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Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Centers is a school-based, flexible, family-focused, and culturally sensitive hub of support and resources that provide programs and targeted services based on the needs and interests of families. The goal is to foster the development of a strong school community of support for parents and caregivers

The Las Americas ASPIRA Academy Family Resource Center, established in August 2017, created a welcoming and engaging environment for students and their families. We aspire to provide access to relevant and timely information about resources and programs to support our families and in turn ensure the academic success of all students.

Our goal is to consolidate information on this web page that can be useful for you and your network of family and friends in the community. As we update the content, we will also send reminders to call your attention to timely information and opportunities.

Benefits Finder: Take the questionnaire to find benefits you may be eligible to receive and be directed to the agency to apply.  https://www.benefits.gov/benefit-finder.

If you require further information, feel free to contact  Wanda.Lopez@laaa.k12.de.us  or on 302-292-1463

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El Centro de Recursos para nuestras familias es un centro de apoyo flexible, enfocado en las familias de nuestra escuela y culturalmente sensible que brinda programas y servicios específicos basados ​​en las necesidades e intereses de las familias. Nuestro objetivo es fomentar el desarrollo de una comunidad escolar sólida de apoyo a los padres y cuidadores.

El Centro de Recursos Familiares de Las Américas ASPIRA Academy se estableció en 2017 para crear un ambiente acogedor y atractivo para los estudiantes y sus familias. Aspiramos brindar acceso a información relevante y oportuna sobre recursos y programas para apoyar a nuestras familias y, a su vez, garantizar el éxito académico de todos los estudiantes.

Nuestro objetivo es consolidar información en esta página de internet que pueda ser útil para usted, su familia y amigos en la comunidad. A medida que actualizamos el contenido, también enviaremos recordatorios para llamar su atención sobre información y oportunidades.

Buscador de beneficios: Responda el cuestionario para encontrar los beneficios que su familia es elegible para recibir y para que se le dirija a la agencia para solicitarlos. https://www.benefits.gov/benefit-finder

Si necesita más información, no dude en comunicarse con Wanda.Lopez@laaa.k12.de.us ó llame al 302-292-1463.

Jobs & Training/Empleo y Formación

Delaware Department of Labor:

Presentation: Department of Labor Programs & Services:

Delaware 211

Delaware 211 connects Delawareans to free services statewide, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in multiple languages. How to connect: Dial 2-1-1; text your zip code to 898-211; or chat online or search for resources at www.delaware211.org.

Clothing Government Medical Care Tax Help
Emergency Transitional Shelters Housing Assistant Mental Health Transportation
Food Assistance Legal Help Substance Abuse Utility Assistance

Community Events/Eventos Comunitarios

Health/Salud

Mental Health

Family Counseling Center of St. Paul’s: The family Counseling Center of St. Paul’s provides access to compassionate, culturally responsive emotional and behavioral health services that empower individuals and families.
Centro de Consejería de San Pablo: La seguridad y la salud de nuestra comunidad es nuestra prioridad. Durante este tiempo, estaremos evaluando nuestra habilidad para ofrecer nuestros servicio más seguro  y efectivo posible mientras que promocionemos acceso a información correcta y el cuidado de nuestra comunidad, especialmente aquellos que son más vulnerables.

Medicare Plans Patient Resource Center: This free comprehensive guide aims to help Medicare recipients identify the different types of substance abuse treatments that are covered and not covered, eligibility, and most importantly, state resources for substance abuse treatments.

https://www.medicareplans.com/medicare-coverage-of-substance-abuse-resource/

Mental Health Resources

Amanacer Counseling & Resource Center

Delaware Child PsychiatryAccess Program (DCPAP)

Help is here – Prevent  – Treat – Recover

Mental Health DE

Mental Health Association in Delaware

Project Delaware – Advancing Wellness & Resiliency in Education

Back-to-School Discussion Series: Supporting Youth Mental Health Connecting Parents/Care-givers of School-aged Children to Community Resources and Services.

Legal Services

Delaware Legal Help Link – DEhelplink
https://delegalhelplink.org/

Delaware State Bar Association – Access to Justice | DSBA
https://www.dsba.org/access-to-justice-program/

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
https://www.aclu-de.org/en/about/about-us

Community Legal Aid Society
http://www.declasi.org/

Delaware Volunteer Legal Services
https://www.dvls.org

Legal Services Corporation of DE
https://www.lscd.com/

Food Benefits/Beneficios Alimenticios

Delaware Regional Dream Center – provide basic necessities & food
Food drops every 10:00am – 3:00pm @ 310 Ruthar Drive, Newark, DE 19711
Food Bank of Delaware
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) – 
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)  is Delaware’s main cash assistance program. It is administered through a joint effort of the Division of Social Services (DSS), Delaware Department of Labor, Delaware Department of Transportation and the Delaware Economic Development Office. The goal of TANF is to give people temporary help until they get a job. Within the program both the State and the TANF client have responsibilities. The State provides positive incentives for the family to become self-sufficient, and the family must accept responsibility to become self-sufficient and self-supporting. Time on TANF is limited for most people. You can get benefits for 36 months, but you must work or participate in work related activities for 30 hours a week to receive a TANF check.

Parent Resources

Free internet available for qualifying students

Households with at least one child who is eligible for the National School Lunch Program may qualify for free high-speed Internet with the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and Internet Essentials from Comcast. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) will cover the monthly price of home Internet so there is no cost to students’ families who enroll in Internet Essentials or Internet Essentials Plus. For more on the Affordable Connectivity Program visit: www.affordableconnectivity.gov. More information is available at www.acpbenefit.org.

Housing/Vivienda

Emergency Shelter Programs ends Aug. 31.  On Aug. 31, 2022, the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Pandemic Emergency Shelter Program is coming to an end.  This program provided temporary emergency assistance payments for shelter at hotel/motel locations.  DHSS has sent a letter to over 250 Delaware families notifying them of the change.  Case mangers are on standby to support families. Families are also being encouraged to call (302) 434-3340 for more information on additional funding.

Delaware State Housing Rental Assistance Program:

Delaware Housing Search: 

The first place to find housing in the first state:

Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) affordable Housing:

Tenants Rights:

“ACLU Delaware SB 101: the right to free counsel for eviction defense”

Vivienda