COVID – Resources

Where can I get more information about COVID-19?

How can I get assistance during the school closure? 

If anyone needs additional support, please contact the United Way at www.unitedwayshr.org or call 757-858-7777. They have established a Coronavirus Recovery Response Hotline for those that are experiencing the effects of closures and missed work.

The Virginia Department of Social Services also has resources and information available for families who need assistance.

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia will begin distributing food at several YMCA locations Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., and Fridays from 9:00 a.m -11 a.m. Additionally, you can find an interactive map with food pantry and other meal service locations throughout Chesapeake here. 

  • Suffolk Family YMCA
    2769 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk, VA 23434
  • James L. Camp Jr. Family YMCA
    300 Crescent Drive, Franklin, VA 23851
  • The Y on Granby
    2901 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504
  • Greenbrier Family YMCA
    1033 Greenbrier Pkwy., Chesapeake, VA 23320

Chesapeake Public Schools has partnered with several local churches to distribute supplies at our meal sites. Visit faithinchesapeake.com for more information.

What should I do if my child is facing difficulties with mental health during the closure?

If your child is in crisis and needs immediate help, please call 911 for assistance.  If you or someone you know wants to harm themselves or someone else, call 757-548-7000 for 24-hour assistance.

Additionally, Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare (757-547-9334) and Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health (757-461-4565) offer same-day assessments.

Your child’s school counselor can be contacted via email for non-emergency emotional support during the closure. Visit your school’s website for his/her email address.