Coronavirus Resources

We understand that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has altered the lives of our Bigs, Littles, families, partners, and community members in many ways. We stand with you during this difficult and confusing time. While our staff continues to work remotely, we remain available to our community and to our matches. We've assembled the following resources in order to help keep you informed, safe, and healthy. Links to resources are hyperlinked in the text.

This list is updated periodically. If you have a resource to share, please contact Becky Perkins, Vice President of Marketing & Outreach, at becky.perkins@bbbsbutler.org.

 

Information about the pandemic

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

World Health Organization

Ohio Department of Health

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

Governor DeWine & Dr. Acton's press conferences

Butler County Health Department

 

Emergency & community food assistance

Shared Harvest Foodbank website

Shared Harvest Foodbank flyer about drive-thru food distribution

Shared Harvest Foodbank flyer about applying for SNAP benefits

Meals for students by school district:

 

Unemployment Assistance

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services - Office of Unemployment Insurance Operations

 

Daycare Centers

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services - Pandemic Child Care Centers and information

 

Mental Health & Wellness Resources

National Child Traumatic Stress Network Coping Guide

World Health Organization: Helping children cope with stress

Ohio Department of Education: How to Support Your Child's Health and Well-Being During Ohio's Ordered School-Building Closure

Resource Guide for Ohioans with Disabilities: How to Stay Safe and Healthy During the Coronavirus

Managing stress while working remotely

10 Ways to Exercise as a Family

Just for Kids: A Comic Explaining the New Coronavirus

How to talk to teens about Coronavirus

Talking to Kids About Coronavirus

Coronavirus Sanity Guide

Greater Good's Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus

How to care for yourself while practicing social distancing

How to Help Someone with Anxiety or Depression During COVID-19

How to Support a Loved One Going Through a Tough Time During COVID-19

Into the Cloud: Web safety from the Center for Missing & Exploited Children

 

Educational & Activity Resources for Parents, Guardians & Bigs

Apart Together activities for Bigs & Littles

Comprehensive list of online educational resources and virtual field trips

List of free educational apps, games, and websites from Common Sense Media

List of education companies offering free subscriptions

List of links and resources from Cincinnati Bell

Play at Home

Online Science Learning for K-5th grade

Travel Zoo online places in the world to visit

Printable Pen Pal Kits

Messenger Kids App

101 Conversation Starters with Kids

120+ Conversation Starters for Teens

Free puzzles and games

Free printable coloring pages

Making homemade bracelets

50+ Quick & Easy Kids Crafts

Kanopy - online streaming of educational documentaries

Hoopla - digital books and documentaries

Live virtual concerts

Netflix Party web extension

Khan Academy Learning Schedule for Kids

Online story, game, and animation creator

TakeLessons online learning YouTube channel

Scholastic Learn At Home day-by-day projects

Blueprint Crafts free access