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Resources for Families during COVID-19 Emergency

Meals Available to Children On the South Coast: 

School Districts are providing meals and distance learning guidance and resources to children during the school closures due to the COVID-19 emergency.  Details can be found on the district websites.

Emergency Childcare: 

Essential Workers are prioritized to receive Emergency Child Care. This includes first responders, emergency workers, health care professionals, critical operations staff and essential personnel, and other individuals working outside of the home.

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To receive a customized referral to emergency child care programs contact 211info by:

  • Calling 211. Listen to the prompt for Child Care and press the specified number. 

  • Texting the keyword “children” or “niños” to 898211 (TXT211).

  • Emailing

  • Click here to visit the website.

    HOURS: Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

More information about Emergency Childcare can be found at the Early Learning Division Website: 

Resources for talking to Children about COVID-19: 

Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. Teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection can help reduce anxiety.

Some guidelines and resources can be found here:

Avialable in Spanish, Chinese, Amharic, and Korean. 

Oregon WIC Program

WIC services continue to be offered statewide, even though many WIC clinic buildings are closed due to social distancing requirements. 

Contact your local WIC clinic for more information: 
      Coos County: (541)-266-6705
      Curry County: (541) 425-1608

      Douglas County: (541) 440-3516

or visit the OHA website: 

Social Stories 

These social stories can help children make sense of their own feelings and the world around them during this difficult time. 

Information for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

This website contains information and guidance on things that parents can do to keep themselves, their families, and their children with special health care needs safe during the COVID-19 outbreak:

Online Educational Resources

The South Coast Educational Service District has compiled a list of online resources for students to continue their education while at home during school closures. 

Additional Parent Resources

Shauna Tominey, an assistant professor of practice at Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences, has compiled an extensive list of resources and tips for parents at home with their children due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a parenting education specialist and author of the book “Creating Compassionate Kids: Essential Conversations to Have with Young Children-19 resources for families and parenting educators

Support Lines for Families

Warmline For Parents During Outbreak

This warmline is for parents, caregivers and educators of babies and young children (ages 0-6) to call with non-emergency questions about child adjustment, development, activities and how to talk to young children about all the recent changes caused by the coronavirus. Messages for the warmline can be left at 516-515-1948. Calls will be returned by specialists in infant and childhood issues from Adelphi's Institute for Parenting

Foster Parent Support Line

Coos and Curry County Foster Parents have 24/7 access to the Foster Parent Support line. 541-294-2304. 

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