COVID-19: TWP Alumni Check-in

TWP Alum, 

We understand the growing challenges to the rising spread and incidence of COVID-19 in our community. Beyond employing extra precaution with common sense measures around disinfecting and washing our hands, communities are practicing a measure known as “social distancing.”  

The cost of social distancing comes at a great cost, of which The Woods Project (TWP) is well aware. In response to this pandemic our school clubs and weekend trips have been cancelled; we’re working hard to evaluate and be adaptable to the outlook of our summer trips. While we continue practicing social distancing, The Woods Project still wants to stay connected with you! Please click HERE to fill out a short survey (less than 2 minutes).

Also, the following is a list of helpful resources and links, but is by no means exhaustive. In addition, TWP is available by phone and email to help in a greater capacity where possible.

Be safe,
The Woods Project team 

Contact us at info@thewoodsproject.org or 281-371-6696.


Employment and Financial Relief
Grocers around the city are looking for new hires amid the COVID-19 outbreak. This news link contains redirects to places hiring, and it’s worth checking with a local grocer!

Scholly COVID-19 Student Relief Fund aims to provide a one time fund to students to help with expenses during this global crisis. The provided link contains the application.

Several Harris County organizations are providing emergency rent, meal, utility, and heathcare assistance.  Click here for a list of providers and services.

Mental health
Between quarantining and general disruption in our lives, taking care of our mental health is as important as ever.

Open Path offers affordable and confidential therapy options for people seeking help.

The Harris Center has a COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line to support the community. The dedicated toll free number is 833-251-7544.

Technology
More than ever we are realizing the access to technology and the internet is a utility in much the same way as electricity and water. As school districts, universities, and businesses work to adapt to quarantining measures, it’s worth checking with internet providers and local school districts on access.

Comcast/XFINITY is offering free wifi hotspots for the next 60 days.  Click here for more information.  

Organizations like Comp-U-Dopt, linked here, is offering students and families the ability to rent computers free of charge. At the present moment they are sold out, but check back often to see when available again.

Food
Your local independent school districts are working hard to prepare meals (sometimes 2 to 3 times a day) for families with school-aged children to have access. Check with your local school district for times, locations, and rules for collection. This link contains information on some, but not all, school districts.

The Houston Food Bank also has their own link with resources for families.

Expensify.org is reimbursing families on SNAP for food purchases while funds are available.  Click here for more information. 

Other Links
Families Empowered offers a host of resources on the above and more! 

Crowd Source Rescue is a resource for people to request help from certified first responders and secondary responders for non-emergency needs. These could be medical/ food/ wellness checks etc.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides people with information, the latest news updates, and a place to report new cases.

Greater Houston Partnership links to local resources, FAQs, local information regarding transportation, events, school messages, etc.

Again, if you are experiencing great need and would like assistance locating resources to assist, please feel free to reach out to us at The Woods Project by filling out the short survey HERE .


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