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NAVIGATing COVID-19


Taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.

Thank you for visiting the Student Support Services Page. If you have felt any stress or anxiety about the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), then you are not alone. Fear about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions. Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include: worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones, changes in sleep or eating patterns, difficulty sleeping or concentrating, worsening of chronic health problems, increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.

Phoenix Union is doing its part to communicate with parents regarding any information we receive from the county. We encourage you to go to the district webpage for the most up to date info.

Many students are experiencing great stress and anxiety. We want to remind our families that our Student Support staff is available to assist. If you already know a member of the Student Support Team then feel free to reach out to that person by email (see below) and we will be happy to be in touch by email or even set up a phone/video chat appointment to check in. If you need support and have not met a member of our team, simply send an email to TBHSStudentSupport@phoenixunion.org.

Crisis services outside of Phoenix Union are also available regardless of health insurance coverage. If you, your student, or someone you know is experiencing an emotional health crisis, please call one of these national or local crisis lines:

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

  • National Substance Use and Disorder Issues Referral and Treatment Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

  • Text the word "HOME" to 741741

Managing COVID-19 Stress and Anxiety

Support Yourself, Your Child, Your Younger Siblings:

  • Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting. Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news, including social media.

  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.

  • Make time to unwind. Try to do other activities you enjoy.

  • Connect with friends and family members through social media, texts, phone calls. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

  • Take time to talk with your child or sibling about COVID-19. Let them know it is ok to feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you.

  • Answer questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that your child or sibling can understand.

  • Try to keep up with regular routines. Create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities.

Seek help when needed

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, please contact:

*Mercy Care: 1-800-631-1314 or 602-222-9444 for counseling and support or Crisis Mobile: 602-222-9444 for crisis* National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) * Text the word “HOME” to 741741* Teen Life-Line 602‐248‐8336 (TEEN) or teenlifeline.org Texting

If you are part of the TGB family and need additional resources or would like to schedule an appointment, please email tbhsstudentsupport@phoenixunion.org with the type of support needed, and student's name.



FOOD:

Find a Food Bank Near Me

LOCAL SCHOOLS OFFERING MEALS:

Phoenix Union High School District

Alhambra Elementary Unified District

Cartwright School District

Creighton School District

Isaac School District

Osborn School District

Roosevelt School District


FOOD BANK LOCATIONS: (Azfoodbanks.org)

  • St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance

3131 W Thomas Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

(602) 242-3663

  • Harvest Compassion Center-

4002 N. 67th Ave.

Phoenix, AZ, 85033

623-247-0039

3630 N 71st Ave

Phoenix, AZ, 85033

623-418-7160

7205 N 51st Ave

Glendale, AZ, 85301

623-848-8278

5605 N 55th Ave

Glendale, AZ, 85301

602-773-4344

Expensify will reimburse families with SNAP benefits $50 when they make a purchase with their SNAP card. This is limited to one reimbursement per family.

INTERNET:

  • The FCC has an agreement which states that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff services for lack of payment, and open hot‐spots for increased accessibility to the internet.

  • Check out deals including free hot‐spots and internet for $10 a month from: Cox, T‐Mobile, Verizon, Comcast, Sprint, AT&T, Charter

  • Cox Connect

HOUSING AND BILLS:

POWER: APS/SRP

Will not be shutting off power for non-payment and are waiving late fees during the Covid-19 Pandemic

  • APS setting up a Customer Support Fund for those who need assistance paying their bill. Call (602) 371-7171

  • SRP encourages customers who are experiencing difficulty notify them to plan at (602) 236-8888.


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