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Communities across the globe are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has had disastrous impacts on families everywhere. In response, our PA MomsRising team has compiled a list of resources here to share with our members as they navigate this crisis. The resources below include information on unemployment insurance and paid leave, housing and renter protections, food security, health care enrollment, child care, and resources for undocumented families.

Our resource list is by no means comprehensive – we encourage you to help us keep building the list and making it stronger. If you have a resource you think should be added to this list, or have a need that you would like to see addressed, please email me at Please consider sharing this blog post with your friends and followers on social media so that this information finds those who need it. You are not alone, because we are in this together! 


How to talk to children about the Coronavirus

General Help and Support

How to Apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or Food Stamps)

Understanding your Right to Paid Leave & Paid Sick Days under Federal Law

Unemployment Insurance Benefits

For Small Businesses and the Self-Employed


Pregnancy and Motherhood

Mental Health

  • In response to social distancing measures and the overwhelming amount of news about the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has compiled a selection of resources on mental health and coping during this difficult time.



  • Emergency childcare hotline for healthcare and other necessary workers: 1-888-600-1685 to be connected with the right fit for their children

Domestic Violence

Internet Service Options

Working from Home with Kids?

Fun Online Educational Opportunities



Opportunity to share your story: Has your family and community been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Personal experiences are powerful and can make a HUGE difference in helping elected leaders understand why taking critical steps—like passing paid sick days and ensuring COVID-19 testing is widely available—are essential to the health and well-being of our communities.

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