How Can I Get Help?

  • How can i get help

    How Can I GET Help
    at this time?

    COUNSELING RESOURCES


    Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Outbreak click here, from SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

    COUNSELING ASSISTANCE
    We know that current events are creating stress and hardships for many of our Bearcat families. Aledo ISD counselors are available and ready to support our families in whatever way is necessary during this time. Contact information for all counselors can be found on the District website, here. Also, be on the lookout for additional communication from your child’s campus about specific office hours they will be available.   

    Counselors can assist families with questions about Learning @ Home, about accessing resources for financial assistance, food assistance, mental health care, etc. The Aledo Children’s AdvoCats are also available to provide assistance to families during these uncertain and unprecedented times. Campus counselors are the point through which to access services from the AdvoCats. To be considered for support from the Aledo Children’s AdvoCats, please click here.


    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

    Aledo Children’s AdvoCats
    AdvoCats serve many needs for families in the Aledo ISD community. They are able to assist during the COVID-19 situation with the following items:

    · School supplies
    · Other school-related expenses
    · Living expenses
    · Medical/dental expenses
    · Mental health care expenses

    The AdvoCats are ready to serve any Aledo ISD family in need at this time. Requests for support from the Aledo Children’s AdvoCats go through campus counselors. To complete a form to request AdvoCats assistance, please click here.

    Parker County Assistance Programs
    Help for residents of Parker County, including assistance programs for paying bills, rent, and obtaining groceries. For more information on these programs and to learn how to access these services, click here.


    FOOD ASSISTANCE

    Manna Room at Aledo United Methodist Church
    The Manna Room is a food pantry at the Aledo United Methodist Church, which provides free non-perishable food items to families in need. Located at 100 Pecan Drive in Aledo, the Manna Room is centrally located and convenient for picking up pantry items as needed.

    The Manna Room is open to all residents of the Aledo ISD community and is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday – Thursday. Park in the big parking lot, go to the glass doors, ring the doorbell, and someone will come to assist you. To visit the Manna Room website, click here.

    Center of Hope
    The Center of Hope in Weatherford is providing groceries for families in need. Groceries are basic dry goods pre-packaged only. One per week per household is permitted. If interested in getting food assistance from the Center of Hope, either call them at 817-594-0266 or email them at info@centerofhopetx.com. Additionally, the Center of Hope is providing financial assistance for utilities or prescriptions. To inquire about financial assistance for either of these, call 817-594-0266 or email info@centerofhopetx.com. To learn more about grocery or financial assistance or other opportunities available through the Center of Hope, visit their website by clicking here.

    UPDATE: APRIL 14, 2020: Center of Hope is serving families who need help with groceries, Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new location at 1318 Clear Lake Rd. Families drive up and stop at the front door and a staff member will ask their name, date of birth and zip code. Families can come once a week for groceries.


    HEALTHCARE ASSISTANCE

    Cook Children’s Virtual Urgent Care
    Connect to a Cook Children's pediatrician without leaving the comfort of your home. Video chat with a Cook Children’s medical expert for non-urgent medical conditions like insect bites, burns or cuts, pink eye, diaper rash, fever advice, mouth ulcers, rashes or skin infections, vomiting/diarrhea, etc., all without visiting the doctor's office. Cook Children’s Virtual Urgent Care is open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. To learn more and make an appointment, click here.


    MENTAL HEALTHCARE ASSISTANCE

    MHMR (My Health My Resouces) ICare Call Center
    MHMR offers a 24/7 Call Center where individuals may be screened by a qualified mental health professional for appropriate levels of care, services and referrals to the community. The ICare Call Center at MHMR of Tarrant County will accept calls or text messages at 817-335-3022 for any type of mental health or substance abuse disorder.

    Pecan Valley Centers for Behavioral & Developmental Healthcare
    Pecan Valley Centers offer a variety of diagnostic and Children’s Mental Health Services, including individual, family, and group counseling as well as crisis intervention services. Adult Mental Health Services are also available. To access the Pecan Valley Centers Crisis Hotline call 800-772-5987. The Crisis Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Excel Center of Willow Park
    Excel Center of Willow Park offers complimentary mental health assessments conducted by licensed clinicians as well as partial hospitalization programs (PHP) for adolescents and intensive outpatient programs (IOP) for adults. To contact Excel Center of Willow Park, call 817-678-8808.

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health Resources
    Comprehensive collection of resources for parents and families feeling stress and anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Included are tips on how to talk to your kids, how to cope with school closings and canceled plans, how to manage boredom and screen time at home, plus more To access the Nationwide Children’s Hospital website, click here.


    COVID-19 INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE

    -Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 info
    -Texas Dept of State Health Services COVID-19 info
    -Tarrant County Public Health COVID-19 info
    -Parker County Public Health
    -Cook Children’s COVID-19 info
    -Baylor, Scott, & White COVID-19 screening questionnaire

    Baylor Scott & White Health has created a screening questionnaire to determine if symptoms may be consistent with COVID-19. The questionnaire can be completed online or through the MyBSWHeatlh App. To get started and access the screening questionnaire, click here.


    LABOR & UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

    Texas Workforce Commission
    The Texas Workforce Commission is providing resources for job seekers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To read more and access the TWC resources, click here.