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

During this time in our history, our way of life has changed dramatically but 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.

Status of B'more for Healthy Babies Programming

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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 offering telehealth appointments. Baltimore City residents aged 24 years or under who are newly pregnant (less than 24 weeks gestation) can be referred to and enroll through HealthCareAccess Maryland by calling 410-649-0500.

  • Healthy Families America home visiting programs are using telehealth until further notice

 

Baltimore Infants & Toddlers Program (BITP) is providing early intervention using telehealth technology (410-396-1666)

Immunization Services: operating in-person visits 4 days per week, appointment only; clients can call 410-396-4454  

Family planning clinics: offering telehealth visits 3 days per week; clients can call 410--396-0186

 

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

  • Baltimore City WIC

    • Offering TeleWIC services (Monday thru Friday 8:30am-4pm and scheduled Saturdays 9am-1pm)

    • New and existing clients can make an appointment by calling 410-396-9427

  • 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 families who qualify through HealthCare Access Maryland: 410-649-0500

 

For families enrolled in B'more for Healthy Babies Upton/Druid Heights programming, leave a message at 443-281-3729 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

This page updated on September 29, 2020

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.




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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).

  • Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, and handrails regularly
  • Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning




Crisis Support





General Coronavirus Information


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




General Family Resources


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





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