Docs for Tots: Update on COVID-19

Docs for Tots is committed to continue promoting optimal well-being of young children. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we are compiling a list of the most updated resources and agency notifications here and on our social media as they unfold.

Help Me Grow – Long Island is continuing to serve families uninterrupted during this time, and can help families living in Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island. Help Me Grow – Long Island is always FREE and available Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM in English, Spanish, and Creole. Contact us by calling or texting 516-548-8924, faxing a referral to 516-217-1351, or emailing info@hmgli.org.

Check out this evolving list of COV-19 resources and updates from the HMG-LI Leadership Team, partners, and community members. Contact info@hmgli.org to share additional updates and resources relevant to the Long Island community of families with young children, or to learn more about our partnerships on Long Island.

Help Me Grow – Long Island can connect you to programs and resources that are available during the pandemic.

Resources include:

o Needed baby items
o Tele-services to support children and families
o Meals and food pantries
o Child care and family support services

Child development supports include:

o Get suggested activities to engage young children
o Find apps recommended to support child development
o Complete a developmental or social emotional screen online, and review results with a HMG-LI Family Resource Specialist

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