Transitions Mental Health Services has launched the T-COVID Support Line. The talk line has been created to support you if you have been struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Call 309-581-2858, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4pm.
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Children’s story book released to help children and young people cope with COVID-19
A new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Save the Children.
The book is aimed primarily at children aged 6-11 years old. With the help of a fantasy creature, Ario, “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from Coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.
You can download the book here. It is also translated into multiple languages here.
The 2-1-1 website offers a search bar to find answers to specific questions regarding finding food, paying housing bills, and other essential services. You can also dial 211 on your phone to speak to someone who can help. http://211.org/services/covid19
Iowa State Extension has created a COVID-19 response web page exclusively for resources for COVID-19 resources. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/disaster-recovery
Due to COVID-19, a coalition of Quad Cities area health, business, government and emergency management officials have united to assess our regional situation and provide recommendations on how to minimize the risk for community spread. We understand this is an evolving situation and there are concerns in the community. We want to address your concerns with factual information.