Resources for Individuals, Families, and Children During COVID 19

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Have You and Your Family Been Impacted by COVID-19?

We've Compiled Some Resources that Will Help Those Affected by Coronavirus Locally. Download this free guide we to keeping your case moving during Coronavirus. 

Local Resources

We have compiled a list of local resources to help out with temporary needs. This is not an exhaustive list; there may be more resources out there through local charities, churches, and government agencies.

Department of Employment Services (DOES), Washington, DC – File for unemployment here.

Maryland Department of Labor: File for unemployment Benefits here.

Virginia Employment Commission: File for unemployment benefits here.

Washington, DC Small Business Microgrant Program

DC Dream Center – The DC Dream Center in Southeast DC has served upwards of 600 meals. They are located at 2826 Q St SE, Washington, DC 20020 and are also looking for volunteers.

Grocery Plus Senior Food Program through the Capital Area Food Bank

A18 Commons – Local church relief arm, various services.

Catholic Charities Disaster Relief:

Student Loan Abatement: various opportunities to get student loan relief during Coronavirus

Credit Card Interest; various opportunities to help with credit card relief during Coronavirus

Other Washington, DC Coronavirus Resources

Link: https://dccouncil.us/council-unanimously-passes-emergency-covid-19-response-bill/
• DC businesses can now apply for disaster assistance loans: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/recovery-business
• U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance in Response to Coronavirus (SBA): www.goldentriangledc.com/coronavirus-SBA-assistance
• The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Act) by the Federal Government guarantees employees up to 80 hours of paid sick leave and expanded paid child care leave for COVID-19 related reasons. Employers will receive reimbursement through credits offsetting payroll taxes. Employers with fewer than 50 employees are eligible to be exempted in cases where the viability of the business is threatened. Go here for complete details.

Individuals
• Recovery & Unemployment Resources for individuals located in DC: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/recovery-individuals
• The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Act) by the Federal Government guarantees employees up to 80 hours of paid sick leave and expanded paid child care leave for COVID-19 related reasons. Employers will receive reimbursement through credits offsetting payroll taxes. Employers with fewer than 50 employees are eligible to be exempted in cases where the viability of the business is threatened. Go here for complete details.

If You Have Children at Home
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html?caching – Scholastic Learn at Home with day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.
https://www.brainpop.com/ Videos and short quizzes on a variety of topics and subjects.
https://www.flocabulary.com/ - Music videos to build vocabulary for k-12.
https://www.gonoodle.com/ -  Indoor activities to get kids moving.
https://www.khanacademy.org/ - It is a free database of people teaching various topics from several fields of study.  High school and even some middle school students may find it helpful in keeping them sharp while on this extended absence from school.  They also have Khan Academy Kids, which is an app and a site for students working on less
intensive topics. https://learn.khanacademy.org/khan-academy-kids/
https://www.mchrpermanor.com – Art/Video resources for creative projects for kids
https://www.thespanishexperiment.com – Well-known children’s stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. Read along in Spanish or English.
https://www.mindfulschools.org/ -  offer free Mindfulness Class for Kids (schedule varies)
https://outschool.com/ - live online classes for ages 3-18
https://www.metopera.org – Metropolitan Opera offers “nightly Met Opera Streams”. Will present encores of past performances from the Livein HD series. Begin @ 7:30 pm EST each night.

(Last Updated March 2020)​

Frank R. Kearney, Attorney-at-Law
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