Resources for COVID-19

Resources will be updated regularly

MHA Dallas Resources

Free and Anonymous Mental Health Screenings

MHA Dallas Mental Health Work At-Home Tool Kit

Scooter Skunk At-Home Curriculum

Quarantine Video Series

All of our daily support groups including Mothers and Babies have transitioned online. Please email Cole Arnold at carnold@mhadallas.org for more information.

Mental Health Resouces

National Crisis Hotline – 1-800-273-8255

Disaster Distress Hotline – 1-800-985-5990

National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224

CDC: Managing Stress and Anxiety

National Institute of Mental Health

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority –
Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, and Rockwall Counties

  • North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA) has launched a 24/7 Mental Health Support Line for individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during and after the crisis. Call 833-251-2544.
  • NTBHA is open and is currently offering all resources. Visit the NTBHA website for more information on COVID-19 resources.

LifePath Systems – Collin County

  • For new referrals or those interested in starting services, call toll free 844-544-5939.
  • LifePath Systems have implemented telehealth and phone-based services to provide care in the safest manner possible.
  • For Individuals Currently Enrolled In Services: Appointments will continue via telehealth or over the phone. If you want to schedule increased services or have questions please call toll free 844-544-5939.

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare Services

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic provides Veterans and their families with mental health services at no cost. This service is for any veteran as well as an individual or child impacted by a Veteran. The clinic provides peer-groups and individual services with clinicians on staff. The clinic has transitioned to virtual services for your protection. To schedule an appointment please call 469-680-3500 or email MFC@metrocareservices.org. Visit their website for more information.

American Bar Association Mental Health Resources for the Legal Profession

Smart Health and Wellness Centers are open to new and established patients. Telehealth is available as well. They are accepting patients ages 10+ and can see patients within a week. Please visit their website and their Mental Health & Coronavirus Information page.

Updates

COVID-19 Testing Sites

Testing sites may require referral requirements before your visit. Please check the location’s hours and information before your visit. Call 211 for more information.

Kroger has announced they will expand their free drive-thru COVID-19 testing to one location in Dallas and one location in Fort Worth. Click Here for more information.

Health Services

Volunteers Needed

Senior Citizen Resources

The City of Dallas has organized a community care page for senior services. Visit the webpage here or see the Spring 2020 Newsletter here.

Childcare

Digital Needs

  • Charter Communications will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/ college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395.
  • Charter Communications will open all Wi-Fi hotspots for public use.
  • Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.

Food Assistance

  • List of Open Food Pantries
  • North Texas Food Bank – Find a Food Bank
  • Food4Kids and School Pantry programs remain fully functional, and they are partnering with the City to deliver snack/hydration kits to the homeless.
  • Dallas County Health and Human Services Older Adult Services program is providing meals to homebound seniors. A hot meal drive-thru pick-up service is available at each Senior location. Seniors needing more resources, please call 214-819-1860

Shelters Open During COVID-19

Dallas

  • The Bridge North Texas has taken precautions for safety during COVID -19. The number of individuals has increased but the shelter continues to provide three meals a day, hygiene services, and recovery services.

Fort Worth

Financial Assistance

  • Call 211 and provide your zip code for a list of local financial resources.
  • Coronavirus Tax Relief: The IRS has deferred the federal tax filing date to July 15th. Visit the IRS website for more information.
  • Disaster Scams are on the Rise: Please be wary of scam callers. Verify any donations or payments over the phone with the official institution. May payments can be made online. Do not give out private information to suspicious calls. If you believe you have been targeted for a disaster scam, please call the Office of the Texas Attorney General’s toll-free complaint line at 1-800-621-0509 or file a complaint online

Housing

  • Dallas Housing Authority: If you are a Dallas Housing Authority client, immediately report loss of income to reduce your portion of rent. Inspections are restricted to health and safety only.
  • Boarding Homes: Verify that your home is licensed through the City of Dallas. Each home is to undergo inspection and approval through to the city to provide each resident with safe and clean living spaces. If you need to make a complaint, please call 214-670-5780. Visit the City of Dallas Office of Boarding Homes’ website for more information.

Legal Aid

  • Legal Aid of North Texas will be working remotely through April 5. In-office appointments will only be scheduled on an as-needed basis.
  • Texas Municipal League is open and is currently taking calls or emails for legal assistance.
  • Texas Law Help: Legal aid website throughout Texas with reliable information for low-income and immigrant families.

Employment Resources

Education

Arlington ISD:

Dallas ISD

Denton ISD

Fort Worth ISD

Richardson ISD

  • Richardson ISD has provided a COVID-19 Update Website
  • Parents/Guardians and students of Richardson ISD can access Counseling by calling their Helpline Resouce 469-593-7472.