Here’s a quick snapshot of the latest resources and information we have today, May 14, 2020.
Virtual Coaching Snafu Fixed. Join Us Tomorrow!
Our apologies to everyone who was unable to join our Mid-Week Meetup yesterday due to a technical glitch on our end. We are taking steps to correct the problem. Starting next week, all registrants for group coaching sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays will have access to the Zoom link during registration and will also receive the Zoom meeting link in their email prior to the meeting.
For tomorrow’s Free-4-All Friday, please use this link to join the meeting. Again, we apologize for the mishap yesterday and look forward to seeing you tomorrow from 1-3 p.m.
Let Your Voice Be Heard: Advocate for Child Care
Raise your voice for children, families, and child care providers like yourself by asking Congress to provide dedicated, flexible funding for child care in its next relief package. Advocating is easier than ever. Just fill out a quick form and you’ll have the opportunity to…
- Add your story to a pre-drafted message (or send as-is!)
- Call your representative
- Tag your representative in a post on Twitter
Join thousands of Ohioans who are reaching out to Congress TODAY.
Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
For victims and survivors of domestic violence and child abuse, sheltering in place may not be a safe option, especially due to the unprecedented stress the pandemic has caused.
Many of the resources families rely on—extended family, child care and schools, religious groups and other community organizations—are no longer available in many cases, which increases stress levels. In addition, the stress of the pandemic can also breed unsafe environments in homes where violence may not have been an issue before.
If you are aware of someone in our community in need of help, please pass along these resources.
- Text SHARE to 741741 for a free and confidential text conversation with crisis counselors
- Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233
Pandemic Child Care Licensees
Need Help Navigating?
You can find additional information on the ODJFS website, at the ODJFS help desk or by calling 1-877-302-2347.
If you cannot reach someone at ODJFS, contact us and we will do our best to get you the information you need:
- Email: coaching @4cforchildren.org
- Southwest Ohio: 513-758-1334
- Miami Valley: 937-723-1334
Removal from the Pandemic Child Care List
If you have been approved as a Pandemic Child Care Program and now wish not to provide pandemic care, email a request to ODJFS.
To receive these updates via email, sign up for our Pathways email newsletter.