Websites that Support Your Family's Emotional Well-Being
THE YUCKY BUG BY JULIA COOK
A children's book to help your children understand what’s happening with Covid-19. Illustrated by students at Emerson Elementary.
Social-Emotional Learning: Healthy Home Practices During COVID-19 is a video designed to teach how to thrive during this stay-at-home time.
YOGA WITH ADRIENE
Put mindfulness in action as you tune into your body and do some breathing and stretching.
COSMIC KIDS YOGA
Stretch, learn kid-friendly poses, and practice mindfulness for energetic or calm activity.
A library of research-based guided mindfulness sessions that help kids and their adults calm their minds, focus their attention, and connect to the world around them.
HEADSPACE MEDITATION FOR KIDS
Guided meditations and mindfulness games designed to help kids calm themselves, focus, practice kindness, fall asleep, and wake up.
GONOODLE: GOOD ENERGY AT HOME
Good Energy at Home is a free online resource that provides tons of ways for kids and families to be active, stay mindful, and keep on learning!
SESAME STREET IN COMMUNITIES
Use Sesame Street in Communities comprehensive toolkits on a variety of subjects that include articles, videos and activities.
DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD
Watch an episode and talk about how the characters were feeling. When have those feelings come up in real life?
A podcast where we use our imaginations to talk about the things that matter, with the people who matter most.
STOP, BREATHE & THINK KIDS
An app with guided meditations, movement activities, and emotion-tracking tools for parents and children to engage with together.
Free outdoor play-based activities and classes for kids and families to do at home.
LUNCH DOODLES WITH MO WILLEMS!
Learn to draw some of your favorite Mo Willems storybook characters from the author himself.
BOOKENDS WITH JULIA COOK
Join Bestselling children's book author, Julia Cook, as she reads a selection of her books.
MY 2020 COVID-19 TIME CAPSULE
This printable set of worksheets gives your child an opportunity to document what we’re going through during these unprecedented times.
BINGO FOR CALM AND CONNECTION
Play a game while learning new coping strategies, fun for the whole family.
This free printable Sleep Workbook is designed give you the opportunity to learn what will help your child feel safe and help them get to sleep faster.
Help in Clackamas County
Do you have questions about COVID-19 and Clackamas County’s response? You can find out more by going to
If You’re Struggling to Pay Your Rent or Mortgage Due to COVID-19
Last month, Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order halting residential evictions through June 19. The order places a temporary hold throughout Oregon on law enforcement actions relating to residential evictions for not paying rent. The Oregon Law Center has issued guidance on the order.
Governor Kate Brown today issued Executive Order 20-13, placing a 90-day moratorium on commercial evictions for nonpayment, in light of the impacts on business owners caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The order also strengthens Governor Brown's previous ban on residential evictions, and prohibits landlords from charging tenants late fees for nonpayment of rent during the moratorium.
Regarding mortgages, Governor Brown and the Coronavirus Economic Advisory Council are working with lenders and exploring state and federal policy solutions. The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau created a guide to mortgage relief options related to coronavirus, and the Department of Consumer and Business Services has provided guidance to Oregon lenders.
Contact your landlord or mortgage lender if you are not able to make payments due to COVID-19. If you need to find a shelter, call 2-1-1. Learn more at Oregon Housing and Community Resources’ COVID-19 resources page.
Community Action Organization provides utility bill payment and rental assistance, more information can be found on their website (which can be translated into 13 languages). Rent assistance for people who have a lease is accessible Monday through Friday by calling 503-615-0770. Funding is provided on a fist come first served basis.
Estacada Area Food Bank
Changes in hours: Beginning April 1st, we will be open the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month, 10am-1pm. We will be closed the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month. (St. Aloysius Catholic Church will be serving customers on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays.); Wednesdays 2pm-4pm ONLY for households with a student enrolled in the Estacada School District and 4pm-6pm for all; Fridays 10am-2pm. We are not able to serve customers before or after these hours.
Shopping Style: Please be prepared to wait outside – for your protection and the protection of our volunteers, pantry customers will not be allowed inside. Customers will check in; a volunteer will take your shopping order using a checklist of pantry items; a volunteer will pack your groceries and bring them to you outside. We will do our best to honor your food requests, but we do not currently have as much control over our food supply. If you get something you cannot use, please pass it on to someone in the community. We must limit your visits to 2 times/month. We are unable to offer boots at this time.
In order to minimize customer wait time, please request your groceries before visiting by clicking
SHOPPING LIST ORDER FORM FOR WEEK BEGINNING 3/30/2020
to complete and submit your grocery request. We will contact you when your groceries are ready for pick up.
We Will Make Every Effort To Have Your Order Ready Within 48 Hours.
Please Do Not Contact Us Unless You Have Not Heard From Us Within 48 Hours
Hygiene and Cleaning Supplies
During the COVID virus, partners of Love in the Name of Christ of Clackamas County are providing “Love Does Boxes” of personal hygiene and cleaning supplies for families in need.
If you would like to request a box, please call us at 503-650-0153. Leave a detailed message with your contact information, number in household and we will return your call as soon as we can. We will serve as many households as possible.
Oregonians Statewide Can Now Use SNAP to Buy Groceries Online
Low-income Oregonians enrolled in the federal food stamp program may purchase groceries online amid the coronavirus pandemic. All Oregonians enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, will be able to buy food online for delivery from Walmart and Amazon, making it easier for those residents to adhere to social distancing guidelines, the Oregon Department of Human Services announced March 26.
A Food Resource
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon have put together a great list of resources for access to SNAP, School Meals, WIC, food for college students, food pantries, Meals on Wheels, and other resources here: https://oregonhunger.org/covid-19/
Resources For Undocumented People
A useful list of assistance services for our undocumented migrant community and for those migrants that do not have access to health insurance during the coronavirus pandemic.
This is a nationwide resource list including: financial, medical, food resource, mutual aid, legal resources, and others. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18p9OSlLpSYanIoUC-gEbhVbRMYVUfw4wyrixa9ekGdc/htmlview?usp=embed_facebook
Removing Barriers to OHP Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic
OHA has received flexibility from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove barriers for Oregonians to qualify for, enroll in, and stay enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). Key changes include:
Cover All Kids OHP Coverage
Familias en Acción is a proud partner in the Cover All Kids hub coordinated by the Oregon Latino Health Coalition. This regional hub is committed to conduct outreach, enrollment, and system navigation within Multnomah and Clackamas counties for Latino individuals and families. We want to create awareness and access to health coverage!
The Oregon Health Plan (OHP) is open to all children and teens younger than 19, regardless of immigration status. OHP is free health coverage for people who live in Oregon and who meet income and other criteria. It covers the health care services children and teens need to thrive such as check-ups, vaccinations, mental health care, glasses, tooth fillings and prescriptions. It also covers labs, x-rays and hospital care. It even pays for rides to and from medical appointments. Apply today to see if your children, teens and/or family qualifies. Help is free,
please contact us at 503-939-2679 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tri Met in Estacada
TriMet is limiting the number of riders on buses to 15 people to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Because of the revenue losses TriMet is experiencing, TriMet is determining how best to reduce service based on the demand, while also serving the needs of our community and maintaining as much service as possible for those who must travel for essential purposes. Priority was placed on preserving access to hospitals and major health care providers, as well as major employment centers.
Estacada Line 30 running between Estacada and Clackamas Town Center
Effective Apr. 5, 2020 Due to COVID-19 service reductions, beginning Sunday, April 5th, this line will be running on Saturday schedule on weekdays, with service beginning two hours earlier than Saturday service in both directions. https://trimet.org/schedules/r030.htm
These service changes will go into effect Sunday, April 5 and appear in our Trip Planner beginning Wednesday, April 1. Updated schedules will not be posted online until April 5.
(View line-by-line service information at trimet.org/reducedservice.)
Additional changes due to COVID-19
To further promote social distancing and minimize the time our riders are near the bus operators, TriMet is no longer taking cash on buses. Riders will need to pay with Hop: either using a Hop card, their phone using a mobile wallet or virtual card, or a Hop ticket purchased at a ticket vending machine (using cash or credit\debit card) at a MAX or WES rail station. Customers who cannot access these Hop locations can contact TriMet for a free Hop card at trimet.org/health or by calling 503-238-RIDE.
SAM in Sandy
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak starting March 24, 2020, SAM will be operating on a Saturday schedule. First run of the day will start at 5:30 am at the Sandy Transit Center and run every hour on the hour. The last run of the day will be departing the Sandy Transit Center at 9:30 pm
NAMI Connections Support Groups are Up and Running Virtually
They do require advance registration (name, email, and city where you're calling from) so that we can connect with you in case of emergency.
Check our web page https://www.namicc.org/ for regular updates, additions and options hosted by other NAMI affiliates that may fit your schedule if these don't. The same NAMI format you are familiar with, but the opportunity to connect with new people who have similar lived experiences as yours
Check out the links below for your date & time.
Oregon City Support Groups & Ask the Expert Register here.
Family Support Group Register here.
Peer Support Group Register here.
Sandy Family Support Group Register here.
Peer Resource Coordinator Angie is back and available by phone (503-344-5050) or online!
To book an appointment, email her here.
1:1 Family & Peer Support is now available online and by phone! Make a call - get a call. Sign up here!
The NAMI Clackamas Compassion Committee
In this trying time of isolation, stress, and high anxiety; it's good to be able to make connections, to hear from someone. Sometimes it's someone you know. Other times, complete strangers. It's really the connection that matters. That's where the Compassion Committee comes in, making calls and sending emails to those who crave the human connection and interaction missing in these days of social distancing and shelter in place instructions.
If you'd like to make or receive calls (or maybe both), let us know and we'll set it up! Click here or email to email@example.com and we will be in contact with all of the details
Taking Care of Your Mental Health
If you need immediate assistance:
Also please check the resources on NAMI web page under the Coronavirus/COVID-19 tab. It includes links for both the children and our elders.
Other important numbers to have on hand are:
The David Romprey Warmline: Toll-Free 1-800-698-2392
The Clackamas Senior Loneliness Line: 503-200-1633
NAMI Discussion Groups: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Discussion-Groups (you must have a nami.org account. Accounts are free.)
Lines for Life Crisis Line TEXT '273TALK' TO 839863
Remember, these resources are most likely experiencing high volume and employee absenteeism, so please be patient if you cannot get through the first time.
COVID-19 Emergency Loan from Innovative Changes
We recognize that many people's income has been interrupted and they may still be waiting for unemployment or other aid checks. Being in a unique position to be able to quickly adapt to the needs of our community, we have created a small dollar, highly affordable loan just for those affected by the pandemic.