Family and Staff Newsletter

Week of April 6th

New and Updated Resources for BCPS Families and Staff

Please see the updated and new resources in this newsletter. As always, please reach out to the school social worker or school psychologist if you are in need of further assistance.


For more resources, please see the newsletter from the week of March 30th by using this link

https://www.smore.com/pufh4.

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Food Resources

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Food Assistance/SNAP.

The Maryland Department of Human Services is expediting services for their customers. Marylanders can get information, apply for DHS programs and services, and check the status of applications online here, and by calling the DHS Call Center at 1-800-332-6347 (TTY 1-800-735-2258), available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

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Financial Worries

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Free Webinar:


Helping those you serve deal with financial stress during the COVID-19 emergency presented by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)


Thursday, April 9, from 10-11 a.m. ET


Join the webinar by dialing 888-455-1968 and using the participant passcode: 9167140


You can follow along with the slides by clicking this link once the webinar has started: http://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?sigKey=mymeetings&i=745009363&p=&t=c

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Mental Health and Crisis Resources

Sheppard Pratt Virtual Crisis Walk-in Clinic:


OPENING MONDAY, APRIL 6

The Virtual Crisis Walk-In Clinic is available to any individual living in Maryland in need of urgent psychiatric care. We serve children, adolescents, adults, and older adults who need to be seen for a mental health issue as soon as possible.

Our licensed clinicians are available Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. to asses your needs and connect you with care.

Baltimore City Services Updates

Internet Updates

Comcast has opened free access to its Xfinity WiFi network, making hotspots across the country available to anyone, including non-subscribers, at no cost. Search by zip code or city to find a hotspot near you at wifi.xfinity.com. Comcast is also providing low cost internet access to eligible families through its Comcast Internet Essentials program.