Resources for Bear Creek Families

One place to turn for up-to-date resources in your community

Dear Bear Creek School Family,

We know right now is stressful! So many things are happening that have never been done before. You are navigating a changing world, and we want to be there to support you and your family through it.


This website is here to put resources in a convenient place to locate if and when you need them. Feel free to share this website with anyone you know who could use the resources below.


Stay in touch, we're here to help,


Caitlin McGing, Bear Creek Elementary School Counselor - cmcging@bcps.org

Christina Rodriguez, School Social Worker - crodriguez4@bcps.org

Deb Pavey-Scherer, School Psychologist - dpaveyscherer@bcps.org

Sarah Walter, Social Emotional Teacher/Special Educator - swalter@bcps.org

Dana Pollara, MTSS - dpollara@bcps.org

Mary Jo Slowey, PPW - mslowey@bcps.org

Kathy Kelbaugh, Assistant Principal/IEP Chair - kkelbaugh@bcps.org

Matt Corner, Principal - rcorner@bcps.org

Joyce Maslyk, School Nurse - jmaslyk@bcps.org

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Key Point Health Service

Claire McNabb is the counselor that services Bear Creek .


They only take MA

Mental Health Association of Maryland

Lots of resources to find what you need.

Baltimore County Department of Health

Great place to find additional resources for almost anything you need.

211 of MD

A wonderful resource that will help you with anything you need.

Sheppard Pratt Virtual Crisis Walk-in Clinic

Children's Institute

Lots of resources about COVID-19 for families.

MD Behavioral Health Administration

Additional Resources for Mental Health

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

Baltimore County Crisis Response

24 HR Hotline

410-931-2214

Parenting Support Line

From The Family Tree


Offering a support line, counseling and other parenting resources.

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Food Resources

Saturday Food Give Away @ Bear Creek Elementary

11am-1pm

Open to anyone

BCPS School Meal Distribution Sites

UPDATED 4/27 - M-TH Breakfast, Lunch and a Snack provided. On Thursdays students will recieve two bags, one for Friday. Bear Creek and Patapsco High have been added as sites

Food Suppliment Program (SNAP/Food Stamps)

Local Churches With Food Banks/ Hot Meals

http://plf-umc.com/ - Patapsco United Methodist Church



  • Call 410-288-5488 for more information and updates or if you have a food emergency. To contact the pastor text 410-477-0976.

http://www.stpeterlutheraneastpoint.org/Outreach.html - St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran

  • Call church for appointment (410-284-0336).


If you know of another church or local organization that is offering meals, please let us know!

Baltimore County Together

You can buy, donate and request donations of boxes for vegetables and fruit.

Moveable Feast

Meals on Wheels

Pet Food Bank

Unique resource to help those family members who can't speak for themselves.

Maryland Food Bank

Find a food bank near you.

USDA Resources

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Other National and Local Resources

211 of MD

Every hour of every day, people need essential human services. They are looking for help finding affordable housing, food, employment training, utility payment assistance, services for their children or aging parents, and many other issues.

2-1-1 Maryland is partnership of four agencies working together to provide simple access to health and human services information.

Internet Resources

COMCAST

Our understanding is that the first two months are free, and then around $10 monthly after that point. Please see the links attached:

https://corporate.comcast.com/press/releases/internet-essentials-low-income-broadband-coronavirus-pandemic - comcast information page with link to apply as well as phone number to speak directly with a representative

https://www.internetessentials.com/ - The page to actually apply

If you face difficulty I would HIGHLY recommend calling and speaking to someone directly from the company that can help walk you through the process and streamline your application. The phone number to do this is 1-855-846-8376.

AT&T

Offering two months of free services, and then $5 a month for speeds 768Kbps-3Mbps,or $10 a month for speeds 5Mbps-10MBPS. They are waiving all home internet date overage fees.

Please see the link attached:

https://m.att.com/shopmobile/internet/access/#!#startedStep -AT&T application and information page

The customer service number is 1-800-288-2020. Similar to the Comcast application, if you have any issues I would HIGHLY recommend speaking with a representative directly.

VERIZON

Provides “Lifeline Services” including phone, and internet for discounted fees. Basic phone services appear to be around $0.66 a month for outgoing calls, and enhances phone services are $10 a month for unlimited calls. Additionally, Broadband internet is available for $9.25 monthly. Please see the following links:

https://www.verizon.com/support/consumer/account/manage-account/lifeline-discount - Information and application for Lifeline Service account

https://www.verizon.com/cs/groups/public/documents/adacct/md-service-details-060117.pdf- Information for Maryland Service Details

The customer service number is 1-800-832-4966. Similar to the Comcast and AT&T application, if you have any issues I would HIGHLY recommend speaking with a representative directly.

Free WiFi @ North Point Library Branch Parking Lot

Residents must stay in their cars or adhere to all social distancing guidelines.

Energy and Utility Help

Parenting Support

CPS/DSS Baltimore County

410-887-TIME

MD unemployment phone number

(410) 368-5400

Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

Domestic Abuse Hotline

Colorin Colorado

ELL and Multilingual Resources on COVID-19
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Social Emotional Learning Resources

PBS Kids for Parents

Amazing source of info for you to help your kid :)

Parenting Support

Conscious Discipline

Additional resources for the classroom procedures your students teachers use at school, including COVID-19 resources.

Inside SEL

Lots of tips for helping your student through anything!

CASEL

Supports for parents and caregivers dealing with their children at home.
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