As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many families are struggling to address concerns of dependent care. Please review the following resources to see if any may provide you with additional support during this unprecedented time.
Many families have children or elders who need care during the day. If your regular dependent care options are not available, the options below may be of help. Please review the details and pricing information to see if any of these options may fit your dependent care need.
YMCA childcare – Some locations offer childcare services for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact your local YMCA for details and pricing information. Visit YMCA.net to find your local YMCA.
School-sponsored childcare – Some school-sponsored childcare programs may remain open in some states for the children of essential employees, healthcare workers and first responders. Contact your child’s school for details and pricing information, if this option is available in your area.
Care.com dependent care – Care.com offers options for finding caregivers for children and seniors in your area. Visit Care.com for details and pricing information.
Urbansitter childcare – Urbansitter offers options for finding babysitters and nannies in your area. Visit Urbansitter.com for details and pricing information.
Eldercare Locator – The US Administration on Aging offers this public service to help connect older adults with a variety of services including caregivers. Please visit the Eldercare Locator website and search by your zip code to find out what services are available in your area.
United Way – Along with many other valuable resources, http://211.org may offer caregiving resources for some areas. Search by your zip code to find resources available in your area.
Visit our State-by-State COVID-19 and Unemployment Information page for links directly to your state’s emergency childcare information. Programs and services may vary by state.
Expecting Parent Resources
Pregnancy, infertility and adoption may all be complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The following resources may offer helpful information on these topics.
Carrot – Offers webinars, news and updates about how COVID-19 affects fertility and adoption. Visit the Carrot COVID-19 page for more information.
Cleo – Offers information for new and expecting parents. Visit the Cleo COVID-19 page for resources to help families cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.