Community, Medical and Mental Health Resources

Coates Star Families and Students,

Your Coates Wellness Team would like to offer some resources to help. First, us! Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of us with any questions or concerns you may have. In addition to our contact information, we have posted a list of food, community and medical resources.

If you need additional resources that are not on this list, please refer to the Coates Distance Learning Handbook in the Community and Medical resources tab or contact us directly.  Again, we are here to support you.

 

Kathy Eagan, School Counselor for grades 2, 3, 5 & 6: (703) 713- 3039 or  kmeagan@fcps.edu

Cari Allen, School Counselor for Grades K, 1 & 4: (703) 713-3080 or @email

Daune Kemp, Coates School Psychologist: (703) 713-3086 or @email

Toni Tupper, Coates School Social Worker (703) 713-3074 or @email

Solangie McPherson, Parent Liaison: (703) 713-3232 or @email (Spanish-speaker)

 

FOOD RESOURCES

(may include basic household supplies, personal hygiene products, and diapers)

Grab-and-Go Site 

Free bagged breakfast and lunch for all children under 18; $2 for adults

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Weekend food bags provided to children on Fridays

 

School Bus Breakfast and Lunch Delivery

Free Breakfast and Lunch delivered along School Bus Route 8.  Monday-Friday. 

Click for delivery times and locations

   

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries

Free fruit and vegetable distribution while supplies last.  Produce is available for anyone, regardless of their affiliation with the YMCA. Bring your own bag.

When:  Wednesdays 4 pm - 6 pm and Thursdays 9 am - 12 noon.

Location Address:  YMCA Fairfax County/Reston 12196 Sunset Hills Road, Reston

 

Floris United Methodist Church Grace Ministry                                                                                                                                                                 

GRACE Ministries provides emergency food, clothing, and diaper distribution to low income families.

When: First Saturday of each month.

Doors open at 7:30am. 

Distribution is from 8:00am-9:00am.

Location Address:  13600 Frying Pan Road Herndon, VA 20171. 

 

Curbside Food Distribution

Offers groceries to persons in need.

When: The Food Pantry will open at 4:00pm for drive-by delivery.

Location: Community of Faith United Methodist Church 13224 Franklin Farm Road Herndon, VA 20171

 

Cornerstones Food Pantry

No referral required, but a referral will make the process faster. Call or email Toni Tupper, School Social Worker, to request an electronic referral.  

When: Monday-Thursday, 8:30-4:30 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

First Saturday of the month: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Location: 11484 Washington Plaza West, First Floor Reston, VA 20191

 

Food for Others

A referral is required to get food.  Call or email Toni Tupper, School Social Worker, to request an electronic referral.

Location:  2938 Prosperity Avenue Fairfax, VA 22031. 

 

Britepaths

A referral is required to get food.  Call or email Toni Tupper, School Social Worker, to request an electronic referral.

 

Apply for Food Stamps (SNAP)

Or call 1-855-635-4370.

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WITH RENT, UTILITIES, MORTGAGE

 

Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning 

This is a telephone help line staffed by social workers who speak a range of world languages.  They can help families secure financial assistance from the organizations within the Fairfax County

Phone Number: (703) 222-0880

When: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  

 

Every Friday - Hope Mobile - 11:00 am - 11:30 am

(food, hygiene products, diapers, clothes)

Kohl's on Elden Street parking lot

 

Every Saturday - Free Food 9:00 am - 11:00 am - drive thru

20 Export Drive Sterling VA

 

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING RESOURCES MEDICAL CARE

COVIC-19 Mental Health Directory  

To Apply for Medicaid 

Or call 1-855-635-4370.

 

Ineligible for Medicaid Contact:

Partnership for Healthier Communities

Phone Number: (703) 698-2550

 

HealthWorks of Northern Virginia (Herndon location)

Lower cost comprehensive medical care for adults and children

Phone Number: 703-443-2000

 

CSB Medication Clinic, Pharmacy, and Lab Work 

Phone Number: 703-383-8500

When: Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.  

MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health Emergency 

Mental Health Resources

Coates’s Mental Health Team

Kathy Eagan, School Counselor for grades 2, 3, 5 & 6: (703) 713- 3039 or  kmeagan@fcps.edu

Cari Allen, School Counselor for Grades K, 1 & 4: (703) 713-3000 or @email

Daune Kemp, Coates School Psychologist: (703) 713-3086 or @email

Toni Tupper, Coates School Social Worker (703) 713-3074 or @email

 

Mental Health Screening, Assessment and Counseling (during COVID-19, via telehealth)

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (703) 383-8500

Accepts most insurances and offers sliding fee scale.

 

CHILD AND FAMILY WELFARE

Every child deserves to grow up in a supportive, stable and nurturing environment. Right now, during the COVID-19 crisis, many of the normal child protective factors, such as regular child supervision at home, school, and childcare, are not in place.  We all have a responsibility to look out for the well-being of our most vulnerable community members, our children.  If you have questions or concerns about a child’s safety, call the Child Protective Services’ 24-hour hotline at 703-324-7400. Fairfax County's CPS hotline workers can also provide families with help, guidance, and referrals to supportive services.

Staying Safe at Home

These are stressful times because of risks to our health and because many of us must stay home. For some people, staying home doesn’t always feel safe. The Fairfax County Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline is available for confidential help 24 hours a day at 703-360-7273. They can connect you with emergency shelter, financial assistance, and housing resources. If it is not safe to talk, text or chat (text LOVEIS to 22522 for the National Domestic Violence Hotline, chat at rainn.org for the National Sexual Violence Hotline. Please use the link for more resources and ideas for keeping yourself and others in your home safe.

 

PARENTING SUPPORT

Fairfax County Department of Family Services has established a Parent Support Line as a resource for parents and caregivers of children. Staff can help with parenting advice, support, and tips to help navigate emotional and relational parenting issues. Language support is available. The support line is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Staff can be reached at: (703) 324-7720.

 

RESOURCES FOR TALKING WITH CHILDREN ABOUT COVID-19

Talking to Children About COVID-19 

PBS Kids: How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

NPR’s Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus

ASCA Coronavirus Resources

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)A Parent Resource

 

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND WELL-BEING

Active Screen Time Resource

Yoga, Mindfulness and Relaxation Designed for Kids Aged 3+

Ultimate Guide to Mental Health and Education Resources for Kids and Teens

Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus Uncertainty

Videos for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation

Howard B. Wigglebottom Books, Animated Books, Songs, Posters and Lessons

Mindfulness Websites/Activities

Giant List of Ideas for Being Home with Kids