Resources Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For Families and Partners:

During this period of teleworking, we ask families and partners to note the following things:

  • During this time, OFN staff will be able to best and most quickly respond to you via e-mail. If you have access to e-mail please use this as your method of communication with us, if possible. You can find contact information here.
  • Many meetings MAY be hosted online; stay-tuned to all OFN communications for the most up-to-date information.
  • We will plan no further group activities until after further notice. We are following guidance from the OK State Department of Health. Call their Coronavirus Call Center for help: 877-215-8336.

We will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation closely. Please watch your email, OFN social media accounts, and our website for updates with the latest information on the status of our programs and services.

Be well,
The Oklahoma Family Network Team


Hotlines and Helplines:  

Children/Youth with Special Healthcare Needs – COVID-19 Checklist

Smart Start Central Oklahoma shared the following resources:

I Need to Meet Immediate Needs

  • 211 Oklahoma
    Information and referral services to meet a wide range of needs including food, housing, legal services, child care, mental health services, job programs, and literacy. 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Call 2-1-1 or Text “211OK” to 898211
  • Visit the SSCO Live Binder 
    A list of community resources for parents and caregivers
  • Find School Meal Program Sites
  • Catholic Charities
    Emergency assistance available to all persons regardless of race, religion, ability to pay or national origin. Call 405-523-3000
  • Regional Food Bank
    Anyone in need of food assistance in central and western Oklahoma is encouraged to visit to locate a nearby food pantry or call 405-972-1111 during workday hours
  • OKCity Crisis Nursery
    Provides emergency care for children in times of crisis. Open 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Call or text 405-979-0706
  • Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS)
    Check eligibility for food benefits, Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, WIC, energy assistance, and more
  • Latino Community Development Agency
    Providing services to the Latino community. Call 405-236-0701
  • OKDOH Child Care Warmline
    Provides free telephone consultation and/or referrals to child care providers and parents on numerous topics of concern. Call 888-574-5437
  • Child Guidance Program
    Provides services to build healthy family relationships and enhance child development including Behavioral Health Services, Childhood Development and Parent Education Services, and Speech Language Services. Call 405-271-4477

I Need General Information on COVID-19

I Need Help with Mental Health and/or Abuse

I Need Free Remote Learning Resources

I Need Information on Self-Care

I am Pregnant or Have a New Baby

I Need Resources for My Child with Special Needs

The following resources may be useful:

·     Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak

·     Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19    

If you’re feeling stressed or nervous during these days of COVID-19, you’re not alone. Uncertainty and the sense of not being safe — not to mention physical distancing, round-the-clock news and empty grocery shelves — are stressful. What you’re feeling is common around the world. 

We know you’re looking for ways to take care of yourself and #BeTheDifference. We’ve compiled these tips from the Mental Health First Aid curriculum to help you care for your own and your loved ones’ mental health. 

If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want to harm yourself or others call 911.

You can also contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or text MHFA to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor.

For more information and resources from MHFA during this difficult time, read these new resources on our blog:
How to Care for Yourself While Practicing Physical Distancing
How Do I Know Someone is Experiencing Anxiety or Depression?
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 
For more information on COVID-19, please visit these resources:
The National Council for Behavioral Health: Resources for COVID-19
World Health Organization: Rolling updates on coronavirus disease
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation Summary 
We will continue to share resources and tips as they become available. In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy.

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019