Texans can dial 2-1-1 (option 6) for information on COVID-19 and local community resources on health care, utilities, food, housing and more. Wait times are currently higher than normal. More COVID-19 information.

BTCS COVID-19 Resources


COVID-19 Crisis Counseling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Texans Recovering Together COVID-19 Virtual Counseling Program offers free, short-term crisis counseling by phone or televideo for individuals, families, and groups living in Bastrop, Bell, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hamilton, Lampasas, Lee, Milam and Williamson counties. We operate Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and will respond to requests for counseling within one hour if received before 5 pm on a business day.  Counseling may include resource navigation, grief support, coping skill development, psychoeducation, problem-solving, linkage to available support groups, and more.

The Crisis Counseling Program is made possible through FEMA and Texas Health and Human Services.  The team is composed of team members from Bluebonnet Trails Community Services and Central Counties Services. 

For additional information and resources, please visit http://bbtrails.org/covid-19/


Community Resources and Tips

     • Resources for Children and Families During COVID-19

               – Diaper and Hygiene Drive-Thru

               – Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during COVID-19

               – Talking to Children about COVID-19

               – Talking with Children about Infectious Disease

               – Free Apps and Hotlines

               – Family Entertainment: Virtual Field Trips

               – Farm Fresh Veggies in Elgin Area

               – COVID-19 Resource Guide

               – Autism Services Covid 19 Bulletin English

               – Autism Services Covid 19 Bulletin Spanish (Español)

               – Resources for Families with Young Children

               – Child Care Options for Texas Frontline Workers

     • Mental Health Resources During COVID-19

               – Protecting Your Mental Health during COVID-19

               – Self-Care during Social Distancing

               – Free Apps and Hotlines

               – Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During Social Distancing

               –  24/7 COVID-19 Support Line Information English

               – 24/7 COVID-19 Support Line Information Spanish

     • Substance Use Recovery During COVID-19

               – Online Recovery Resources

               – Online Recovery Support Groups Zoom 2020


Resources for First Responders During COVID-19

               – Public Safety Personnel Resilience During a Pandemic


Corona Virus (COVID-19) Updates

     • COVID-19 Facts and Prevention

               – What You Need to Know about Coronavirus

               – Stop the Spread of Germs

     • Local and State COVID-19 Updates

               – Texas Receives Approval for SNAP Online Grocery Purchases

               – Economic Impact Payment Guide

               – Portal Video Calling Devices for Veterans

               – Texas Medical Board Press Release

               – Texas HHS News Release

               – COVID-19 Updates from The White House

               – Williamson County and Cities Health District Response

               – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services FAQ 

               – Social Distancing Reminder

               – Paycheck Protection Information

               – Emergency Loans Checklist

               – HHSC Issues COVID-19 FAQs to HCS and TxHmL Providers

                  HHSC is providing Home and Community-based Services and

                  Texas Home Living providers with regularly updated Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19.


COVID-19 Resources for Educators and Schools

               – COVID-19 Resource Page for Educators

               – Hays CISD Hope Helpline

               – Virtual Crisis Planning Toolkit from Dr. Benavidez, Counselor Specialist at Region 11

                    * Crisis Planning PowerPoint

                    * Crisis Counseling Script 

                    * Crisis Counseling Team Schedule Sample 

                    * Sample Letter to Parents 

               – Resources for Early Childhood Educators


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BTCS Community Resources and Tips

     • Bluebonnet Employee Resources during COVID-19

               – Supportive Practices for Mental Health Professionals

               – Medicare FFS Response

               – Telehealth Coverage Policies

               – Telepsychiatry Websites

               – Tips on Working from Home

               – The Do’s and Don’ts of Working from Home

               – COVID-19 Training Updates: attached training updates

               – Free Fitness Apps for Healthcare Workers

               – Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFRCA)