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COVID-19 Resources

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the following are ways we can all work to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Washing your hands

-Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

It’s especially important to wash:

*Before eating or preparing food Before touching your face
*After using the restroom
*After leaving a public place
*After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
*After handling your cloth face covering
*After changing a diaper
*After caring for someone sick
*After touching animals or pets

 -If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
-Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

Community Resources

  • Florida Prepaid College Plans are waiving the $50 application fee for a limited time with code VPK1920. This resource helps parents save for their kids’ future college expenses through flexible, prepaid plans. To learn more, visit

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  • Get up-to-date info on COVID-19’s growth in Florida, by going directly to the source: the Florida Department of Health’s virtual dashboard

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  • If you see price-gouging at a gas station or store, report

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  • To get the latest information directly from the Florida Department of Education

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  • For information on obtaining FREE meals for kids and teens, visit this site

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  • Ayuda INC- their mission is to help improve the lives of children and families who are underserved and/ or at risk in Miami-Dade County through education, cultural arts programming, life skills training and programs that support self s...

  • Camillus House Inc- they provide housing, job development and other services related to aiding client to achieve self-sufficiency.

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Links to useful resources
Internet Resources

  • Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone:

    Xfinity WiFi hotspots located in businesses and outdoor locations across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser

  • Comcast Internet Essentials Free to New Customers:

    Now it’s even easier for low-income families who live in a Comcast service area to sign-up for Internet Essentials, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. New customers will receive 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. Additionally, for all new and existing Internet Essentials customers, the speed of the program’s Internet service was increased to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream. That increase will go into effect for no additional fee and it will become the new base speed for the program going forward. https://www.internetessentials.com/ You qualify if: You are eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI and others. You do not have outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than a year old. Families with outstanding debt more than one-year-old may still be eligible. You live in an area where Comcast Internet service is available. You are not an existing Xfinity Internet customer and have not subscribed to Xfinity Internet in the last 90 days. Apply here: https://internetessentials.com/apply Once approved it takes 5-7 business days

Mental Health Resources

  • SAMHSA NATIONAL HELPLINE

    This is a 24/7 helpline completely free and confidential offering treatment referral and information about mental health and/or substance abuse disorders, prevention and recovery 

    Call 1-800-662-HELP (43577)

  • THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE

    A 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. 

    Call 1-800-273-8255

  • VETERANS CRISIS LINE

    Free and confidential hotline, chat, or text line connecting veterans and service members (and their friends/families) with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders 

    Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1  Text 838255

  • CRISIS TEXT LINE

    Text HOME to 741741 anywhere in the US, anytime. Crisis text line is here for any crisis. A live, trained crisis counselor is available 24/7 for assistance.

  • AFSP — AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION

    FSP raises awareness, funds scientific research, and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide

  • NAMI (NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL HEALTH)

    The National Alliance On Mental Illness is a United States-based advocacy group originally founded as a grassroots group by family members of people diagnosed with mental illness 

    Call (800)-950-6264

  • NAR-ANON

    A 12-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend.

  • A.A Meetings

    Find a local A.A meeting follow the link below

    on is a mutual support group of peers who share their experience in applying the Al-Anon principles to problems related to the effects of a problem drinker in their lives.

  • AL-ANON

    Al-Anon is a mutual support group of peers who share their experience in applying the Al-Anon principles to problems related to the effects of a problem drinker in their lives.