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Allies With Families cares deeply about preventing the spread of COVID-19 to those we serve. We will remain AVAILABLE and OPEN to those who need our support in remaining safe, healthy, and connected to their community. As often as possible, our team members will be working remotely by utilizing telephone, remote conferencing, and all other forms of electronic communication. All in-person workshops, events, and training scheduled through April will be conducted virtually or postponed to a later date. 

 

Helpful Information about COVID-19: 

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention website with critical updates about COVID-19 nationwide. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Utah Department of Health provides information and resources about COVID-19 and its impact on Utah. https://coronavirus.utah.gov/

Utah policies, information, and resources about how COVID-19 impacts your child’s education. https://www.schools.utah.gov/coronavirus

 

Youth and Family Resources: 

Emergencies happen quickly and often without warning, so it is important to prepare for such emergencies to keep your family safe. The Utah Parent Center offers some helpful guidance. https://utahparentcenter.org/resources/emergency-preparedness/

Workforce Services offers multiple programs to help families and youth during COVID-19, including expanded access to Unemployment Insurance. https://jobs.utah.gov/

Dominion Energy will not disconnect for non-payment. https://www.dominionenergy.com/company/coronavirus

Rocky Mountain Power will not disconnect customers during emergency response to COVID-19. https://www.rockymountainpower.net/about/newsroom/news-releases/rocky-mountain-power-will-not-disconnect-customers-in-response-to-covid-19.html

Comcast offers 2 months of free internet to low-income customers who qualify amid the COVID-19 crisis. https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19

This is a new website that has a resource page for the greater Salt Lake area. https://www.covid19mutualaidslc.com/

 

Emotional and Mental Health Resources: 

The University of Utah Crisis Intervention and Hospital Diversion program. WARM Line: 801-587-3000  https://healthcare.utah.edu/uni/programs/crisis-diversion.php

System of Care’s Stabilization and Mobile Response Team. SMRT Line: 1-833-723-3326 https://hs.utah.gov/soc-smr

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Mentor Help Line: 801-323-9900 https://namiut.org/

The Utah Parent Center offers helpful resources and advocacy to youth and families in Utah schools. https://utahparentcenter.org/

Utah’s Department of Substance Abuse and Mental Health offers helpful resources to youth, families, and individuals in need of mental health or substance use help. https://dsamh.utah.gov/

A few general tips for communicating with an anxious child or teen about coronavirus. https://adaa.org/learn-from-us/from-the-experts/blog-posts/consumer/how-talk-your-anxious-child-or-teen-about

A PDF of social stories to help kids understand what’s happening with COVID-19. https://odj291dvc2f1yylma1sfkyb5-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Corona-Virus-Free-Printable-.pdf

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