Coronavirus Resources for Kids and Adults

Resource Type

Provider Resource

Resource Topics

Basic Needs
Family Support
Health and Mental Care
Emergency Response
Financial Assistance
Employment & Economic Development

We at the Children's Services Council of Broward County care about the health and safety of our community, staff and providers. Accordingly, in an effort to help control the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), our offices will be closed until further notice. As staff works remotely, please be assured that we will continue to work diligently in support of the children and families of Broward and the child serving community. Please search this website and our social media platforms @cscbroward for continuous updates as well as resources and information that help our community more easily navigate these challenging times. If you need to reach us, call (954) 377-1000 or e-mail:  (Please note that many of these links will point away from the CSC’s website to pages not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by CSC Broward. The CSC cannot guarantee ADA compliance of the non-affiliated site.)

How You Can Help

Need help finding resources? Dial 2-1-1 or (954) 537-0211 or Text Your Zip Code to 898211 (Website: 211 Broward)

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COVID-19 Testing


DOH Testing Locations - Complete list of contact info, operating times, and requirements

Broward Testing Locations

More Broward Testing Locations

Additional Testing Locations

Holiday & Lincoln Park Testing Sites

Broward Health Testing Sites

Drive-Thru Testing for COVID-19 in Broward County


Health Services

Centers For Disease Control (CDC)

Florida Department of Health

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Toolkit

Community Mitigation Strategies

Coronavirus (COVID-19) assessment tool

Symptoms and Coronavirus Self-Checker — CDC Website 

Free Virtual Doctor Visits from Memorial Healthcare

Memorial Healthcare System Updates & Information

Crisis, Health & Human Services Support, 211 Broward

Centralized Intake and Eligibility Determination (CIED)

COVID-19 and Potential Risks for People Who Use Drugs

More Coronavirus Tips & Resources

Child Welfare League of America Resources List

KidCare Health & Dental Insurance Updates: English/Spanish

Red Cross Immigrant COVID Information English/Spanish

Resources for Assistance with Funeral Arrangements

BRHPC: How to Safely Wear and Take Off a Cloth Face Covering


COVID Trackers

Real-Time Global COVID-19 Tracker

Real-Time Florida COVID-19 Tracker

Local Action Tracker


Emergency Services

Dial 911 

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Reporting Abuse During COVID-19: Individuals/Educators/Caregivers

(Report Child Abuse: If you know, suspect or someone tells you please call: 1-800-962-2873)


Mental Health Resources

Center for Mind-Body Medicine

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Mental Health America Hotline: Text MHA to 741741. You can also call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 at the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline.

Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741.

Broward Schools Mental Health Services

Nation Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Staying Emotionally Close In The Time of COVID-19 (feat. Dr. Bruce Perry), The Trauma Therapist Podcast

How to Care for Yourself While Practicing Social 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

Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus Uncertainty

Healthier At Home: a free, private online group for pregnant women and parents of young children living in Broward County.

Mindset RESET w/Sean Achor: a four-part series specifically focused on helping us adjust our mindset in this current climate.

COVID 19 Grief Support Groups & Forum: For anyone that has experienced a loss, this online Grief Support Directory is organized by types of loss with an extensive range of resources and supports available locally, on-line, virtually in-person and even internationally.

60 Digital Resources for Mental Health

Anxiety and Coping With the Coronavirus

How Mindfulness Can Help During COVID-19

Manage Anxiety & Stress

Yoga for Adults and Kids

Sleep Strengthens your Defenses

United Way Mental Wellness Tips

Self-Care in the Time of Coronavirus

Anxious Stomach Aches and Headaches

How to Help Children Manage Fears

Tips for Calming Anxious Kids

How to Avoid Passing Anxiety on to Your Kids

How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior

What to Do (and Not Do) When Children Are Anxious

Panic Attacks and How to Treat Them

Sleep Information

The Power of Mindfulness

How To Protect Your Mental Health During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Frame Works: Framing COVID-19

Mental Health America

Mental Health Test

9 Muses Art Center

Behavioral Health Associates: Free Virtual Pandemic Support Group

More Mental Health / Grief And Trauma Resources



Together4Broward (Together 4 Broward continues to identify new partners in this community effort and welcomes your support, engagement, and donations. To join the taskforce, please submit your information via the link Join Together 4 Broward.

Broward Community Feeding Initiative App

P-EBT (Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer)


Free meals for kids and teens (or Text FLKIDSMEALS to 211-211)

Feeding South Florida

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Benefits

Broward Schools Grab-and-Go Meals

Free Lunch From Christian Life Center and FLIPANY

Neighbors4Neighbors Food Distribution Locations

LifeNet4Families: Support for families experiencing food shortages during COVID-19

Area Agency on Aging - Meals for Seniors

Salvation Army of Broward County Food Distribution

Sister Robin Street Market

211 Resources


Broward Schools

Broward Schools

School Year Calendar

Broward County School eLearning: (or call 754-321-0569)

Broward Schools Free/Reduced Meal Services

COVID-19 information and resources for schools and school personnel from US Department of Education

Back To School Checklist



Comcast Extends 60-Days of Free Service to New Internet Essentials Customers through End of 2020

Comcast extends Free Public WIFI Access to everyone for the Remainder of 2020

Comcast offers to help University Students stay connected for the school year


Oral Health and Hygiene 

Disinfect Toothbrushes

Oral Hygiene Instructions


Home Therapy

Hi-Ability Therapy Services OT, PT & Speech Resources

Autism Society At Home Resources


Physical Fitness at Home

David Posnak Jewish Community Center FREE Exercise Videos

GoNoodle Kid Fitness

Planet Fitness (Facebook)


Legal Services & Advice

Broward Legal Aid

Co-parenting in the coronavirus pandemic: A family law scholar’s advice

How to avoid COVID-19 government imposter scams


Bills and Small Businesses

Florida Power & Light

Disaster Loan Assistance

tax credits for small and midsize businesses

Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers

CARES Act discussion video (National Center for Families Learning - NCFL)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

WIC: Digital Solutions

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Helping Consumers Claim their Economic Impact Payment


Rental Assistance & Housing

Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium

SHIP Funds

Protections for renters during COVID-19

211 Resources


Reemployment Assistance

Reemployment (Paper Applications)

Dislocated Worker Program (Temporary Employment)

Government Benefits


Children & Families

Florida Department of Children and Families

Reporting Abuse During COVID-19: Individuals/Educators/Caregivers

Create Structure at Home for Children with ADHD


Child Care Options

Child Care Map & List (or 754-321-3330)


Adult Education

Learn to EarnToolkit: online resource for intermediate and advanced adult learners of English and basic skills

David Posnak Jewish Community Center Adult Arts & Culture


Special Populations

FLITE Center TIL System of Care Youth

Foster Parent Online Training

National Disability Institute Takeaways from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Family First Response Act


First Responders

ELC: Emergency Personnel Child Care Scholarship


Other Resources

Florida Driver License Renewal

Aunt Bertha: connecting people with local nonprofits offering social services

Elder Affair’s Elder Helpline:1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337)

To apply for food assistance, Medicaid, and/or cash assistance, or to manage your benefits and receive information, visit or login to your MYACCESS account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 


Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus

Why Are People Wearing Masks?

Supporting Young Children Isolated Due to Corona Virus 

How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus

Scholastic Coronavirus Guide

PBS Kids guide for talking to younger kids about the coronavirus

PBS Kids guide for talking to younger kids about tragic or scary events in the news

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) guide for talking to kids about COVID-19

Memorial Healthcare Systems: Educational Videos in ASL to keep you informed on COVID-19

Alton Brown explains why handwashing works better than hand sanitizer

Time to Come In, Bear: A Children's Story About Social Distancing

NPR guide for talking to kids about scary events in the news

Tips for Families: Talking About the Coronavirus, Zero to Three

How to Prepare for Extended School Closings—and Not Lose Your Mind

Coronavirus and Parenting: What You Need to Know Now

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus, Child Mind Institute

What Parents Need to Know About Coronavirus

Morningside Center guide for talking to students about the coronavirus

Morningside Center guide for addressing bias and bullying in response to the novel coronavirus

Supporting and Reassuring Children around the World (in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Polish, and numerous other languages)

Love in the Time of Coronavirus: A HOPE-informed Guide for Parents

Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC)

Coping After a Disaster (Ready Wrigley Books), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Cómo sobrellevar los desastres o eventos traumáticos (Read Wrigley Books), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Ready Wrigley Prepares for Flu Season, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

LISTO CALIXTO se prepara para la temporada de influenza, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

A Germ-fighting Superhero, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood/PBS Kids

Step-by-step Handwashing with Elmo, Sesame Street/PBS Kids

Talking to Kids About Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute)

HOPE, Engagement, and COVID-19, HOPE

Healthy Families America website

Supporting Kids Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus


Safety Guidelines and Resources

Back To School Checklist

BRHPC: How to Safely Wear and Take Off a Cloth Face Covering

Six steps for K-12 leaders to respond to the coronavirus

Guidance For Cleaning & Disinfecting

FL Dept. of Health: Safety Guidelines for various Reopening of Activities and Businesses

COVID-19 information and resources for schools and school personnel from US Department of Education

EPA Effective Disinfectants List

Keeping Kids Safe Online


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