PCCY: New resources and Next Meeting April 28 at 1:00

Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) is holding a web meeting on COVID-19 as it relates to children’s health. All are welcome to join.

Date: Tuesday, April 28
Time: 1:00 PM
Meeting URL: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/801841117
Access Code: 801-841-117
To join via phone: 1-877-309-2073

PCCY has new resources available as well as updates in relation to COVID-19:

New Resources

1) Transportation for Medicaid clients (MATP)

  • See the following MATP COVID-related policies and general handout from PHAN in English and Spanish.
  • Clients who are not COVID-19 diagnosed, symptomatic or in close contact with others who’ve been diagnosed, should still be getting the rides from MATP. Patients call their MATP provider directly (phone number for your county is here.)
  • In cases where Medicaid clients are not eligible for a ride because they are symptomatic, diagnosed or in close contact with COVID-19, they should contact their health plan’s Special Needs Unit (SNU) directly for help arranging a ride. Phone numbers for SNUs are here.
  • Contact Jessy Foster if you hear any other cases where people are struggling or being denied rides, or if there’s anything else PHAN can help with at [email protected].

2) *NEW* CHOP Online Health & Social Service Resource

  • CHOP’s PolicyLab has developed a new, comprehensive online resource database that helps patients, families, and providers search for local community resources by zip code and key categories, such as food, financial support and more in 50 languages (using Google translate). The landing page is chock-full of key COVID-related resources too.  Find it at https://communityresourceconnects.org/.
  • If you have suggestions about additional resources to add, including your own organization, contact Bianca Constant at [email protected].
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3) Home Food Delivery in Phila

  • This Saturday, 4/25, Share Food Program will be working with local partners to make contact-free delivery to 750 Philadelphians who are facing food insecurity and cannot safely leave their homes. These deliveries are meant for people who are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19, and unable to visit one of the distribution sites, with a particular focus on people with disabilities and seniors – BUT you may be able to make a case for a single parent who cannot afford to travel to a distribution site as well. Sign up here.

4) Philadelphia School District Moves to 1 Pick Up Day a Week

  • “Grab-and-go meal distribution at the 49 District school sites will be shifting to one day per week beginning April 23rd.  From 9 am to noon, you can pick up a box of five breakfast meals, five lunch meals and a ½ gallon of milk for each student in your family. Each box weighs six pounds so parents are encouraged to bring a wheeled cart or some other way to easily carry the boxes if you are picking up meals for multiple students in your household. The one-day-per-week schedule is a proactive measure we are taking to further support the City’s shelter-in-place guidance, minimize social interactions and help flatten the coronavirus curve. Social distancing, the use of masks and gloves, and other safety efforts will continue to be practiced to ensure everyone’s safety as meals are distributed.” For up-to-date information, visit www.philasd.org.

5) ACLAMO Daily Facebook Live Sessions at 5:00 in Spanish for Montco Residents

  • Follow on FB @ACLAMO to connect every day on new education, health and human supports. Thank you, Nelly Jimenez-Arevalo!

6) PCCY Multi-lingual Health and Eviction Resources

  • Please continue to share info about our multi-lingual Helpline to assist with child and parent Medicaid and CHIP applications, about health centers in the region with a track record for caring for immigrants, about evictions being illegal regardless of your immigration status and much more! At www.pccy.org/covid and click on Health Resources.
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