The Racine community is coming together in this unprecedented time by making a variety of resources available to students and their families. Check out some of the community resources below and visit our Family & Community Engagement Tips and Information page and this Family Resource Directory for additional resources. We will update this list as we learn more.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in partnership with the Public Service Commission is curating a list of Internet service providers in Wisconsin who in response to the Keep America Connected Pledge are offering resources to enable K-12 students to connect to the internet at home.
How to Talk to Your Child About Coronavirus
COVID-19 was unexpected and unprecedented. Nobody was ready to respond to a pandemic of this nature. Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin wants to provide you with resources to answer any questions you may have. The following outlets can provide you with useful information and tips to keep yourself and child(ren) safe and healthy during this time.
- How to talk to kids about COVID-19
- Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19
- COVID-19 and Children
- Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the Novel Coronavirus
- ASL Video Series: Parents Supporting Children
Racine County Here to Help Program
Racine County announced a Here to Help program, a proactive effort to reach families who are facing barriers to services due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Under Here to Help, county staff is proactively reaching out to families who have been involved with county assistance programs to address whether their essential needs are being met. These needs include rent, food, and other basic financial needs; access to resources such as shelter and free meals; mental health counseling; unemployment services; and – importantly – personal safety.
The Here to Help program is made possible because of funding through the United Way of Racine County and Racine Community Foundation. Here to Help is in partnership with the Racine Family YMCA, staff from which will be contacting families that are potentially at risk.
Anyone with questions, or who are in need of services, should email HereToHelp@racinecounty.com or click here for additional contact information. In addition, families and youth should visit RacineCountyFamilyResources.com, a one-stop website that contains a variety of information, resources, and a community directory for families and youth needing care.