Be still. The essential list of COVID resources.

Take Only What You Need.

If you would have told me we would live through a pandemic in my lifetime, I would have ignored and dismissed you. The truth is, we are all extremely shocked by what is happening across the globe due to the COVID-19 crisis.

 

In spite of everything going on, I believe we can persevereI want to encourage you to keep your peace in this season and remember we have a loving God.

 

Below you will find a list of helpful resources available during the COVID crisis for those in the New Jersey area.

We must believe the best in this season. My faith in God has been central to my life, and this season is no different. 

 

Life Church has the ultimate library for online Christian resources. They are also the creators of the YouVersion Bible app via https://my.bible.com/. You can download the app here: https://www.youversion.com/the-bible-app/

 

The church I attend follows their children's curriculum and they have excellent plans to keep you spiritually grounded during these trying times. Visit their website for more information:  https://www.life.church/isit 

It is so incredibly important we take care of our mental health during this time. Here are some great resources shared by some friends of mine. Thank you Tam Rovitto and Tanesha Lewis for contributing to this list:

How to Respond to the COVID Crisis: https://youtu.be/BmvNCdpHUYM

COVID F.A.C.E. Handout: https://bit.ly/3c0C4WG

NJ Mental Health Resources: https://bit.ly/3c1MBkl

For those in New Jersey concerned about paying rent, mortgage, and finding housing, New Jersey has an amazing bank of available resources:

Division of Housing and Community Resources: bit.ly/issatao-doh-COVID

Mortgage Grace Periods: bit.ly/issatao-mortgage-grace-COVID

Find a Housing Counselor:  https://njhousing.gov/foreclosure/

Preparing your home for the COVID crisis: bit.ly/issatao-CDC-guide

For those battling food insecurity, here is a list of food resources in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York areas:

NYC Food banks: 

https://www.foodbanknyc.org/

PA Food banks: 

https://www.foodpantries.org/st/pennsylvania

NJ Food banks: 

https://cfbnj.org/

 

NJ WIC: 

https://www.facebook.com/vnacjwicprogram/

Job Search & Unemployment Resources

Stimulus Check FAQ: https://nyti.ms/3aVIJkW

 

CNN Jobs: cnn.it/issatao-COVID-CNN-Jobs

Employment and Resume Support: bit.ly/colleen-georges-COVID  

Hired Institute (Job Support): https://hiredinstitute.com/

State of New Jersey Jobs and Hiring Portal (Over 46,000 jobs available): https://bit.ly/2yBlTk9

NJ Unemployment Benefits: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/ 

One-Stop Career Centers: https://www.careeronestop.org/

Relief for Restaurant Workers: https://bit.ly/2Rf84yd 

Small Business Resources

FAQ on Small Business Stimulus Checks: https://nyti.ms/2K2T0jz

Small Business Economic Injury Disaster Loans: bit.ly/issatao-sba-COVID

Small Business Emergency Assistance Eligibility Wizard: https://assistance.business.nj.gov/

If you are so blessed that God has given you resources and comfort during this time, use it as an opportunity to keep learning and growing. Or perhaps you just need help with student loans. From online curriculums to learning resources for children with Autism, hundreds of websites are providing free educational resources in light of the COVID crisis:

Student Loan Help: https://myfedloan.org/borrowers/covid/

Student Loan Federal Site: https://bit.ly/2Vdt6OX 

 

Free Online Courses: https://www.mooc.org/

TED Talks: https://www.facebook.com/TED/

 

Childhood Education:

 http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/

 

Virtual Museums and Tours: https://virtualschoolactivities.com/

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