Resources and Information to Assist Families

Berrien Community Foundation


Database of resources for local assistance. Includes resources for food, transportation, financial, medical and much more. SPECIFIC COVID-19 RESOURCES HAVE BEEN ADDED. Click here.


Berrien County Foster Adoption Network (BCFAN)


Resource Guide compiled by God's Hand's 4 Kids  for mental health, education, health and other local and national resources. Click here.


United Way of Southwest Michigan


Tri-County  food distribution sites and COVID-19 resources. Click here.

 

Sturgis Area Community Foundation


Emergency Hardship Grants are now available for individuals and families who are experiencing financial hardship because of quarantine and other COVID-19 mitigation measures.  If you have lost your job or working hours, or have significant increases in childcare costs due to COVID-19, we are here for you.  We have partnered with the St. Joseph County United Way to expand this relief to all residents of  St. Joseph county. Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis and can be found on both organizations' websites. Applications are now available here


Essential Worker Child Care


Application for those in need of child care for children ages birth through 12 years of age, who are part of the Essential Workforce as defined by Governor Whitmer's Executive order. Application here.


MDHHS Communicating with Children during the COVID-19 Outbreak Kit for Caregivers and Families


Kit includes documents, guidelines and resources focus on promoting healthy and comforting discussions between children and their parents/guardians during this stressful time. Materials focused on how to answer children’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) questions are provided, along with guidance for age appropriate discussions. Furthermore, resources for activities and educational material to use at home are included. There are also links to websites to support parent/guardian COVID-19 discussions with their children. Click here



National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)


COVID-19 information and resources for mental health. Click here.


AT&T


All AT&T consumer home internet wireline customers, as well as Fixed Wireless Internet, can use unlimited internet data.  Additionally, we’ll continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through our Access from AT&T program. We’ve expanded eligibility to Access from AT&T to households participating in the National School Lunch Program and Head Start. Additionally, we’re offering new Access from AT&T customers two months of free service.


Comcast 


As our country continues to manage the COVID-19 emergency, Comcast is taking immediate steps to help connect low-income families to the Internet at home. New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month plus tax. Apply by April 30, 2020. Learn more here.