January 28, 2021
Families looking for assistance with rent, food, mental health services, and tax preparation were provided information at the County Prep parent forum on Resources for Families During the Pandemic held on January 28, 2021.
A link to these resources can be found under the Parents/Guardians tab on the district’s main web page, click here www.hcstonline.org/pandemic-resources
Presenters from government and community organizations spoke about resources for rental and other housing assistance, enrolling in the SNAP program (formerly Food Stamps), mental health programs for teens and families, and applying for the Earned Income Tax Credit. The event was livestreamed to parents and caregivers.
Jessica Wilkerson: Resource Access Coordinator, Agency Relations
Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
Discussed SNAP (food stamp) program.
Monica Yeng: Social Work Director, Office of Social Services
Hudson County Department of Housing & Community Reintegration
Discussed rental and other housing assistance programs.
Chelsea Stack: Children and Families Team Lead, FEMA Hope and Healing Program
RWJ-Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention & Recovery.
Discussed emotional supports for individuals dealing with COVID. Services for children and families.
Samantha Moore: Office of Children and Youth Services Administrator, Hudson County Department of Health and Human Services.
Discussed community resources for families. CIACC (County Inter-Agency Coordinating Council). Hotlines.
Steven Campos: Community Resource Director, Hudson Partnership CMO.
Discussed NJ’s Children’s System of Care—PerformCare. Local organizations providing support.