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 Centerhttps://atriumhealth.org/about-us/coronavirus/mobile-unit


FOOD
ASSISTANCE

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.

Critical updates: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-response-north-carolina

Charlotte Community-led Resource Maphttps://viewer.mapme.com/cltcommunityresources?fbclid=IwAR1eskNwdCeHm9S55Kjmvo8VZwfx5jaaLaIo0nJNtJKoXpNbY0uWA0dv8p8

Message from Mayor Vi Lyles: https://www.facebook.com/ViLylesCLT/videos/231938771530208/ 

NCRC:
https://www.ncrc.org/covid/

Arts & Science Council: https://www.artsandscience.org/free-virtual-experiences/?fbclid=IwAR0G_jN1NOloTedcAprV84W-am9UD3JhZMg9LW-EMllfC5d8T3yPDStrOpQ

Charlotte Water: https://charlottenc.gov/Water/Pages/Home.aspx and https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article241169101.html

Duke Energy: https://www.dukeenergyupdates.com/

Piedmont Natural Gas: https://www.piedmontng.com/home

Charlotte ObserverNC 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/ 
and https://childmind.org/article/tips-for-talking-with-your-child-with-autism-about-the-coronavirus/

 

 

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 info@togetherwerise.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.

 

Visit online Disaster Distress Helpline or call (800) 985-5990 or TTY 1-800-846-8517.

Send text TalkWithUs to 66746.

Visit online National Domestic Violence Hotline or call (800) 799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

Mental Health Hotline resources that may be useful : 

Mental Health: 1-800-442-9673

Depression: 1-630-482-9696

Lifeline: 1-800-784-8433