility for Public Programs During COVID-19  

Informed Immigrant – Resources for Immigrants during the coronavirus crisis 

Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative –  COVID-19 Resources for immigrants 

RAICES – COVID-19 Community Resources

Panhandle

More resources coming soon!

East Texas

More resources coming soon!

North Texas

Dallas County – Immigrant Resources

West Texas

More resources coming soon!

The Rio Grande Valley

More resources coming soon!

Central Texas

More resources coming soon!

South-Central Texas

More resources coming soon!

Gulf Coast

More resources coming soon!

Have a resource to share with families? 

We’d love to add to our Family Resource Database and hope to update this page with new resources daily. Suggest family resources via the google sheet linked to the right or email information on your resource to  Julie Morris at [email protected].

Translate »