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Please see below for information about closures, organizations working remotely, cancelations and program updates from our Community Partners related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

Closures

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Working Remotely

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Program Updates

American Red Cross

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock

  • Enrollment interviews and match introductions with volunteers and families have been suspended.
  • Bigs and Littles are encouraged to use text, video and phone calls.

Boy Scouts, South Plains Council

  • All in-person council & district events, activities, and meetings will be cancelled and/or postponed through at least April 30

CASA of the South Plains

  • Working remotely through March 31. Staff are available by cell phone or email or by emailing info@casaofthesouthplains.org.
  • Preparing to provide pre-service volunteer training virtually through an online tool. Additional details will be sent to individuals who have signed up for the March volunteer training session via email.
  • CASA 101 Information Sessions will be held virtually using Zoom. Community members can register for an upcoming virtual CASA 101 at http://bit.ly/CASA-101, by visiting the Event Calendar page on CASA's website, or on their Facebook page.

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Lubbock

  • Food Vouchers, Direct Client Assistance and Youth and Family Service clients can now schedule appointments online
  • Youth and Family Services will soon provide online video chat for counseling and case management

Communities in Schools

  • Communities in Schools is working closely with community and school leaders to provide assistance to the students they serve. 
  • Types of Assistance provided by Communities in Schools durng this time:
    • Staying “virtually” connected to provide academic support and monitor
    • students’ mental health and well-being
    • Connecting teachers with free online curriculum services and SEL (Social and
    • Emotional) resources
    • Continuing student groups via Google Classroom, Zoom, and other platforms
    • Facilitation of school material to parents
    • Connection of resources for families without Wi-Fi or computers
    • Food distribution and referrals to community resources

Early Learning Centers of Lubbock

  • Health checks on all children outside of the building including having their temperatures taken.
  • Drop off and pick up will be at the door of the facility.
  • Parents who want to go to the classroom will also have their temperature taken as will all staff.

Family Counseling Services

  • Counselors are contacting clients with options for remote counseling.
  • All groups are canceled until further notice.
  • Currently not accepting new clients. Please visit the website to request counseling using the "Sign Up" tab.
  • Office is closed, so please use email to communicate with your counselor.
  • Free Parenting Classes are now available online:
    • Anger Management Class: Monday at 6:30 PM 
    • Parenting Classes: Tuesdays at 6:30 PM 
    • Log onto the website at the designated time: http://www.lubbockfamily.org/
  • Emotional Health and Wellness for kids: DinoMight Tykes
    • PreK, Kindergarten, First Grade 
    • March 30th through April 2nd 
    • Join every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday on Facebook Live 
    • 11:00 - 11:30 AM 
    • Visit Facebook.com/FamilyGuidanceAndOutreach for more information 

Girl Scouts of the Texas Oklahoma Plains

  • All Girl Scout programming and troop meetings are canceled through March 29.
  • Summer camp registration has been postponed.

Goodwill Industries of Northwest Texas

  • All Goodwill locations in Lubbock in Amarillo are closed until further notice. 
  • TPALS is suspending in-house classes until further notice.
  • Goodwill will be contacting each student individually by phone to discuss the suspension and how it affects them individually.
  • Goodwill of Northwest Texas will be closing all area locations untill this crisis has passed. 
  • Learn how you can support our community at home: http://www.goodwillnwtexas.org/shop-online.html
  • Accepting area donations at these stores:
    • 5710 Spur 327 
    • 1940 34th Street 
    • United Supermarkets 
    • 82nd and Boston 

Legal Aid Society of Lubbock

  • Starting March 24, open 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM to take calls and make appointments for legal advice, applicants, and clients. 
  • Reduced number of people allowed into the office at one time.
  • Increasing services provided by phone. 

Literacy Lubbock

  • Literacy Lubbock is working on an online tutoring option, more details to come. 
  • In-Person classes cancelled until further notice. 

Lubbock Children's Health Clinic

  • Please call the clinic to schedule your appointment to be seen. This will minimize the exposure of walk-in visits.
  • Please only bring in the sick child(ren) and one adult if possible. This will allow us to minimize the number of individuals who are in the waiting area.
  • If you are unable to keep your appointment at the East or North Clinic locations please provide us with a courtesy call to cancel or reschedule. Doing so will allow us to serve as many children as we can.
  • We will operate clinics based on the healthcare needs of your child. If your child(ren) are:
    • Sick Clinic (acute visits): East Location, 1307 Martin Luther King Blvd, 806.749.3800
    • Wellness Clinic (physicals, well-exams, immunizations, ADHD Visits): North Clinic, 302 N. University, 806.749.3803

Parenting Cottage

  • The Parenting Cottage is implmenting virtual home visits with families through telephone, FaceTime, Zoom and other virtual resources. 

Salvation Army

  • Dining room closed. Take-away meels being provided at regular meal times.
  • Everyone that enters the facility to be subject to having the temperature taken (via infrared thermometer). Those exhibiting a temperature of 101.4 or above will be referred to medical/health authorities before being granted entry into facilities.
  • Quarantine beds have been set up for anyone with a fever and/or symptom.
  • Hope Totes with essential cleaning supplies and rent and utilitity assistance available. Please call 806.765.9434.

Upbring

  • Neighborhood House
    • All applications and other assistance via phone 806.589.1907
    • Anyone needing utility assistance must complete an online application through the Community Development website.
    • Clients may call Neighborhood House for assistance in filling out the form.
    • Food vouchers available Monday - Wednesday from 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM. Clients will be admitted into the office one at a time.

Volunteer Center of Lubbock

  • UWYD meetings have been suspended. Officers are working on a plan to keep members engaged.
  • The Volunteer Center is now working remoteley, you can contact us at volunteer@volunteerlubbock.org 
  • The Volunteer Center is working with our agency partners to develop volunteer oppertunities that will impact our neighbors in need. 

YWCA of Lubbock

  • The YWCA will continue to offer childcare and extended camp services for anyone who has been impacted by the school district closures. Hours of care will be from 7:30am to 6:00pm.
  • YWCA “study camps” will focus on giving children the online access and support they need and giving them the opportunity for structured outside time and a nutritious lunch and snacks.
  • The YWCA Head Start and Early Head Start programs are temporarily suspended pending guidance from the national office.
  • For infants, toddlers and preschoolers, parents should call (806)776-9734 for any questions.
  • For school-aged children, parents should call (806)776-9505 for any questions.
  • To enroll, parents can go online http://www.ywcalubbock.org/camps/
  • YWCA is offering free lunches for children 18 and younger: 
    • Pick up location: Talkington YWCA Sun 'n Fun at the concession stand window on the pool patio 
    • Meals will be served Monday-Friday from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

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Event Cancelations & Postponements

Spring Break Volunteering

Originally Scheduled March 16-20

Go Blue Lubbock Kickoff

Originally Scheduled: March 27
 

Mad Hatter & Easter Style Show

Originally Scheduled: March 28

8th Annual Child Abuse Conference

Originally Scheduled: April 3-4

Champions for Children Luncheon

Originally Scheduled: April 15
Postponed to: September 16
 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock
Originally Scheduled: April 24

South Plains Literacy Symposium

Originally Scheduled: April 24
Postponed to: May 29

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Voice of Hope
Originally Scheduled: April 25
Postponed to: TBD

MUD Volleyball Tournament 

Communities in Schools 
Postponed to: August 2020 

 

 

 

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