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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Resources for Baltimore City Parents

A Stay at Home order for Maryland went into effect on Monday, March 30 at 8PM. It is important to put distance between your household and other people. By doing this, we are more likely to slow or stop the spread of coronavirus, also called COVID-19, by making sure fewer sick people get in contact with healthy people. Right now, this is the best way to protect yourself, your family, and your community. 

While you're indoors, there are a lot of resources available online and in Baltimore City to help maintain your way of life as much as possible. Here is a list of some of these resources. As more become available, we will continue to update this list, so please visit us often to check out the most up-to-date information, tips, activities, and services. 

For the most up-to-date information regarding Baltimore City services, please visit the Baltimore City's COVID-19 response page.


B'more for Healthy Babies Program Announcements

Status of B'more for Healthy Babies Programming:

  • In-person programming in Upton/Druid Heights and Patterson Park North & East is suspended until further notice
  • B'more for Healthy Babies Home Visiting Programs
    • Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) home visiting is suspended 
    • Healthy Families America home visiting programs are using telehealth until further notice
  • Baltimore Infants & Toddlers Program (BITP) is suspended 
  • Family planning and immunization clinics are closed 
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
    • Baltimore City WIC
      • In-person appointments suspended until further notice
      • New and existing clients can connect to WIC by calling 410-396-9427 or 410-396-9423
    • Johns Hopkins WIC: Appointments will be conducted over the phone until further notice
      • To contact, leave a message at the Eastern Ave Clinic (410- 261-0001) or the main number (410-614-4848)
      • Spanish-speakers, call Yadira Foley at 443-841-0637
  • Crib deliveries and telephone-based support available in emergency situations to famiilies who qualify through HealthCare Access Maryland: 410-949-2550

For families enrolled in B'more for Healthy Babies Upton/Druid Heights programming, leave a message at 410-281-3729 or email bmoreforhealthybabieswest@gmail.com (a team member will contact you as soon as possible). 

For families enrolled in B'more for Healthy Babies Patterson Park North & East programming, please use the following contacts:

  • Información sobre Club de Madres (Information for Spanish-language Moms Club): Call or text María Fernández at 410 558-4812
  • Programa B’more Fit y Grupo de lactancia (B’more Fit and Community Lactation): Call or text Guadalupe Franco Sanabria 443-703-3676 
  • English Programming: Call Cherice Marrow at 443-703-3649

General Family Resources 

General Baltimore City services, information, and announcements related to childcare, benefits, and utilities.


Food Access


Maintaining Safe Sleep Routines

Everything may feel different right now, but some things, like your baby's safe sleep routine, should stay the same. Babies should always sleep ALONE, on their BACKS, in a CRIB, and in a SMOKE-FREE home. Knowing that your baby is sleeping safe gives you one less thing to worry about. 

If you are in urgent need of a crib (i.e. your baby does not have a safe place to sleep), HealthCare Access Maryland will drop off a portable crib at your door and provide telephone-based support. You can connect with the Safe Sleep Coordinators by calling 410-949-2550


Supporting Kids Emotionally

Kids may have heard about coronavirus from school, the news, or by overhearing adults. Here are some tips for helping them understand and cope with changes to their lives. 

Tips for Talking to Kids About Coronavirus

Engaging Online Activities for Kids


Staying Healthy

Kids are one of the low risk groups for getting coronavirus, or getting really sick from it. But because many kids are still learning how to practice good hygiene, they can be carriers for illness--this means that they can get other people sick. Kids watch by learning, so be very intentional about modeling how to wash hands, cover sneezes and coughs, and keep surfaces clean. Here are some ways to keep your home infection-free, along with some fun ways to teach kids proper hygiene techniques (tips adapted from CDC). 


Crisis Support


Baltimore City General Announcements


General Coronavirus Information

For information related to coronavirus, including testing and accessing services, call 211.

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