COVID-19 Quarantine Resources

As the current public health concern involving the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to unfold, we here at TRUE Mentors understand that many of our volunteers and participants are highly concerned. As a precautionary measure in-person TRUE Mentors programs will be suspended until further notice. We have Virtual Programs running through May 31st.

TRUE Mentors is here for you! We have a Laptop Leasing Program available for struggling households. Email Maria@TRUEMentors.org if in need of equipment.

In addition, we are aligning available volunteers for the following virtual roles through May 31st:

Homework Helper: So many of our participants are struggling with their assignments and could use 1:1 assistance in all subjects including Math, Science, Reading. Writing, Social Studies, and more. Volunteers work with assigned participants by availability up to 3x per week for 1-hour help sessions via zoom.

Isolation Buddy: Like a lot of us, our participants are feeling cut off from their usual social circles. Isolation buddies are volunteers available to connect online or via phone for up 1 hour or more to play games, talk, or share in an activity.

If interested in either role, please email Maria@TRUEMentors.org.

 

 

Below is a list of resources useful for all participants, guardians and volunteers:

 

Meal services for Hoboken students

  • The Hoboken school district will provide breakfast and lunch for all students who qualify for free and reduced lunches. Meal service will be available for pickup from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and will be held at the 9th Street side door of the Hoboken High School cafeteria.
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs at 202 Hudson Street will be providing free kids meal Monday-Friday from 11am-2pm for all students.
  • The Hoboken Food Pantry is currently helping those experiencing food insecurities. For confidential support: 551-285-6555 or hobokenfoodnow@gmail.com.

 

Meal services for Jersey City students

  • All Jersey City students under the age of 18 can pick up free meals at a school nearest their home between 9 am and 12 pm

 

Meal services for NJ students 

 

Hudson County New Jersey food pantries

 

Educational and Fun Learning from Home

Free Wifi for 60 days

  • Major cable providers in North Jersey are offering free high-speed internet service to households with schoolchildren that cannot afford the service. To enroll in Optimum’s free service, call 866-200-9522, ask for the sales department and let them know you wish to qualify for the free service. To enroll in Spectrum’s, call 844-488-8395. The companies, once they approve the free service, will deliver the equipment needed to access the internet and Wi-Fi.

 

Free Online Meetings

  • This article is to help those interested in Zoom’s program to lift the 40-minute time limit for FREE online meetings.

 

Federal & NJ State Laws & Resources

 Crisis Response Resources

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Just because we are indoors, doesn’t mean we should take care of our inner selves. Here is a list of available resources in these trying times.

For any questions, please email Maria Lara at maria@truementors.org.

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