COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Similar to many healthcare workers our team can’t stay home. Gateway Center has over 400 residents in our on-site residential programs. Housing stability is key to ensuring that we can level off the spread of COVID-19. Those we serve are depending on our staff to help educate them on safety practices to reduce the spread of virus, provide updates on testing and accessing healthcare, provide for their basic needs such as food and housing, and to provide the support and coaching needed to achieve their goals of becoming stably housed. GWC has implemented the use of safety practices and equipment to support our team and keep them safe while serving.
Gateway Center has designed this page to serve as information hub for our guests and our partners regarding COVID-19. During this time of crisis, it is critical that everyone can easily identify resources and information that may be helpful as we are learning more about COVID-19 daily.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.
The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.
How it Spreads:
Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
Resources and Updates Regarding COVID-19:
Resources for Utilities and Bills:
Mortgage relief news:
Comcast: No disconnects. Free hotspots. Low-income households get 2 months free service
AT&T: No disconnects for 60 days, waiving late payment fees. Unlimited data
Verizon: No disconnects for 60 days, waiving late payment fees
Sprint: No disconnects for 60 days, waiving late payment fees. Unlimited data
T Mobile: No disconnects for 60 days, waiving late payment fees. Unlimited data
Auto Insurance Companies: A lot of companies giving percentages off auto insurance during April and May
Resources for Business / Employment:
Resources for Food:
Specific Industry Funds:
The Giving Kitchen: For food service workers needing financial assistance
Financial Planning Association: Pro Bono Financial Planning
CVS: Waiving home delivery fees & 30 day refill limit on certain medications
Old Fourth Distillery: Giving away free hand sanitizer during their business hours. Bring your own container and make a donation
Uhaul: 1 free month storage units for students needing to move asap
Free Media & Entertainment:
Scholastic: Free education for Pre K – grade 6+
Adobe Photoshop: Free for students until May
Adobe Creative Cloud: People with Adobe can get 2 months free
Peloton Workout App: Free 90 day trial
NPR: Free virtual concerts
Paris Opera: Free live performances
Center of Puppetry Arts: Free tours and performances
Might Could Studiomates: 1 month free trial
Resources for Insurance Companies: