During these unprecedented times, we wanted to take a moment to pull together some immediately actionable resources for kinship and adoption families statewide. COVID-19 has shaken all of our worlds, and we are sending you our very best during this time. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay home as much as you are able. Know that we are all in this together.

Children’s Bureau COVID-19 Resources

Ohio Department of Health

Center for Disease Control

World Health Organization

ODJFS

Fact Sheet for Grandfamilies

PBS

Educational Resources

Scholastic, Learn at Home

Literacy

Access to basic services during this time:

  • Check with your local utility company about any utility forgiveness programs for the month of March.
  • Check with local internet/cable companies to see if they are offering free or reduced internet accessibility during the month of March if you have a Kindergarten – 12th grader in your home.
  • Check with your local school district about getting lunch delivered or pick up areas.
  • Check with your local city agency about any other emergency assistance offers that are available.
  • Many libraries are still providing access to digital resources such as e-books. Check your local libraries website for more information.

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America

SAMHSA

  • Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health
  • SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline
    • Toll-Free: 1-800-985-5990 (English and español)
    • SMS: Text TalkWithUs to 66746
    • SMS (español): “Hablanos” al 66746
    • TTY: 1-800-846-8517

P.A.L.S. for Healing

Adoption-themed Books and Movies (from our friends at C.A.S.E.)