Mid-IL Big Brothers Big Sisters Resource List

Food Resources

Effingham Unit #40 https://www.unit40.org/emergency_information/food_service_closure_program

Altamont Unit #10 – Free school lunches for all students under age 18, contact 618-483-5171 or 618-483-6193

Mattoon Community School District #2 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc12feF0JifAruZ9A6CJhwS013YetMmxT2gnSiE5oFHo_3onA/viewform

Charleston-CUSD #1 https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ZVmoXzSDt0eo3d9OfKD91butL-INXCdKomOiUznsYEdUQUxXT1ZFTVhHOTdMV0lUVVYzVk1TQ1RVRi4u

Boredom Busters & Educational Sites

Free Internet Opportunity- https://5il.co/dwhs

https://www.youtube.com/studioJJK  Jarrett J. Krosoczk-author & illustrator popular graphic novels like The Lunch Ladies series, Hey Kiddo, Star Wars Jedi Academy and more will do a daily drawing lesson! Every weekday at 2pm ET for at least the next few weeks, Jarret will host free webcasts for you and your kiddos.

https://www.kanopy.com/ Stream thousands of independent films and documentaries free with your public library card

https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/ Free e-books and audiobooks! Download the free app from your phone/device, or you can use Overdrive on your computer to stream thousands of audiobooks.

http://www.clistudios.com/keepdancing?fbclid=IwAR3FfycKFIiiUKG6dB_CKm9AmbfjmC26sHNcDTmE8-TuZOA-va8Hwtns-k8 It’s more important than ever that the dance community works together to support one another and help keep dancers dancing. In that spirit, starting on Monday, March 16th, we will begin streaming an amazing series of free live dance classes for the global dance community. Classes begin every day at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/childrens-books-empathy-kindness_l_5d52e7b1e4b0c63bcbee2699

https://www.hellowonderful.co/post/easy-indoor-activities-for-kids/?fbclid=IwAR1y1cRQpAM-ZWa49Uzwx1osTeNYwRYjcwma-YyRODyyw0N0eZViS-Yv-Go
https://homeschoolhideout.com/educational-shows-on-netflix/

http://amazingeducationalresources.com/

https://coolprogeny.com/2020/03/operation-storytime/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=%28cool%29+progeny&utm_content=%23OperationStoryTime+-+Your+Favorite+Authors+Host+Story+Time+Online&fbclid=IwAR1f-3hekRG-semOkNmhng1PaaN46z6B-y5QIJIgURho0H6pG23GDxQHG5A

https://mommypoppins.com/kids/50-easy-science-experiments-for-kids-fun-educational-activities-using-household-stuff?fbclid=IwAR259a7jKUcKqWfARpvxJXKtn3RPPftPHki0s063a7dglBRnGBOeX64f7_c

https://www.weareteachers.com/math-card-games/?fbclid=IwAR1U_Qadf7L99A14go-TFvs7OXNxlhOuHtofZcerr1ivphPLh1BbwOC7H6w
https://www.weeditpodcasts.com/the-21-best-podcasts-for-kids/
Publicatioin

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EMOTIONAL SUPPORT & SELF CARE & HEALTH

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR1kJTbhlxueODlDz5sGyJM8UyXcT8mXPKy53ORWRYXzvzTp8D3D9ntGsVE

https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-kids-guide.html?fbclid=IwAR3-Msr3sQzzPCD6wS2cm5wDTSF3I27noTJHMAlypFFnKEAvNh3jEUhPsic

https://bbbsfcorg.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/response-to-trauma.pdf

https://bbbsfcorg.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/aa-meeting.pdf

https://al-anon.org/newcomers/teen-corner-alateen/try-an-alateen-chat-meeting/?fbclid=IwAR26O-HKEA8Rmz2NiKCV1UDfackA-ZkWbfn2ldvJe47vq7NL9Gd_oCiYlKo

https://www.mhalink.org/MHA/MyMHA/Communications/MondayReportItems/Content/2020/03-16/MR-20200316.aspx

https://livesessions.npr.org/

https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene

Crisis Nursery of Effingham County-https://www.crisisnurseryofeffingham.com

Finances

The CFPB has curated resources to help guide consumers on how to protect their finances during this pandemic. On that site you will find resources on steps to take if someone is experiencing difficulty meeting their financial obligations; working with credit counselors; debt collectors; credit reports; avoiding scams; what to do if you lose your income. 

IL Dept of Employment Security- http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001MXDc81WqzhRu_1Ffl1Oa-dgxsiWckkABdf7T-UAtAQRjW6cy81b0CysoRQjb1jON9w1-7eG0XaQejeKgkklBXpI70da7IcQRWG_HI6ebgPO9_GAc0yLrepGYYTbTofonKJrrFwiIC5_Z-vGj0-hQ51DedPCP_Q6vlDdoNRTvnIjf4wmQ-H5x_jxpBkWVyqOiZwCPz1zvp_jJDLm03kGOg7Rh6AHS1nnW1wKbN0ws9BpQszrvft1A4GXRN8-9FltwPVbxeEnHZuubZBfNgEzfLDA3o6xLqrA-UhJsO6DJZKvY0GgFPeNnZpT6qpSnR6oJTgwccc5mO5HyOVZ3EKOJ-w==&c=vUcK-sy393uCn-fWmIgDul_TNYcxQryjunmLVEgKBOVxOTxjXufPMw==&ch=qZPAlR8WYOL3o6zTM-9N1vm0IN9V_QFHPuJih8v6qsemQ6AOBsDMUg==

Other Resources

Charleston Area Chamber-https://www.charlestonchamber.com/covid-19-resources

Effingham County Chamber-https://www.effinghamcountychamber.com/covid-19-coronavirus

State of Illinois- https://coronavirus.illinois.gov

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