Loving Our Schools Amidst COVID-19

These simple, low-cost ideas allow kids, teens, and adults of all ages at your church to love the children and teachers in our local schools in Jesus’ name. Serve individually or with your family, small group, Sunday School class, youth group, or entire congregation!  

P.S. Before doing anything, ask school leaders what would actually be helpful for them. Something simple might be what’s most needed! (We can help connect you with a school.)

Learn how to start a church school partnership

TEACHERS AND STAFF
MENTAL HEALTH
HOLIDAY SUPPORT
  • Ensure students have meals over the holidays.

  • Donate winter clothing.

  • Host a Christmas store where families can shop for discounted gifts.

  • Encourage teachers!

PRAYER
TECHNOLOGY
  • Following CDC guidelines, offer church facilities as learning centers* for students who need Internet access or adult supervision.

  • Donate devices or hotspots for students to do schoolwork.

  • Example: Ecclesia Clear Lake (Technocycle)

FOOD AND SUPPLIES
  • Ensure every student has access to needed food and supplies.

  • Help deliver or distribute food and necessities to families with timing issues or limited transportation.

  • Examples: Greater St. Matthew, Champion Forest Baptist

COVID-19 Information, Resources, and Hotlines

Last updated: July 29, 2020

Texas Education Agency Information:

Harris County Information:

Fort Bend County Information:

Mental Health Resources: 

Hotlines (Available 24/7):

  • Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233. If you’re unable to speak safely, visit http://thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.
  • Crisis and Suicide Prevention Counseling: 832-416-1177 (Teens: Call 832-416-1199, Text 281.201.4430)
  • If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected: 1-800-252-5400. File non-urgent reports online at https://www.txabusehotline.org/Login/Default.aspx
  • Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 1-800-633-5686
  • Harris County Mental Health Support Line: 833-251-7544
  • Fort Bend County Mental Health Resource Line: 832-363-7094
  • Houston ISD Mental Health Hotline: 713-556-1340 (Students/Parents), 833-812-5181 (Employees)
  • 24-hour KSBJ Prayer and Care Line: 281-652-5555 or https://www.ksbj.org/prayer/
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Let’s continue to pray for our national, state, and city leaders as they make decisions regarding the health of our communities. Pray also for families as they make difficult decisions regarding work, childcare, and the safety and well-being of every family member. May we love our neighbors well during this time!

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