St Monica Parish COVID-19-Outreach

With the growing level of isolation, and the concern around the spread of Coronavirus, we'd like to initiate a united effort to help those in need in our faith community...and beyond. 

In the same way that we bring casseroles to grieving families and baby clothes to celebrate newborns, we can come together as a community to help each other through this as well. An essential part of stopping the spread of Coronavirus from overwhelming our hospital systems is voluntary self-isolation.

However, isolation can be difficult without the support of your neighbors. The form below will help us learn how we can specifically provide support for one another as needs arise!

 

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Please check all the areas of help that you've come to have a need for. All information will be kept confidential. We will connect with you 1-1 to see if you are interested in receiving the help we've found for you prior to sharing your name and info with those able to lend a hand.

Thank you for letting us serve you as we live the Gospel! 

If you are willing to help provide for the needs of our local community, email outreach@saintmonicaconverse.net or call Office at (210) 658-3816.

Share your needs by filling out form below

Info as of 4/25/20

RENTAL/MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE

The City of San Antonio is accepting applications for emergency rent and mortgage assistance for individuals or families who live within the San Antonio city limits.

San Antonio residents experiencing an emergency and hardship, please submit your request for assistance:

An online request does not guarantee financial assistance will be provided. Please do not submit more than one request for assistance. We will respond to you via email so be sure to check your email accounts often.

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Info as of 25 April 2020

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

Catholic Charities of San Antonio can help. In your most desperate moment, we will welcome and embrace you with love. Guadalupe Community Center and St. Stephen’s CARE Center provide emergency assistance to address food insecurity, reduce poverty, and prevent homelessness.

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Info as of 25 April 2020

St Monica St. Vincent de Paul food pantry is still helping families in our community who are in need of food.  Non-perishable food, meats and bread are available.  If you would like assistance please call (210) 658-8791 for an appointment.

Link to SVDP

info as of 25 April 2020

H-E-B Curbside and Home Delivery Partners are passionate about helping Texans and slowing the spread of the coronavirus

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Info as of 25 April 2020

H-E-B, in partnership with Favor Delivery, will launch a simple, low-cost solution that gives seniors access to their very own personal shopper by phone, allowing them to get essential food and supplies delivered to them, while remaining in the comfort and safety of their home. Beginning on Friday, March 20, seniors across Texas, age 60 and older, will be able to place orders with Favor using a curated list of products available from H-E-B.

https://favordelivery.com/seniors

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There are many different ways you can care for the most vulnerable seniors and families in our community:

1. Donations: We are asking the community to donate the following: Canned food (vegetables, fruit, and tuna), peanut butter, soup, spaghetti and sauce, cereal, instant mashed potatoes, dry goods (rice and pinto beans). Please deliver food donations to St. Stephen’s CARE Center at 2127 S. Zarzamora St., Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm.

Alternatively, consider using our Amazon wish list to make a food donation from home.

 Amazon Wish List Link 

2. Volunteers: Please contact Eddie Rocha to sign up as a volunteer during this crisis.

3. Monetary Donation: If you prefer, you can also make a monetary donation from the comfort of your home to help stock our Food Pantry and support other critical services for the most vulnerable in our community. Click here to donate.

Info as of 25 April 2020

Click link to access topics:  

Child Care & Early Learning COVID-19 Information

Resources for Parents

Resources for Child Care Programs

FAQ for Child Care Programs

Additional Resources

Waivers

Info as of 25 April 2020

Click link to view these topics: 

Overview

COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Update

How does the CARE Act (COVID-19) Stimulus Affect You?

Sign Up for Updates

Unemployment Benefits

Payment Request Notice

Unemployment Benefit Claim Self-Service

Information for PIN and Password Set Up and Reset

After You Apply for Benefits: Next Steps

TWC is Hiring

UI Fraud

Monetary Eligibility Issues?

Precautions for Employees

News and Information

Waivers

Instructional Videos

Info as of 25 April 2020

Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This new resource offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans.

People can call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free at 833-986-1919.

Read full details about the hotline.

Where Can I Find Services?

If you are willing to help provide for the needs of our local community; consider the following:

You may also find help by accessing the 2-1-1/United Way Helpline online database HERE: https://www.211texas.org/

2-1-1 is a free, anonymous social service hotline that helps people find information about local resources in their community. 211 Texas –Alamo Region is one of 24 Area Information Centers in Texas. The Alamo Region is comprised of Bexar and eleven surrounding counties.

2-1-1 Brings people and services together
For everyone, regardless of age, race, disability, or life-style
Accessible 24/7 including holidays
Staffed by trained and certified call specialists
Spanish and Language Line translation also available
Comprehensive database – accurate and updated regularly according to industry standards

Dialing 2-1-1 is a starting point for making a connection to community services such as:

Food/Clothing
Shelter
Employment
Child Care
Medical/Dental Care
Legal Help
Veterans Services

Counseling/Mental Health
Parenting
Disaster Preparedness/Relief
Income tax preparation
Smoke Detectors
Project Cool (free box fans for seniors)
or many more