resilient families, resilient communities

COVID-19 RESOURCE LIST

At TOP, we strive to serve all families in our area.  As such, please use this resource list during this unprecedented time.  TOP will be available by

appointment only.  If you experience a need not listed, please call 211 or our office at 205.462.1000 to speak with someone on our team. 

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Please note that conditions are continually changing.  We will update this page daily to bring you the most up-to-date information at our disposal. 

If you become aware of additional resources, email ahester@tuscaloosaoneplace.org.  Last update:  04/01/2020.

 

PARENTING

 

Parenting through crisis can be very difficult.  For comprehensive parenting resources or support, please reach out to the Parenting Assistance Line

 

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INTERNET/UTILITIES

Spectrum will be offering free internet services for 60 days to parents who have K-12 and/or college students who are enrolled in public school. Families will need to call 1-855-757-7328 and say that they are interested in free internet services. Spectrum will assist them from there.  ** Offer does not apply to existing Spectrum customers.

Internet Essentials from Comcast:  Low-cost internet now available for free for the first two months for new customers.

Access from AT&T:  Discount internet package

Search for free or low cost internet options at EveroneOn.org

Tuscaloosa Internet Hotspots - Free for 60 Days

 

WATER/SEWER/WASTE

City of Tuscaloosa - Extending the current grace allotted for nonpayment of water, sewer, and solid waste collection charged by an additional 60 days.  This order will expire or extend on 4/30/2020.  

POWER

If you are having difficulty paying your power bill, please contact Alabama Power Customer Service by logging into your account or calling 1.800.245.2244.

EDUCATION

Homework Alabama is offering extended hours for those seeking tutoring assistance. The online program offers free tutoring and academic resources. You can get help from a live tutor in math, science, English, writing or social studies. You can access Homework Alabama at http://homeworkalabama.org/.

Please consult your local school system for homeschooling information:

Tuscaloosa City Schools

Tuscaloosa County School System

ADDITIONAL FREE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Virtual Museum Tours for Older Children

Virtual Field Trips

Free Operas Streaming - Older Kids

Free Education Relief Packs - K-5

Boredom Busters and ELearning Resources

Cincinnati Zoo Live Stream and Activities

Scholastic Remote Teaching PreK-9

Free Library Book Downloads

List of Free Educational Online Subscriptions

Mary's Cakes and Pastries is offering live baking classes via Facebook Live

US National Parks Virtual Tours

Disney Movie Activity Links

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EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

 

 

NOW HIRING

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UNEMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

If you are unable to work due to COVID-19, you will be eligible to file for unemployment benefits. The Alabama Department of Labor says if you are affected in the following way by COVID-19, you can seek unemployment benefits:

  • Those who are quarantined by a medical professional or governmental agency

  • Those who are laid off or sent home without pay for an extended period by their employer due to COVID-19 concerns

  • Those who are diagnosed with COVID-19

  • Those who are caring for an immediate family member who is diagnosed with COVID-19

 

Workers can file for benefits online or by calling 1-866-234-5382. Online filing is encouraged.

SENIOR RESOURCES

Quarantine Assistance Team - Tuscaloosa - Plum Grove Baptist Church (205.393.5299) 

Scuttle Shuttle is offering free grocery delivery for those 60+ (limiting this to necessities 10 items or less). 

Delivery requires payment of goods.   

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HEALTH & WELLNESS 

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS

Online AA Meetings

Managing Anxiety During COVID-19

Crisis Center Birmingham offers 24/7 call assistance via Crisis Line, Rape Response, UTalk (Teens), Senior Talk, and Recovery Resources.

Disaster Distress Hotline offers free crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.  Call 1.800.985.5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

The Trevor Project for LGBTQ+ Youth can be reached at 1.866.488.7386 or text START to 678678 or click to chat here: Trevor Project Chat

 

Turning Point serves West Alabama with domestic violence and sexual assault services.  Please call 205.758.0808.

National Domestic Violence Hotline is a multilingual, diverse access resource for domestic violence.  Call 1.800.799.7233, text LoveIs to 22522, or click here to chat: National DV Chat Hotline

The Child Mind Institute: Suggestions on talking with children about COVID-19

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

 

SAMHSA:  Guidance on talking with children about infectious disease (English and Spanish)

https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Talking-With-Children-Tips-for-Caregivers-Parents-and-Teachers-During-Infectious-Disease-Outbreaks/PEP20-01-01-006?referer=from_search_result

 

Zero to Three: resources offer tips for families including age-appropriate responses to common questions, a guide to self-care, and activities for young children experiencing social distancing.

https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus

 

Be Strong Families:  Resources to stay strong  and positive based on each of the protective factors.

https://www.bestrongfamilies.org/covid-19-support

 

COVID-19 TESTING SITES

Name: Hale County Hospital *By appointment
Address: 508 Greene Street, Greensboro, AL 36744; screening clinic in front parking lot
Phone: 334-507-3815
County: Hale
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Name: Druid City Hospital (DCH) Regional-Remote Screening Clinic *Walk-in
Address: 809 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35402
*located in DCH Outpatient Center on the bottom floor beside the pharmacy
Phone: (205) 759-7867
County: Tuscaloosa County
Hours: Monday – Friday 6:30 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Name: Urgent Care for Children - Tuscaloosa *Testing for Children Ages 0 – 21
Address: 4700 Rice Mine Road Northeast
Phone: 205-614-5628
County: Tuscaloosa
Hours: Weekdays 2pm – 10 pm , Sat – Sun 10am – 8pm
*Please visit Urgent Care for Children's protocol before visiting

Name: Northport Medical Center Outpatient Laboratory *Walk-in
Address: 2700 Hospital Drive, Northport, AL 35476
Phone: (205) 333-4662
County: Tuscaloosa County
Hours: Monday – Friday 6:30 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

  

CALL US:

205-462-1000

FIND US: 

810 27th Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL  35401