- 2-1-1 Texas can help those in crisis access the community resources they need. You can dial 2-1-1 from any phone to be connected in your area! Or toll free 877.541.7905. 2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs. We accomplish this through the work of our 25 Area Information Centers (AICs) across the state. 2-1-1 Texas is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 2-1-1, or 877.541.7905, and find information about resources in your local community. Whether you need help finding food or housing, child care, crisis counseling or substance abuse treatment, one number is all you need to know. Annually, millions of Texans dial 2-1-1 to reach the Texas Information & Referral Network (TIRN) for help with basic needs like food, housing, child care, or emergency services. 2-1-1 TIRN, a program of Texas Health and Human Services, hosts a free anonymous hotline that operates options 1 (community programs and services), 4 (emergency assistance registry), 5 (disasters), 6 (public health emergencies) and 8 (mental health and substance abuse).
- COVID-19 FAQ provided by Peterson Health.
- Drive in Clinic for COVID-19 Screenings is now open.
- Reach the Peterson Health COVID-19 non-medical hotline dial (830) 896-4200. Open from 6:00 am – Midnight, seven (7) days a week.
- If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, please do NOT go to the Emergency Department, a health care facility/clinic or the health department to seek testing or treatment. You need to self-isolate and call your primary care physician. If you do not have a primary care physician, contact Peterson Urgent Care at (830)258-7669 and they will assist you.
State Health Department
- The Texas Department of Health contains detailed information about coronavirus cases across the state as well as a COVID-19 toolkit with tip sheets including identifying your symptoms, how to limit exposure, prevent coronavirus and when to get tested.
- Baylor Scott & White Medical Center has a free Digital COVID-19 screening questionnaire available on the MyBSWHealth app and online at MyBSWHealth.com. The screening tool uses CDC-recommended questions and allows the appropriate identification of patients who need additional follow-up. Patients who think they may have symptoms are being asked to take this screening prior to scheduling an appointment or walking into a clinic or hospital.
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE
We understand the growing concern surrounding COVID-19 across our world, country and local surrounding communities. We are closely monitoring the threat in Kerr County and following the protocols in place by our local government and advice from Healthcare employees. Many of you are concerned not only about the health of yourself and your families, but the financial hardships you may face as a result of any prolonged work and event closures. Kerr County United Way and our partner agencies are here to help you through this uncertain time. Please stay safe and reach out to us with any questions or concerns.
Case Count in Texas
Scholastic Learn At Home – PreK-K – Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
PBS Kids Lab – Programs, games, at-home activities, videos, reading and more.
Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Zearn – K-5 curriculum, including 400 hours of digital lessons with on-screen teachers and supportive remediation.
Khan Academy – Free educational resources, including daily (weekdays) live streams on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for students and parents navigating school closures.
Prodigy – The free, engaging, curriculum-aligned math platform for grades 1st-8th.
Mystery Science – A list of popular science lessons for anyone to use for free. No account or login is needed.
Smithsonian and Smithsonian Learning Lab – Free, online resources and activities for learners.
BrainPOP and BrainPOPJr. – Free access to all BrainPOP products for 30 days or as long as schools are closed.
Online learning resources can be valuable, especially in light of the many school closures in our community. But don’t forget about the power of offline learning. The COVID-19 pandemic offers an great opportunity to come together as a family. Make time to play board games and card games as a family, read a book out loud and have your children do the same, make a family breakfast together, or go for walk around the block. While the internet allows us to stay connected and engaged, let’s also use this historic moment to reconnect with our families and children.
ANTI-RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
As an organization we stand against racism and discrimination in all forms as they undermine respect for individuals and the well-being and vitality of our communities. We strive to engage all community members, especially those whose voices have historically been marginalized. We will work with residents and public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, supports, opportunities and networks they need to thrive with a hope of creating more equitable communities.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT
Kerr County United Way is committed to acknowledging and valuing the uniqueness of every employee and to creating an environment in which every individual’s strengths and abilities are included, developed and valued. All employees share in the responsibility for creating this environment, and are expected to demonstrate mutual respect and acceptance in the workplace. We believe that utilizing our employees’ individuality enhances communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills, thereby improving our overall productivity and performance. We also believe if our employees mirror the diverse make-up of our community, we will be able to better understand, and more effectively respond to, community needs. We strive for excellence in our ability to create an inclusive, respectful, and equitable environment for our employees through leadership, policies, and practices.