COMMUNITY RESOURCES DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK
In these unprecedented times, Good Friends Charlotte is committed to our community. Below is a list of direct links to information and articles regarding utilities, education, housing, and more. We will update this list as new information becomes available.
Atrium Health Offering a Mobile Coronavirus Testing Center: https://atriumhealth.org/about-us/coronavirus/mobile-unit
Individuals who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.
After entering their address, parents will receive a text with the location and serving times for nearby pick-up and drive-thru free meal sites while schools are closed.
Additionally, No Kid Hungry has created a map of local school sites, community organizations and food assistance programs across North Carolina where families can access food. The interactive map can be viewed at http://www.nokidhungrync.org/covid19/ and is updated daily.
Charlotte Community-led Resource Map: https://viewer.mapme.com/cltcommunityresources?fbclid=IwAR1eskNwdCeHm9S55Kjmvo8VZwfx5jaaLaIo0nJNtJKoXpNbY0uWA0dv8p8
Message from Mayor Vi Lyles: https://www.facebook.com/ViLylesCLT/videos/231938771530208/
Duke Energy: https://www.dukeenergyupdates.com/
Piedmont Natural Gas: https://www.piedmontng.com/home
Charlotte Observer ‘NC Courts stop evictions and foreclosures as part of coronavirus response’ https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article241226521.html
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: https://www.cms.k12.nc.us/News/NewsArchive.aspx
Kahn Academy Student Daily Schedule Templates: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSZhOdEPAWjUQpqDkVAlJrFwxxZ9Sa6zGOq0CNRms6Z7DZNq-tQWS3OhuVCUbh_-P-WmksHAzbsrk9d/pub
Autism and the Coronavirus: Resources for Families: https://childmind.org/autism-coronavirus-resources-for-parents/
Students needing WiFi access to support eLearning can call 1-844-488-8398 to review the option for FREE WiFi services via Spectrum.
Foster youth impacted by universities closing campuses can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find housing assistance during COVID-19 closures.
Phone : (714) 784-6760
Legal Advice :
Legal Aid provides assistance to tenants or individuals staying in hotels who have questions about their rights or are in a dispute with their landlord. Please call 704-376-1600 for assistance.
• Send text TalkWithUs to 66746.
Mental Health Hotline resources that may be useful :
Mental Health: 1-800-442-9673