Resources for Vulnerable Populations


We have compiled a handful of resources that can help not only the populations we serve, but anyone who who may need it. The list has informational resources, community need resources, and resources to help students who are out of school continue to learn!

We will continue to update these lists as more information becomes available. If you have resources to add, please send them to us at: awhitehorne@iibuff.org

Remember that we are stronger when we work together!

 

RESOURCES

Essential Numbers for WNY

Prevention:

Information about explaining Covid-19 in 35 languages: https://wnycosh.org/coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR2nsv1R-EnE-XNTQC0yafhwbnrMN2oJb8WBSGvC5QfLFw_9IQCdbs_ndH0

Video’s explaining COVID-19 in 12 languages: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOZioxrIwCv3XMucYU8AmVRC7R7vLnYEJ

Stop the spread: https://iibuffalo.org/cdc-stop-the-spread-in-14-languages/

Myths and Facts: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

Know the symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fsymptoms.html

Talk to your kids about Coronavirus: https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

 

Mental Health Resources:

Mental Health Hotlines in WNY: Here

Mental Health Resource with Outlets: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Mental Health Apps: Calm, Headspace, Down Dog (free yoga trial)

Mental Health Tips from Jewish Family Service: Here

Domestic Violence Services and Free Chatting System: https://www.fjcsafe.org/

 

 

Free Child Care:

Child Care Resource Network 716-877-6666 parentservices@wnychildren.org

 

Free Breakfast and Lunch:

The Food Service Department WITH TRANSLATIONS AVAILABLE: 716-816-3688 https://www.facebook.com/buffalopublicschools/photos/a.917915958236530/3285736321454470/?type=3&theater

FeedMore WNY: #mobilefoodpantryshop

Changes location, call 716-656-8995

Food Finder: APPSTORE: App that helps families locate food bank/ services

Catholic Charities food banks: ccwny.org/food.

WIC Updates and Contact Information: Here

Senior Transportation Services: http://www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/transportation

 

Free WIFI services:

Charter-Spectrum – free broadband and WiFi services for 60 days to families with children at home 1-844-488-8395

Spectrum for students: 1-844-488-8398

 

Free English as a Second Language Resources: 

https://www.enchantedlearning.com/

https://www.edhelper.com/

https://en.islcollective.com/english-esl-worksheets/search/board+game

https://bogglesworldesl.com/

 

Free Online Educational Resources:

pbskids.org

www.starfall.com

kids.nationalgeographic.com

ABCmouse.com/redeem (use code: SCHOOL2568)

scholastic.com/learnathome

play.prodigygame.com

www.khanacademy.org

www.typingclub.com

www.squigglepark.com

mysterydoug.com

Crash Course: older educational informational videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse

Free Museum Virtual Tours and Exhibitions: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en

Free National Park Tours: https://www.insider.com/national-parks-america-virtual-tours-3d-visit-2020-3#explore-the-red-rocks-of-bryce-canyon-national-park-in-southern-utah-6

 

Free Educational Apps: 

Duolingo

Learn English Beginners Easy

Swift Playgrounds: free coding games

Nick Jr. (some free TV content for kids)

PBS kids games

Quick Math Jr.

Epic! (free children’s library with over 35,000 books, one month free trial)

Overdrive: Free library app

Capti Voice: Literacy and Learning Platform