COVID-19 Update -Family Support Network

Region A Partnership for Children

All Counties

Harm Reduction located in Franklin—naloxone kits, injection supplies such as diabetic needles, alcohol wipes.

Cherokee County

H.A.V.E.N.—fully operating—provides forensic interviews and child medical exams in person, therapy via telehealth—received an influx of child abuse cases—willing to help families with assistance with groceries, household items or other needs. Will help anyway can.

CC4C/CMARC (Care Management for At Risk Children—formerly CC4C) and CMHRP (Care Management for High-Risk Pregnant Women) partnered with UHC to provide diapers, wipes, and formula. Also happening in two other counties just not sure which they are.

Graham County

Grace Place, a Community Table serving meals Wednesday from 5 – 7 pm and Saturdays from 1 – 3 pm.

Haywood County

Haywood Ped-Clyde office  has food truck coming Tues, Wed, and Thurs from 1:30 – 2:30 handing out bag lunches for children 18 and under, every other Tuesday food truck for anyone, North Hazelwood Baptist Church and a consignment store in Canton are helping find things for babies, Little Blue Pantries handing out food boxes for older folks and those who may fall between the cracks. Waiting on info about food banks for baby stuff.

Macon County

Manna Food Bank Pop-Up market on April 27th beginning at 12:30. Drive through style.  Pre-packaging the boxes.  Car line to truly not start no earlier than 12:00pm.  Those who come before that time will be asked to leave until the correct start time.  Stick to the start time as posted which is 12:30pm. Again, according to the family size, will receive the appropriate amount of boxes and produce, so we can serve as many people as possible.  Intake volunteers with mask and gloves will go to each car and take the data and send them to the appropriate place in line. 

Swain County

Swain County offices will be closed to the public from 4/20 – 5/1. Call and schedule an appointment or maybe handle things over the phone. Use www.epass.nc.gov as much as possible. A Medicaid and FNS worker will be in the office every day, pick up applications then put completed ones in a drop box

Haywood/Jackson/Swain

Blue Ridge health  is using telehealth to see new and established patients, are able to see patients in the office or car depending on the reason, offer a sliding fee scale who are uninsured and need assistance, pharmacy in the Haywood location offers medication to their patients as 340B pricing

Will keep you posted as I learn more as send out more emails to professionals. If you need any of the above assistance let me know and I will reach out to them or provide you with the contact information,

For more information, contact:

Jody L. Miller / jmiller@rapc.org

Community Engagement Coordinator

Region A Partnership for Children

Family Support Network of Region A