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Coronavirus Community Resources

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We know that the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and response efforts have had an impact on many in the Chatham community. We have put together the list of resources below for those looking for help.

 

If you have a service to support the Chatham community during the COVID-19 response, please email Tara Gregory at tara.gregory@chathamnc.org.

NC 211

The go-to statewide general resource for services like food or housing assistance, as well as many other services, is NC 211. Call 2-1-1 or visit www.nc211.org for services and programs in your area and their contact information to find out how these services may be affected at this time.

 

BROADBAND ACCESS

The state Department of Information Technology has developed an interactive map to help North Carolina residents find free and low-cost internet and mobile service offerings in their area during the pandemic. The online map is updated daily to include free public Wi-Fi access points for remote learning and working.

CHILD CARE

Essential workers who need financial assistance for emergency child care, complete the COVID-19 Parent Application for Financial Assistance for Emergency Child Care and submit it to your child care provider. You can also fill out a hard copy of this form at your child care facility.

Families can call Partnership for Children for help finding child care through our Child Care Search toll free phone number 1-855-231-8717 or online at http://chathamkids.org/families/findcare.

If you are a parent who provides essential services to, or cares for, members of our communities and your child care has fallen through or is unavailable because of COVID-19 closures, call 1-888-600-1685 to be connected with the right fit for you and your child.

EDUCATION

Chatham County Schools is transitioning to at-home learning and is delivering learning packets students’ homes. See what the school district is doing on the Chatham County Schools Facebook page! Visit the Chatham County Schools webpage for more details and updates.

Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) updates found here.

UNC-TV At-Home Learning

UNC-TV and the NC Department of Public Instruction are partnering to support school-age children learning at home by providing free, curriculum-informed, over-the-air content that is widely accessible to students- especially those with limited or no internet access.

Each weekday, two blocks of programs on UNC-TV's North Carolina Channel will serve students: fourth through eighth grade, from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, and ninth through twelfth grade, from 1:00 - 6:00 pm (actual times may vary, please check the weekly schedule online).

These educational program blocks are available on the North Carolina Channel, available statewide for free over-the-air, through cable providers and streamed online.

To learn more visit: https://www.unctv.org/unctv-at-home-learning/

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic Violence Crisis Line: (919) 545-7867

Chatham Family Violence Prevention Services and Second Bloom have partnered to offer around-the-clock crisis phone line for victims of sexual assault of violence. Services are confidential and the trained advocates are fluent in English and Spanish.

FARMER ASSISTANCE

RAFI-USA will be offering emergency mini-grants for farmers who have experienced a drastic loss of income as a result of the virus and need immediate assistance for household expenses.  Please sign up here to receive updates via email, or check our social media channels for updates (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

FOOD/NUTRITION

Food and Nutrition Services (Food Stamps) 

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program - The program provides benefits on an EBT card to families whose children would receive free and reduced lunch. There is no application process to receive P-EBT benefits. The P-EBT card will function like a standard EBT card, and the same guidelines will apply.

For additional information contact the Chatham County Department of Social Services at 919-542-2759 or by email at askdss@chathamnc.org.

Apply online for Food and Nutrition Services (Food Stamps) using https://epass.nc.gov

Chatham County Schools

FREE breakfast and lunch for any child under 18. The child does not have to be present to get the meal.  Any adult can pick it up. They are running curbside pickup from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm at most schools. Adults may purchase breakfast ($2) and lunch ($4). New pick-up site as of March 26 at Northwest District Park. Visit CCS's Facebook page for updates.

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program): Benefits are extended to recipients without required face-to-face visits.

CORA Food Pantry

40 Camp Dr.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

CORA is open and serving clients curbside with pre-packed food on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (please note reduced days and hours). Clients must show their CORA cards. If you do not already have a CORA card, please arrive just before 10:00 am or just after 1:00 pm to complete CORA paperwork. Client food is being limited to 1/2 of what is typically provided in order to better serve everyone in need and meet the increased demand. 

Client intake will take place outdoors and bags will be distributed outdoors.

Visit https://www.corafoodpantry.org/news-and-events/ for updates. 

West Chatham Food Pantry

2535 Old US Hwy 421 North
Siler City, NC 27344

New Hours: Open Mondays 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Wednesday 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, and Friday 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm.

Curbside service only. Call 919-742-3111 to check operation, leave a message if needed and your call will be returned.

Hamlet Chapel CME Church

2855 Hamlets Chapel Rd
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Providing free meals to individuals with children on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Drive-through service.

Local restaurants: Many Chatham restaurants are offering curbside and pick-up service.

Visit the Pittsboro-Siler City Visitors Bureau to find updated links to current restaurant menus and operations.

Farmers' Markets 

Chatham County farmers’ markets are remaining open. Visit the Chatham County Farmers' Market website for hours and links to each market with how they are adapting their operations.

Local Farms: The link below includes Chatham farms that have produce, dairy, meat, etc. for sale. Some are making deliveries to homes or offer no-contact CSA pick-up: https://chathamfarmsupply.com/news-and-announcements/calling-all-eaters

Grocery Stores with pick-up and delivery service:*

Chapel Hill

Harris Teeter

Order online for pick-up or delivery; $14.50 weekdays and $16.50 weekends.

(919) 960-0275

Chapel Hill

Walmart

Order online. $12.95/month

(919) 717-0292

Pittsboro

Food Lion

Order online via Instacart; $1.99 for pick-up, $3.99 for delivery.

(919) 542-0861

Pittsboro

Chatham Marketplace

Curbside pick-up and delivery available. Order online; one day notice requested.

(919) 542-2643

Siler City

Food Lion

Order online via Instacart; Pick-up only $1.99

(919) 742-9966

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Additional stores may offer this service. Please call the store to ask about current options.

MEDICAID

Apply for Medicaid using https://epass.nc.gov  or  www.healthcare.gov

MENTAL HEALTH

Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463)

Hope4NC connects North Carolinians to mental health and resilience supports that help them cope and build resilience during times of crisis. Available 24 hours per day, seven days a week to speak to a live person.

As part of the state’s recent hurricane recovery efforts it served over 4,400 people in the most impacted counties, and now it is being made available to everyone in North Carolina’s 100 counties during the COVID-19 crisis. Partnership with all seven of the state’s LME/MCOs and REAL Crisis Intervention Inc. in Greenville.

Hope4Healers Helpline (919-226-2002)

Hope4Healers is a new initiative in partnership with the North Carolina Psychological Foundation. It provides mental health and resilience supports for health care professionals, emergency medical specialists, first responders, child care staff, and other staff who work in health care settings and their families throughout the state who are experiencing stress from being on the front lines of the state’s COVID-19 response.

It is currently a reach-out and follow-up model, but they are working to make contact more immediate as they get more volunteers.

Hope Line for Older Adults 

A toll-free Hope Line has been established for older adults experiencing isolation from social distancing. Call 1-866-578-4673 or 1-866-578-HOPE. 

Cardinal Innovations

24/7 Crisis Line: 1-800-939-5911 for anyone looking for services for mental health, substance use, or intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Need Metal Health Fast

 

Dial **Ask (or star, star, 275) improves access to our established crisis line, and helps us support our local community hospitals by keeping our Emergency Rooms free for those who need them the most during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

Krippa Family Psychological & Wellness Services is providing free video conferencing to parent groups, to help parents navigate the challenges of quarantine and social isolation with children and teens. Contact 919-893-9444 for details.

Visit www.chathamnc.org/mentalhealth and www.chathamnc.org/recovery for a list of local mental health and substance use disorder providers and resources. All providers listed accept Medicaid and/or have a sliding scale for qualifying individuals for their services. Services may vary at this time. 

NC Families United

Confidential, non-crisis, family and youth peer support, call: (336)-395-8828 Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm

NON-PROFIT UPDATES

See all changes to Chatham non-profit services here.

PASTORAL COUNSELING

True Community Church- team available to provide pastoral counseling. Call (919) 214-9988 or (919) 434-9948.

PHARMACY

Pharmacies that are offering free delivery:*

Chapel Hill

Governors Pharmacy in Chapel Hill

919-923-3698

Chapel Hill

Tarheel Town Pharmacy in Chapel Hill

919-240-7827

Chapel Hill

 CVS

 919-929-5664

Carrboro

Carrboro Family Pharmacy

919-933-7629

Chapel Hill

501 Pharmacy

984-999-0501

Durham

Gurley’s Pharmacy

919-688-8978

Durham

Southpoint Pharmacy

919-908-0200

Hillsborough

Hillsborough Pharmacy & Nutrition

919-245-1212

Pittsboro

Walgreens

919-542-1661

Siler City

Walgreens

919-663-2040

Siler City

CVS

919-663-3331

Siler City

Siler City Pharmacy (free across Chatham County)

919-663-5541

 

Pharmacies that will provide curbside service:

Chapel Hill

Southern Village Pharmacy

919-240-4084

Durham

Southpoint Pharmacy

919-908-0200

Hillsborough

Hillsborough Pharmacy & Nutrition

919-245-1212


*Please verify with specific pharmacy on delivery restrictions such as time and distance traveled. Additional pharmacies not listed may offer these services as well. Please call the pharmacy to ask.

RENT/UTILITY ASSISTANCE

The Salvation Army of Chatham County offer crisis assistance programs to those who qualify. Call 919-542-1593 or 919-548-6856. To learn more, visit here.

SENIOR NEEDS

Council on Aging

Online and distance offerings found here. This includes fitness workouts from the COA and links to other opportunities.

Shopping

Dollar General is dedicating the first hour of operations each day to senior customers.

Walmart will host an hour-long senior shopping time every Tuesday for customers 60 and older — one hour before stores open from March 24th through April 28th.

See stores with grocery delivery under Food/Nutrition section.

WANT TO HELP?

United Way The United Way of Chatham County has set up a COVID-19 Response Fund to help those in need. If you would like to contribute, please click here or on the image below.

United Way COVID-19

Chatham Connecting www.chathamconnecting.org links you to organizations that need donations or volunteers. Updated needs can be found on the right-hand side of the home page.

Chatham Solidarity Fund/Fondo de Solidaridad de Chatham: A fund created by Chatham Nonprofits, including Hispanic Liaison, Chatham Habitat for Humanity, Partnership for Children, El Futuro, and others, that will share funds directly with some of the most vulnerable families and individuals to help them make it through this crisis. For more details and/or to donate, click here.

Chatham Artist and Arts-Workers Relief Effort (CAARE): Chatham Arts Council has created CAARE to provide immediate assistance to Chatham County artists and arts-workers struggling with the economic impacts of the pandemic. For more details and/or to donate, click here.