CONNECTING OUR COMMUNITY
We want to help you navigate through this crisis by helping to provide various community resources that are available to you and your families.
Hope Station - Pantry hours remain intact on Monday, Wednesday, and Fri mornings, 9:00-11:30 am.
The SPOT - The Summer Food Service Program is extending its service window to aid families during this time. Free hot meals will be available for pick up at The SPOT Monday-Friday. Lunch will be served from 10:45am-1pm and dinner will be served from 4:30-6:00pm. For a guaranteed meal please make a reservation by using the form found HERE, or by calling The SPOT at 252-991-4018.
Wilson County Office of Senior Citizens Affairs - Providing a nutritious lunch-time meal for Wilson County residents who are aged 60 and older and are home bound. Volunteers deliver meals Monday through Friday. Operating with caution, email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquires. Ordering box meal packs per state recommendations. Will continue to serve until they are no longer allowed.
Wilson County Schools - Families with children ages 1-18 can pick up a meal that will consist of a lunch for that day and breakfast for the next morning beginning March 18 at locations across the county. The child does not need to be present, and the meal is at no cost to the family. This service will continue Monday-Friday while schools are closed through March 27, 2020. Please click HERE for more information and to view the schedule.
If You Are in Need of Medical Attention:
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and develop symptoms, you may need to seek medical attention. North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services has set up a COVID-19 hotline that is staffed by trained medical professionals. Should you have any questions or concerns about the Coronavirus, please call: 866-462-3821. Or call the local screening hotline: 252-399-7086 BEFORE going to see your doctor.
If You Are in Need of Assistance:
Call the Wilson Crisis Center at 252-237-5156 for assistance. Or NC 2-1-1, a statewide United Way-funded hotline that serves as an information and referral service system for people in need, will continue to support callers needing access to health and human services resources such as food, financial assistance, and other basic needs throughout this epidemic. Should you need assistance, please call: 2-1-1. This service is free, confidential, and available in many languages 24/7, 365 days a year. Additional information is also available at www.nc211.org
Personal Safety Guidelines and Confirmed COVID-19 Cases:
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued several guidelines to limit travel, gatherings and social distancing. The CDC has launched a website, www.CoronaVirus.gov that details these guidelines and provides an updated account of confirmed COVID-19 cases and their locations.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
NC Division of Public Health
United Way of Wilson
Wilson County Health Department
World Health Organization
American Red Cross - The American Red Cross is continuing to serve people who have experienced a home fire or other natural disasters and local Red Cross Disaster Responders still have 24-hour access to obtain supplies, equipment, etc. to allow for service delivery. There is a severe blood shortage due to the Coronavirus outbreak! Click HERE to schedule an appointment or find out other ways you can help.
The SPOT - The SPOT is assisting families with meals Monday-Friday. Click HERE for their standard volunteer application as well as an additional COVID screening questionnaire. The questionnaire will not be shared publicly, but please know health officials may request this information if someone were to contract the virus.
Rethink ED is offering their Social and Emotional learning (SEL) platform for free through the remainder of the school year to School Districts. They have also developed an SEL Toolkit for Districts to use as a resource for communities.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the foundation for managing emotions, having healthy relationships, understanding and empathizing with others, being responsible and safe, and learning to cope with difficult situations and manage our stress, emotions, anxiety, and fear during this unprecedented situation.
Rethink Ed SEL is a comprehensive K-12 online platform that provides many opportunities for students of all ages and abilities, teachers, administrative staff, and parents to develop their social emotional skills. We provide on-demand professional development videos, grade level videos and curriculum that promotes well-being, connectedness and success for all students and adults.
The SEL Toolkit can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.
In addition, Rethink ED just released two new expert-led webinars that can be used to support addressing stress that this uncertainty can cause.
Steven Tobias, Psy.D
Director of the Center for Child & Family Development
Dealing with Stress and Anxiety in these Uncertain Times
Blaise Aguirre, MD
Medical Director at McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry/Harvard Medical School
Dealing with Emotional Stress of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic