Family League understands the concern and uncertainty our partners and the communities they serve may be experiencing regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Please know your health, safety, and well-being are our greatest concern.
In accordance with guidance issued by Baltimore City Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, Family League’s staff has activate its mandated teleworking policy until further notice. As a result, we have suspended in-office services until further notice. Visit our staff directory for a list of team members and their email addresses.
We have set up this page to house updates, general guidance documents, and answers to frequently asked questions regarding the virus’s effects on our programs and services.
For general guidance on the city’s response to the situation, please visit the following Websites and social media platforms:
Emergency Meals for Children and Youth
Updated April 6, 2020
Family League recognizes that Food Access is one of the most critical points of vulnerability children and families will experience during this time. We are partnering with the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success, Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, and Baltimore City Recreation and Parks, and Baltimore City Schools to provide grab-and-go meals for children and youth. The types and hours of meal distribution vary by location and can be found in the list below. PLEASE NOTE: MEALS WILL NOT BE SERVED ON APRIL 10th & APRIL 12th.
You can contact 3-1-1 for more information or direct questions to email@example.com.
|Site Type||Site||Address||ZIP Code||Times & Meals Served|
|Community Locations||Breath of God||141 S. Clinton Street||21224||11am - 2pm (Breakfast & Lunch)|
|Community Locations||City of Refuge Baltimore||901 Pontiac Avenue||21225||10 am - 12 pm (Breakfast & Lunch)|
|Community Locations||Easterwood||1530 North Bentalou||21216||2pm - 6pm (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snack)|
|Community Locations||Emmanuel Wesleyan||3714 West Bay Avenue||21225||9:30am - 11am (Breakfast & Lunch)|
|Community Locations||Franciscan Center||101 West 23rd Street||21218||9am - 10 am (Breakfast)& 12-1pm (Lunch)|
|Community Locations||Italian Cultural Center||315 Homeland Southway||21212||10am - 1pm (Breakfast & Lunch)|
|Community Locations||Liberty Rec and Tech Center||3901 Maine Avenue||21207||Mon. - Sun. 9am - 12pm (Breakfast & Lunch)|
|Community Locations||Nazarene Baptist Church||1201 Harford Avenue||21202||10am - 12pm (Breakfast & Lunch)|
|Community Locations||Rehoboth Ministries||4423 Pimlico Road||21215||11am - 1pm (Breakfast & Lunch)|
|Community Locations||St. Veronica's||2920 Joseph Avenue||21225||10am - 12pm (Breakfast & Lunch)|
|Community Locations||Power House||316 S. Caroline Street||21231||12pm - 2:30pm (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snack)|
|Community Locations||Greater St. John||1806 N. Patterson Park||21213||10am - 2pm (Breakfast & Lunch|
|Community Locations||Building Blocks Learning & Developmet Center||501 E. Patapsco Avenue||21225||3:30pm - 6pm (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snack)|
|Community Locations||Brooklyn O'Malley B&G Club||3560 3rd Street||21225||8:30am - 9:30am (Breakfast), 11:30am - 1:30pm (Lunch)|
|Community Locations||Sisters Saving the City||4236 Pimlico Road||21215||4pm - 4:30pm (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snack)|
|Mobile Meal Stops||O'Donnell Heights||1200 Gusyran Street||21224||9:40am - 10:10am (Breakfast)/2:10 - 2:40pm (Lunch)|
|Mobile Meal Stops||Southeastern CAP Center||3411 Bank Street||21224||10:20am - 10:50am (Breakfast)/2:50pm - 3:20 pm (Lunch)|
|Mobile Meal Stops||Poe Homes||800 W. Lexington Street||21201||4pm - 4:45pm (Breakfast & Lunch)|
|Mobile Meal Stops||Latrobe Homes||900 E. Madison Street||21202||3pm - 3:45pm (Breakfast & Lunch)|
|Mobile Meal Stops||3000 E. Madison Street||21205||8am - 8:30am (Breakfast)/12-12:30pm (Lunch)|
|Mobile Meal Stops||2401 Belair Road||21213||9:20am - 9:50am (Breakfast)/1:20pm - 1:50pm (Lunch)|
|Mobile Meal Stops||4400 Parkside Drive||21206||10am- 10:30am (Breakfast)/2pm - 2:30pm (Lunch)|
|Mobile Meal Stops||3910 Barrington Road||21207||10am - 10:30am (Breakfast)/2pm - 2:30pm (Lunch)|
|Mobile Meal Stops||5032 Gwynn Oak Avenue||21207||10:40am - 11:10am (Breakfast)/2:40pm - 3:10pm (Lunch)|
|Mobile Meal Stops||3939 Reisterstown Road||21215||9:20am - 9:50am (Breakfast)/1:20pm - 1:50pm (Lunch)|
|Mobile Meal Stops||1600 N. Dukeland Street||21216||8am - 8:30am (Breakfast)/12pm - 12:30pm (Lunch)|
|Mobile Meal Stops||McCullough Homes||501 Dolphin Street||21217||1pm - 1:45pm (Breakfast & Lunch)|
|Mobile Meal Stops||3400 Ellerslie Avenue||21218||10:40am - 11:10am (Breakfast)/2:40-3:10pm (Lunch)|
|Mobile Meal Stops||425 N. Chester Street||21231||8:40 - 9:10 am (Breakfast)/12:40 - 1:10 pm (Lunch)|
|Mobile Meal Stops||Douglass Homes||1500 E. Lexington Street||21231||2pm - 2:45pm (Breakfast & Lunch)|
|Mobile Meal Stops||Perkins Homes||215 S. Caroline Street||21231||11-11:30 am (Breakfast)/3:30-4pm (Lunch)|
|Mobile Meal Stops||Brooklyn Homes||4140 10th Street||21225||8am-8:30am (Breakfast), 12:30pm - 1pm (Lunch)|
|Mobile Meal Stops||Westport Homes||2343 Norfolk Street||21220||8:40am - 9:10am (Breakfast), 1:10pm - 1:40pm (Lunch)|
|Mobile Meal Stops||Cherry Hill Homes||2700 Spelman Road||21225||12pm-12:45pm|
|Recreation Center||Bentalou||220 North Bentalou Street||21223||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Callowhill Aquatic Center||2821 Oakley Avenue||21215||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Carroll F. Cook||5061 Eager Street||21205||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||CC Jackson||4910 Park Heights Avenue||21205||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Cecil Kirk||900 East 22nd Street||21218||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Cherry Hill Aquatic Center (Middle Branch)||2601 Giles Road||21225||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Chick Webb||623 Eden Street||21205||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Coldstream||1401 Fillmore Street||21218||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Collington Square||1409 Collington Avenue||21213||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Crispus Attucks||1601 West Madison Street||21217||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Curtis Bay||1630 Filbert Street||21226||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Dewees||5501 Ivanhoe Avenue||21212||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Edgewood-Lyndhurst||835 Allendale Street||21229||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Ella Bailey||100 East Heath Street||21230||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Farring-Baybrook||4501 Farring Court||21225||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Fred B. Leidig||301 S. Beechfield Avenue||21229||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Gardenville||4517 Hazelwood Avenue||21206||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Greenmount||2304 Greenmount Avenue||21218||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Harlem Park||700 North Calhoun Street||21217||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Herring Run||5001 Sinclair Lane||21206||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||James D. Gross||4600 Lanier Avenue||21216||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||James McHenry||911 Hollins Street||21223||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Lakeland||2921 Stranden Road||21230||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Lillian Jones||1310 North Stricker Street||21217||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Locust Point||1627 Fort Avenue||21230||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Madison Square||1401 Biddle Street||21213||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Mary Rodman||3600 Mulberry Street||21229||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Medfield||1501 Woodheights Avenue||21211||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Mora Crossman Recreation Center||6200 East Pratt Street||21224||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Morrell Park||2651 Tolley Street||21230||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Mount Royal||120 West Mosher Street||21217||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Northwood||1517 Winford Road||21239||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Oliver||1600 North Spring Street||21213||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Parkview||2610 Francis Street||21217||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Patapsco||844 Roundview Road||21225||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Rita Church||2101 Saint Lo Drive||21213||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Robert C. Marshall Recreation Center||1201 Pennsylvania Ave.||21217||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Roosevelt||1221 West 36th Street||21211||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Samuel F.B. Morse||424 Pulaski Street||21223||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Solo Gibbs||1044 Leadenhall Street||21230||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Virginia S. Baker @ Patterson Park Recreation Center||2601 East Baltimore Street||21224||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|Recreation Center||Woodhome||7310 Moyer Avenue||21234||M-F:12pm - 6pm/Sa & Su: 12pm - 4pm Breakfast & Lunch|
|School Meal Sites||Holabird Elementary/Middle School||1500 Imla Street||21224||10am - 2pm|
|School Meal Sites||John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School||701 Rappolla Street||21224||10am - 2pm|
|School Meal Sites||City Neighbors Hamilton||5609 Sefton Avenue||21214||10am - 2pm|
|School Meal Sites||Yorkwood Elementary School||5931 Yorkwood Road||21239||10am - 2pm|
|School Meal Sites||Sinclair Lane Elementary School||3880 Sinclair Lane||21213||10am - 2pm|
|School Meal Sites||Dorothy I. Height Elementary School||2011 Linden Avenue||21217||10am - 2pm|
|School Meal Sites||Paul Laurence Dunbar High School||1400 Orleans Street||21231||10am - 2pm|
|School Meal Sites||Sandtown-Winchester Achievement Academy||701 Gold Street||21217||10am - 2pm|
|School Meal Sites||Alexander Hamilton Elementary School||800 Poplar Grove Street||21216||10am - 2pm|
|School Meal Sites||Maree G. Farring Elementary/Middle School||300 Pontiac Avenue||21225||10am - 2pm|
|School Meal Sites||Lakeland Elementary/Middle School||2921 Stranden Road||21230||10am - 2pm|
|School Meal Sites||The Historic Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School||801 Bridgeview Road||21225||10am - 2pm|
|School Meal Sites||Pimlico Elementary/Middle School||4849 Pimlico Road||21215||10am - 2pm|
|School Meal Sites||Gwynns Falls Elementary School||2700 Gwynns Falls Parkway||21216||10am - 2pm|
|School Meal Sites||Arlington Elementary School||3705 W. Rogers Avenue||21215||10am - 2pm|
|School Meal Sites||Beechfield Elementary/Middle School||301 S. Beechfield Avenue||21229||10am - 2pm|
|School Meal Sites||Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School||1400 W. Lexington Street||21223||10am - 2pm|
Point of Contact: Jazmyn Covington
B’more for Healthy Babies (BHB) has launched a comprehensive Website with service updates, helpful information, and links to resources for current and expectant parents. Click here to visit the BHB COVID-19 Response Page.
We have had requests for information and resources on how to support families of young children as we cope with the Coronavirus. There are many resources from the Center of Excellence in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the World Health Organization, and the Centers for Disease Control. Healthy Families America has provided guidance nationally on “what” can constitute as a home visit, which includes phone calls, video calls (skype, facetime, zoom) etc.
Below are several resources providing guidance on home visits as well as supports for families, pregnant women and caregivers.
Family Child Care Provider (FCCP) Claims
Family League’s Food Access Team would like to ensure Family Child Care Providers that they will continue to receive reimbursement for claims during these unprecedent events. And, in its continuing efforts to support providers, the team will conduct check-in calls with all providers starting Tuesday, March 31st in order to determine their needs and connect them to resources in their communities.
Providers with questions or concerns regarding their claim reimbursements should email the Food Access Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
First-responders looking for child care during this time can access the Maryland Family Network’s LOCATE www.marylandfamilynetwork.org/programs-services/locate or call 1-877-261-0060 to speak with a Child Care Referral Specialist.
After-school meal providers
All after-school site reviews have been suspended effective immediately and until further notice. Site supervisors are reminded that point-of-service (POS) and online data requirements remain in effect. Submission of POS forms may be made via email to email@example.com or fax to 410-497-6647.
Point of Contact: Amani Coker-Warren
On Wednesday, March 25th, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced that the closure of all public schools in Maryland would be extended for an additional four weeks through April 24, 2020. Understanding the profound impact this decision will have on our children and our partners in the Community Schools and Out-of-School Time programmatic spaces, we have created this space to keep all stakeholders as up-to-date as possible with updates and information on resources to help navigate through this time.
Quarterly Community School Steering Committee Meeting
Protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our members, attendees, and partners is paramount. Due to the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the Community Steering Committee Meeting scheduled for March 25th was postponed and will be held virtually on April 1st at 10 am. Those interested in attendance should contact Khalilah Slater Harrington, Chief Program Officer. Visit Family League’s Community Schools and Out-of School Time page for the remaining schedule of meetings and minutes for previous meetings.
BALTIMORE CITY SCHOOLS SUPPORTS FOR DISTANCE LEARNING
Comcast Internet Essentials Promotional Offer (March 30 – April 30, 2020)
Additionally, City Schools has partnered with Comcast to bring the power of high speed internet service to students, families, and staff through the Internet Essentials program. Comcast is currently offering 2 months of free internet service to eligible Internet Essentials program participants. Any family with a child attending City Schools is eligible to apply to the Internet Essentials program through Comcast since the district provides free breakfast and lunch to all students. Staff may also apply for Internet Essentials if they are a parent of a City Schools student or fall within another qualifying group. Check here to see if you qualify!
Family League Community Schools and Out-of-School Time
If schools are closed, will OST programs still run?
If schools are closed, then OST sites will be closed. Providers can contact Family League staff for alternative options for food.
How will closures impact grant-funded programs with day requirements?
There are contingency days built into the 100-day minimum. Before the end of FY20 programming, sites should make every effort to make up missed days when possible (e.g., extending the last day of program, operating Saturdays, operating during breaks, etc.). Family League will continue to monitor school closures and support funded programs accordingly.
Will we have the Cohort meetings?
We requested that Cohort Leads host meetings before March 20th. However, Family League staff will be flexible on this date. Cohort meetings will not be mandatory while school is closed. However, meetings can be held virtually or in person if the Cohort Lead and participants want to move forward.
Will we have PD? Will PLCs take place?
The community school coordinator bi-monthly Professional Development and Networking and New Coordinator Professional Learning Community scheduled for March 18th has been postponed. Family League will communicate a reschedule date once that has been established.
Professional development offerings from our PD calendar will move forward as planned. We are exploring the possibilities of virtual instruction. We will keep those registered through Learning Stream abreast of changes or cancelations.
Can certain “requirements” be completed remotely?
All reporting and feedback can be completed remotely.
How can families access health care?
All Funded Partnerships site visits have been suspended. Teleworking is acceptable for Funded Partners. Costs can only be reimbursed If you choose to activate teleworking or assume normal operation of programming. Should you have any additional questions, please email FundedPartnerships@familyleague.org.
Funded Partnerships FAQs
Q. If programs are not operating, can they still implement a teleworking plan?
A. Yes. If Partner Organizations have a telework policy, they may implement it during this time.
Q. What do partners need to submit to implement the teleworking plan?
A. Partner Organizations should provide the Family League Funded Partners team with a copy of their organization’s telework policy and a copy of workplans for staff associated with the grant who will be teleworking.
Q. If staff telework, can programs be reimbursed for the Out-of-School Time and Community School Coordinator hours worked during that time? What are the limits on this, if any? (e.g., Pay up to their regular hours per week or average number of hours over a certain time period)
A. The eligibility of positions (CSC or OST) for telework is at the discretion of partner organizations. Partners will only be reimbursed for the number of work hours (telework or otherwise) completed. It should be noted that the number of hours worked should not exceed the amount budgeted.
Q. How long will Family League allow teleworking?
A. The parameters for teleworking (including lenght of time and scope of work completed) are to be determined by the Funded Partner.
Q. What expenses are eligible during this time frame if programs are not operating, but program staff are teleworking?
Eligible expenses are limited to those that are already allocated in the budget that was submitted and approved by Family League.
One of our roles as the local management board for Baltimore is to manage the City’s local care team, striving to pair the families of children and youth demonstrating intensive needs with the resources and solutions to thrive and be successful.
Unfortunately, all Local Care Team (LCT) review appointments are suspended until further notice. This decision is based on local guidelines that require the LCT to operate on the same schedule as the local school board district.
There are alternative means in place to support any emergency cases that may need review during the suspension period. We are working with he Governor’s Office for Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services to determine whether these need to be revised in light of the extreme case we currently face.
Any additional questions or wish to submit an emergency referral can be emailed to LCT@familyleague.org.
All previously scheduled professional development trainings and meetings will be shifted to virtual convenings, using a combination of online and telephone options. Those registered will receive an email with the link to virtual access. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any question.
UPDATES ON BALTIMORE CITY POLICY AND MEETINGS OF CITY COUNCIL AND THE BOARD OF ESTIMATES CAN BE FOUND HERE
STATEMENT FROM MARYLAND SENATE PRESIDENT BILL FERGUSON AND HOUSE OF DELEGATES SPEAKER ADRIENNE JONES – MARCH 12, 2020
*Update: Since the below letter was written, leadership in Annapolis has agreed to convene the Session on Wednesday, March 18th.
To: Members of the General Assembly and the Public
From: President Ferguson & Speaker Jones
Re: Updated Policies for the 2020 Session
This afternoon, Governor Hogan announced additional steps that the Administration is taking to curb the spread of COVID-19.
We have been consulting with public health experts, as well as State and local health officials and the Administration over the past two weeks. As many of you know, we are trying to limit the spread of COVID-19 in order to prevent rapid increases of cases in Maryland.
This afternoon, the State House Trust voted to close the State House to public access and only allow those persons with a State issued badge into the building. This includes a cancellation of all scheduled tours and outside visitors.
Effective immediately for the Maryland General Assembly:
- Only people with a State-issued credential will be permitted into the House and Senate Office buildings, as well as Legislative Services.
- A mandatory telework policy for all non-essential personnel is in effect. For members, please allow your staff to work remotely.
We will work through the weekend in session – including floor sessions for the House and the Senate on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Amendment requests will be taken by email only.
We have asked House and Senate leadership to prioritize legislation in their committees to the extent possible in order to finish critical bills in an expedited fashion. In order to fulfill our Constitutional duties and protect the health and safety of all Marylanders, we need to be sure that the Governor has the resources necessary to maintain public health during this extraordinary time.
The good news is that this is not permanent. The more proactive measures we take now, the better Maryland will fare over the weeks to come.
Coronavirus Media Inquiries
All general Coronavirus/COVID-19 media inquiries should be directed to City’s the Joint Information Center at (443) 401-2902 or email email@example.com.
Questions related specifically to Family League’s response and resulting impacts on our programs, services and operations should be directed to our public information officer, Rachel D. Graham, at (504) 579-9331 AND via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: MEDIA INQUIRY – Coronavirus.