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Activities and Projects for Youth in Shelters or RTCs During COVID-19

This blog post is part of an ongoing series that aim to assist youth service providers in their COVID-19 response efforts. For more information and resources, please visit TNOYS’ blog, or visit the COVID-19 resource page. As the State of Texas, counties, and communities issue stay-at-home orders, social distancing and avoiding group gatherings has become… Read more »

COVID-19 Response: Resources for Youth and Young Adults Seeking Food Assistance

This blog post is part of an ongoing series that aim to assist youth service providers in their COVID-19 response efforts. For more information and resources, please visit TNOYS’ blog, or visit the COVID-19 resource page. Local governments are responding to COVID 19 with “stay-at home” policies, which has led to the closure of non-essential… Read more »

COVID-19 Response: Purchasing Groceries in Bulk for Your Organization

This blog post is part of an ongoing series that aim to assist youth service providers in their COVID-19 response efforts. For more information and resources, please visit TNOYS’ blog, or visit the COVID-19 resource page. Over the last week, TNOYS facilitated calls with stakeholders, members, and government agencies to understand how youth services are… Read more »

Youth and COVID-19: Balancing Safety with Independence

This blog post is part of an ongoing series that aim to assist youth service providers in their COVID-19 response efforts. For more information and resources, please visit TNOYS’ blog, or visit the COVID-19 resource page. As the number of identified cases of COVID-19 climb in the United States and in Texas, youth service providers, particularly providers… Read more »

TNOYS Is Working to Distribute Cloth Masks to Member Organizations

Update (4/14/20): Governor Greg Abbott has announced a new partnership between the Texas Military Department (TMD) and Prestige Ameritech to increase the production and distribution of masks. TNOYS is working with the Office of the Governor and others to ensure that those who provide social services for children, youth, and families are designated as first responders, and… Read more »

COVID-19 Response: How to Access Hand Sanitizer for Your Organization

TNOYS has been in close communication with our membership and service providers across Texas, and we are now working with state agencies and partners on securing needed supplies for organizations. Through one of our initiatives, we established a partnership with the Office of the Governor and Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) to help our members access… Read more »

Adjusting Your Organization and Your Staff to Working From Home During COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has officially been categorized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. In the United States, the total number of people infected and the number of people who have died grows daily.  Within this atmosphere, Texas youth service providers are working to provide support and services to their clients while also keeping… Read more »

Remote Case Management in Response to COVID-19

This blog post is part of an ongoing series that aim to assist youth service providers in their COVID-19 response efforts. My more information and resources, please visit TNOYS’ blog, or visit the COVID-19 resource page. As COVID-19 spreads and public health officials recommend everyone practice social distancing and limit their exposure to others, many… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Covenant House Texas Responds to COVID-19

This week, TNOYS is publishing profiles on how several member organizations are responding to COVID-19. We hope that this information sharing will assist organizations in our community as they plan strategies, allocate resources, and work to keep youth and families safe. For additional information and resources on COVID-19, please visit TNOYS’ Emergency Response Resource Center…. Read more »

Member Spotlight: Houston:reVision’s Operations Protocol to Address COVID-19

This week, TNOYS is publishing profiles on how several member organizations are responding to COVID-19. We hope that this information sharing will assist organizations in our community as they plan strategies, allocate resources, and work to keep youth and families safe. For additional information and resources on COVID-19, please visit TNOYS’ Emergency Response Resource Center…. Read more »